|Relatives|| Sakura (niece)
Sakura's Mother (sister)
|Loves||Mysterious Pink Cat Lady|
|Manga||A Good Catch|
|Anime||I'm Lum the Notorious!|
|OVA||Ryoko's September Tea Party|
|Movie||Urusei Yatsura: Only You|
|Japanese VA||Ichiro Nagai|
Sakuranbou (錯乱坊, Sakuranbou?) is a Buddhist monk who wanders about Tomobiki. With it's kanji, his name means literally "deranged monk", but sakuranbo (桜ん坊, sakuranbo?) means Cherry (チェリー, Cherry?), which is what he prefers to be called. His real name is unknown. His niece is the very beautiful shinto priestess Sakura.
Cherry first appears in the very first chapter of Urusei Yatsura, where he correctly predicts that Moroboshi Ataru is a carrier of bad luck rarely seen in this world. From then on, he frequently appears out of nowhere, usually first appearing in a super close up of his face, which in turn usually causes all characters around him to pratfall. A notoriouis glutton, he sometimes shows up at the Moroboshi's dining table and proceeds to consume their food while speaking seriously about the current situation. He usually resides in a tent that he has set up in a vacant lot.
Though he is supposed to be a wandering monk, he seems to save more or less settled down in Tomobiki. As obvious from when he predicted bad luck for Ataru, he has very high spiritual powers. However, Ataru's bad luck often has a negative influence on his powers and botches his exorcisms.
Role in the MangaEdit
Cherry's role in the manga seems mainly to be to cause unnessecary trouble for Ataru and the main cast. His very sudden appearance in some chapters seems to cause the already wierd plot to get much worse.
When he appears, he often predicts a bad omen, and they usually come true (even if he has to help it).
|Name||What They Call Cherry||What Cherry Calls Them|
|Sakura||Oji-ue (uncle, very formal)||Sakura|
|Ataru's Mother||Cherry||Oku-san (Ma'am (a housewife))|
|Sakura's Mother||Nii-san (older brother)||Unknown|
- It is fate.
- Y... your face, my friend... it's profoundly unfortunate!!!
- Praise Buddha, praise Buddha. In the name of Jesus Christ, praise Buddha.