Urusei Yatsura: Only You
|Urusei Yatsura: Only You|
Japanese film poster
|Hepburn||Urusei Yatsura Onri Yu|
|Directed by||Mamoru Oshii|
|Produced by||Yuji Nunokawa|
|Screenplay by||Tomoko Konparu|
|Based on||Urusei Yatsura
by Rumiko Takahashi
|Music by||Hiroshi Hayakawa|
Urusei Yatsura: Only You (Japanese: うる星やつら オンリー・ユー Hepburn: Urusei Yatsura Onri Yu) is a 1983 Japanese anime fantasy comedy film directed by Mamoru Oshii in his film directorial debut. It is the first in the Urusei Yatsura film series based on the manga of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi. It was released in Japan on February 11, 1983.
|Lum Invader||Fumi Hirano|
|Ataru Moroboshi||Toshio Furukawa|
|Shinobu Miyake||Saeko Shimazu|
|Shutaro Mendou||Akira Kamiya|
|Nanabake Rose||Hiroko Maruyama|
|Assistant Driver||Bin Shimada|
|Guard A||Hideyuki Tanaka|
|Guard B||Yoku Shioya|
|Oni Commander||Kazuyo Aoki|
|Child A||Kazuki Suzuki|
|Child B||Nariko Fujieda|
|Ataru's Father||Kenichi Ogata|
|Ataru's Mother||Natsumi Sakuma|
|Planet Elle Commander||Kiyomi Hanasaki
|Princess Kurama||Rihoko Yoshida|
|Lum's Father||Ritsuo Sawa|
|Lum's Mother||Reiko Yamada|
Only You borrows heavily from the Japanese fairy tale of Urashima Tarō. The fairy tale would later inspire the film's sequel, Beautiful Dreamer. In an interview featured in Art Handbook in 2000, Oshii expressed disappointment with the film, claiming "It's no film. It failed to be a film."
Only You was released theatrically in Japan on 11 February 1983 where it was distributed by Toho. The film was never released theatrically in the United States, and was initially released to home video as Uruseu Yatsura Movie 1–Only You with English subtitles on June 29, 1995.
On Anime News Network, Allen Divers gave the subtitled version an overall grade of A and the dubbed version a B, saying that "while the animation and artwork is a slight notch above the TV standard, the plot for Only You is nothing new to fans of the show." On Midnight Eye, Jasper Sharp says the film "throws the viewer completely in at the deep-end, assuming at least some knowledge of the characters and their relationships is in place, though it shouldn't take too long for newcomers to find their feet." On The Anime Review, Jason Huff writes that the film is "on the ragged edge of enjoyable, but it's not even close to the best this series has to offer." On Rumic World, Mason Proulx gave the film 4 1/2 stars out of 5 and called it "the definitive Urusei Yatsura movie." On mania.com, Dani Moure called the film "a lot of fun, and for the most part [...] very enjoyable." and Chris Beveridge said that "the budget is bigger, the designs are more detailed, but the idea is the same [as the TV series]."
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