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Big Showdown! Sakura vs Sakuranbo!! (大勝負!サクラvs錯乱坊!!, Shōbu! Sakura tai Sakuranbō!!) is the 73rd episode of Urusei Yatsura.


Much to Ataru’s dismay, as his parents leave for a short vacation, Lum locks him inside his house and makes her special cooking. Her meal however causes planes and tanks to appear, which attracts the attention of Sakura and Cherry who instead of helping make things messier.

Plot Overview


Differences from the Manga

  • The manga begins with Ataru’s parents phoning him from their trip, and goes directly to Lum cooking and all that follows.
    • Thus, Onsen-Mark, Lum's Stormtroopers, Shinobu, Mendō, Sakura's Mother and Ten don't appear.
  • The Cherry/Sakura backstory is anime original.
  • Ataru does manage to eat what he ordered.
  • It ends with Lum cramming her food down Ataru’s throat.