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Urusei Yatsura   
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Ataru Moroboshi is the unluckiest man alive... and the most lecherous. In a race deciding whether alien oni will take over the Earth, he ends up representing Earth. His opponent? Lum, an oni girl! Despite the weight of the world on his shoulders, Ataru's stupidity (and lechery) get the better of him, and before he knows it, he and Lum are now married! On top of that, Ataru's unluckiness attracts all sorts of hijinks, chaos, and mayhem. Petty rivalries, exorcisms, period dramas, swim meets... Will it ever end?


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Associated Names
Ci kosmiczni natręci - Urusei Yatsura (Polish)
Cô bé thần kỳ
Năng lực Siêu Phàm
Those Obnoxious Aliens
Эти несносные инопланетяне
ลามู ทรามวัยจากต่างดาว (SIC)
สาวน้อยมหัศจรรย์ (Pirate Siam Sport Publishing)
시끌별 녀석들

Groups Scanlating
Project ILM
Yatsura HQ
Paizuri Team

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by 5MENP 4 months ago
v.6 c.124-125 by Yatsura HQ over 16 years ago
v.6 c.123 by Yatsura HQ over 16 years ago
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in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Complete)
18 Bunko Volumes (Complete)
15 Wideban Volumes (Complete)
23 My First BIG Wideban Volumes (Complete)
23 My First BIG Special Wideban Volumes (Complete)
34 Shinsoban Volumes (Complete)
4 Fukkoku BOX Sets (Complete)
2 Reiwa Era 'Love Selection' Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (1988) / Vol 1, Chap 1 (2022) Adapts selected chapters
Ends at Vol 34, Chap 366 (The Final Chapter Movie) Skips chapters and out of order

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (240 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.81 / 10.0

Last Updated
February 10th 2024, 7:54pm



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Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1978; 2006)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (17 2-in-1 Shinsoban Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #1509 increased(+103)
3 Month Pos #2330 increased(+374)
6 Month Pos #2820 increased(+707)
Year Pos #4592 decreased(-231)

List Stats
On 448 reading lists
On 583 wish lists
On 596 completed lists
On 85 unfinished lists
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Meh, not all too anime like more like looney tunes or Tom and Jerry.  
June 24th, 2021, 9:24pm
Rating: 7.1  / 10.0
I won't say it's bad but he anime grabbed my attention more than the manga. That's because the manga consist of short story while the anime combined those stories or extended them. The voice actors also grab my attention.
I just feel like this was meant to be animated as a funny cartoon and it was. It has more cartoon behavior than anime behavior. Rumiko older works are mostly not serious and you will find repetitive behaviors. So if your looking for something deep this ain't it. But I loved the movies. An episode or two can get boring (when you binge watch) because you start to remember how old it it is. But this is a classic and led a path for most harem manga.
But here's the catch:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Instead of the girls liking the main character and obsessing over him, the male lead instead chases after them. There's only one who truly likes him who he keeps avoiding but you'll learn to know he's just fickle.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2021, 9:28pm
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lol this is my childhood  
by Miachann
September 17th, 2020, 8:30am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
i still remember the plot a little even tho not all plot but i love thisss, i read this when i still kids lol even tho this is echi my pure mind back then just think that like normal kids
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The truth!  
by kaynedenny5454
July 9th, 2020, 1:39pm
Rating: N/A
SJWs find out that this was made by a woman:"No. It's not true. That's impossible!"
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Lum is the best  
by plotrobert
May 3rd, 2016, 9:58pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
So like everyone else I consider this a classic in the romance genre. It deserves its' place there as well, the characters are memorable, it's pretty funny, and the plot is just classic Japanese wackiness. If you can get over the old art style and the repetitive nature of the humor (Ataru is a pervert to not-Lum and Lum does not like this fact, repeat for 350+ chapters, which I'll admit tried my patience at times) then this is quite the gem. Lum in particular is a very sweet character, you can see why readers pretty much fell in love with her from the start.

Even though I really enjoyed this I don't have much else I can really say. I will recommend you watch the second Urusei Yatsura movie, Beautiful Dreamer if you like the manga or anime series. The tone is very different than the series but it's a great film.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2016, 10:01pm
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A classic  
by nail80
September 8th, 2014, 9:06am
Rating: 7.5  / 10.0
First of all it's important to point out that Urusei Yatsura is a classic and paved the way for many romantic comedies one sees nowadays.
The episodic nature of the chapters keeps the manga somewhat fresh, but sometimes it gets extremely frustrating. You have a moron who has a girl that likes him a lot and wants to spend time with him, but he mindlessly follows every single girl around. Maybe I'm being too hard on Ataru, but sometimes that's how I felt about the whole situation. The secondary characters also play an important role with the comedy, and made sure the manga lasted as long as it did.
It's funny, when I watched the anime I loved it, but the manga didn't do that much for me.
It still gets a respectable 7.5
If you want to read a classic and love nonsensical comedy you should give it a try.
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Entertaiment at is best  
by betmen
April 27th, 2012, 9:23pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
my favourite heroine of all time
my favourite hero of all time
my favourite couple of all time
its just like watching great sitcom on tv, with memorable character and great random plot. what more do you want confused

... Last updated on August 24th, 2015, 8:08pm
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Better than current time, worth reading, beyond special  
by TheGentleman
April 18th, 2012, 11:45pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
This manga is more entertaining than those being published today. Yes we know it was written 30+ years ago, it is also humorous, not to be taken too seriously and never meant to be a complete drama. It's repetitive only as much as a person's personal habits are. If you are a Vampire Knight die-hard don't read this, if you liked Tokyo Crazy Paradise do. It's older, less graphic, more original, and all around a pleasant read. Please note if you aren't able to read a normal book(500+ pages typed) then you should read this in segment instead of all at once. Use it as a filler between manga updates or other manga. If you are able to read a normal book within 24hours without actually time focused on it, then you can probably read this without getting bored. Either way it's worth reading, and if you don't care for it read some other manga until you can come back and fully enjoy this, its a manga that shouldn't be missed.
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bah nothing special  
by darkraiders
March 27th, 2010, 2:21pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
New chicks, Ataru the pervert run after them he get beated up or its the jealous wannabe wife who beat him up when the other chicks don't do it.Thats what you will see in pretty much all 350+ chapters it's fun for the first 50 or so chapters but after it start to be annoying really annoying.

... Last updated on March 30th, 2010, 8:16pm
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this one takes some time  
by Brainskull
February 21st, 2009, 6:22pm
Rating: N/A
Urusei Yatsura, is a very long, funny (slap stick style), episodic, with very little romance, and is dated but i still liked it. In the beginning i had problems, could not get into it, but after a while it started to grow on me. If you think you can sit down and down and read this bad boy in 1 or 2 maybe even 3 days your sadly mistaking, and if you try you'll just hate it, do what i did take it in bunches. Its funny i used this as an anti depressant, if i felt down or just bored i would pick this up and after 10 chaps. or so it would have picked me up. So my opinion on this, that this is a great light read and if try to take it serious you'll just end up not liking so good luck and happy reading.
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by Thethhron
December 8th, 2008, 8:32pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Well, as said, it is slightly out of date. HOWEVER! It is so funny that being out of date does not matter in the slightest. It is funny to the point that it cannot be described in words. And the relationship between the leads is also very deep and well explored. Her first work is, like her later ones, a classic to be read by all. Good ol' Rumiko.
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