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!

Our discussion on Urusei Yatsura Volume 10 was so long we had to split it up across multiple recordings for different parts! This discussion is an interesting mix of different recordings in of itself, because we had originally discussed the first two chapters in this episode, the “Love Letter Trouble” two-parter, at the tail end of our previous recording that you heard in our last episode, and our discussion of the remaining chapters in the volume was split down the middle into two different recordings because of an audio mishap on AC’s end that froze his Audacity during our discussion of the “Lover Thief”  two-parter. All this to say that this episode is still kind of a weird frankenstein of different recordings, which is why you may hear some differences in the audio during different parts of it. That said, I think the sum of these parts still makes for an excellent episode and discussion of the chapters included in the second half of UY’s 10th omnibus volume, effectively the 20th volume of the original tankobons!

We talk about a really uneven collection of chapters in this one, featuring a lotta stories about love troubles! We’ve got Ryoko trying to run the bases with Tobimaro, starcrossed peach spirits who can’t get a head, ghost girls with puppy love, giant octopuses gone wild, Kurama’s last-ditch attempt to get laid, and even some character development for Rei?! It’s a wild ride as we go over some really great chapters, as well as one of the series’ absolute worst! Which of these stories did we love and which one did we loathe? You’ll just have to tune in and join us as we go on another journey into the lovely world of Urusei Yatsura!



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PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

00:20 – Intro 

03:54 – Love Letter Trouble – Part 1
11:18 – Love Letter Trouble – Part 2
17:53 – The Way of Love
26:52 – The Splendid Dance of Falling Leaves
33:03 – Love Knows No Barriers
48:17 – Lover Thief – Part 1
58:02 – Lover Thief – Part 2
1:02:03 – When Love Strikes
1:09:05 – Youth Rugby Hell
1:16:50 – The Flying Girl
1:24:00 – Magic Realm! Jungle of Terror

1:29:17 – Urusei Yatsura Data File 20 

1:34:43 – Final Thoughts on Volume 10

1:37:11 – Wrap-up

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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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