夢の仕掛人、因幡くん登場! ラムの未来はどうなるっちゃ!/Urusei Yatsura: Inaba the Dreammaker

[Screenshot]This is what I get for neglecting my queue. Something like this floats to the top. I’m not sure why I even added it — it’s labelled in Netflix as OVA 1, so I guess I hoped it’d lay some groundwork for Beautiful Dreamer, but that was second in the theatrical sequence.

Anyways: things to be said about Inaba the Dreammaker: it’s basically a cute frame story around some alternative-world imaginings of Urusei Yatsura, so not a wholly unworthy idea. It’s got 80s-Japanese-animation production values (and no English dub, so I can’t comment on that). It’d be a fun thing to watch if you’re already a fan of UY, and if you’re not already a fan there are bits that might not make sense in this riffing on established traits (not that UY’s characterization is that deep: Ataru’s a lecher who likes to think of himself as a womanizer; Lum’s his possessive violent alien girlfriend; Shinobu’s his tsundere ex-girlfriend who pines after him but resents his bad character. Now you’ve got all the characterization you may need).

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia.

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I'm a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville, and a geek.

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