|Originally Published in:
||Shonen Sunday 1981 Vol. 45 - 1982 Vol. 4|
|Published in English as:
|Return of Lum Part 4 Number 7 - 11
|Return of Lum Graphic Novel Vol. 8 |
makes medicinal pills which look like a candy drop and gives one to Lum
and Shinobu. It will make whoever eats it fall in love and become enchanted
by a person, and Lum gives it to Ataru. However, it makes Ataru act strangely
to everything. Sakura later says that she made a mistake with the ingredients,
it's a medicine that makes you lie.
Kurushii toki no kami nanomi!
(Not A Prayer)
Ataru's mom gives him an o-mamori for good luck on a test. But nobody
knew its resident was a little man that looks like a god! He says he will
help Ataru cheat. Unfortunately he is very annoying and gets Ataru in
trouble many times. When he is forced to help Ataru, he decides to copy
off Lum's doodle sheet.
(Here Comes the Sun)
Lum's class is doing a play about the legend of Amaterasu. The girl who
is playing Amaterasu gets sick, and Ten brings back the stunningly beautiful
real goddess to fill in her part. Lum and Ataru get carried away, and
she hides in an inflatable cave. When Lum refuses to play her part, the
original dancer, Uzume, arrives, followed by many other gods.
The Tomobiki High faculty are all sick of kids ditching school at lunch
to eat out. They decide to station themselves at the most popular lunch
places in order to catch them red-handed. Ataru and his friends race from
place to place in order to escape, but there turns out to be huge student
VS teacher brawl afterwards.
Copy de date
(All of Me)
It's the return of Ran-chan! In yet another attempt to steal Ataru, Ran
asks him out on a date. Lum makes an exact copy of him using a special
gun. The copy, who has a dash by his head, is allowed to go out while
the original stays with Lum. They both ditch Lum and go on dates with
Ran and Shinobu, but Ran comes to the same solution, and by the end of
the day, there are more Atarus than you'd ever imagine.
Mukashi na tsukashi, guchire yo pasokon!
(The Good Old Days)
Ran, still mad at Lum for spoiling her plans, sends a pasokon -- a
"personal control" guy -- to warp Ataru's mind. It looks like a badge,
but Lum notices it after awhile. It cannot warp his mind much more than
it already has been.
Ore no tsuno ga nai!?
(Young Man Without A Horn)
Ataru knocks Ten's horn off in a fight. Ran finds it and mistakes
it for Lum's. She gives her a seed that will supposedly make the horn
grow back, but it actually makes a nasty cactus grow. Lum gives it to
Ten and the plant grows. Ataru gives Ten the teasing of his life. Lum's
horns stay normal as always, and Ran gives up after awhile. Just when
Ten can't stand it any more, the now enormous plant falls off, revealing
his new horn. Ten's powers are back and Ataru gets caught without a frying
Ten calls Rei back from his home planet to Tomobiki. Everyone who
hasn't seen him before are terrified by the huge animal, and Mendo is
shocked (along with the girls) when Rei turns into his humanoid form.
Ran gives him her food, of course, and is ecstatic when he says it's delicious.
He says that about Cherry's, too, though. Ran is sad when Rei still goes
after Lum and keeps eating Ran's obentou, until he has to go home.
Kaitan ni neko ga o-n-ne-n!
(Two-Story Ghost Story)
It's a very cold day in Tomobiki, and only Ten spots the giant cat eating
taiyaki in a deserted lot. He brings it back to the Moroboshi's house,
where it attaches itself to Ataru's kotatsu. It "tells" the story of when
it froze to death. The Kotatsuneko is a very kind and happy ghost cat,
if you don't try to take the kotatsu away from it. Ataru learned this
the hard way.
Ten comes to school during lunch break. Ataru gives both Lum and Ten an
umeboshi (sour pickled plum) because there's no such thing on their planet.
They both get completely drunk and out of control. Japanese often regard
umeboshi as a remedy after drinking too much, but for oni it does the
opposite. Ten goes crazy with his flames and Lum starts to glow. The teachers
get involved and soon everyone is completely bombed!
Lum brings a type of real-life role playing game to school. The class
goes through either a man or woman door, and they become whoever the clothes
belong to on the other side. Ataru, Mendo, and Onsen-mark go exploring
in a desert where they find a familiar looking genie with green hair.
Ataru uses two of their 3 wishes on women (who run away), and when he
is just about to wish a third time, Urashima Tarou (Onsen-mark) opens
his box of youth and everything turns back to normal.
summaries by Akari Unryuu