Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer


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Name:Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Contains:
checked Comedyun-checked Mechschecked Drama
un-checked Violenceun-checked Shoujo 
un-checked Hentaiun-checked Explicit Sexchecked Brief Nudity
Running Length:~90 mins.
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Urusei Yatsura Movie 2; Beautiful Dreamer is The second in a series of movies that follows the television series Urusei Yatsura. This is a comedic series about an alien girl named Lum who, due to the loss in an ill-fated tournament, ends up engaged to an earth boy named Ataru. Despite its basis, it is a great stand-alone film notable for a few reasons. It marries the artistic talent of Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma ½, Inu Yasha, Maison Ikkoku) and the screenplay and direction of creative genious Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Jin-Roh). Takahashi's characters Lum, Ataru, and their friends are thrown into an odd tale that showcases both Takahashi's brand of bawdy slapstick and Oshii's love of traditional faerie tales.

The story of Beautiful Dreamer is set around Tomobiki High School. As the students prepare for school open night, they slowly become aware that each day happens as it did the day before in a way remeniscent to "Groundhog Day". The physical comedy and romantic plot is very similar to the rest of the Urusei Yatura series yet the plot of Beautiful Dreamer is somewhat more metaphysical and thematically intense.

Beautiful Dreamer is a story that borrows elements from the Japanese folk tale Urashima Taro. This is a tale much like "Rip Van Winkel", in which a man rescues a turtle and as payment the turtle takes him to a banquet under the sea. One night in the under sea realm was many years in the real world and at the end of the banquet the man was given a magical box which he was told never to open. When he returned home, his village had completely changed and he recognised nobody, and so hoping to find an answer to this he opened the box and instantly became an old man.

Some scenes in the story come across as post apocolyptic and some concepts have been likened to plot development in the movie Dark City. As a result this is a bit of an eye-opener for those who are interested in science fiction stories. It questions the bounds of reality and our perceptions of it in some ways similar to the works of science fiction author Philip K. Dick (whose works inspired such movie titles as Blade Runner and Total Recall).

The art style (for those of you not familiar with Takahashi's work) is very simplistic. This film was made in 1984. The line work has economy and clean-ness that her work is renowned for, that make action sequences very easy to follow. Colours are bold and attractive as is the character art, yet some people just won't find the art as intriguing as some of the newer (especially computer graphic intensive) animation that is coming out.

This isn't for everyone. This can come across as surreal and disjointed, especially to people who haven't watched a lot of anime before. It's a good stand alone movie so long as you are someone who doesn't mind not knowing why some of the girls can fly and wear tiger print bikinis. There's a little bit of partial nudity and the story is a bit heavy going in places so realistically this isn't really appropriate viewing for kids under 13... they'd probably prefer something with a bit more action any way... either that or Teletubbies.

Overall Rating: 7
Animation:6 Plot:8 Humor:8 Sound Track:6
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By: Erebus
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Great movie, Watch it many times!o.o

Overall Rating: 9
Animation:9 Plot:9 Humor:9 Sound Track:8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.162.170)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
This was a brilliant movie. It was well-written (though the movie was a bit confusing at the beginning). The movie was funny, had intriguing bits of surrealism, and had beautiful animation and music. I deducted a point from the music, because it was not use enough.

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Animation:10 Plot:10 Humor:9 Sound Track:10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.71.86)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
More awe-inspiring and imaginative than End of Evangeion. Can I stand by that? Yeah. This flick did those fifteen years ago what EoE almost does, look twisted, cool and dreamlike. UY2BD doesn't have the plotbase of Eva, but still you have to appreciate the storyline it does take up. I like this better than EoE.

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.230.50)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
My favorite out of all the UY movies!! Absolutely beautiful!

Dick Saucer was here

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.204.9)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
This was one of the first Anime titles I have seen, and it's still my favorite. Not only my favorite anime, but also one of the best films I have ever seen. It was original, sad, uplifting, deeply philosophical and very very funny. This is the only movie where I have bought the DVD version although I already own the Laserdisc.
I recomend this movie to everyone, go and see it as soon as possible!!

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.114.163)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Great story, great animation, possibly the best anime I have ever seen.

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.80.181)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Urusei yatsura 2 was by far the best movie ever too bad benten wasnt in it

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.173.130)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
kick ass.

the dub bites, avoid it.

Overall Rating: 8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.72.175)
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Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
The animation could have been better but mainly I like it because or the story line and it's EXTREMLY funny.I have the movie myself and love it a lot. I want to see the next movie!My favorite character is Lum because shes so simple and sweet.It was hard to understand the movie at first,but that didn't last very long.^_^

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.225.218)
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