Screwball manga and anime series by Rumiko Takahashi. Story: teenage lecher Ataru Moroboshi is drafted to compete against Lum, an electrical blast-slinging alien princess, for the fate of the Earth. In the process he accidentally proposes marriage to her, whereupon she refuses to leave his side -- much to his consternation and the aggravation of his girlfriend Shinobu. A slew of other characters appear intending to either murder Ataru, marry Ataru, or steal Lum's affections. A lot of the jokes involve very obscure (to Westerners) Japanese cultural references.