55 - 77
From January 5, 1983
Opening Theme: Lum no Love Song
Ending Theme: I, I, You and Ai
Pretty much everything I said about the previous season applies to this
one, only moreso. This is a great season with a lot of laughs. This is
probably the funniest UY has been up to this point. On the flipside, there
are also a few episodes that are all drama with few laughs. While not
true to the manga, such episodes are pretty interesting to watch. Without
a doubt, out of all the seasons directed by Oshii, this season is his
movie 2 is still a ways away, the character designs and animation style
of Beautiful Dreamer are beginning to show up in a few episodes.
Mason's 10 favorite episodes:
- (61) The Mendo Family's Masquerade War
- (70) Dramatic Appearance! Mizunokoji Ton-chan!
- (63) Ryuunosuke Arrives! I Love the Sea!
- (72) Lum-chan the Ruthless Rebel
- (76) Firefighter Mommy Visits!
- (57) Is a Husband & Wife Quarrel Survival of the Fittest?
- (65) Ran-chan's Great Date Plan
- (75) And Then There Were None
- (66) Happy Birthday My Darling
- (56) Risking One's Life in Class
(55) Children in Vain, Musashi, Signs of the Times
(64) Goodbye Season
(69) Bottled Letter Seashore Mystery!
(60) Love, Love, Catchball!
Damekko Musashi fuuun roku
Children in Vain, Musashi, Signs of the Times
normal cast is again put into an ancient Japanese story with Ataru as
a food thief with Onsen-Mark and Cherry as his occasional companions.
Ataru ends up running from Sakura, Lum and Mendo with a giant monkey.
In the end however, it is Onsen-Mark who comes out ahead.
Inochi kakemasu jugyouchuu
Risking One's Life in Class
Ataru and friends defeat Jariten with a barrage of snowballs, so Jariten
seek to take revenge in the classroom. Unfortunately, today Onsen-Mark
demands complete silence in the class and the students do their best to
Is a Husband & Wife Quarrel Survival of the Fittest?
Lum's mother boots father out of the house, so he comes to stay with Lum.
He then visits the school for a day and gives a speech about being married,
which ultimately gets interrupted by Lum's mother.
Misu yuki no jyoou kissu wo ubae!
Getting a Kiss from Miss. Snow
Lum gets Ataru to go on a ski trip with her, but Mendo, Shinobu, and
Lum's guards find out and tail along to cause static, Ataru enters a ski
contest. The one who finds a small treasure chest on the mountain and
bring it in, wins a kiss from Miss Snow!
Kyoufu no sei Barentaindee
St. Valentine's Day Horror
Mako, a small girl, falls in love with Ten-chan, but Ten can't stand
her. Lum and Ataru prove to be only more trouble for Jariten as both of
them try to help Mako get Ten-chan; when Lum and Ataru aren't too busy
fighting amongst themselves.
Rabu rabu cyattchi booru!
Love, Love, Catchball!
Lum brings Jariten a pair of crystal spheres which each has an eye
on it; one is red with a heart for females, the other blue with a star
for males. If the correctly gendered person gazes into the eye, it will
reveal one's destined mate?. Lum, Shinobu, Sakura, and Ran all meet to
use these crystals; Ataru, Mendo, and Tsubame also show up; and everyone
ends up in a fight.
Mendo kamen budoukai
The Mendo Family's Masquerade Ball
Ryoko invites Ataru over for a masquerade and Mendo gets a billion
others to also show up for a masquerade battle. Ataru tries desperately
to get to Ryoko despite the attempts of Lum, Mendo, and others.
Uchuu kaze panikku!
Space Cold Panic!
Lum catches a cold from her daddy when he visits and she wears a surgeons
mask to keep the virus from spreading. Megane and friends pay Ataru to
get them Lum's mask since it was on Lum's face, but it turns out the virus
has a weird effect on humans. It causes contacted areas to become orange-green
Ryunosuke toujou! Umi ga suki!!
Ryunosuke Arrives! I Love the Sea!
First appearance of Ryunosuke and her father Mr. Fujinami. Ataru, Lum,
Shinobu, and Mendo go to the beach and meet Ryu and her dad who break
into fights every few minutes. Next day Ryu and dad show up at school
for Mr. Fujinami just got a job running the bookstore, and we continue
to hear more of Ryu's problem of wanting to be feminine.
Sayonara no kisetsu
Ataru and Megane spend an afternoon talking and Shinobu eavesdrops
on the conversation which makes everyone think Ataru is going to give
up Lum to someone. Shinobu believes Mendo will be the first choice so
she sends a secret force out to intercept Ataru but Megane shows up to
see Ataru gets to school and deliver a speech that shocks everyone.
Ran-chan no deeto taisaku ikusa!
Ran-chan's Great Date Plan
Ran meets and falls in love with Ryu and asks Ryu out on a date. Ryu
agrees because she wants to learn how to be feminine by watching Ran.
Despite Lum and Ataru's efforts, Ran refuses to believe Ryu is a girl.
Happi baasudee mai daarin
Happy Birthday My Darling
It's Ataru's birthday and Lum wants to know what he wants. He wants to
be free from her for at least his birthday. So Ataru goes through the
entire day never meeting Lum till an accidental meeting at night when
he's happy to meet her.
Jigoku no kyampu ni tougenkyou wo mita!
Seeing Shangri-La as a Hell Camp!
Lum, Ataru, Mendo, Megane, and Perm are camping. Mendo, Megane, and
Perm painfully find out Lum's cooking is terribly hot and spicy; and Ataru,
Mendo, and Perm set out at night to go hunting. They find a rabbit, bit
it tries to offer other meaning of getting food. Next day, the kids are
fishing and discover a huge peach and Cherry, Cherry shows them where
to get the peaches and they end up meeting some priests and having a race.
Hanamako no na wa Ryunosuke
The Groom's Name is Ryunosuke
Kurama's karas-tengus meet Ryu and decide she's perfect for their princess,
until they discover Ryu's a girl. So they get a sex change gun which accidentally
Bindzume retaa umibeno kai!
Bottled Letter Seashore Mystery
Lum, Ataru, Ten, Shinobu, and Mendo are vacationing at the seashore. The
boys each get a bottles love letter from a young woman who convinces them
to stay at a weird hotel run by an old woman and a giant man.
Gekiretsu toujou! Mizunokoji Ton-chan!
Dramatic Appearance! Mizunokoji Ton-chan!
First appearance of Ton-chan (Tobimaro). He is first seen hit in the face
with a baseball, which he swallows. Tobimaro is Mendo's childhood rival
and Ryoko's love interest as we find out in this episode.
Shinobu no shinderera sutorrii
Shinobu's Cinderella Story
Shinobu helps a handsome dashing young man hide from some ugly dagger
street rejects. Buts the goons continue to track both Shinobu and the
man. Even some police are after the man, and Ataru, Lum, Megane and friends
get into the act.
Lum-chan no ryuunakihankou
Lum-chan the Ruthless Rebel
Lum, Ataru, Mendo, Ryu, Shinobu, and Lum's Stormtroopers make a movie
featuring Lum, Shinobu, Ryu, Mendo, and Perm as super powered beings with
Ataru as the saint of love.
Taishoubu! Sakura vs. Sakuranbo!!
The Big Showdown! Sakura vs. Sakuranbo
One day, Lum makes some of her wonderful cooking for Ataru. But Sakura
and Cherry show up and have a psychic battle.
Kaidan! Yanagi no ojiji!!
Ghost Story! Old Man Willow!
Onsen-Mark tells the students a few ghost stories related to the high
school, in particular, about a willow tree. In mock of the story, Ataru
writes "Mendo's an idiot" on the willow in marker. The tree sprouts forth
an old man who tries to avenge itself on Ataru by tricking him into searching
for treasure on the school grounds. But Mendo and Onsen-Mark are also
at the school that night checking about ghost stories.
Soshite daremo inakunattaccha!?
And Then There Were None
Lum, Ataru, Shinobu, Mendo, Onsen-Mark, Sakura, Cherry, and Lum's guard
are all at a mansion on an Island by invitation. by and by our friends
are each found dead until only Ataru is left.
Hikeshi mama sanjou!
Firefighter Mommy Visits!
First appearance of Ten-chan's mother who is a fire fighter. She gives
Ataru a bell to ring in case he happens to find a fire that needs extinguishing,
namely one by Ten-chan. Ten desperately tries to fry Ataru without letting
him ring the bell, but Mother keeps popping up with a storm of water.
Darrin ga shinjau!?
Ran makes some special cakes for Rei for a picnic. These act as about
10 times the food they are. Ataru accidentally eats one of these and goes
under. Lum trues desperately to save Darling and ends up trying to track
down Ran in another world to find a cure.