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Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)

Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (original title)
The night before the school festival, things seem to be repeating themselves. Gradually, all the world functions come to a stop, the only ones that are not affected are a select group of student friends.

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Writers:

Mamoru Oshii (screenplay), Rumiko Takahashi (comic)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fumi Hirano ... Lum (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Ataru Moroboshi (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Mendou (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ... Ten (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ... Shinobu (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Ryuunosuke (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)
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ... Onsen-Mark (voice)
Masahiro Anzai Masahiro Anzai ... Ryuunosuke's Father (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ... Principal (voice)
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Storyline

Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival, the world begins to change, things seem to be repeating themselves. Gradually, all necessary functions come to a stop, people disappearing, streets deserting, buildings decaying except Lum and her friends who live ever happier. When they begin to probe the truth, they find out it's somebody's dream that is changing the world... Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Trivia

Godzilla and Ultraman appear during the "Day before the festival" scene. See more »

Quotes

[Sakura rides in Mujaki's "Blue Turtle" cab]
Mujaki: Things are a mess fer ya 'cause ya think time an' space are objective things. Y'now how time seems down when y're waiting? Fact is, time is simply a creation of your human consciousness. What is there ain't no human beings anywhere in the world? Wouldn't clocks and calendars be a waste? Maybe there ain't no such thing as time that flows in one direction from the past to the future, and never was dontcha think, ma'am? Human beings are slipshod to begin...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, after the music dies out, the school's clock tower chimes until the screen fades to black. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US dub of the film changes Ten's gender to a girl. This is shown in Mendo's dialogue "we can exclude Ten and her pet piglet" instead of "his pet piglet". See more »

Connections

Features Godzilla (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is a Boomerang
(Ai wa Buumeran)
Vocals by Yûko Matsutani
Lyrics by Yoshiko Miura
Music by Ryô Matsuda
Arranged by Nobuyuki Shimizu
Ending Theme
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weird, but still, the best of the six
22 February 2001 | by GreyFox37See all my reviews

its a prelude through the whole thing. this movie contains the core characters of urusei yatsura, involving an old japanese legend of dreams. when you dream, the demon, mujacki, visits you. he makes you ride a turtle to dragon palace. there, you play in your dream till you wake up. this has the updated animation, as well, which is, better. the dubbed and subtitled is so different from one another in dialogue. one problem i can see most people having is that this particular title might confuse people throughout the movie. in the end, it kind of makes sense. to those who have seen this, but didn't understand that race with lum, that was from the first episode.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kitty Films, Pierrot See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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