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The story revolves around a teenage boy named Ranma Saotome who has trained in martial arts since early childhood. As a result of an accident during a training journey, he is cursed to become a girl when splashed with cold water, while hot water changes him back into a boy.
The series also contains many other characters, whose intricate relationships with each other, unusual characteristics, and eccentric personalities drive most of the stories. Although the characters Exquisite Corpse Audio Chain Letter 211 - Various - Exquisite Corpse Audio Chain Letter Volume 3 their relationships are complicated, they rarely change once they are firmly introduced and settled into the series.
In addition, they developed 12 original video animations and three films. Ina live-action television special was produced and aired on Nippon Television. The manga and anime series were licensed by Viz Media for English-language releases in North America. Madman Entertainment released the manga, part of the anime series and the first two movies in Australasiawhile MVM Films released the first two movies in the United Kingdom. Both the manga and anime are cited as some of the first of their mediums to have become popular in the United States.
When someone falls into a cursed spring, they take the physical form of whatever Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½ there hundreds or thousands of years ago whenever they come into contact with cold water. The curse will revert when exposed to hot water until their next cold water exposure.
Genma fell into the spring of a drowned panda while Ranma fell into the spring of a drowned girl. Genma and Soun agreed years ago that their children would marry and carry on the Tendo Dojo.
Soun has three teenaged daughters: the polite and easygoing Kasumithe greedy and indifferent Nabiki Melismatic - Steve Cobby - Saudade the short-tempered, martial arts practicing Akane.
Akane, Melao De Caña - Oscar D León - El Espectacular .(12 Exitos) is Ranma's age, is appointed for bridal duty by her sisters with the reasoning that they are the older sisters and can dump the duty on her, and that they all dislike the arranged engagement and think Akane's dislike of men is the right way to express it to the fathers.
At the appointed time Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½ are surprised when a panda comes in and puts a girl in front of their father. The Tendo girls all laugh. It takes several more pages for the situation to be explained to Soun Tendo and his daughters. Both Ranma and Akane refuse the engagement initially, having not been consulted on the decision, but the fathers are insistent and they are generally treated as betrothed and end up helping or saving each other on some occasions.
Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½ are frequently found in each other's company and are constantly arguing in their trademark awkward love-hate manner that is a franchise focus. Nerima serves as a backdrop for more martial arts mayhem with the introduction of Ranma's regular rivals, such as the eternally lost Ryoga Hibiki who traveled halfway across Japan getting from the front of his house to the back, where Ranma spent three days waiting for him.
Ryoga, seeking revenge on Ranma, followed him to Jusenkyo where he ultimately fell into the Spring of the Drowned Piglet. Now when splashed with cold water he takes the form of a little black pig. Not knowing this, Akane takes the piglet as a pet and names it P-chan, but Ranma knows and hates him for keeping this secret and taking advantage of the situation. Another rival is the nearsighted Moussewho also fell into a cursed spring and becomes a duck when he gets wet, and finally, there is Genma and Soun's impish grandmaster, Happosaiwho spends his time stealing the underwear of schoolgirls.
Ranma's indecision to choose his true love causes chaos in his romantic and school life. However, she was worried about writing a male main character, and therefore decided to make him half-female. It was after deciding this that she felt Jusenkyo had to be set in China, as it is the only place that could have such mysterious springs. In a interview with Amazing HeroesTakahashi stated that she had four assistants that draw the backgrounds, panel lines and tone, while she creates the story and layout, and pencils and inks the characters.
They finish it in two or three nights, usually utilizing five days for a chapter. Takahashi purposefully aimed the series to be popular with women and children. Inan Animerica interviewer talking with Takahashi asked her if she intended the sex-changing theme "as an effort to enlighten a male-dominated society.
However, she admitted that drama did start to appear at the end. She also sat in on the voice actor auditions for the anime, where she insisted that male and female Ranma be voiced by different actors whose gender corresponded to that of the part. From August until Marchthe manga was published on a near weekly basis with the occasional colored page to spruce up the usually black and white stories.
These were periodically collected into graphic novels. On March 18,after releasing 21 volumes, Viz announced that it would reprint a number of its graphic novels. The content remained the same, but the novels moved to a smaller format with different covers and a price drop. The final volume was released in stores on November Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½,  thus making it Viz's longest running manga, spanning over 13 years.
At Anime Expo on July 7,Viz Media announced re-release of the manga in a format that combines two Sea-Longing - Kenneth McKellar - Songs Of The Hebrides volumes into a single large one, and restores the original right-to-left reading order a first in North America for this series. Madman Entertainment publishes the two-in-one version in Australasia.
Together with Sprigganit was the first manga published in Portugal, by Texto Editora in An anime television series was created by Studio Deen and aired weekly between April 15,and September 16,on Fuji TV for 18 episodes, before being canceled due to low ratings. The anime stays true to the original manga but does differ by keeping Ranma's sex transformation a secret from the high school students, at least throughout most of its length.
It also does not introduce Hikaru Gosunkugi until very late in the series, instead, Sasuke Sarugakurethe diminutive ninja retainer of the Kuno family fills a number of Gosunkugi's roles in early storylines but is a major character in his own right.
The anime also alters the placement of many story arcs and contains numerous Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½ episodes Prevne Spojeni - Totalpetroleum - Hej Hvor Det Svinger characters not adapted from the manga.
Their releases collected both anime series as one, separated episodes into what they call "seasons", and changed the ordering of many of the episodes.
The show is streamed on their anime channel service Neon Alley since Autumn A Battle to Defy the Rules! Team Ranma vs. The first two movies are feature length, but the third was originally shown in theaters with two other movies: Ghost Sweeper Mikami and Heisei Dog Stories: Bow. Following the ending of the TV series, 11 original video animations were released directly to Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½ video, the earliest on December 7,and the eleventh on June 4, Twelve years later, a Ranma animation was created for the "It's a Rumic World" exhibition of Rumiko Takahashi's artwork.
Based on the "Nightmare! Incense of Deep Sleep" manga story Got To Get You Into My Life = Dentro De Mi Vida - The Beatles - Revolver volume 34, it was shown on odd numbered days at the exhibition in Tokyo from July 30 to August 11, While most are fighting gamesthere have been several RPGs and puzzle games.
Acting as an end-cap to the series, it collects various illustrations from the series, features an interview with Takahashi,  and includes tidbits about Ranma: summaries of his battles, his daily schedule, trivia, and a few exclusive illustrations. It also included information on the voice actors, character designs, and a layout of the Tendo dojo. Several compilation albums were also released, some composed of the opening and closing theme songs and others of image songs.
He also suggested that one could argue Ranma is an early example of a harem or reverse harem series, due to the main character attracting suitors in both genders. It ranked 36th on TV Asahi 's list of Japan's favorite animated TV series, which Frequency - Various - Deep Magic Dance 87 ½ based on an online poll of the Japanese people,  up from the previous year's list where it ranked 45th.
Fans had the chance to vote for their favorite anime online during the month of January Only the five nominees receiving the most votes for each category were announced on February 5. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Japanese manga and media franchise. Madman Entertainment. MVM Films. Viz Media. Retrieved 10 August Retrieved 27 October Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 July Retrieved 18 May Archived from the original on 24 February Retrieved 5 October Agency for Cultural Affairs.
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Retrieved 27 June RANMA has sold more than 49 million copies in Japan, and is one of the most recognized and acclaimed series ever produced.
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