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Urusei Yatsura Cosplay: Benten (Pamela Colnaghi) Cosplay 18 DEC 2013

Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi has role played quite a vast array of characters over the years, this time choosing to dig into her more “butch” side as she tackles Rumiko Takahashi’s space biker chick from her hit manga Urusei Yatsura, Benten!

Urusei Yatsura is a comedic manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi that premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1978 and ran until its conclusion in 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were collected and published in 34 tankobon volumes. The series tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru’s wife after he accidentally proposes to her.

The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. The series was adapted into a TV anime series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 over 195 episodes. Eleven original video animations and six theatrical movies followed, and the series has been released on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD in Japan.

Benten is Lum’s childhood friend. Her character is named after Shichifukujin Benzaiten (one of the Seven Lucky Gods), the Shinto goddess of knowledge, art, and beauty. This Benten is a “space biker chick” who wears a plate-mail bikini, sports a “butch” hair style, tears around the sky on a red airbike, curses like a longshoreman, and carries a high-tech bazooka. Her arrival on the scene is often heralded by artillery fire. She holds an annual battle against Lum’s Oni clan on Setsubun.

Aside from being a good hand-to-hand fighter and having the aforementioned bazooka, she appears to have no special powers. As children, Benten and Lum often instigated trouble that usually resulted in Ran getting hurt.

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Urusei Yatsura Cosplay: Lum Invader (Ryoko Demon) Cosplay 26 SEP 2013

One of the most iconic anime characters to come out of the 80′s was undoubtedly Rumiko Takahashi’s Lum Invader, from her popular Urusei Yatsura manga. Today it is the turn of Russian cosplayer Ryoko Demon to don the famous animal print bikini, and pull up those go-go boots, in celebration of all things Lum!

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Lum is a beautiful Oni alien (with horns) who is capable of flying, generating electrical shocks, and even producing lightning on certain occasions. With her penchant for ending her sentences all with ~daccha, she is most often seen going about in her standard Oni outfit which is a tiger-striped bikini with knee-high go-go boots.

After losing a game of tag to one Ataru Moroboshi (in with the fate of the world at stake), Lum is forced to stay behind on Earth, engaged to the rather lecherous Ataru. Although she absolutely adores Ataru and is good-natured, sweet and innocent in personality, Lum does have quite a temper on her and is always ready to give Ataru a good electrocution in the hope of mending his groping ways.

Oh, and she can’t really cook. Or at least, cook anything that a human could possible withstand…

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Urusei Yatsura Cosplay: Lum Invader (Pamela Colnaghi) Cosplay 29 OCT 2012

One of the most iconic anime characters to come out of the 80′s was undoubtedly Rumiko Takahashi’s Lum Invader, from her popular Urusei Yatsura manga. Today it is the turn of Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi to don the famous animal print bikini, and pull up those go-go boots, in celebration of all things Lum!

Lum is a beautiful Oni alien (with horns) who is capable of flying, generating electrical shocks, and even producing lightning on certain occasions. With her penchant for ending her sentences all with ~daccha, she is most often seen going about in her standard Oni outfit which is a tiger-striped bikini with knee-high go-go boots.

After losing a game of tag to one Ataru Moroboshi (in with the fate of the world at stake), Lum is forced to stay behind on Earth, engaged to the rather lecherous Ataru. Although she absolutely adores Ataru and is good-natured, sweet and innocent in personality, Lum does have quite a temper on her and is always ready to give Ataru a good electrocution in the hope of mending his groping ways.

Oh, and she can’t really cook. Or at least, cook anything that a human could possible withstand…

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Urusei Yatsura Cosplay: Benten (Unidentified) Cosplay 04 OCT 2012

Snapped at Comiket 2010 by photographer Charlee Chayatana, this unnamed Japanese cosplayer tackles Rumiko Takahashi’s space biker chick from her hit manga Urusei Yatsura, Benten!

Urusei Yatsura is a comedic manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi that premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1978 and ran until its conclusion in 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were collected and published in 34 tankobon volumes. The series tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru’s wife after he accidentally proposes to her.

The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. The series was adapted into a TV anime series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 over 195 episodes. Eleven original video animations and six theatrical movies followed, and the series has been released on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD in Japan.

Benten is Lum’s childhood friend. Her character is named after Shichifukujin Benzaiten (one of the Seven Lucky Gods), the Shinto goddess of knowledge, art, and beauty. This Benten is a “space biker chick” who wears a plate-mail bikini, sports a “butch” hair style, tears around the sky on a red airbike, curses like a longshoreman, and carries a high-tech bazooka. Her arrival on the scene is often heralded by artillery fire. She holds an annual battle against Lum’s Oni clan on Setsubun.

Aside from being a good hand-to-hand fighter and having the aforementioned bazooka, she appears to have no special powers. As children, Benten and Lum often instigated trouble that usually resulted in Ran getting hurt.

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Urusei Yatsura Cosplay: Lum Invader (Mogu Cosplay) Cosplay 22 JUL 2012

One of the most iconic anime characters to come out of the 80’s was undoubtedly Rumiko Takahashi’s Lum Invader, from her popular Urusei Yatsura manga. Today it is the turn of Italian cosplayer Mogu Cosplay (aka Gabriella) to don the famous animal print bikini, and pull up those go-go boots, in celebration of all things Lum!

Lum is a beautiful Oni alien (with horns) who is capable of flying, generating electrical shocks, and even producing lightning on certain occasions. With her penchant for ending her sentences all with ~daccha, she is most often seen going about in her standard Oni outfit which is a tiger-striped bikini with knee-high go-go boots.

After losing a game of tag to one Ataru Moroboshi (in with the fate of the world at stake), Lum is forced to stay behind on Earth, engaged to the rather lecherous Ataru. Although she absolutely adores Ataru and is good-natured, sweet and innocent in personality, Lum does have quite a temper on her and is always ready to give Ataru a good electrocution in the hope of mending his groping ways.

Oh, and she can’t really cook. Or at least, cook anything that a human could possible withstand…

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urusei_Yatsura