History Manga / UruseiYatsura

12th Aug '17 12:45:21 AM annette12
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: And if it isn't (the rare examples being Tsubame and Sakura and, eventually, Shinobu and [[spoiler:Inaba]]), the rest of the craziness conspires to keep them apart. Arguably, Ataru and Lum also love each other, but analyzing ''that'' would require a separate page altogether. Even Takahashi had to do it in the last volume of the latest version of the manga.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: AllLoveIsUnrequited:
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And if it isn't (the rare examples being Tsubame and Sakura and, eventually, Shinobu and [[spoiler:Inaba]]), the rest of the craziness conspires to keep them apart. Arguably, Ataru and Lum also love each other, but analyzing ''that'' would require a separate page altogether. Even Takahashi had to do it in the last volume of the latest version of the manga.



* AllMenArePerverts: Ataru, in spades. In the 10th anniversary movie ''Always My Darling'', Princess Lupika's computer pinpoints him as the most lecherous man in the universe.
** Hell, ''every'' teenager in the series (and Ten) is a pervert except Inaba, Rei, Tobimaro, [[spoiler:Nagisa]] and certain one-shot characters.

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** Sometimes it's also lampshaded or parodied. There's a story that involves Ataru, Lum, Shinobu, and Mendou going on a trip together and shows each of them separately being excited about spending time with the person they love (Ataru thinks about Shinobu, Lum thinks about Ataru, Shinobu thinks about Mendou, and Mendou thinks about Lum).
* AllMenArePerverts: Ataru, in spades. In the 10th anniversary movie ''Always My Darling'', Princess Lupika's computer pinpoints him as the most lecherous man in the universe.
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universe. Hell, ''every'' teenager in the series (and Ten) is a pervert except Inaba, Rei, Tobimaro, [[spoiler:Nagisa]] and certain one-shot characters.
26th Jul '17 7:41:08 AM fruitstripegum
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Ataru, most of the time.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Ataru, most of the time.



** Well, during the episode where the {{Tengu}}'s wanted to blast Ryu with a sex change ray and the episode when the bluebird was granting wishes, he stopped pretending Ryuunosuke was a boy in favor of agressively making it real.

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** Well, during the episode where the {{Tengu}}'s wanted to blast Ryu with a sex change ray and the episode when the bluebird was granting wishes, he stopped pretending Ryuunosuke was a boy in favor of agressively aggressively making it real.



* YouDidntAsk: In one chapter/episode, Ataru, Lum and several of their friends went camping. Lum was making lunch and everyone was happy… except Ataru. He adamantly refused to eat. [[BigEater Keep in mind this is a guy who usually eats ANYTHING and EVERYTHING he can get his hands on]]. His friends nagged him about rudely rejecting Lum's food… and then they tried it. Right away they dragged Ataru away and asked him why he had not warned them Lum's food is ''very'' spicy. His answer? They did not ask (and he did not want to warn them).

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* YouDidntAsk: In one chapter/episode, chapter[=/=]episode, Ataru, Lum and several of their friends went go camping. Lum was is making lunch and everyone was is happy… except Ataru. He Ataru, who adamantly refused refuses to eat. [[BigEater Keep in mind this is a guy who usually eats ANYTHING and EVERYTHING he can get his hands on]]. His friends nagged nag him about rudely rejecting Lum's food… and then they tried try it. Right away they dragged drag Ataru away and asked ask him why he had not hadn't warned them Lum's food is ''very'' spicy. His answer? They did not didn't ask (and he did not didn't want to warn them).
26th Jul '17 7:30:46 AM fruitstripegum
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* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Ataru, partly because Lum would likely consider this as his submission to their "marriage".



* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Ataru, partly because Lum would likely consider this as his submission to their "marriage".
26th Jul '17 7:28:20 AM fruitstripegum
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** Mr. Fujinami is a psychotic PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist maniac who finds Ryuunosuke's gender so offensive that he has spent all of her life trying to forcibly brainwash her into believing she's a boy so that he can pass her off as a "worthy" heir to his stupid tea shop. In pursuit of this, her verbally castigates and humiliates her, exercises a complete stranglehold over her finances, and constantly beats the shit out of her in an attempt to simultaneously "toughen her up" and to break her will so that she will submit to his delusional wishes.

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** Mr. Fujinami is a psychotic PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist maniac who finds Ryuunosuke's gender so offensive that he has spent all of her life trying to forcibly brainwash her into believing she's a boy so that he can pass her off as a "worthy" heir to his stupid tea shop. In pursuit of this, her he verbally castigates and humiliates her, exercises a complete stranglehold over her finances, and constantly beats the shit out of her in an attempt to simultaneously "toughen her up" and to break her will so that she will submit to his delusional wishes.
12th Jun '17 10:04:46 AM GunarmDyne
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* MoodWhiplash: Dramatic moments, whether or not they're PlayedForLaughs often fall into this.
** After giving Ataru a ''Ten Little Indians''-style scare, the group believes her was DrivenToSuicide after hearing a gunshot from his hospital room, only to find he had a Western on TV while chasing his nurse around.
** When Ataru eats some food Ran had made for Rei and gets seriously ill, Lum travels to a [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland]]-style world to find an antidote. Hijinks ensue but when Ataru's monitor flatlines, Lum suffers a massive HeroicBSOD and nearly crosses the DespairEventHorizon. She later finds Ataru snacking in his room and that Cherry had fallen asleep and unplugged the monitor by accident.
** Lum has amnesia from crashing onto the Mendou estate and is convinced she is Shutarou's fiancee. The Stormtroopers and Ataru mount a rescue mission, but not before Megane leaves behind a last will and testament, fully expecting to go to his death. The normal slapstick resumes immediately.
12th Jun '17 9:55:09 AM GunarmDyne
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** One [=AnimEigo=] episode took this a step further by simply giving up and putting "(Completely untranslatable bad puns)" underneath a newsman's report that is filled with them.
10th Jun '17 6:30:03 AM rafi
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* GenkiGirl: Lum.


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* HeirClubForMen: This is why Ryuunosuke Fujinami was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender; her father was obsessed with the idea that only a ''boy'' could be a worthy heir to his family legacy of... running a ratty little beachside store. This is used for roughly equal parts comedy and to paint Mr. Fujinami as [[AbusiveParents creepy and insane]].


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* IndyEscape: In one of {{Beach Episode}}s, Shinobu wants to play SmashingWatermelons, but nobody in the village is willing to sell them because of a curse from the Watermelon God over this specific holy day. Later, the gang stumble over a temple with a gigantic watermelon, which Ataru and Lum makes fun off. This result in the angry spirit within it to chase them, making the huge watermelon roll down the temple steps, and later in the streets, all the way to the beach. In this case, swerving is of no use since the watermelon does follow them. Lum could have just flown away, though, but she likely didn't want to leave her Darling.
6th Jun '17 11:46:47 AM rafi
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* ShoutOut:
** Lum's name comes from Agnes Lum, a Hawaiian-Chinese model who was popular in Japan during the 1970's.
** To ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' at least once, ''Film/BladeRunner'' on another occasion, and to ''Film/StarWars'' several times (often in a BigLippedAlligatorMoment like in the episode 89 where the entire Lum Stormtroopers imagine themselves as SW charaters).
** [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ET]] and the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph]] both appear at Ryoko's masquerade ball.
** In Episode 147, Ryuunosuke dresses up in an old Franchise/KamenRider costume that once belonged to her mother (who worked as an amusement park performer to pay for school).
** Chapter 19 of the manga is titled "Disco Inferno", an homage to a popular song of the same name by the American soul band The Trammps. The name was changed for the anime adaptation.
** During Tsubame's duel with Cherry, he summons an American superhero named [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Super]]-Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Megane's room has a poster of Spock from ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]'' (plus about a dozen posters of Lum, naturally). He also owns a model of the Enterprise-A, which has appeared in Ataru's room at least once as well.
** In one episode, while Princess Kurama's minions are searching for a suitable mate using a database of every male in the universe, a [[KnownSpace Pierson's Puppeteer]] briefly appears.
** In a manga chapter, Sakura is dreaming a dream intended for Lum where Ataru gets married to her (long story). In that dream, Ataru has superpowers, can use DeflectorShields like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and [[RocketPunch shoots his punches]] while screaming ''[[Anime/MazingerZ "Rocketto Paunchi!"]]'' (whenever an anime character screams that while using a RocketPunch, he or she is making a direct reference to the TropeNamer).
** In an ImagineSpot in the manga where Ataru is trying to describe to Shinobu how terrible life with Mendou would be, Mendou's mother looks like Series/{{Ultraman}}.
** During one of the (many) instances where Shinobu hurls a desk at Ataru, a frightened classmate compares her to Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk.
*** Some episode have also random cameo of ComicBook/SpiderMan and Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** In the first film, when Lum arrives at the church to stop Ataru and Elle getting married, her pounding on the glass and yelling out "Darling!" numerous times is very much like the climatic scene from ''Film/TheGraduate''.
*** This gets repeated in an episode from the last TV season, this time with Mendou pounding on the glass to stop Lum and Ataru from getting married. [[spoiler:The whole thing is a dream sequence, specifically Lum's.]]
** Franchise/{{Godzilla}} often appears in small cameos in the movies, probably because Toho was among the studios producing them (they control ''Beautiful Dreamer'' outright).
** The entirety of episode 162 is a parody of the ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
** Episode 158 has a memorable scene where Kotatsu-neko fights Kenshiro (from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'') and ''wins''. This doubles as an in-joke, as Ken's voice actor Creator/AkiraKamiya plays Shutaro Mendou in this series.
*** The same episode has Franchise/LupinIII and Jigen appear in a car during a chase scene.
** The fish people in a space suit, the Dappya, come from ''Katte na Yatsura'', Rumiko Takahashi's first manga to be published.
** Any episodes dealing with boxing would undoubtedly make a reference to ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', such as episode 43 "Fear of Meow" in which even the animation style is reminiscent of the show.
*** Particularly many of the fights between Ryuunosuke and her Father mirror fights that took place in Ashita no Joe (for example the famous cross-counter punch between Joe and Rikishi).
** ''Manga/Cyborg009'' is another series that is given parody. In particular episode 72: "Lum, Rebel Without A Clue" paid homage by turning Lum, Mendo, Shinobu, Perm and Ryuunosuke into a cyborg super team with similar powers. It shows up from time to time in other instances such as in episode 68: "The Groom's Name is Ryuunosuke" when Ryuu and her father were fighting and making blurry bionic movements just like Cyborg 009.
** Quite a few ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' references pop up, including Kurama's sex-change gun, which is a knock off of the Yamato's particle wave cannon. The opening narration to episode 62 "Space Cold Panic!" is also a parody of the opening narration of Yamato.
** In the episode 82 appear [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Yu Morisawa and Creamy]] (with different hair color).

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* ShoutOut:
** Lum's name comes from Agnes Lum, a Hawaiian-Chinese model who was popular in Japan during the 1970's.
** To ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' at least once, ''Film/BladeRunner'' on another occasion, and to ''Film/StarWars'' several times (often in a BigLippedAlligatorMoment like in the episode 89 where the entire Lum Stormtroopers imagine themselves as SW charaters).
** [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ET]] and the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph]] both appear at Ryoko's masquerade ball.
** In Episode 147, Ryuunosuke dresses up in an old Franchise/KamenRider costume that once belonged to her mother (who worked as an amusement park performer to pay for school).
** Chapter 19 of the manga is titled "Disco Inferno", an homage to a popular song of the same name by the American soul band The Trammps. The name was changed for the anime adaptation.
** During Tsubame's duel with Cherry, he summons an American superhero named [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Super]]-Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Megane's room has a poster of Spock from ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]'' (plus about a dozen posters of Lum, naturally). He also owns a model of the Enterprise-A, which has appeared in Ataru's room at least once as well.
** In one episode, while Princess Kurama's minions are searching for a suitable mate using a database of every male in the universe, a [[KnownSpace Pierson's Puppeteer]] briefly appears.
** In a manga chapter, Sakura is dreaming a dream intended for Lum where Ataru gets married to her (long story). In that dream, Ataru has superpowers, can use DeflectorShields like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and [[RocketPunch shoots
ShoutOut: Has [[ShoutOut/UruseiYatsura his punches]] while screaming ''[[Anime/MazingerZ "Rocketto Paunchi!"]]'' (whenever an anime character screams that while using a RocketPunch, he or she is making a direct reference to the TropeNamer).
** In an ImagineSpot in the manga where Ataru is trying to describe to Shinobu how terrible life with Mendou would be, Mendou's mother looks like Series/{{Ultraman}}.
** During one of the (many) instances where Shinobu hurls a desk at Ataru, a frightened classmate compares her to Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk.
*** Some episode have also random cameo of ComicBook/SpiderMan and Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** In the first film, when Lum arrives at the church to stop Ataru and Elle getting married, her pounding on the glass and yelling out "Darling!" numerous times is very much like the climatic scene from ''Film/TheGraduate''.
*** This gets repeated in an episode from the last TV season, this time with Mendou pounding on the glass to stop Lum and Ataru from getting married. [[spoiler:The whole thing is a dream sequence, specifically Lum's.]]
** Franchise/{{Godzilla}} often appears in small cameos in the movies, probably because Toho was among the studios producing them (they control ''Beautiful Dreamer'' outright).
** The entirety of episode 162 is a parody of the ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
** Episode 158 has a memorable scene where Kotatsu-neko fights Kenshiro (from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'') and ''wins''. This doubles as an in-joke, as Ken's voice actor Creator/AkiraKamiya plays Shutaro Mendou in this series.
*** The same episode has Franchise/LupinIII and Jigen appear in a car during a chase scene.
** The fish people in a space suit, the Dappya, come from ''Katte na Yatsura'', Rumiko Takahashi's first manga to be published.
** Any episodes dealing with boxing would undoubtedly make a reference to ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', such as episode 43 "Fear of Meow" in which even the animation style is reminiscent of the show.
*** Particularly many of the fights between Ryuunosuke and her Father mirror fights that took place in Ashita no Joe (for example the famous cross-counter punch between Joe and Rikishi).
** ''Manga/Cyborg009'' is another series that is given parody. In particular episode 72: "Lum, Rebel Without A Clue" paid homage by turning Lum, Mendo, Shinobu, Perm and Ryuunosuke into a cyborg super team with similar powers. It shows up from time to time in other instances such as in episode 68: "The Groom's Name is Ryuunosuke" when Ryuu and her father were fighting and making blurry bionic movements just like Cyborg 009.
** Quite a few ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' references pop up, including Kurama's sex-change gun, which is a knock off of the Yamato's particle wave cannon. The opening narration to episode 62 "Space Cold Panic!" is also a parody of the opening narration of Yamato.
** In the episode 82 appear [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Yu Morisawa and Creamy]] (with different hair color).
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6th Jun '17 11:32:52 AM rafi
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** To ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' at least once, ''Film/BladeRunner'' on another occasion, and to ''Film/StarWars'' several times (often in a BigLippedAlligatorMoment).

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** To ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' at least once, ''Film/BladeRunner'' on another occasion, and to ''Film/StarWars'' several times (often in a BigLippedAlligatorMoment).BigLippedAlligatorMoment like in the episode 89 where the entire Lum Stormtroopers imagine themselves as SW charaters).


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*** Some episode have also random cameo of ComicBook/SpiderMan and Franchise/{{Superman}}.


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** Any episodes dealing with boxing would undoubtedly make a reference to ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', such as episode 43 "Fear of Meow" in which even the animation style is reminiscent of the show.
*** Particularly many of the fights between Ryuunosuke and her Father mirror fights that took place in Ashita no Joe (for example the famous cross-counter punch between Joe and Rikishi).
** ''Manga/Cyborg009'' is another series that is given parody. In particular episode 72: "Lum, Rebel Without A Clue" paid homage by turning Lum, Mendo, Shinobu, Perm and Ryuunosuke into a cyborg super team with similar powers. It shows up from time to time in other instances such as in episode 68: "The Groom's Name is Ryuunosuke" when Ryuu and her father were fighting and making blurry bionic movements just like Cyborg 009.
** Quite a few ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' references pop up, including Kurama's sex-change gun, which is a knock off of the Yamato's particle wave cannon. The opening narration to episode 62 "Space Cold Panic!" is also a parody of the opening narration of Yamato.
** In the episode 82 appear [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Yu Morisawa and Creamy]] (with different hair color).
5th Jun '17 5:54:43 AM rafi
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* BerserkBoardBarricade: Several times.
* BerserkButton: In the "Kotaru the haunted kotatsu" storyline, information from Mendou is required. He arrives, in full samurai garb, katana at the ready, 0.1 second after Ataru yells out, [[NobodyCallsMeChicken "MENDOU YOU SISSY!!!"]]

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* BellyMouth: In one manga chapter and anime episode, a bunch of fossils, put together into the approximate shape of a weird bird by Ataru, are animated by Lum using another piece of Oni tech. The resulting creature appears to have a belly mouth, as its "body" was the skull of some ceratopsian.
* BerserkBoardBarricade: Several times.
times. For example, in anticipation of a typhoon, the Moroboshi family board up all of the doors and windows this way. In Japan, storm shutters generally come standard on houses, making this RuleOfFunny.
* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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In the "Kotaru the haunted kotatsu" storyline, information from Mendou is required. He arrives, in full samurai garb, katana at the ready, 0.1 second after Ataru yells out, [[NobodyCallsMeChicken "MENDOU YOU SISSY!!!"]]



* BetweenMyLegs: The first episode of the anime has a brief shot of this during the tag competition as Ataru prepares his attempt to catch Lum.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Mr Hanawa, the original teacher.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Mr Hanawa, the original teacher.



%%* NiceGuy: Inaba.

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%%* * NiceGuy: Inaba.Inaba. Possibly the only truly nice guy in the series.



* PlayingWithFire: Ten



* ShelteredAristocrat: Both Mendou kids.

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* ShelteredAristocrat: ShelteredAristocrat:
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Both Mendou kids.



* SmallGirlBigGun: Benten. Ran on rare occasions.

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* SmallGirlBigGun: SmallGirlBigGun:
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Benten. She can uses her bazooka, machine gun and explosives to cause massive destruction.
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Ran on rare occasions.occasions. When she gets ahold of Benten's missile launcher.



* StatuesqueStunner: Sakura.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Sakura. Her height is never stated, but she is one of the tallest (human) characters in the series. And once she's cured of her diseases, it becomes obvious just how beautiful she is.



%%* WellExcuseMePrincess: Lum



* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Nagisa]]

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The alien girls Sugar, Ginger and Pepper. Sugar has the power to blend with the background like a chameleon; Ginger can [[FauxDeath feign death]] at will; Pepper can shed her whole skin (while still wearing a set of cloth underneath) to escape grapples. Said capabilities could sometimes be handy, but the trio has a much-inflated opinion of their usefulness. Especially compared to the powers of those they consider their "rivals": Lum (who can {{fl|ight}}y and shoot [[ShockAndAwe lightning bolts]]), Oyuki ([[AnIcePerson an Ice Maiden]]) and Benten (a {{Super Str|ength}}ong ActionGirl fond of {{BFG}}s). The fact that Sugar, Ginger and Pepper are morons doesn't help.
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WholesomeCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Nagisa]]
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