22 - 43
From April 7, 1982
Opening Theme: Lum no Love Song
Ending Theme: Kokorobosoi na
This is where the series starts getting good.
With the first 21 episodes having been a success, the animators got a
lot more funding and the result is a higher quality show. This is also
the point when Mamoru Oshii became the series director. This had an enormous
impact as the stories are better constructed than the previous season.
The past season felt like a light snack compared to this season which
provides anime you can really sink your teeth into. Since he just came
on board, It's not easy to discern Oshii's influence this early on, but
there are glimpses of his style here and there.
recommend newcomers to the series start with this season instead of the
first to get a better idea of UY's potential. With the exception of the
painfully cheezy episode 37 "Appearance of the Red Phantom!"
all of the episodes here are really fun and entertaining. It still has
the kids-TV style of the early episodes, but the series does feel like
it's starting to grow up.
Mason's 10 favorite episodes:
- (28) Lum's Educational Therapy for Little Boys
- (36) Rei Returns! Crisis in the Classroom
- (38) Steal Darling! The Copy Operation!
- (39) Pitter Patter, Summer Date
- (42) Drunken Boogie
- (27) What a Dracula!
- (34) Yearning for the Sad Monster
- (30) The Beautiful Maiden Comes with the Rain
- (22) The Great Space Marriage Plan
- (31) Give Me Back My Horn!
(40) So Long, Bye-Bye, Summer Days
(35) Darling's Had It This Time!
(29) From Speechless with Love
(43) Fear of Meow
Supeesu omiai taisakusen
The Great Space Marriage Plan
First appearance of Primu, the winged and horned lady; and the Prince
of the Underground. Lum's dad has set up a party for suitors to Lum. When
Ataru finds out; he, Jariten, and primu arm themselves to save Lum. But
they arrive just in time to see Lum betrothed to a unicorn boy who is
really in love with another girl. Ataru, Ten, Primu, the Prince, and the
other girl all kidnap Lum and Uni and finally get all the couples straightened
out. Lum-Ataru, Uni-girl, and Primu-Prince (against his wishes).
Haru ranman pikinikku daisoudou
The Spring Blossom Picnic
In the first part, Ataru is kidnaped by a kappa, a kind of turtle/lizard
humanoid, and taken to her palace beneath the water. But he returns with
a mermaid to an unwelcomed group. In the second part, Lum, Ataru, Mendo,
and Shinobu explore a cave and get lost. They eventually wind up in a
buried UFO and snack on the canned goods therein.
Iyaamaffuru ni goyoujin
Beware the Earmuffs!
An alien sells Ataru and Ten some earmuffs that have a slight effect of
switching maids. Ataru tries to use these to his advantage and ends up
dragging Ten, Cherry, his parents, Lum, Shinobu, and Sakura into a mess.
At School, a little worm starts eating everyone's food and Ataru and Lum
try to save it from the wrath of the others. By the end of the day, the
worm has spun a cocoon and hatches into a beautiful fairy.
Ten-chan no koi
Jariten and Sakura go on a double date with Lum and Ataru in order to
appease Jariten recent moodiness. Kintaro also appears every so often.
The story ends with an emotional scene between Ten and Sakura.
What a Dracula!
A elderly vampire wants blood of a young girl, and with the help of his
daughter, he get Ataru and Lum to help. They end up tricking Ran into
coming to the vampire and Ataru tries to kiss the daughter. When Ran figures
out what's going on, she sends the vampire to a blood donor wagon.
Lum-chan no otoko no ko kyouikukouza
Lum's Educational Therapy for Little Boys
Lum goes back in time through a tea cup in order to train Ataru to be
a faithful boy by planting a doll of her on his head that zaps him any
time he touches another girl and gets ideas. The older Ataru accidentally
falls through the time tea cup and tries to stop Lum's plot. In this episode
we get to see a young Shinobu, Lum's guards, a high school Sakura, and
a newlywed Mr. & Mrs. Moroboshi. Cherry is still the same.
Kuchinashi yori ai wo komete
From Speechless With Love
Ataru and Ten buy a flower in an attempt to appeal to the flower shop
girl. They almost kill the flower, but Jariten uses some device to make
the flower grow to about 3 meters. This also happens to give the flower
more life and a will of it's own.
Bishoujo wa ame totomoni
The Beautiful Maiden Comes With the Rain
Ataru manages to get a date with a new girl at school, Tsuyuko, who is
always preceded by rain. This is caused by a curse put on Tsuyuko's dad,
who as a child made friends with a bad weather spirit and promised never
to lever her. But his family moved so she cursed him.
Waino tsuno wo kaeshite kure!
Give Me Back My Horn!
Jariten loses his horn and powers in a nasty fight with Ataru, who then
begins to really torment Jariten. Ran, finding the horn thinks it's Lum's
and she uses it to curse the horn's owner to grow a cactus in it's place.
Dokkiri toshokan oshizukani!
All Quiet at the Library!
In the school library, Ataru meets a girl named Wendy who he helps with
her library chores. After Lum arrives, the books start coming to life
and the characters within help to cause a lot of chaos. At the end, we
find out Wendy herself is from the book Peter Pan.
Hanawa sensei toujyou! Kore ga seishun da ne
Teacher Hanawa's Arrival! Such is Youth!
First appearance for Hanawa-sensei. It's Hanawa's first day as a teacher
and Lum's first day as a student. Ataru tries to make Hanawa go crazy
by showing Lum's abilities, but Hanawa is too placid. Later, We meet Natsuko
as Lum and Ataru join the volley ball team. Natsuko has had a great hatred
of men since she was dumped by her boyfriend, whom she thinks Mendo looks
like. Ataru, Lum, and Mendo try to give Natsuko a second chance at love.
Kanashiki youkai hitokoshikute
Yearning for the Sad Monster
At a pool, at one of Mendo's hotels, a little blue monster has set up
his home and is visited by an unconscious Ataru. Eventually the goblin
is seen by all, and all evacuate the pool. Mendo orders the goblin to
leave, so it does...for the Moroboshi house. So the next day, the kids
take the goblin to the beach to find it a new home.
Daarin zettai zetsumei!
Darling's Had it This Time!
In an ice cream cafe, Lum and Ran are reminiscing about childhood times.
of course, Ran is getting very angry and their waiter very hurt. Next
day Ran leaves some candy for Ataru which when he eats causes him to get
sick. As he goes to the nurse, Ran grabs Lum and ties her up in a closet.
Ran then also goes to the nurse's office feigning sickness so she can
try to kiss Ataru and suck his youth. But Sakura doesn't want to allow
Rei fukkatsu! Jishuu daisoudou
Rei's Return! Crisis in the Classroom
First appearance of Onsen-Mark sensei, who has little hot spring symbols
on his clothes. Rei comes to school and spends all day eating other people's
food. Ran tries her best to win Rei's affections. He then leaves so he
won't be late for dinner.
Kaijin aka manto arawaru!
Appearance of the Red Phantom
At school, there is a dance, and Onsen-Mark tells of how when he was a
student, a mysterious phantom man in black and red stole away with Onsen-Mark's
girlfriend. This same phantom shows up again this year, but by now he's
fat. Lum tries to lift his spirits, but the fat phantom makes a fool of
himself and gets carried off by his wife, Onsen-Mark's girlfriend from
years ago who is now grotesque.
Daarin wo ubae! Copii sakusen!
Steal Darling! The Copy Operation!
After their usual fight Ran plans to kiss Ataru, but Lum finds out and
uses a gun that make's an Ataru double. Ran also has a gun, and by the
end of the show there's an army of Ataru's!
Tokidoki samaa deeto
Pitter Patter, Summer Date
Lum blackmails Ataru into dating her by taking his book of girl's addresses.
On the date, Lum tries to act like a normal Earth girl would. They go
swimming and rollerskating, and later meet Perm who also has a date.
Sayonara bai bai natsuno hibi
So Long, Bye-Bye, Summer Days
In the first half, Ataru, Lum, and Shinobu are looking for a watermelon
to eat on the beach, but no one will sell one. But they do happen to find
a giant watermelon...I mean a GIANT watermelon which turns out to be a
watermelon god; and he attacks them. In the second half, they join Sakura
and Cherry for a party. But they are joined by a lizard-goblin who is
Panikku in taifuu
Panic in the Typhoon!
A typhoon is set to hit Tomobiki and the Moroboshi's are preparing by
boarding up the house. Lum has a small capsule that has an effect on water
which ultimately causes Lum and the Moro boshi's to be in a level of air
between two levels of water in the house.
At school, Ataru feeds Ten and Lum each an umeboshi, a cherry flavored
with alcohol, and finds out Lum's race has no tolerance to alcohol. In
a drunken rage, Lum flies about zapping people and trying to get more
alcohol. Onsen-Mark thinks someone has sake in school because it is impossible
to get drunk just on umeboshis.
Nyaon no kyoufu
Fear of Meow
Atop the Moroboshi house, Ataru, Ten, and Lum meet a half cat/half woman
named Misuzu. As a human, Misuzu was drying and she melded with her cat
to her present state. Ataru and Ten fight a cat with an eyepatch to see
who will get to kiss Misuzu, and turn her into a full human or cat.