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Ranma Saotome never thought a martial arts training mission to China would turn out like this An accidental dunk in a cursed spring changes boy Ranma into a young girl every time he is splashed with cold water Hot water reverses the effect but only until next time


10 thoughts on “Ranma ½ Volume 1

  1. says:

    Surely funny fighty enough and full of natural phenomena to tameBut I’ve found pretty challenging the fight Ranma has to undergo with a new beautiful teacher in school She’s got the power to drain the battle aura rendering anyone unable to fight Ranma has got to study the advice of the old Geeser “attack the pressure points that will negate” her stealing power How to reach those points without getting into a compromisedshameful position? She’s got a powerful trick called the “8 treasures of the deadly 5 yen piece” She’s however sort of clumsy while eating


  2. says:

    I first read volume 1 when I was 12 I continued collecting all 36 volumes well into adulthood because it took 84 years for VIZ to release the bind ups in the US But damn I just picked up this book again and I’m feeling so nostalgic


  3. says:

    If you enjoy Fruits Basket I highly recommend checking this series out I adored it when I was younger and it definitely lived up to my 10 year old obsession with this series


  4. says:

    Ranma 12 is fun a little silly and has very memorable characters The setup is classic Ranma has fallen into a cursed spring and now turns into a girl every time he's doused with cold water Hot water will turn him back into a boy Naturally this is played up for slapstick Oops Ranma just accidentally fell into a pool particularly with Ranma's father Genma who fell into a cursed spring and now turns into a panda Genma seems accepting of his curse though since he spends a fair bit of his time as a panda communicating through signs The curse is a problem for Ranma and so is the fact that he's been engaged to the daughter of one of his father's friends Akane and Akane hates men Also there's lot of martial arts So it's a slapstick martial arts romantic comedy Yes that's a lot of categories but somehow Takahashi got them all to work together It's a super fun read


  5. says:

    After the huge success of Urusei Yatsura I made a review about it as well mangaka Rumiko Takahashi decided to make an eually ueer series with focus on action and characters And the result was Ranma A must series for all retro fans who seek uality It still is amongst the longest and better comedies of the 80’s In fact every martial arts comedy manga in the last 20 years owes something to this series The art style is of course very retro but will stay adorable no matter how many years pass This series has memorable character figures distinguishable behaviors a huge heart warming variety in backgrounds and humor that still gets to you without needing realism CG graphics or unbelievable visual effects The story is mostly storyless every day situations with the characters experiencing new pleasures or taking part in weird games and contests A common trademark of all of Rumiko Takahashi’s works is the stale and unfinished scenarios although Maison Ikkoku and Inu Yasha are exceptions The series begins with a story spends a few chapters introducing the characters and then has really thin continuity All chapters are divided into stand alone small story arcs and only those introducing recurring characters or another attempt at a given situation can be called to have an on going scenario Beyond that no matter what happens in the end of an arc will have little effect in the beginning of the next Although there is an evolving story the series is focusing on humor rather in scenario continuity Especially after the third season the continuity becomes very scarce A major plus of the series are its characters Almost all of them are hilarious albeit two are the most memorableRanma A cult figure Ranma is a young male martial artist He and his father fell in a cursed pond and now every time they are showered with cold water he turns into a girl and his father into a panda He has to hide this fact from everyone and find a cure If that is not enough he has been arranged to marry Akane who doesn’t like men in general Also everyday he faces challenging martial artists other cursed pond creatures and weird people who are either in love with his male or his female side He can be seen as the ridicule of the perfect Japanese manly stereotype as he is supposed to act like a man even when hiding in a dressAkane A young female martial artist She can be seen as the ridicule of the perfect Japanese girly stereotype as she is good in beating people and completely useless at every task any typical housewife can do She hates men and yet she is arranged to marry the ueer Ranma She is constantly chased by men who want to date her while defending her father’s dojo from challengers as there are no male descendants to do the jobThe one theme which stays constant in the series is the true love between Ranma and Akane despite their flawed nature In many chapters they have opportunities to part ways but always the two come back to each other Some of the best dramatic moments in the series are in these chaptersThere are half a dozen other beautiful women that circle Ranma from time to time giving the series a hint of harem anime The main two are a Chinese noodle martial artist and a cross dresser girl raised as a boy who is also aimed to marry him There are a hundred secondary characters that spice up the story even from the pathetic fathers of the two main heroes to their hentai martial arts master to Akane’s day and night different sisters to Ranma’s animal based cursed rivals To sum it up most characters are essentially reverse stereotypes of the ideal images of Japanese people You must be well aware of Japan’s traditions if you want to “get the joke” but even if you are not they are still very funny most of the timeThe main characters in Ranma are not totally stale as many of them change not mature; CHANGE as they interact with several secondary characters that are introduced later in the story They also learn fighting techniues and in theory become stronger Still they are not as memorable as those in Urusei YatsuraAbout 14th of the chapters are not funny at all but the rest made me laugh hard and that is all that matters It has a pretty high reread value since you can start at any arc and you are almost guaranteed a good laugh without spoiling any story continuity because there is almost none Its humor is a parody of the Japanese culture and its stereotypes becoming a sort of self criticizing essay on Japan’s history and thus offering some food for thought as well


  6. says:

    Every time a boy gets touched by cold water he turns into a girl and will only change back into a boy when touched by hot water His father has the same problem but only replace the word girl with panda Yes panda So over the top ridiculous I really enjoyed it


  7. says:

    This first invigorating romp introduces us to Ranma Saotome the heir to the 'Saotome School of Anything Goes' martial arts Ranma has an interesting and colorful history; having spent most of his life on one long training mission with his father Genma Ranma also has a small but rather interesting problem; he spends roughly half of his time in the body of girl Cursed at an ancient spring in China after a training mishap whenever Ranma gets splashed with cold water he turns into a she Not to be outdone his father becomes cursed with the body of a panda at the same time Now take into account that Ranma is about to find himself unwittingly engaged to several women it turns out as well as fending off a slew of male admirers for the female side and martial arts hijinx ensue An incredibly funny read that offers something for everyone and the fun just keeps on coming installment after installment Please enjoy


  8. says:

    35not read just watched it this was the first anime i watched after first coming to Australiai remember it was the holidays so me and my brother went to the library we both practically lived in the library during holidays and borrowed the dvd i vaguely remember the first episode and some other scenes here and there hahah it was then the most unusual thing we had ever watched but we continued watching the whole thing


  9. says:

    My very first manga this was my introduction to the world of Japanese animation and their graphic novels Back in the day when books were flipped and in large format I remember dropping 17 for my first volume back in the days when Pokemon was big


  10. says:

    This was fun cute and very silly If want something different can check this out It's basically about a guy who when touched with water becomes a girl From there love stories begin lots of humor and basically signature style of Rumiko Takahashi the writer behind Inyuasha