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Urusei Yatsura(1981)

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Urusei Yatsura is a comedic manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi and serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were published in 34 tankōbon volumes. It is the story of Ataru Moroboshi, and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru's wife after he accidentally proposes to her. The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. The series was adapted into an anime TV series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 with 195 episodes. Eleven OVAs and six theatrical movies followed, and the series was released on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc in Japan. The manga series was republished in different formats in Japan. Viz Media licensed the series for English publication in North America under the names Lum and The Return of Lum, but dropped the series after nine volumes were released. The television series, OVAs, and five of the films were released in North America with English subtitles, as well as a dub for the films by AnimEigo. They provided extensive notes on the series to allow people to understand the many cultural references and jokes in the series that would not normally be understood by non-Japanese. The remaining film, Beautiful Dreamer, was released bilingually by Central Park Media. Five of the movies, as well as the OVA's, are available from MVM Films in the United Kingdom.

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Season 8 : 1985 25 Episodes

EP1 Rare Form! Worries for Mother the Firefighter!! Aug 28, 1985

EP2 Hardselling Happiness! Out of Focus Bluebird!! Sep 04, 1985

EP3 Great Uproar! Ryunosuke`s First Time Wearing a Swimsuit!! Sep 11, 1985

EP5 How Persistent! The Three Daughters` Great Animal Plan! Sep 25, 1985

EP6 Fast Money in Fast Fighting! Hamachaya`s Forbidden Business Oct 02, 1985

EP7 Wish Upon a Star! The Winning Family`s Consumer Panic Oct 13, 1985

EP8 Special Delivery Kiss! Darling`s First Jealousy! Oct 23, 1985

EP11 Good-bye Onsen-Sensei!? Tearful Good-bye Marathon Banquet! Dec 04, 1985

EP12 Pure Love Sakura! The Slippery Soap of Separation? Dec 11, 1985

EP13 Asuka vs. Older Brother! Battle for Certain Love! Dec 18, 1985

EP14 Darling`s Ill Omen! The Dreaded Shijimoto Oracle!! Dec 25, 1985

EP15 New Years Panic! The Mendo Family`s Human Parcheesi Tournament! Jan 08, 1986

EP16 Dreaming Ten-chan! The Great Adventure at the End of the Rainbow! Jan 15, 1986

EP19 Death-Defying House Call! A Teacher Life is Dangerous too Feb 05, 1986

EP22 Come Quickly, Darling! Lum`s Dangerous Marriage Talk Feb 26, 1986

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