VIZ Media announced the return of Rumiko Takahashi’s Lum in Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 1.
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 1 features “400+ pages of space alien mayhem from your favorite tiger-stripe-bikini-clad cutie!”
Here’s the official description of the series:
“Meet the darling of Rumiko Takahashi’s prolific work, Lum!
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum’s horns in ten days—or aliens will take over the earth! As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings.”
Editor Amy Yu praises the manga’s physical comedy:
“This type of physical comedy is part of why I love Rumiko Takahashi’s work, and it highlights the fun in Lum’s outrageous behavior. Lum tends to have a different thought approach to situations since she isn’t an Earthling or constrained by societal expectations. Her uninhibited actions make me laugh—even a simple “Beat him, Darling!” cheer has an unexpected energy.”
There is one scene where Lum creates a psychokinetic toy of Ataru, and whatever she does with the toy, happens to Ataru.
And Lum isn’t afraid to give Ataru a little shock when she hugs him.
Urusuei Yatsura, Vol. 1 is a 2-in-1 edition and includes the first two volumes as well as the Urusei Yatsura Complete Data Files.
VIZ Media also released 22 pages in previews for the book, which you can view here.You can purchase your copy of Urusei Yatsura Vol. 1 right here.