Art of Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura is an animation series produced by Studio Pierrot and Studio Deen, and directed by Mamoru Oshii and Kazuo Yamazaki in 1981. The anime was based on the comedic manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this series.


An alien race known as the Oni arrive on Earth to invade the planet. Instead of taking over the planet by force, the Oni give humans a chance to fight for the rights to the planet by taking part in a competition. The competition is a variant of the game of tag (literally "the game of the Oni" in Japanese), in which the human player must touch the horns on the head of the Oni player within one week. The computer-selected human player is Ataru Moroboshi, a lecherous, unlucky and stupid high school student from the Japanese city of Tomobiki, and the Oni player is Princess Lum, daughter of the leader of the Invasion force..