lum behind ur phone screen glass
"Cutey Honey" - October 13, 1973
Animage magazine March 1984 featuring Urusei Yatsura.
the smootch at the end kills me
you don’t know romance until you’ve watched gozilla (2014)
Satsuki Kiryuin by TRIGGER animator Koutarou Nakamori
Satsuki Kiryuin as Lum InvaderKILL la KILL (キルラキル) Animators’ Art (X)
I love Urusei Yatsura. It’s certainly my favorite comedy from Takahashi Rumiko, and also some of my favorite work from Oshii Mamoru. It’s also one of the very first series I picture in my head when someone mentions 80s anime, and as such I’m always quick to recommend it when anyone asks.
But lately every time I do, some part of me thinks, isn’t just sending someone off to watch close to 200 episodes plus various movies and OVAs worth of material without any sort of compass kind of irresponsible? Yeah, it’s a sitcom that you don’t have to necessarily watch in order, but then there’s the chance you’ll miss out on the introductory episode of some important character (many of whom don’t first appear until fairly late) which might leave you confused later. And, for all the truly great material to come out of the series, you’d be lying if you didn’t admit there wasn’t also a lot of lesser quality stuff to slog through, especially earlier on.
With all that in mind, I wondered if it wouldn’t be useful to draft up a little beginner’s guide to watching Urusei Yatsura to help people just starting out to get a better foothold.
So… I did! Basically, here’s my recommended order of viewing things the first time around, after which you should be set to handle any and all of what the series has to offer. It’s almost certainly not perfect and very biased (all my favorite episodes!) but here’s hoping it might be of some help!
shhh, just watch~
Free! x Pokemon (Click the images for larger size).
Story of Haruka and Feebas
Haruka met Feebas when he was young. He finally evolved when Haru is Grade 12, but he was too big to stay at home. In the end, Haru decided to let him live in the sea. Milotic was very sad that he can’t stay with Haru and take a bath with him life before. So Haru stopped by sea everyday to see him.