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Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983)

Urusei Yatsura 1: Onri yû (original title)
When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a... See full summary »

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Mamoru Oshii
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fumi Hirano ... Lum (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Moroboshi Ataru (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ... Shinobu (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Mendou (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ... Ten (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Sakuramboo (Cherry) (voice)
Machiko Washio Machiko Washio ... Sakura (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Megane (voice)
Akira Murayama Akira Murayama ... Perm (voice)
Shinji Nomura Shinji Nomura ... Kakugari (voice)
Issei Futamata ... Chibi (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ... Ataru's Father (voice)
Natsumi Sakuma Natsumi Sakuma ... Ataru's Mother (voice)
Ritsuo Sawa Ritsuo Sawa ... Lum's Father (voice)
Reiko Yamada Reiko Yamada ... Lum's Mother (voice)
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Storyline

When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a little boy, he stepped on a girl's shadow. Unbeknownst to him, the girl was from extraterrestrial culture where stepping on one's shadow is a form of marriage proposal, and now she and her family have come back to see that Ataru keeps his promise. If he manages to get out of this without being killed by her folks, he'll still have to avoid being torn apart by the hands of Lum. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 1983 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Urusei Yatsura: Only You See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kitty Films, Pierrot See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rose stowed away in the space taxicab in what is known as a "tanuki statue". A takuni is a type of racoon-dog indigenous to Japan. Tanuki statues are found throughout Japan in front of restaurants and bars, though the one containing Rose came from Sakura's house. In Japanese folklore, a tanuki is often portrayed as a shapeshifter, appropriate for a master of disguise like Rose. See more »

Quotes

Elle: Love is a fragile thing. Love that is bright in the morning fades by the sunset. To keep love always fresh, and prevent spoilage, I developed this Refrigerator Of Love.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits show the residents of Tomobiki receiving invitations to the wedding and their reactions. There is also a scene featuring Lum chasing after Ataru. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original LD release, many early scenes were cut out:
  • 1. Mendou's wedding invitation scene, which lied between the prologue and the opening credits.
  • 2. Ataru rides Elle spaceship's escalator up to the Captain, Lum tries to zap him, but he's protected by a shield.
  • 3. The first time Ataru runs down the Elle spaceship's escalator to get away from Babara.
  • 5. Lum's brief conversation with Ataru as he rides the escalator back down to the clock tower.
  • 6. Lum moping through town and eventually encountering Benten.
  • 7. Benten's intergalactic phone call at the beef-bowl shop and the arrival of Rei.
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Connections

Followed by Urusei Yatsura: Inaba the Dreammaker (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I, I, You & Ai
(I, I, You & Love)
Music: Izumi Kobayashi
Lyrics: Yoshihiko Andô
Arranged by Izumi Kobayashi
Performed by Izumi Kobayashi
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Nice, but not the best Lum-film...
20 December 1999 | by chrisdeutschSee all my reviews

A nice theatrical adaption of the comic series, though definetly not the best of all six. A little slow-paced sometimes and the romantic songs in between don't quite fit into the slapsticky atmosphere. The Japanese voices are great; especially Ataru's, switching from deep macho-like murmur to manical screeching any time. The animation is what is to be expected from the early eighties, and the character design is more like the original drawings than the designs of the succeeding films are. If this film is your first "Lum-experience", you just might be a little confused, but not necessarily for the worse. Readers of the comic and fans of the TV-series should not expect the silly meta-humor or the quick action they're used to, but a story that concentrates more on the semi-romantical relationship of the two main characters.


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