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Can the Racoon Return the Favor!? (タヌキは恩返しできるか!?, Tanuki wa Ongaeshi Dekiru ka!?) is the 52nd episode of Urusei Yatsura.


Ataru helps a wounded crane who transforms itself into a raccoon and moves in to fulfill Ataru's expectation to repay the favor. However...

Plot Overview



  • It is based on the Japanese Tale Tsuru no Ongaeshi.
    • Many previous little characters such as Kintarō, Amefurashi, Shunmin and Kōmori make a cameo while the tale is explained.

Differences from the Manga

The manga doesn’t include the retelling of the fairy tales. “Fire Mountain” isn’t included; instead, Oshima just reads the end of Tsuru no Ongaeshi, which he’d skipped earlier.