|Originally Published in:
||Shonen Sunday 1982 Vol. 15 - 29|
|Published in English as:
Suupaa Musashi, tenmade datsushiyu!
The cast of Urusei Yatsura are placed in the early 1600's into a parody
of Japanese samurai movies and mostly the historical tale of Miyamoto
Musashi one of the most reknowned Japanese warriors of all time. Onsen-Mark
is the vagabond Musashi who aspires to be famous, Ataru is a cattle and
food thief and Lum is his alien wife, and Mendo is the wandering samurai
Kojirou. This part begins the Musashi story to be continued in the next
Musashi, tadaima shugyochou
(Musashi, In Training!!)
Still in the Musashi tale, Ataru is travelling all over Japan stealing
food. Lum, Cherry and Ten are on a hunt for him but soon they become his
accomplices. Sakura's character, her sister played by Shinobu, Mendo and
Onsen-mark have all become fugitives along with Ataru.
Dametsuko Musashi otoko yanaika!!
(Bad Boy Musashi, You're No Man!!)
Ataru is still on the loose sampling famous foods from all the major areas
of Japan. The party of travellers are hunting Ataru all over Japan. To
raise money they become an intinerant circus troup. They eventually part
ways, and then find each other once again.
Ryuuseiou no Kyofu!?
(Terror of the Willow Ghost!?)
Onsen-Mark tells the students of a vengeful tree spirit that resides in
a tree in the schoolyard which came out when students tried to deface
it. Ataru carves a diagram which has an octopus face crying "waan! kurai
yo, semai yo, kowai yo!!"(obviously ridiculing Mendo). Out comes an old
looking spirit with the same diagram on his back looking to have his revenge
and of course Mendo isn't too happy to see this old man insulting his
(Ten's Big Moment)
Ten's really tired of being bullied by Ataru. Cherry gives him what are
supposed to be strengtening wooden shoes but they only prove to be too
heavy for Ten to move properly. So it becomes even easier for Ataru to
pick on him. Lum gives him restraints which are supposed to help but only
make matters worse.
Kaseki no hekichi
Lum, Ataru, Shinobu, Mendo and Ten are having a picnic in the mountains,
which happen to be Cherry's training grounds. Ten and Lum uncover a lot
of fossils. Lum brings the bunch of fossils to life which makes a really
freaky looking creature. Ten rides him all over the hills running into
a group of documentary TV crew searching for the mysterious monk of the
mountains. Cherry and the fossil creature lead them on a chase.
Alien toothaches are actuall contagious. Ten gets one and bites Ataru
because he teases him. Now Ataru has a toothache and finds out that it'll
go away if you bite 5 people. Then all hell breaks loose. Lum wants to
help, but Ataru's afraid that Lum's cure could be worse than the disease.
Yubune ni ukabu zeni no hana o nagase
Ataru gets a part-time job at an alien bathouse in a weird part of
town that appears to be within an alien dimension. He tries to look over
to the women's side but Lum blocks his path. Ataru finds a way to swim
to the other side, but his luck doesn't exactly change for the better.
Fuufuu genka shimatsusa
(Husband and Wife Fundemental Mangement)
Lum's father gets kicked out of the house/ship by his wife. He lodges
with the Moroboshi's who find him to be a major pain in the neck, but
since he's such an intimidating figure everyone's too nervous to object.
He lectures Ataru's class about what it means to be a man, but spends
much of the time getting his marital frustrations off his chest. Lum's
mom shows up and gives him a good beating.
Tanuki ga "tsuru no angaeshi"
(The Greatful Raccoon)
Ataru helps a crane out of a bear trap, but it turns out to be a racoon
named Oshima. Oshima secretly follows him home to return the favor, just
like in an old fairy tale "The Grateful Crane". The raccoon
tries to repay Ataru, but he's good for nothing and just becomes a nuiscance.
(Mendo Household Masquerade Ball/War)
Ryoko holds a masquerade ball, which turns out to have nothing to do with
dancing, but rather a martial arts competition in which everyone is given
silly masks and weapons of choice. The prize is a kiss from Ryoko. It
then becomes a violent free-for-all as the whole cast start beating each
other up with hammers, clubs, axes, swords and more.