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Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 1 by [Rumiko Takahashi]

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The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi’s career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan’s prestigious New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another—Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel.

Takahashi was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 2018. In 2019, she won the Grand Prix at FIDB Angoulême. She won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for
Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film. Takahashi’s manga, as well as the other formats her work has been adapted into, have continued to delight generations of fans around the world. Distinguished by her wonderfully endearing characters, Takahashi’s work adeptly incorporates a wide variety of elements such as comedy, romance, fantasy, and martial arts. While her series are difficult to pin down into one simple genre, the signature style she has created has come to be known as the “Rumic World.” Rumiko Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga. Many of her titles, including Mermaid Saga and her current series RIN-NE, are available in North America from VIZ Media. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07NDP4FHB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ VIZ Media: VIZ Signature (February 19, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 19, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 248421 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
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The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper Right to Left orientation of an absolute classic!
By lordnahte2 on February 21, 2019
Urusei Yatsura is an absolute classic manga that is sadly overlooked recently. The first breakout hit from world renound mangaka Rumiko Takahashi, it tells the story of the lecherous Ataru Moroboshi and his misadventures with many potential love interests, including Shinobu, a childhood friend who he seems to love, but can't stop looking away to other women, and Lum, an Oni who challenges Ataru at the beginning of the series to best her at the Game of the Oni (tag) for the stake of the planet, and ends up mistakingly believing Ataru wants to marry her.

Lum is often seen as one of the original Tsundere type characters, and along with Akane Tendo from another Takahashi series Ranma 1/2, helped form what we think of the term today. This reprint is the first time we will have this manga in the proper, right to left orientation and will be a chance to finish a series that was cancelled part way through on its first run. If you like other Takahashi series, want to understand one of the more influential series in the genre, or just plain love good comedy, this is a book I would highly recommend!
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Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on March 24, 2019
Urusei Yatsura é a primeira obra de Rumiko Takahashi (autora também de Ranma 1/2 e InuYasha). Ataru Moroboshi é escolhido aleatoriamente para proteger a Terra de uma invasão alienígena. Para deixar as coisas de uma forma mais justa, ele deve participar de uma competição (pega-pega) contra uma representante da raça Oni, a princesa Lum. Se ele conseguir tocar nos chifres da Lum, os alienígenas deixam o planeta em paz. Shinobu, a namorada de Ataru diz que se ele vencer, ela se casará com ele. Ao término da competição, Ataru celebra sua vitória dizendo que irá se casar e Lum interpreta isso como um pedido, apaixonando por ele e se mudando para sua casa. É o ínicio de uma comédia romântica pra lá de bizarra e divertida, com muitas desaventuras. Também vale a pena assistir a adaptação em anime. A VIZ publicou o mangá de forma incompleta nos anos 90 e depois de bastante tempo ele retorna, em uma edição 2 em 1 (baseada na versão shinsoban).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grande sucesso de Takahashi publicado pela primeira vez na íntegra nos EUA
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grande sucesso de Takahashi publicado pela primeira vez na íntegra nos EUA
Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on June 10, 2022
Depois de duas tentativas frustradas nos anos 1990 a Viz Media lança novamente o mangá "Urusei Yatsura" de Rumiko Takahashi, mais conhecida por aqui pelas séries "Ranma 1/2" e "Inu Yasha".

Acredito que a Viz quebrou a cara na primeira e segunda vez pq tentou empurrar para o leitor americano uma série semanal no formato comic mensal, de modo que muitos leitores simplesmente se cansaram ou não viam vantagem em acompanhar uma série tão longa num ritmo tão devagar.

Fora isso, colecionar essa série em inglês é meio que um tormento porque a série original "LUM⭐URUSEI YATSURA'" saiu originalmente no formato comic americano com um capítulo cada e parou no #8. Depois de um tempo a série voltou com o nome "THE RETURN OF LUM URUSEI YATSURA" e continuou até o volume 11 da coletânea japonesa, mas como muitos episódios foram cortados, apenas 9 volumes em inglês foram publicados, ou seja, uma tremenda bagunça!

Dessa vez a Viz resolveu fazer a coisa direito e vai lançar a coleção completa no formato Omnibus ou seja, grandes volumes de ~400 páginas que até lembram o wideban japonês com nova tradução e diagramação original japonesa (leitura da direita para esquerda).

Por ser a primeira série produzida por Takahashi (na época com 21 anos) o enredo e o ritmo das primeiras histórias de Lum mostram uma artista cheia de energia e entusiasmo, mas ainda meio inexperiente na arte de criar uma narrativa "redonda" e bem elaborada, mas com o passar do tempo ela melhora muito chegando no seu ápice na série Ranma 1/2.

Ou seja, alguns podem não achar Lum Urusei Yatsura tão bom quanto Ranma 1/2, mas nos dias de hoje quando se fala tanto de empoderamento feminino a princesa dos demônios não deixa de ter um certo charme e brilho próprio com sua mistura de paixão, impulsividade, determinação e é claro, bastante ciúme e compreensão para amar um tipo tranqueira como Ataru Moroboshi.

Mas como dizem por ai o amor é cego — né?
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