Urusei Yatsura

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  • TV-PG
  • 1981
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.5  (1,236)

Urusei Yatsura is a classic anime television series that aired from 1981 to 1986. It is a comedic science fiction series that follows the adventures of Ataru Moroboshi, a high school student who is the unluckiest boy in the world. The series is set in the fictional town of Tomobiki, Japan, where Ataru and his friends are constantly getting into trouble with the aliens who have arrived to make contact with humans.

The series primarily follows the relationship between Ataru and Lum, a beautiful alien girl who has come to Earth to marry him. Lum is from the planet Oniboshi, and she possesses a number of superhuman abilities, such as the ability to fly and generate electricity. She is also very fond of Ataru, despite his many flaws, and is often jealous of other girls who show an interest in him.

The series is known for its humor, which ranges from slapstick to satirical, and its use of pop culture references. The characters often break the fourth wall and comment on the absurdity of their situations. The humor is often bawdy and risqué, making it more suitable for older audiences.

The show has a large roster of characters, both human and alien, each with their own distinctive personalities and quirks. Ataru's friends include the laid-back and carefree Shinobu Miyake, the serious and studious Cherry, and the perverted and lecherous Perm. The aliens who interact with the humans include the beautiful but evil Kurama, the robotic and emotionless Chibi, and the ridiculous and ineffectual Inspector Ran.

One of the unique features of Urusei Yatsura is the use of Japanese mythology and folklore. Many of the aliens in the series are based on creatures from Japanese legends, such as the kappa and the tengu. The series also frequently references Japanese cultural icons, such as Godzilla, Ultraman, and Astro Boy.

The animation style of the series is typical of anime from the 1980s, with bright colors and exaggerated facial expressions. The character designs are simplistic yet memorable, with many characters having distinct hairstyles and clothing.

Overall, Urusei Yatsura is a classic anime series that is beloved by fans for its humor, memorable characters, and unique blend of science fiction and Japanese mythology. It is a must-watch for fans of classic anime and those who enjoy a good laugh.

Urusei Yatsura is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (201 episodes). The series first aired on October 14, 1981.

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Seasons
All-Star Banquet! We Are Immortal!!
25. All-Star Banquet! We Are Immortal!!
March 19, 1986
Summary is not available.
Urusei Yatsura Pre-Departure Special! Shine!
24. Urusei Yatsura Pre-Departure Special! Shine!
March 12, 1986
Summary is not available.
It`s Unbearable! Ran`s Mischief Campaign
23. It`s Unbearable! Ran`s Mischief Campaign
March 5, 1986
Summary is not available.
Come Quickly, Darling! Lum`s Dangerous Marriage Talk
22. Come Quickly, Darling! Lum`s Dangerous Marriage Talk
February 26, 1986
Summary is not available.
Blind Love! You Bet Your Life, Honest Fox
21. Blind Love! You Bet Your Life, Honest Fox
February 19, 1986
Summary is not available.
Total Chaos! Ran-chan`s Double Doll!
20. Total Chaos! Ran-chan`s Double Doll!
February 12, 1986
Summary is not available.
Death-Defying House Call! A Teacher Life is Dangerous too
19. Death-Defying House Call! A Teacher Life is Dangerous too
February 5, 1986
Summary is not available.
Darling Said He Loved Me
18. Darling Said He Loved Me
January 29, 1986
Sakura makes medicine that Lum and Shinobu give to Mendo and Ataru. The medicine makes them delusional, but very creative.
I Want to Date! Ataru`s Test Program!
17. I Want to Date! Ataru`s Test Program!
January 22, 1986
Summary is not available.
Dreaming Ten-chan! The Great Adventure at the End of the Rainbow!
16. Dreaming Ten-chan! The Great Adventure at the End of the Rainbow!
January 15, 1986
Ten is asked to retrieve an umbrella by a creature that lives in another dimension.
New Years Panic! The Mendo Family`s Human Parcheesi Tournament!
15. New Years Panic! The Mendo Family`s Human Parcheesi Tournament!
January 8, 1986
Summary is not available.
Darling`s Ill Omen! The Dreaded Shijimoto Oracle!!
14. Darling`s Ill Omen! The Dreaded Shijimoto Oracle!!
December 25, 1985
Summary is not available.
Asuka vs. Older Brother! Battle for Certain Love!
13. Asuka vs. Older Brother! Battle for Certain Love!
December 18, 1985
Summary is not available.
Pure Love Sakura! The Slippery Soap of Separation?
12. Pure Love Sakura! The Slippery Soap of Separation?
December 11, 1985
Sakura must overcome Lum's home-made soap in order to be with her true love. He mistakes her slippery nature for disinterest in him.
Good-bye Onsen-Sensei!? Tearful Good-bye Marathon Banquet!
11. Good-bye Onsen-Sensei!? Tearful Good-bye Marathon Banquet!
December 4, 1985
Summary is not available.
It`s Strange! Cherry`s Yoga School!
10. It`s Strange! Cherry`s Yoga School!
November 6, 1985
Summary is not available.
Scary Sake! Sakura`s Possession a Big Failure
9. Scary Sake! Sakura`s Possession a Big Failure
October 30, 1985
Summary is not available.
Special Delivery Kiss! Darling`s First Jealousy!
8. Special Delivery Kiss! Darling`s First Jealousy!
October 23, 1985
Summary is not available.
Wish Upon a Star! The Winning Family`s Consumer Panic
7. Wish Upon a Star! The Winning Family`s Consumer Panic
October 13, 1985
Summary is not available.
Fast Money in Fast Fighting! Hamachaya`s Forbidden Business
6. Fast Money in Fast Fighting! Hamachaya`s Forbidden Business
October 2, 1985
Summary is not available.
How Persistent! The Three Daughters` Great Animal Plan!
5. How Persistent! The Three Daughters` Great Animal Plan!
September 25, 1985
Summary is not available.
I Want a Bride! The Fox`s Love Adventure!
4. I Want a Bride! The Fox`s Love Adventure!
September 18, 1985
Summary is not available.
Great Uproar! Ryunosuke`s First Time Wearing a Swimsuit!!
3. Great Uproar! Ryunosuke`s First Time Wearing a Swimsuit!!
September 11, 1985
Summary is not available.
Hardselling Happiness! Out of Focus Bluebird!!
2. Hardselling Happiness! Out of Focus Bluebird!!
September 4, 1985
Summary is not available.
Rare Form! Worries for Mother the Firefighter!!
1. Rare Form! Worries for Mother the Firefighter!!
August 28, 1985
Summary is not available.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 14, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,236)