Hello, darlings! Welcome to the return of our Urusei Yatsura podcast, Lum Squad! Well, technically we already returned in last month’s episode, but there was actually a year-long break in between  recording that and this episode! Think of it as like how there was a break between Viz’s original publication of “Lum” that prompted their continuation being re-titled “The Return of Lum.” Except we’re not re-titling this podcast; it didn’t work in the 90’s and it ain’t happening now.

Anyways, because it’d been so long since AC and I recorded the show, we decided to spend this episode going through all the UY volumes Viz has released in the past year and share our thoughts on them! We discuss our favorite chapters, characters, the translation, lettering, and pretty much everything! Oh, and you KNOW we ranted about the whole “Hot Springs Emblem” situation. I really hope Viz reconsiders that name…

Afterward, we dive into the Urusei Yatsura fan community, exploring its history and current state now! Look forward to our next episode where we’ll dive into our experiences collecting Urusei Yatsura merch and memorabilia!

Oh, and of course, if you haven’t heard the news that Discotek has relicensed the Urusei Yatsura movies and plans to release them on streaming and blu-ray later this year – yeah, that’s happening! We’re more than excited and looking forward to discussing the new and the films in future episodes!

Music Featured:

“Kokoroboisona” from Jam Trip: Urusei Yatsura (Vol. 1)
“Uchuu wa Tai Hen Da! DA DA Mix” from Shudai-ka Best 10 Remix ~ Dance Tracks

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @Lum_Squad, on tumblr at lumsquad.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube! You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content! If there are any topics you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at lumsquadpod@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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