Rumiko Takahashi was the author of many famous works. The MAO manga, currently published on the weekly Shonen Sunday and just over a year after serialization, is just the latest in a very long line of works mainly published for Shogakukan. One of the first to mark his success was Lum.
Lum's story dates back to the university days when Takahashi first came into contact with Shogakukan Publishing. Urusei Yatsura, by this name he is known in his homeland, attracted many readers and for several years became one of the cornerstones of the romcom genre. But did you know that The protagonist Lum was inspired by a model?
Agnes Nalani Lum is a model of Hawaiian origin who was born in 1956 and became particularly famous in Japan in the 1970s. In the home of manga, Agnes Lum became a gravure idolor a model who appears in various magazines in underwear or costumes and was quickly seen as one of the ideal faces for female beauty.
Unsurprisingly, the character's original name is also there Japanese transliteration of the pronunciation of Lum, while it was only named Lum in Italy. Even today, the character and anime of Lum: Beautiful Dreamer are loved and make many viewers dream.