"After almost 200 episodes of Urusei Yatsura and several theatrical films, the Japanese were unanimous in their opinion: Enough is Not Enough! We want more! The result was "Urusei Yatsura: The Coming of Inaba the Dreammaker - What Will Become of Lum's Future?!" a 50-minute excursion into the future of 3 of Japan's most loved animated characters!"
"What would you do if you found a boy in a bunny suit lying in a trashheap? That's what happens to Shinobu on her way back from the market. Fortunately, she has a carrot! When he's finished eating, Inaba the bunny-boy tries to hit on Shinobu, and Shinobu demonstrates her own version of "hitting on someone!" When the dust settles, Shinobu finds a strange key that dropped out of Inaba's pocket."
"What do you do if you have a key but no door? Build one of course! Unfortunately, it is Lum who decides to build the door, and when the key does indeed fit, Shinobu, Lum and Ataru go through the door - and lierally fall into their own futures!"
"Meanwhile, Inaba's co-workers at the Destiny Production Management Bureau are unanimous in their opinion that since he screwed up in the first place, he should be the one to fix things. When he arrives on the scene, everyone is coming face to face with futures they hadn't really bargained for."
"When Inaba risks his life to show them how to create their ideal futures, will they really get what they think they want? Will there be a future where Lum and Ataru can get married after all?"
Director: Tetsu Dezaki Script: Toshiaki Koizumi, Kazumi Koide Copyright: 1981 Rumiko Takahashi/Shogakukan/Kitty/Fuji TV Label: MVM Language Format: Japanese language, English subtitles Translation: Masaki Takai, Richard Uyeyama Volume no.: 1 2 3 Running time: 58 mins 53 mins 52 mins Certificate: PG PG 12 Catalogue no: MV1010 MV1024 MV1028 Price: £12.99 £12.99 £12.99 Release Date: 7th Aug 2000 9th Oct 2000 3rd Sept 2001 Volume no.: 4 5 6 Running time: 53 mins 52 mins 76 mins Certificate: PG PG 12 Catalogue no: MV1029 MV1030 MV1031 Price: £12.99 £12.99 £12.99 Release Date: 4th June 2001 4th June 2001 6th Aug 2001 [ The unusual release dates were caused by various production delays ]