|Originally Published in:
||Shonen Sunday 1983 Vol. 10 - 20|
|Published in English as:
Chapter 169: 父と娘の愛のバレンタイン！！
Chichite kono ai no barentain!!
(A Valentine of Fatherly Love)
Another story revolving around a conflict with Ryuunosuke and her father
very similar to the valentine story with Jariten. This time they have
a huge fight over valentine candy. Ryuunosuke has gotten a ton of valentines
from female admirers (to Mendo's dismay). She eats one in spite of her
father and he laughs in her face telling her that it means she's accepted
another woman's love as a man. Now Ryuunosuke has to give a valentine
chocolate to another boy, or else.
Hiisatsu kenka shounen suppon no Ten
(The Injured Boy and the Missing Ten)
Ataru starts out in his room bullying and humiliating Ten. Ten gets really
angry and the last thing the reader sees is Ataru letting out a scream
of pain. The next day Ataru comes to school with a swollen cast on his
arm. Later as things heat up, Ataru's cast begins to ignite into flames
and after he dunks it in water we see that underneath the cast was Ten
who had his bite locked onto Ataru's arm the whole time.
Ani kanashi ya, koi no aji!?
(Bean Paste: The Taste of Love!?)
On another moonlight picnic date with Rei, Ran brings taiyaki. She unknowingly
gets some crumbs on her face which Rei proceeds to taste, but to Ran,
it seems that he kissed her on the cheek. Ran is so happy that she invites
Lum over and they have their little girl talk. But as Lum returns home
she finds Rei who still persues her. Ran shows up and believes Lum has
once again stolen her man. In a tizzy she gobbles down a taiyaki getting
it all over her face. Rei repeats the same behavior, only this time he
gives her a long drawn-out kiss on the lips. Then he goes back to chasing
Kienai ruuji yumaji wa!!
(The Magnetic Lipstick!!)
Lum creates a special lipstick that does not rub off and causes an incredible
magnetic pull between any two people that wear it, forcing them to kiss.
Lum tries to use it with Ataru, but he resists. After he sees it's true
power, Ataru pretends to throw it away but he actually keeps it for his
own purposes. Ataru takes it to class and gives it to Ryuunosuke. It all
goes haywire from then on as a kissing frenzy starts up and everyone in
class wants in on the action.
Ataru and his friends are ignoring Ten, so he tries to breathe fire on
them. But they dodge and Ten hits a greenhouse, burning it to the ground.
The guys who run the greenhouse are a trio of school boys who are really
obsessed with tomatoes. Ataru turns them on Ten and he gets buried in
the ground until Lum finds him later that night. The next day Ten has
somehow made Tomobiki High School sink itself into the ground. But classes
must go on regarless of being 3 stories underground.
Adesugata Sakura no oharai
Sakura finds her paper wand missing. It was taken by Jariten in the confusion
of a fight with Tiger Stripes the cat. Without it Sakura cannot expel
or purify spirits. Later that day, Ataru and company enter her office
to find it absolutely swamped with evil spirits, all of whom have latched
onto Sakura. Ataru soon finds the wand, but he's not about to give it
back that easily.
(Flower Viewing Deathmatch)
Something's been mutilating Mendo's octopi. They all only have 7 tentacles
when there's supposed to be 8. So Mendo hunts for the culprit and it leads
to his sister Ryoko. She's been feeding Mendo's pet octopi to her pet
cherry tree. So Mendo pits his black shade wearing secret police against
Ryoko's tree along with Ataru in a steel cage wrestling match. Lum also
decides to join in the fight.
Omoide poro poro!?
After a home cooked dinner with the Moroboshi family, Ryuunosuke returns
to her place, pining over the fact that she grew up never knowing who
her mother was. She fights her father because he keeps evading the subject
by telling her a lot of phoney stories of his loves in his youth leading
up to Ryuunosuke's birth. She runs away to think about things, but her
father finds her.
Omoide no arubamu
Ryuunosuke has a dream where she sees her mother, but it's a woman with
her father's face. She wakes up with a horrified scream. After she recovers
from the nightmare, she hears her father talking in his sleep and mentioning
his dead wife's name, Masako. He then starts chasing down Ryuunosuke apparently
sleepwalking and thinking that Ryuunosuke is his wife. Later she gets
the idea to find an old photo album so that she can find out what her
mother looked like. But Mr. Fujinami was already prepared for that.
Chapter 178: みじめっ子・終太郎！！
In the depths of the Mendo Manor, Shuutaro Mendo is trying to cure himself
of his crippling fear of the dark and of enclosed spaces by locking himself
inside old vases, but it's completely unsuccessful. All his friends come
by to help (rather for the free meal) and Lum offers to help. She can
take them back in time so that they can stop the phobia before it gets
worse. So Mendo, Shinobu, Lum, Ataru and Ryuunosuke find themselves in
the past where they meet Mendo as a small child. He is such an obnoxious
brat that everyone, even Mendo himself wants the kid to suffer. Kid Mendo
calls his secret police to take care of them and so Ataru and Mendo are
(Kill, Shuutaro, Kill!!)
Mendo and Ataru are captured by the child version of Mendo. Mendo especially
is being subjected to tortures for the kid's amusement. Soon Ataru starts
to join in. Meanwhile Lum, Shinobu and Ryuunosuke have dressed up as secret
servicemen to infiltrate the manor. They rescue the boys, but then little
Mendo drops a shrine bell on top of big Mendo. In the panic of his phobia,
Mendo breaks out, but now he's gone completely psycho and wants to murder
Ataru. But the little Mendo thinks he wants to kill him. After the ensuing
chaos, the child Mendo gets trapped inside a food vat fearing for his
life as Mendo smashes each of the vats with a broad axe looking for Ataru.
Everyone later returns to the present, but in the past, Mendo has just
accquired his own phobia.