With streaming available on a couple of services and a home video release as well, one of my top anime feature films with Urusei Yatsura now has a new clip out for it. Older shows and films get lost amid the flash of the new so a good look at part of the opening moments of Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer is definitely welcome to see. Clocking in at five minutes or so, we get a tease of the kids’ future before it takes us back to before things went so bad.
The film was a unique one when originally released in North America in the 90’s as Central Park Media had the rights to it while AnimEigo had the rights to all the other films, OVAs, and TV series. The two worked together at the time to create continuity between them, though Central Park Media created the dub for it as AnimEigo’s works for the property were not dubbed outside of a test release they did once.
Plot Concept: Tomobiki High is in a frenzy to get ready for the school festival. Props need to be made, costumes designed, and maybe somewhere sleep to be had! Ataru, Lum, Shutaro, Shinobu, and the rest of Class 2-4 are determined to not be outdone this year, and they’re rushing to make the final preparations for tomorrow’s grand opening. Once they wake up the next morning, they continue their mad rush to get ready for tomorrow’s grand opening. And then the next day… hey, isn’t something strange going on? Silence lingers over the city, the buildings filled with nothing but dust and mold. Is this a dream? Or have the kids (and a few related adults) of Class 2-4 finally woken up? If they can spend each day having fun with each other, does it matter?
Check out a recent trailer for the film: