What is Urusei Yatsura?

To submit an article to this page. Send it to mason@proulx.ca with the subject line "Article for Tomobiki-cho". It can be from a magazine, web article or written by you, but it must be related to Urusei Yatsura or Rumiko Takahashi. Need ideas?

The Tomobiki, Lum, and the End of Forever:
An Analysis of Urusei Yatsura Movie 4

by Nathaniel Rudiak-Gould
An in-depth essay which attempts to clarify once and for all what is possibly the most obtuse commercial anime film ever created, Lum the Forever.

The History of Tomobiki-cho:
The Urusei Yatsura Web Site

by Mason Proulx
I'm being a bit self-serving by posting this, but it is an interesting article if you've ever wondered how this site came to be, and how it has evolved over the past 6 years.

Yamazaki on UY and Lum the Forever
by Paul Corrigan
In light of a 1997 panel discussion with Urusei Yatsura director Kazuo Yamazaki, we analyze the motives behind the final season of Urusei Yatsura and the cryptic 4th movie 'Lum the Forever'. A must-read for anyone who's seen the movie.

Rumiko Takahashi, Princess of the Manga
by Toren Smith (Studio Proteus)
Pro fanboy Toren Smith's well-circulated and in-depth article about Takahashi, creator of Urusei Yatsura. A bit old, but still a worthy read for any initiate to the cult of Takahashi.

Hunting the Wild Urusei Yatsura Anime
by Anthony D. Baranyi
One fan's experiences in searching for uncommon Urusei Yatsura goods. Although this article is a few years out of date, it still contains some helpful information for those who are just starting to expand their collection of Urusei Yatsura stuff.

The Dust Covered Graphic Novel
by Michael Ward
A story like many others, here Michael recounts what made him into the bonafide Urusei Yatsura fanatic he's become.


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Music Capsule
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