Urusei Yatsura (TV)
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Rumiko Takahashi first TV series. Airing from October 14, 1981 to 1986, in total the animated UY had produced 197 TV episodes and has been known as one of the most influential animated television comedies.
The title is a pun. First, the word "urusei" is pronounced "urusai," which is Japanese for "loud or obnoxious.", and Rumiko Takahashi, the series creator, writes it with a different meaning. For the "sei" portion of "urusei," she uses the kanji "hoshi," which has an alternate reading of "sei," and which is how it is read in this case. This kanji means "star" or "planet," and thus gives the phrase its alien significance, or a bunch of Obnoxious Aliens (The title for the dubbed verison of TV Series 1)
Lum was probably named for the voluptuous 1970s Sino-American bikini model Agnes Lum. Another possible source for the name could be series creator Rumiko Takahashi, who gave herself the nickname "Rum" (or "Lum") in childhood.
In Maison Ikkoku, there is a picture of Lum zapping Ataru from Urusei Yatsura in episode 31. It was in a magazine that Kyoko was reading.
In episode 32, C-3PO, Gamera, Godzilla, Manda from "Atragon", Monkey from "Songoku: The Road to the West", Spock, Superman, Tiger Mask, Ultraman, & Yoda make cameos in the library.
In episode 37, Kamen Rider 1, Kamen Rider 2, & Tiger Mask can be seen dancing at the party.
There are many references to "Maison Ikkoku" in many epidodes during the series - in episode 65 - Ran-chan no deeto daisakusen - "Date: impossible for Ran" - in 20:03min to 20:26min there's a couple in close up which character design is very similar to Yotsuya-san and Akemi-san.
In episode 157 “I Love Darling's Sincerity” you can see Akemi Roppongi and Hanae Ichinose from Maison Ikkoku in the theater audience and Mrs. Ichinose again at the amusement park.
In episode 158 , you can see Ken from Hokuto no Ken in the classroom, and on the road Lupin and Jigen in the car from Castle of Cagliostro.
In episode 158, Kenshiro from "Fist of the North Star" appears as one of the students.
In episode 158, Lupin & Jigen are seen in a Fiat 500 on the highway.
In episode 158, Lupin is seen wearing a pink jacket as a reference to "Lupin III: Part 3".
In episode 158, An Ultraman mask can be seen at a mask stand.
In episode 158, one of the robots from "Lupin III: Part 2" episode 155 "Farewell My Beloved Lupin" can be seen on the highway.
In episode 161, when Ataru thumps the miniaturized Lum off his head, she ends up in front of a movie poster for "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind." Just prior to this, Ataru was reading a magazine article on the movie "Ladyhawke" and the 1984 horror movie "Razorback."
In episode 162, the anime movie "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" is parodied with references to the "Eight Days of Fire" (Seven Days of Fire in the movie); Lum flies a mehve, complete with breathing mask; Shuutaro's tanks charge like the Ohmu do at the end of the movie; Megane is lifted up by magnetic tapes in a similar manner to what the Ohmu did to Nausicaä in the anime; and a plant is show growing in the sand at the end of the episode, mimicking the movie's ending. Also parodied in this episode is the live-action movie "Daimajin."
In episode 187 (14'10), there are a poster of Minky Momo on the wall.
In episode 195, Cyborg 009, King Ghidorah, Kyoko Otonashi from "Maison Ikkoku", Moguera from "The Mysterians", Moonlight Mask, Mothra, & Ralph Hinkley from "The Greatest American Hero" make cameos.
In episode 195, a Godzilla with pants model kit was shown.
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