Seriously, what can be more annoying & obnoxious?
When aliens known as the Oni threaten to invade the Earth, they promise to leave under one condition—a randomly-chosen human must win a one-on-one game of tag against Lum, the beautiful daughter of the Oni leader. The "lucky" person selected happens to be the lustful and unlucky high schooler Ataru Moroboshi. Given 10 days to attempt to grab Lum's horns, Ataru realizes how impossible the challenge is as he is faced with Lum's extraterrestrial powers.
Motivated by a promise of marriage from his childhood friend Shinobu Miyake, Ataru manages to catch Lum off guard. He mistakenly grabs hold of her bikini top first, but he eventually achieves his true goal. Although the game is over, Lum misunderstands that she is the one whom Ataru wants to marry, and she decides to move in with him. The poor student constantly tries to shake off the clingy Lum while doing his best to reconcile with his desired fiancée. After Ataru's heroic feat results in such a disastrous outcome, it is questionable whether luck will ever be on his side.
With my ongoing goals to watch all decent 2022 anime before im closing down and moving on more toward 2023, I remember that this famous anime finally got a special remake, which made by David Productions.
I have zero expectation from this anime aside that I need to set my expectation accordingly because this is anime adapting from 80s source material, thus I can say that the studio made an excellent adaptation that seem faithful to original sauce materials. The colour are bright and character design are cute. Watching from one to another episode, you will see more absurd stuff happening especially with variety of characters that came from earth & from space, all with their own quirk & gimmick.
Thats said, I will say that although I appreciated the anime production and this probably felt like watching a time capsule, i think im not the target audience for this anime. Granted, the original source material was for young adult in 80s, so it can feel dated since I already get used to many of the modern trope. For comedy, I would say that punch line missed alot and nothing made me chuckle, probably because I already seen many better anime that done comedic timing properly.
Probably above average anime that perhaps hit differently if you are the target demographic. Either way, this is still half adaptation of the modern remake. There will be another 23 episodes coming out in the future.