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Urusei Yatsura (Those Obnoxious Aliens) Review & Characters – The Mother of All Rom-coms

Based on a 1978 manga by the same name, Ususei Yatsura’s anime adaption first saw the light of dawn in 1981, and was an instant hit. It was the first major success of writer and filmmaker Oshii Mamoru, who later made huge success with his groundbreaking movies Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor 2: The Movie. The latter half of the anime 195 episodes saw Yamazaki Kazuo, who participated in a lot of high-profile anime project, taking over the role of director. Apart from the original anime, the Urusei Yatsura franchise also spawned six movies as well as twelve OVAs, an indicator of the show’s enormous success.

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