107 - 127
From April 18, 1984
Opening Theme: Pajama Jama da!
Ending Theme: Koi no Mobius
Now THIS is what I'm talking about! The animators around this point are
at the top of their game. It's so good that I have a hard time going back
to the earlier seasons where things are a bit lower in quality. Animation-wise
many of these episodes are so gorgeous they reach OVA quality (by 1984
standards). Fuji TV and Kitty must have really been pumping a lot of money
into the franchise by 1984 since these episodes look really expensive
and drama really take all the best from Takahashi's manga, and improve
upon it. There
are a few missteps such as the episode with Ryuunosuke and Benten (they
were supposed to meet later in the series in one of Takahashi's stories)
but my complaints are few.
Yamazaki did start to take over directing at this point, and it really
shows. While Yamazaki may claim that he wasn't too good at directing movies,
I can find no fault with his directing for television. I
can only hope AnimEigo gets around to this season so that English-speaking
UY fans can what they've been missing out on.
Mason's 10 favorite episodes:
- (113) Great Horrors! Oyuki is Finally Angered!
- (119) Ghostbusting! Exorcising the Beautiful Sakura!
- (121) Here Again! The Hunter of Love, Princess Kurama
- (110) The Indelible Magic Lipstick
- (118) Great Achievement! The Film of Lum-chan's Youth
- (125) Pool Spooks! Burning with Forbidden Love
- (107) Dimensional Switch, Where's Darling?
- (116) Love and War! Battle of Glove vs. Pants!!
- (122) The Fox's Unrequited Love
- (127) Where is Love's Home? Kuriko and Chojuro
(111) Deadly Combat! The Mendo Family's Flower Display Death Match
(114) Ten-chan's Wonderful Love Story
(115) Haunted House Special! Quest for Mendo Estate Treasure!
(117) Lum-chan's Becoming a Cow?
(124) The Stairs! Footsteps in the Girls Dorm!!
Ijigen kuukan daarin wa doko daccha!?
Dimensional Switch, Where's Darling?
Lum and Ataru are walking in a park and Lum goes through a dimensional
warp door. Lum locates the door and arrive at various parallel worlds
of Tomobiki, in one of which Ataru lost the tag game.
Gekitotsu!! Joouheika to ai no ragaaman
Crash! Her Ladyship and the Football of Love
At school, the boys and Ryunosuke are playing rugby in P.E. class when
the football is switched for a UFO shaped like a football which is visiting
Earth. Ryu, Lum and ataru are taken inside the UFO and Ataru chases the
UFO's princess while Lum chases Ataru.
Ran-chan·hatsu kissu namida, namida no koi no aji
Ran-chan, Tasting the Tearful Love of a First Kiss
Ran bakes some fish food snack with a special ingredient that should cause
Rei to kiss her when he eats them.
Ki·e·na·i ruuju majikku
The Indelible Magic Lipstick
Lum makes some lipstick that cannot be rubbed off, and works like a magnet
when two people put the lipstick on. Lum tries to use it on Ataru but
he swipes it from her and tries to use it at school the next day. However,
so does everyone else.
Shitou! Mendo-ke hana ken desu macchi
Deadly Combat! The Mendo Family's Flower Display Death Match
Something has been causing trouble with it's late night snacking anywhere
it pleases, and it turns out to be Ryoko's pet cherry blossom tree. When
the tree eats a leg off each of Shutaro's octopi, he stages a wrestling
match between his secret police and Ryoko's tree. But Ataru and Lum get
in on the fight.
Benten; Ryunosuke ashita ni mukatte hashire
Benten & Ryunosuke; Run for the Morrow
Benten and Ryunosuke meet a
small girl who loses her kitten. The two swipe a biker gang leader's bike
to go after it and end up getting the whole gang after them.
Daikyofu! Oyuki tsui ni okoru!!
Great Horrors! Oyuki is Finally Angered!
A snow lemming from Oyuki's planet accidentally comes home with Ran and
starts causing her great problems. Lum, Oyuki, and Benten show up to try
and help, but the only result is a fight between Benten and Ran. Finally
everyone calms down, but now Oyuki has to scold the lemming.
Ten-chan no fushigi na koi no monogatari
Ten-chan's Wonderful Love Story
Jariten meets a ghost girl who very much wants to hug a puppy, but
because she's ethereal, she can't. So Jariten tries to help her by letting
her posses his body.
Makyou spesharu! Mendo yashiki no zaihou wo sagase!!
Haunted House Special! Quest for Mendo Estate Treasure!
Mendo's great-grandfather sends Shutaro on a treasure hunt for the Mendo
mask, and Ataru, Lum, Shinobu, and Lum's Guard come along as they all
go across ice plains, through forests, and an amusement park to finally
find the mask.
Ai to toukoun! Gurobbu vs pantsu no kettou!!
Love & War! Battle of Glove vs. Pants!!
Ataru dons a magical glove in order to bop Jariten, but the glove is part
of a magical pair. When Ataru finally dons the both, he is bestowed with
an amazing and uncontrollable ability to super punch anyone coming close
to him. Sakura and Cherry prescribe one way to remove the gloves. Have
a match; to which Megane shows up in magical wrestler's pants and Mendo
in another magical outfit.
Lum-chan ushi ni naru!?
Lum-chan's Becoming a Cow?
In a pet store, Lum is bit by a cow, which she zaps. In the following
days, she feels she is turning into a were-cow and a change in her horns
seems to indicate this.
Doudou kansei! Kore ga Lum-chan no seishun eiga
Great Achievement! The Film of Lum-chan's Youth
Ataru, Lum, Mendo, Shinobu, and Lum's Guard are making a love story movie
about Lum. Ataru and Lum are lovers but because of Ataru's infidelity,
Lum goes off with Mendo and Ataru tries desperately to get her back. In
the end, Mendo, Ataru, and Shinobu are not at all pleased with the movie
and attack Megane.
Youkai taisan! Adesugata Sakura no oharai!!
Ghostbusting! Exorcising the Beautiful Sakura!
At school, Sakura's office is full of demons that she can't get rid of
because Cherry is using her wand of papers to exorcise a sake drinking
demon. Ataru goes off to find the wand. And finds Cherry in the middle
of exorcising and ensues in a fight with Ten and a cat. Ataru runs off
with the wand and Jariten flies off with the demon who is trapped in a
bottle. Sakura eventually gets her wand back and she needs it because
Ten and Lum free the demon not knowing what it is.
Gensei doubutsu no gyakushuu! Puurusaido wa oosawagi
Attack of the Protozoa! Panic at the Poolside
The students are cleaning the school's swimming pool when Jariten shows
up and proves to be a real pest. After a fashion, Jariten presents some
protozoa seeds. The pool is suddenly flooded and the seeds grow into a
giant protozoa that swallows Ataru and Mendo into a other natural world
where they meet Adam and Eve.
Matamata toujou! Ai no karyuudo Kurama-hime
Here Again! The Hunter of Love, Princess Kurama
Princess Kurama uses a compter to find a lover and gets Rei. She steals
Rei from Ran so Ran gets Lum to help, but Ataru shows up to make things
worse. Finally Kurama forgets about Rei when she sees him turn into a
Kitsune no kata omoi koisure dosetsunaku...
The Fox's Unrequited Love
First episode with Kitsune, the little fox who loves Shinobu and can sort
of polymorph. Kitsune comes to Tomobiki and is saved by Shinobu from some
dogs. Falling in love with Shinobu, Kitsune goes to school the next day
to be with her and because of his polymorphing he causes a bit of confusion
Ryunosuke bo sa! Wagako koishii ya ganseki no haha!!
Ryunosuke Confused! Solid Rock Mother Cherishes Her Young Pebble!
During a vacation at the beach, Ryunosuke meets a woman who greets Ryu
as her child. But this woman acts a little odd and doesn't say much. Unfortunately,
at the end, the woman turns out to be a metamorphic turtle who was looking
for her turtle child, who was disguised as a rock but is found at the
Kaidan! Karaan koroon joshiryou!!
The Stairs! Footsteps in the Girls Dorm!
Ataru tells Jariten a old ghost story about a spirit who appears as a
beautiful woman then seduces and kills men. She is noted by a lantern
she carries and a wooden clanking sound. That night, and nights after,
despite Lum's efforts, Ataru is spirited away by a ghostly lantern, but
returns every morning claiming to have been to paradise. So one night,
Lum, Mendo, Ten, and Cherry follow Ataru.
Puuru youkai! Yurusare nu koi ni moete!!
Pool Spooks! Burning with Forbidden Love
Lum, Ataru, Shinobu, Mendo, and Jariten are at a beachside hotel pool.
Lum trying to improve Jariten swimming with a device that looks likes
a fish. When attached to someone's stomach, it propels in the opposite
direction one is swimming in order to build strength. Accidentally this
gets attached to Ataru which makes it difficult to have fun swimming.
In the second part, we meet the little pool demon from an earlier story
who is in an aquarium. He's trying to get his blowfish girlfriend back
from a nasty shark wearing sunglasses, so the kids offer to help.
Ran-chan panikku Tomobiki-cho ni ashita wa nai
Ran-chan's Panic: No Tomorrow for Tomobiki
Ran buys a spiked pearl to give to Rei, but it slips through a rip in
her pouch and Kotatsu finds it. When Ran realizes it's gone, she gets
everyone into a panic because this pearl can go supernova. Ataru lets
that knowledge slip out while asking a policeman about the pearl and the
town goes into a panic blaming Ataru.
Ai no tsumi ka wa izuko? Kuriko to Chojuro
Where is Love's Home? Kuriko and Chojuro
While picking fruits in an orchard, Lum discovers a living fruit that
wants to be with another living fruit it loves. By sitting on a person's
head, these two fruits can posses a person somewhat, but no completely.
So a struggle ensues as to who will bear the fruits so that they may be