Ranma 1/2, Volume 32

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VIZ Media LLC, Nov 8, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
One day, teenaged martial artist Ranma Saotome went on a training mission with his father, and ended up taking a dive into some cursed springs at a legendary training ground in China. Now, every time he's splashed with cold water, he changes into a girl. His father, Genma, changes into a panda! To make matters worse, Ranma's supposed to be engaged to a girl who doesn't like him - or at least says she doesn't. Shampoo's great-grandmother Cologne has every intention of seeing her gret-granddaughter marry Ranma, and to that end, she promises to teach Ryoga an ultimate martial arts move - the Bakusai Tenketsu or 'Breaking Point' technique. Can Ranma defeat his greatest rival for Akane's affection? Or a better question might be, does he even want to?

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User Review  - sinsOtheheart - Borders

This book draws you in with the mystical ideas and keeps you interested throughout the series. this first book delves into the idea of a possibly blossoming love although it may be just a farce. you'll have to read this book to find out on your own. Read full review


User Review  - mangafan91 - Borders

Rumiko Takahashi is my favorite author of all time! Ive read 1,2,3,4,6,and 7. As long as you know the basic story, it's easy to pick up almost anywhere in this series. I've ordered 3 more of these ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel. Takahashi won the Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film."

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