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In the year AD, on a small, forested asteroid where few care to set foot, there lies a small cottage. It's inhabitant, the Old Woman of the Oak Forest, is fuming about the Imperial birth celebration currently in progress.
And justly so, for it seems everyone in the galaxy has been invited. Everyone, that is, except her. Bitter and vengeful, she casts a small glass orb into her fireplace and places this curse upon it: That when the newborn girl grows up, she should be forever separated from her True Love -- that no matter how much she may love him, the love would not be mutual.
The hag cackles loudly as the sphere begins to glow with a fire of its own The scene shifts abruptly to a futuristic megalopolis, shadowy and polluted.
Beneath the shifting neon signs and speeding UFOs, an adolescent boy stares wistfully into the night. Turning to his right, he notices a gleaming object in the junk pile nearby. Curious, he pulls out the shiny ball and holds it to the light as a flame ignites within the glass.
It is the year The gang is sits in the Library, discussing Japanese folk legends. Shinobu tells Lum of the "red string" that links the fingers of destined couples. Lum is pleased with this theory, and concludes that there must be a string tying her to Ataru, as well.
Ataru is far less enthusiastic. Walking home later, Lum argues with Ataru about his constant refusal to date her. Suddenly, they notice a large blimp dropping pamphlets from above, advertising the Grand Opening of the Tomobiki Morchenland, an amusement park. Thrilled, Lum decides to visit it with Ataru for their date. The Marchenland radiates with life and festivity. There are zillions of things to do, games to play, and shows to watch.
The grounds swarm with monsters, aliens, pixies, and cameo characters of every description. It's a beautiful place. Our cast wanders about the park, investigating this thing and that. But all is not right. Several of the parties are confronted by inexplicable visions that appear abruptly, catching them off guard, then disappear just as quickly. Sitting atop a lamppost, fondling an odd crystal ball, a pierrot watches and laughs at their bewilderment.
Sakura and Cherry meet outside the front gate. Drawn by the strong supernatural eminations radiating from the park, they decide to investigate. However, after submitting their tickets and stepping through the entrance, they are startled to find themselves standing at the back door. Walking through it, they are returned to the front gate.
Successive attempts to access the park only warp the two between the opposite portals. Somehow, someone has barred them from entering, though it is impossible to tell who or why.
Meeting for lunch, the gang chats idly, tiptoeing around the subject of their hallucinations. Putting it down to sleep deprivation, they are are suddenly interrupted by a cute woman in a raccoon costume, passing out pamphlets for the Super Magic Show that is about to begin.
Eager to get their minds off earlier events, they all head for the performance. In the black tent on the edge of the grounds, the Magician Ruu begins his performance.
Bringing a large cabinet on stage, he calls for a volunteer. Ataru, wanting to get close to Ruu's raccoon-babe assistant, loudly shouts his assent. Escorted onstage, he hams it up as Ruu directs him into the cabinet. Ruu covers the box with his cape, shoots it with a small pistol, then disappears taking his assistant with him. As if with a valve, the life and jovial nature of the Marchenland shuts off abruptly as Ruu's laugh echoes over the dying grounds.
The clouds darken overhead, ready to pour their lives upon the earth. After waiting for several minutes, the cast storms the stage. Lum shatters the cabinet with a blast of thunder, only Kozee Heart - Urusei Yatsura - Strategic Hamlets (CD) reveal Ataru -- in the body of a pink hippopotamus.
At home, Ataru and his family are lamenting his condition when Sakura and Cherry make their appearance. Through their investigations, they have determined that Ataru's transformation is the result of a highly potent curse.
They cannot tell who created it or why, but they are able to say that this event is only the beginning of the curse's effects. Later that night Ataru and Lum discuss their situation as they look towards an apparently dismal future.
Watching Ataru through the night, Lum recalls the events of her life with Ataru as she watches him sleep. Her vigil is interrupted, however, when she hears a satisfied chortling just outside her window. Looking outside, she sees a smug pierrot hanging in midair, chuckling to itself. The clown greets Lum, but she doesn't recognize it.
In response, the pierrot reveals itself to be Ruu, the magician who transformed Ataru. When he refuses to restore Ataru to his original form, Lum chases him through the sky, across town, and ultimately back to the Tomobiki Marchenland. The park grinds to life as they approach, leaving Lum stranded in the shining lights Kozee Heart - Urusei Yatsura - Strategic Hamlets (CD) the nighttime midway Kozee Heart - Urusei Yatsura - Strategic Hamlets (CD) Ruu disappears.
He returns several minutes later, and leads Lum deep into the Hall of Mirrors. Kozee Heart - Urusei Yatsura - Strategic Hamlets (CD) the moon rises just above the building, the light pours down, the orb flashes, the mirrors shatter -- and Lum finds herself standing on the fields of Urusei, Kozee Heart - Urusei Yatsura - Strategic Hamlets (CD).
She watches, bewildered, as a younger duplicate of herself runs merrily across the horizon; playing with birds, picking fruit, and having a wonderful time. The child turns towards Lum, shows her a beautiful smile, and the words "Lum The fields shatter and Lum plummets headlong into the void. Outside, a strange woman approaches the Hall of Mirrors, but finds that she is too late. At home, Ataru suddenly wakens and looks into the sky, where he sees a falling star.
Having no other option, he proceeds to school in hippo form the next day. Lum awakens sprawled upon a wooden floor. She is in a small room littered with books and models. There she finds Ruu and his assistant, who reveal their true forms. Ruu is actually an adolescent boy of about ten, and the assistant is his good-for-nothing servant raccoon, O-shima. Ruu goes on to explain that this is the latest step in his plan to break Lum and Ataru apart.
They were largely an out and out pop band with a sound that was influenced by so many others…. Sonic Youth in terms of the guitars….
They were particularly productive between and earlybut then problems linked to their record label, Che Tradinggoing bust had led to a near two-year hiatus just as they were really getting a head of steam. Well, just the other day and much to my surprise, I came across a mint copy of their comeback record from latereleased on Beggars Banquetin a second-hand shop. Tomorrow will revisit an old post from Junethe closing line of which sent a shiver down my spine in connection with one of the main new stories to emerge in They named it after a hugely popular Japanese comic book — one that has been given its own TV series and video game.
The translation from Japanese into English seemingly is not straightforward…. Anyway, the band started gigging at loads of small Glasgow venues and quickly Kozee Heart - Urusei Yatsura - Strategic Hamlets (CD) a reputation for churning out loud guitar-driven short bursts of pop that had more than a hint of Sonic Youth about them. Like so many others, their fame increased thanks to the support and patronage of John Peeland following the inevitable session, they grabbed themselves a record deal with indie label Che Records.
Between andthey released eight singles and two albums before Che Records folded after an unfortunate tie-up with Warners went sour.
The fact that Che Records had gone under led to the band disappearing from view for the best part of two years, and it was very late on in before an EP came out on the Beggars Banquet label, and then init was announced the band was setting up its own label in the shape of Oni Records. Two singles and one LP was all that emerged over the next 18 months before they called it a day. As careers go, it was pretty reasonable.
They toured extensively, either as headliners or as main support to the likes of Garbage and Super Furry Animals. In terms of commercial success, just the one single cracked the charts — it hit 40 for one week in February They were largely an out and out pop band with a sound that was influenced by so many others but yet somehow seemed distinctive. And at a time when Glasgow was being dominated by the whimsy of the likes of Belle and Sebastianit was great to have your ears occasionally assaulted… Having given them such a great build-up, I hope you do find these tracks to your satisfaction If you like what you hear, you can probably track down the back catalogue on e-bay.
The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. The series was adapted into an anime TV series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from to with episodes. Urusei Yatsura were a Glaswegian alternative rock, indie rock band.
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