Shonen Sunday

1984 Vol. 40 cover

Urusei Yatsura was initially serialized in the large phonebook-sized weekly comic anthology Shonen Sunday. Every week a 15-page story would appear alongside more than 20 other titles. Occasionally Takahashi would get to do a few introductory colour pages, or an entire duotone installment as a bonus to readers, but as with most manga, the comic was most often in black and white.

Finding the issues of Shonen Sunday where Urusei Yatsura originally appeared today is next to impossible. Since such anthologies are made with newsprint quality paper and cost very little, they aren't meant to last. Like a newspaper, they're traditionally read once, and then thrown away. Copies do still exist but they're extremely rare.

Tankobon

Tankobon (単行本, Tankōbon?, Graphic Novel) is the second edition for Urusei Yatsura manga that began from year 1978. By the end of the series in 1987, Urusei Yatsura had been collected into 34 tankoban volumes (nearly 6000 pages of comics).

Vol# Chapters Shogakukan Release
1
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15 April 1980
ISBN 4-09-120441-4
2
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15 July 1980
ISBN 4-09-120442-2
3
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15 October 1980
ISBN 4-09-120443-0
4
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15 January 1981
ISBN 4-09-120444-9
5
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15 March 1981
ISBN 4-09-120445-7
6
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15 June 1981
ISBN 4-09-120446-5
7
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15 September 1981
ISBN 4-09-120447-3
8
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15 November 1981
ISBN 4-09-120448-1
9
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15 January 1982
ISBN 4-09-120449-X
10
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15 March 1982
ISBN 4-09-120450-3
11
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15 June 1982
ISBN 4-09-120741-3
12
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15 September 1982
ISBN 4-09-120742-1
13
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15 October 1982
ISBN 4-09-120743-X
14
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15 December 1982
ISBN 4-09-120744-8
15
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15 April 1983
ISBN 978-4-09-120745-6
16
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15 June 1983
ISBN 978-4-09-120746-3
17
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15 October 1983
ISBN 978-4-09-120747-0
18
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15 January 1984
ISBN 978-4-09-120748-7
19
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15 April 1984
ISBN 978-4-09-120749-4
20
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15 June 1984
ISBN 978-4-09-120750-0
21
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15 September 1984
ISBN 978-4-09-121171-2
22
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15 November 1984
ISBN 978-4-09-121172-9
23
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15 January 1985
ISBN 978-4-09-121173-6
24
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15 February 1985
ISBN 978-4-09-121174-3
25
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15 April 1985
ISBN 978-4-09-121175-0
26
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15 July 1985
ISBN 978-4-09-121176-7
27
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15 October 1985
ISBN 978-4-09-121177-4
28
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15 January 1986
ISBN 978-4-09-121178-1
29
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15 April 1986
ISBN 978-4-09-121179-8
30
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15 July 1986
ISBN 978-4-09-121180-4
31
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15 September 1986
ISBN 978-4-09-121501-7
32
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15 November 1986
ISBN 978-4-09-121502-4
33
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15 January 1987
ISBN 978-4-09-121503-1
34
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15 April 1987
ISBN 978-4-09-121504-8

Wideban

Wideban (ワイド版, Waidoban?, Wide Edition) is another edition for Urusei Yatsura manga since tankoban released before. These books started being released one by one at the start of the 90's around the 10th anniversary of the comic. There are a total of 15 volumes and each of them consist around 25 chapters. The arrangements of the chapters are randomly arranged in order and some of the volume may little bit differ than the graphic novel version.

Vol# Chapters Shogakukan Release
1
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2
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3
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4
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5
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Shinsoban

Urusei Yatsura Shinsoban Vol.1

Shinsoban (新装版, Shinsoban?, New Edition) is a new version for Tankobon that Shogakukan decided to re-release Urusei Yatsura manga in 2007. These new editions are identical to the original 34 tankobon with new covers and a few bonuses for fans of the series. Like many other shinsoban re-releases each volume of Urusei Yatsura contains a "My Lumx34" section that features artwork by current manga artists who were inspired by Takahashi's first serial.

List of Mangaka's names at "My Lumx34" section

  1. Rumiko Takahashi
  2. Mitsuru Adachi (Touch)
  3. Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog)
  4. Eiji Nonaka (Cromartie High School)
  5. Sensha Yoshida (Utsurun Desu.)
  6. Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)
  7. Kazumi Yamashita (Life of Professor Yanagisawa)
  8. Fujihiko Hosono (Dirty Pair)
  9. Kazuhiro Fujita (Ushio and Tora)
  10. Kazuichi Hanawa (Doing Time)
  11. Minoru Furuya (Ping Pong Club)
  12. Ryoichi Ikegami (Sanctuary)
  13. Ito Noizi (Shakugan no Shana)
  14. Kazuhiko Shimamoto (The Skull Man)
  15. Ryoji Minagawa (SPRIGGAN)
  16. Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  17. Isami Nakagawa (Pojarika)
  18. Moyoko Anno (Happy Mania)
  19. Atsushi Kamijou (TO-Y)
  20. Takatoshi Yamada (Dr. Koto's Clinic)
  21. Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan)
  22. Junji Ito (Uzumaki)
  23. Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet)
  24. Katsutoshi Kawai (Monkey Turn)
  25. Tetsuo Hara (Fist of the Northstar)
  26. Yuu Watase (Fushigi Yugi)
  27. Koji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubo-Sensei)
  28. Fusako Kuramochi (Tennen Kokekko)
  29. Tsukasa Hojo (City Hunter)
  30. Akira Saso (Shindo)
  31. Kiyohiko Azuma (Azumanga Daioh)
  32. Chika Umino (Honey and Clover)
  33. Daijiro Morohoshi (Shiori and Shimiko)
  34. Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights)

English Volumes

The English volumes started to be published on February 18, 2019 by Viz Media. Each of the volumes consisted of two volumes from the Tankobon edition of the manga. These also consisted of translations that are different from the 1990s version of the volumes.

Vol# Chapters Viz Release
1
Part 1
  • 001. Young Love on the Run
  • 002. Gentle Imp
  • 003. The Sad Sound of Rain
  • 004. Present for You
  • 005. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  • 006. To Kill with Love
  • 007. A Contemptible Good-for-Nothing
  • 008. Good Day for a Departure
  • 009. Showdown
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 01
  • My Lum
  • Part 1 Notes
     
Part 2
  • 010. Oyuki
  • 011. Eros
  • 012. Intention
  • 013. Puppet
  • 014. Still Waters Run Deep
  • 015. The Yellow Ribbon of Happiness
  • 016. Become a Woman and Start Over!
  • 017. Obession Is a Part of Love
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 02
  • Part 2 Notes
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19 February 2019
ISBN 978-1974703425
2
Part 3
  • 018. Father, You Were Strong
  • 019. Disco Inferno
  • 020. Without Even Saying Goodbye
  • 021. If There Be Courage
  • 022. Trouble Rains Down
  • 023. Zodiac Cycles
  • 024. Balmy Spring Days and the Failure Class
  • 025. Love and Suffering
  • 026. How I've Waited for You
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 03
  • Part 3 Notes
Part 4
  • 027. Sake and Tears and Men and Women
  • 028. Diary of Tears
  • 029. Who's That Baby?
  • 030. Amazed in a Maze
  • 031. Waking Up to a Nightmare
  • 032. 4-D Camera
  • 033. Exquisite Departure
  • 034. Since Your Parting
  • 035. Magic Running
  • 036. Tanabata Date
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 04
  • Part 4 Notes
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21 May 2019
ISBN 978-1974703432
3
Part 5
  • 037. Sakura Sensei, Enchanted Blossom
  • 038. Everybody in the Rain
  • 039. Ghost Story: Xerox Man
  • 040. Youth Devoted to the White Ball
  • 041. The Red-Cloaked Phantom
  • 042. Surfin' SOS
  • 043. Bathing Suit Bandit
  • 044. Snatch the Bikini
  • 045. Food Fight
  • 046. Yoga Meditation
  • 047. A Tragic Date
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 05
  • Part 5 Notes
Part 6
  • 048. Private Lesson
  • 049. No Crying on the Court
  • 050. Love Disappears on the Court
  • 051. Parents' Day Horrors
  • 052. Kunoichi, Running in Nara
  • 053. Kunoichi, Lurking in Kyoto
  • 054. Kunoichi Forever
  • 055. Sports Festival Close Call
  • 056. Cultural Festival Close Call
  • 057. Drama Festival Close Call
  • 058. Farewell Party Close Call
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 06
  • Part 6 Notes
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20 August 2019
ISBN 978-1974703449
4
Part 7
  • 059. Memories and a Close Call
  • 060. Genuine Close Call
  • 061. Ataru Retires
  • 062. Fortune Fear
  • 063. Ten is Here
  • 064. Ten's Love
  • 065. A Date for Just the Two of Us
  • 066. From Flower to Flower
  • 067. Bean-Shooter for Ogres
  • 068. Miss Snow Queen
  • 069. Valentine's Day Disaster
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 07
  • Part 7 Notes
Part 8
  • 070. The Ant Traps of Love
  • 071. Peach Blossom Poetry Slam
  • 072. Eerie Earmuffs
  • 073. Beware the Chaos Meow-Meow
  • 074. The Flying Chaos Quartet
  • 075. The Heian Arc, Scroll One
  • 076. The Heian Arc, Scroll Two
  • 077. The Heian Arc, Scroll Three
  • 078. Love and School Violence
  • 079. Oh, Library!
  • 080. Children's Day Fright!
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 08
  • Part 8 Notes
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19 November 2019
ISBN 978-1974703456
5
Part 9
  • 081. Oh, Children! Set Your Aspirations High!
  • 082. The Shallow and the Penguin
  • 083. A Century by Age Three
  • 084. Her Majesty and the Amorous Rugby Player
  • 085. Revenge of the Protozoa
  • 086. Home Is Where You Find It
  • 087. Deranged Marriage, Part 1
  • 088. Deranged Marriage, Part 2
  • 089. Deranged Marriage, Part 3
  • 090. Deranged Marriage, Part 4
  • 091. Marine Garbage Disposal
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 09
  • Part 9 Notes
Part 10
  • 092. O, Rain! Rain and Rain More! Part 1
  • 093. O, Rain! Rain and Rain More! Part 2
  • 094. O, Rain! Rain and Rain More! Part 3
  • 095. Panic at the Haunted Inn
  • 096. The Selfish Ghost
  • 097. Beach Mystery
  • 098. Typhoon Fun
  • 099. Secret Mission: Date Stakeout
  • 100. It's No Fun Being Sick!
  • 101. A Different Dracula
  • 102. Blood Drive of Love
  • Urusei Yatsura Data File 10
  • Part 10 Notes
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18 February 2020
ISBN 978-1974703463
6 To be added
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19 May 2020
ISBN 978-1974703470
7 To be added
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18 August 2020
ISBN 978-1974703487
8 To be added
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17 November 2020
ISBN 978-1974703494
9 To be added
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16 February 2021
ISBN 978-1974703500
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