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Lum: Urusei Yatsura. Perfect Collection (Urusei Yatsura, #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Book by Takahashi, Rumiko
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 5th 1997 by Viz Media (first published June 1989)
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Mike MacDee
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Simpsons of the anime/manga world, at least until Ranma 1/2 came out. Ataru, a local high school kid with a lecherous streak a mile long, becomes the savior of humanity when a race of invaders tries to take over the earth. Somehow the ordeal ends with him engaged to the chief invader's daughter, Lum, who moves right into his house. From there her annoying alien friends, family, and enemies keep dropping by Ataru's place to wreak havoc in the neighborhood. It's cute, funny, and sometimes even ...more
Oct 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Not everyone will like Lum & the crazy antics that abound in Takahashi's first major series. It's a gem in the rough with some parts of it that obviously need a bit of polishing up, which does occur as the series progresses & Takahashi gets used to writing for a long-running series.

The book starts off with the unlucky & letcherous Ataru coming home from school only to discover that he's been chosen to be the champion of Earth. His challenge? To take the head invader's beautiful daug
Jul 07, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I found this volume at a convention. I've never seen it at any stores although I bet you could order one. It is the original Lum stories (before Return of Lum) and it helps to have read Takahashi's Rumic Trilogy collections of short stories to get the in-jokes with the characters that keep showing up in the background like the fish men. This is early work by Takahashi and frankly, it's not as good as the work she has gone on to do in later years. It has her witty and irreverant take on folktales ...more
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Urusei Yatsura (or Lamu', as it is known in Italy) is an extraordinary funny shonen. Ataru and Lamu' will bring, surrounded by absurd friends and other characters, all the readers in a fantastic world where it will be possible to learn about Japanese mythology and traditions having fun.The characters are just adorable, the way they are drawn is the typical Rumiko Takahashi's style, which hasn't incredibly changed until today (with Inu Yasha). The story plot is somehow similar to the one of Ranma ...more
Nicole Hanafin
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was by Rumiko Takahashi so I had to grab it from the library. Great to read some of her earlier works! (think it was before Ranma but not 100% on that) This ends not the way you would think but it is a great (and quick) read, even though it's the size of a dictionary.
Mar 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
First read Jan 1998

Going back for a visit with Lum! Re-reading it, it is pretty crazy!
Mar 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Funny and it's the only old manga that I really like.
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Classic Takahashi hijinx. Can get a bit dull and repetitive, but there's still something delightful about her simple illustrations and recurring themes.
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Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子) was born in Niigata, Japan. She is not only one of the richest women in Japan but also one of the top paid manga artists. She is also the most successful female comic artist in history. She has been writing manga non-stop for 31 years.

Rumiko Takahashi is one of the wealthiest women in Japan. The manga she creates (and its anime adaptations) are very popular in the United