Urusei Yatsura – 170

うる星やつら episode 170 (TV anime)
Urusei Yatsura Ep. 170 review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Urusei Yatsura - 170Ataru and company have gather for a “farewell to summer” outing while Lum searched for a secret flower shop, looking for the perfect romantic flower. The shop attendant sells her a cupid seedling, which will produce a nut to make her lover tied up in knots. Lum takes the plant back to her ship, where it produces a small cupid that makes a bow and uses the plant “thorns” for arrows. Lum takes the cupid to Earth to shoot Ataru, but Ataru dodges. Lum grabs him for cupid to shoot, but Ataru gets away. As Ataru flees, he realizes his opportunity and comes back to grab cupid. Lum thwarts him but again, cupid fails to nail Ataru and hits other guys instead, who all fall for Lum. She is forced to electrocute them as cupid chases Ataru again until Ataru catches cupid, telling him he’s working for Ataru.

Urusei Yatsura - 170Ataru targets Ryuunosuke, even though the love cupid can’t be convinced Ryuu-chan is a girl. Her father gets shot instead and immediately grabs Ataru, screaming the name “Masako!” The love cupid asks Ryuunosuke if there’s anything he can do for her. She says no, but suggests he find a girlfriend for himself. He leaves and finds Shinobu with Shuutaro. Attempting to shoot her with an arrow, Shinobu blocks the shot. His second attempt is stopped by Shuutaro. After thus failing, the love cupid ties to find a new girl but instead, he ends up shooting all four of Lum’s storm troopers. He returns to Ryuu-chan, who’s eating her chocolates with Kotatsu-neko and reports his failure.

Urusei Yatsura - 170Lum arrives and asks where Ataru is. Megane and company arrive, annoyed that their udon time was ruined. Shinobu and Shuutaro arrive, wondering what the heck is going on. Ataru arrives, fleeing from Fujinami and makes the mistake of stopping. Fujinami has him, declaring his love for Masako, so Lum has cupid fire arrows. Ataru manages to fend off all the arrows even while being held, so the group all join in to hold him. The cupid fires his last arrow, but the sun sets, meaning his short life is over. Ataru is spared, but he and Lum take the cupid and bury it in his back yard. A week later, Shinobu, Shuutaro, Megane, and company arrive at the grave to pay respects, but a new cupid plant emerges and spawns a new cupid. However, the group has had enough of cupid.


This episode was pretty fun and funny despite its complete predictability. One of my favorite moments was Ataru switching from being chased to chasing the cupid and then being thwarted by Lum.

Urusei Yatsura - 170

Fujinami, as annoying as he is, was awesome chasing Ataru.

Urusei Yatsura - 170

Shinobu rocked in blocking the arrow of cupid.

Urusei Yatsura - 170

Heck, Ryuunosuke actually looked somewhat feminine, even if the cupid didn’t believe her to be a girl.

Urusei Yatsura - 170

One more thing — Lum’s using advanced alien tech in this episode, which we now use — a GPS device. ^_~

Urusei Yatsura - 170

All and all, a rather fun episode with not a lot of wasted time other than Megane’s rant about beer at the begining.  In my opinion, this is how Urusei Yatsura episodes should be.

Urusei Yatsura - 170
You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by WordPress