|Originally Published in:
||Shonen Sunday 1982 Vol. 5 - 20|
|Published in English as:
(New Year Party at the Mendo Mansion)
Ataru, Mendo, Shinobu, Lum and Ten explore the maze-like and booby trap
laiden Mendo family household. It turns out to be layed out like a giant
parcheesi game with our five protagonists as the game pieces.
Tabi no yuki daruma jiyou wa
(Tales of the Wandering Snowman)
A snowman crash lands on Earth. Ten tries to melt it with his fire breath
but instead flaming Ataru who proceeds to beat up Ten. The snowman gets
to thinking that Ataru is defending it so it follows him everywhere. It
appears to Ataru one night under the illusion that it is a cute young
girl which is when Ataru begins to pay attention. But to everyone else
it looks like Ataru's playing with a snowman.
Kiisa tenhe no deiri o kinzu
(Stay Out of Our Tea Shop!!)
The students of Tomobiki High play hookey and hang out at a newly
opened tea shop nearby. The teachers start a war with the students in
a tea shop causing the shop to eventually close up for good.
Shojihin kensa da!
Lum brings a giant war robot to school to be her school bag and carry
her stuff. The robot only wants war. The teachers meanwhile lead a spree
of inspecting all lockers and confiscating students belongings. The war
mongering robot tries to escalate the fight between students and teachers.
(That Old Class of Mine)
Lum has a reunion party in class. Benten, Oyuki and a lots of weird-looking
aliens show up. Onsen-Mark seems to be the only one who wasn't let in
on it and tries to get the principal to help him take action. The principal
is unusually calm about the whole thing.
Madowaji no BARENTAIN
It's Valentine's day in Tomobiki. Ataru is a bit worried that he hasn't
gotten any valentines from the other girls. But when it seems even Lum
has forsaken him, Ataru becomes depressed, especially after she gives
one to Mendo. But later on, she surprises him with a giant valentine.
Inochi kakemasu, jyukyauchuu
(Risking Life During Classtime)
Onsen-Mark fed up with his rambuctious class threatens detention to anyone
who talks during class, no excuses. Ten comes for revenge against Ataru
and his class buddies, but becomes really pissed off that everyone is
ignoring him. Ten's full fury of tricks are unleashed upon the class while
everyone else tries to keep quiet for fear of detention.
Mendo kyoudai - sono 1
(Mendo Brother and Sister - Part 1)
Ryoko, Shuutaro Mendo's manipulative sister is introduced in this story.
It soon becomes evident that sadism and practical jokes are her trademarks.
Mendo kyoudai - sono 2
(Mendo Brother and Sister - Part 2)
To aggrivate her brother, Ryoko arranges a Romeo and Juliet-type rendevous
with Ataru Moroboshi. Ataru goes through all kinds of peril to get to
her as Lum and Mendo with his black-glasses wearing servants try to stop
Seeraafuku yo, konnichi wa!
(Hello Sailor Suits!)
Ryoko's kuroko come into the Moroboshi home and perform a marionette play
which serves as an invitation to Ataru. Every morning since then, Ataru
visits Ryoko, but he is beginning to act strange, almost lifeless. Later
we find that Ryoko and her school friends have been using Ataru as a ginea
pig for hypnosis experiments.
Ten kara no okurimono!
(A Present From Ten)
Lum, Ran, Shinobu and Ran are all having a chat at a local cafe. Ten takes
out a little ball with an eye on it which is supposed to tell you who
your destined mate is. The girls each try it. Lum sees Rei, Ran sees Ataru,
Shinobu sees Tsubame and Sakura sees both Mendo and Ataru. The guys show
up and soon all hell breaks between them. But we soon find out that these
catchballs were the wrong kind.