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!

We’re approaching the 2/3rds mark of the series’ volume count as we head into the first half of the 11th omnibus! Not only that, we’re entering one of the strongest periods for the series to date, and this volume in particular is filled with classic chapters that offered so much to talk about that we went on for two hours on just the first half alone! We had good reason to, however, as we discuss iconic stories like the “Blue-White Flames of Anger” arc and pivotal character-building chapters centered on Ataru and Lum’s relationship like “The Glove of Love and Conflict” and the deceptively emotional “Lum Becomes a Cow!”

We also discuss the various hilarious chapters in-between, from the absurdly extravagant festive farce of Mendo’s Christmas Party to transformation antics gone unthinkably wrong! We also spend a lot of time discussing recurring themes and notable details that pervade the series in these chapters, like Kosuke and Torajima becoming more prominent, the Ryunosuke/Shinobu ship, the differences between Lum and Oyuki as alien royalty, the shift in Lum’s relationships with both her friend group and Shinobu, and a whole lot more!

It’s a podcast stuffed full of surprises and while we haven’t hidden a bomb inside, we still think you’ll have a blast!



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PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

00:24 – Intro & Overview of Volume 11
03:18 – Movie blu-ray Updates!
04:22 – Urusei Yatsura’s Resurgence in Popularity & Connection to Vaporwave

08:27 – Secret Spot! Palatial Cake of Horrors
18:43 – Get in Shape with Hanetsuki
30:26 – The Thorny Road of the Performing Arts
38:41 – The Glove of Love and Conflict
53:47 – Blue-White Flames of Anger – Part 1
1:01:14 – Blue-White Flames of Anger – Part 2
1:09:54 – Blue-White Flames of Anger – Part 3
1:18:07 – Transformation Spray
1:29:49 – Lum Becomes a Cow
1:42:08 – Foxes in the Moonlight
1:51:48 – Relationships by Ryunosuke 

2:01:38 – Urusei Yatsura Data File 21 

2:14:02 – 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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