Hello, darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura!
Since we covered the manga on our first episode, for our second installment we’re diving deep into the anime! We explore the anime’s production history, how the show changes over its run, the incredible production staff and vocal talent on the show, and tons more! Plus, we rant about Mamoru Oshii’s influence and question common assertions made about the show’s quality, while sharing some thoughts on the show’s eclectic musical score. To top it off, we answer a ton of fan questions, and talk about our favorite episodes of the show! All in all, we spend two and a half hours discussing the anime, and we’ve barely even scratched the surface of stuff we plan to cover in future episodes!
00:00 – Intro & Updates
02:32 – An Introduction to the Anime
06:19 – Lum’s Love Song
09:06 – Shinobu Miyake: A Character Analysis
15:32 – The Shift From Two-Story to Single-Story Episodes
19:33 – The Cultural Impact of the Anime
29:51 – Urusei Yatsura in the U.S.
37:18 – Specials
39:30 – How the Anime Changed Over Time
41:47 – Mamoru Oshii, Kentaro Yamazaki, and the Production Staff of Urusei Yatsura
1:07:12 – Our History with the Anime
1:26:22 – Our Thoughts on the Tachiguishi and Backdoor Pilots
1:30:40 – “Which Animation Style Do You Prefer: Pierrot or Dean?”
1:32:44 – Cindy and the Musical Talent of Urusei Yatsura
1:36:24 – “Do You Think Urusei Yatsura Would Ever Work as a Live-Action TV Show?”
1:41:35 – Urusei Yatsura Hentai
1:43:13 – “Was There Any Episode You Didn’t Like Initially, but Liked It the Second Time (or Vice-Versa)?”
1:57:00 – “Do You Guys Think the Relationship Between Lum & Ataru is Different Between the Manga and the Anime?”
2:01:05 – “Least Favorite Episode?”
2:08:00 – “What Period of the Show Do You Enjoy the Most?”
2:10:15 – “What is Urusei Yatsura’s Popularity in Japan?”
2:11:58 – Ataru Moroboshi, Ryo Saeba, and 80s Anime Protagonists
2:14:18 – Library Availability of Urusei Yatsura
2:15:40 – “What Would You Change About the Anime if You Could?”
2:21:05 – Our Favorite Episodes of Urusei Yatsura
2:34:43 – Wrap-Up & Future Plans
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