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Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (うる星やつら2 ビューティフルドリーマー, Urusei Yatsura Tsu: Byūtifuru Dorīmā?) is the second film in the Urusei Yatsura franchise. It was produced by Kitty Films and Toho, primarily animated by Studio Pierrot, and released to theaters by Toho on February 11, 1984. It is also the sequel to Only You.

Synopsis

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Plot Overview

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Cast

Main Cast

Additional cast

Quotes

  • I love Darling, I want to live happily ever after with Darling, his Mom and Dad, Ten, Shutaro and Megane and all his friends. That's MY Dream. - Lum

Trivia

  • The production staff make a cameo being pushed in a jail cell marked "STAFF" during the chaotic opening.
  • in the scene where Ataru and the rest of the gang are at his house eating breakfast, the insert song "Jidai Okure no Sakaba" (Ancient Tavern) by Katou Tokiko is featured.

Production

The production team for the second Urusei Yatsura film had script problems for half a year - another person was supposed to write the script, but the script that person wrote was scrapped. The deadline for completing the film was getting closer, so Oshii decided to write the script himself. In about a month, Oshii wrote up a plot and storyboards were created.[1]

Release

Upon its initial release, the film received mixed responses, generally from the fan community. Criticism was especially given towards Oshii, in which several of them sent him letters containing razor blades.[2]

Beautiful Dreamer was released on DVD by Toho in Japan on September 21, 2002.[3] The release featured both the original mono soundtrack as well as an all-new 5.1 surround audio track, both in Japanese, as well as audio commentaries by Mamoru Oshii, associate director Junji Nishimura, and Shigeru Chiba. A Japanese Blu-ray was planned for release in March 2009 before being cancelled.[4] The Blu-ray was eventually released on January 21, 2015, ranking in third place on the weekly Oricon charts during its release week, with 7,860 copies sold.[5] The Blu-ray lacks the audio commentaries featured in the original DVD release.

Central Park Media (U.S. Manga Corps) released the film on VHS in North America on November 1, 1993 and on DVD on June 8, 2004. The DVD contained a "full-length" directors' commentary by Mamoru Oshii as well as an art gallery. AnimEigo is credited with doing the translation and subtitling of the film on the VHS release, as well as designing the DVD packaging to match the other movies in the series. In 2016, Discotek Media announced they had licensed the film in North America and will release it on DVD and Blu-ray.[6] Discotek released the film on February 27, 2018.[7]

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