Perhaps Lum is the most difficult character for me to understand… I felt very tense drawing Lum on this occaision. Drawing her face was especially difficult. I created her before I debuted. She was a character from a short story I considered doing at the time. When I first drew her, I took good care of her hairstyles and the shape of her skeleton.-laughs-
Since then, a lot of people have loved her for a long time and I really appreciate it. I owe her my success. Had it not been for her, what would have become of me…-laughs- On the other hand Lum is the most difficult character for me to understand in “Urusei,” as I feel rather sympathetic towards characters that are twisted or complicated.
So, characters that are free and straight like Lum are more difficult for me to understand. It was also Lum who taught me that even in your own manga, you can find some characters that are not like you. With the publication of the shinsoban, I hope those of you who are new to Lum also support her and me.