Age Elderly
Gender Male
Species Human
Relatives Sakura (niece)

Sakura's Mother (sister)

Residence Tomobiki-cho
Occupation Traveling Priest
Loves Mysterious Pink Cat Lady
Media debut
Manga A Good Catch
Anime I'm Lum the Notorious!
OVA Ryoko's September Tea Party
Movie Urusei Yatsura: Only You
Voice Actors
Japanese VA Ichiro Nagai
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Sakuranbou (錯乱坊, Sakuranbou?) is a Buddhist monk who wanders about Tomobiki. With it's kanji, his name means literally "deranged monk", but sakuranbo (桜ん坊, sakuranbo?) means Cherry (チェリー, Cherry?), which is what he prefers to be called. His real name is unknown. His niece is the very beautiful shinto priestess Sakura.

In the anime he is voiced by Nagai Ichirou.


Cherry first appears in the very first chapter of Urusei Yatsura, where he correctly predicts that Moroboshi Ataru is a carrier of bad luck rarely seen in this world. From then on, he frequently appears out of nowhere, usually first appearing in a super close up of his face, which in turn usually causes all characters around him to pratfall. A notoriouis glutton, he sometimes shows up at the Moroboshi's dining table and proceeds to consume their food while speaking seriously about the current situation. He usually resides in a tent that he has set up in a vacant lot.

Though he is supposed to be a wandering monk, he seems to save more or less settled down in Tomobiki. As obvious from when he predicted bad luck for Ataru, he has very high spiritual powers. However, Ataru's bad luck often has a negative influence on his powers and botches his exorcisms.

Cherry's sister (Sakura's Mother) is a Shinto priestess, just like her daughter, but has the same facial features as her brother. In the anime, she is also voiced by Nagai Ichirou.

Role in the MangaEdit

Cherry's role in the manga seems mainly to be to cause unnessecary trouble for Ataru and the main cast. His very sudden appearance in some chapters seems to cause the already wierd plot to get much worse.

When he appears, he often predicts a bad omen, and they usually come true (even if he has to help it).


NameWhat They Call CherryWhat Cherry Calls Them
AtaruCherryMoroboshi Ataru
SakuraOji-ue (uncle, very formal)Sakura
Ataru's MotherCherryOku-san (Ma'am (a housewife))
Ataru's FatherCherryUnknown
Sakura's MotherNii-san (older brother)Unknown


  • It is fate.
  • Namandabu.
  • Y... your face, my friend... it's profoundly unfortunate!!!
  • Praise Buddha, praise Buddha. In the name of Jesus Christ, praise Buddha.