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.
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Did You Know?
There is an abundance of references to roses in the film. In Japanese, the word for rose if "bara". The capital of Elle's planet is Baran. Elle's nanny is Babara, a play on the Japanese words "bara" and "baba" (old woman), and possibly the Western name "Barbera" as well. Elle's master-of-disguise is named Rose. During the flashback sequence, the young Elle can be seen wearing a nametag that reads: "Baragumi Eru" (Elle of the Rose Group). In Japan, kindergarten classes within the same school may have distinctive names, such as "sakuragumi" (cherry blossom class), or "momogumi" (peach class). See more
[Ataru sees Lum in an escape pod.
Whew, she managed to eject safely.
I guess you really do care for her.
Uh, not really.
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
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.
Lum no Ballad
Music: Kôji Nishimura
Lyrics: Shô Jitsukawa
Arranged by Kôji Nishimura
Performed by Fumi Hirano See more