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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 »


Mamoru Oshii




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 ... 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)


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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Did You Know?


The name of Elle's planet in Japanese is "Erusei". This is likely a pun on "urusei", part of the series title "Urusei Yatsura". See more »


[Lum appears on the security center's viewscreen]
Commander: Oh no. Th... that's the Oni-girl, the one on the top of the Anti-Wedding Group Blacklist.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, a miniature version of Ataru is being chased by miniature versions of Lum, Ten, and the other Urusei Yatsura characters. 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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Followed by Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart (1989) See more »


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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Oshii Mamoru's debut film is... weird
21 March 2021 | by udongexmyonSee all my reviews

One could write all the ways that this film lacks in structure, as well as the issues from inexperience and lack of creative freedom. Alas, this is a movie that I find strangely difficult to hate.

The largest strength of this film is that it did not have to live in the shadow of its landmark successor and the best film of the series, Beautiful Dreamer. All that came out after it had to be the next BD, and therefore strayed even further away from the series (with the exception of Final Chapter, as it is an adaptation of the original manga). It is ironic to think that Oshii Mamoru, the one who directed the film that sparked a minor controversy over disrespecting the source material, has directed the film that is most like Urusei Yatsura.

If one was asked to imagine a spinoff movie of Urusei Yatsura without being aware of the existing films, this would be the resulting imagination. While reportedly not satisfied with his lack of control and a having general disdain for an endless series that never progresses, Oshii still did a generally competent job with constructing its plot arcs and comedy. Though perhaps not true to his vision for the film, the way fanservice is handled is a fine line between a lack thereof and intrusiveness, and therefore feels very much like an extension of the series.

The almost vacant ending rings differently from the weaker endings of Remember my Love and Lum the Forever, using a rather powerful and telling sequence to bring the movie to an end in an anticlimax. Unconventional developments such as this give the film a unique charm that is distinct from any other film of the series.

Those who enjoyed the Urusei Yatsura series will most definitely enjoy this film, while it remains an interesting film to analyze as an early work of a great director.

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Release Date:

11 February 1983 (Japan) See more »

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Urusei Yatsura: Only You See more »

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Kitty Films, Pierrot See more »
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1.33 : 1
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