Ranma 1/2, Volume 21

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Viz Media, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
95 Reviews
Follows the adventures of half-boy, half-girl martial artist Ranma, whose transforming gender problems began at the Accursed Springs in China when he became cursed to turn into a girl when splashed with cold water, and back into a boy with hot water.

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Review: Ranma , Vol. 1 (Ranma (Ranma (US) #1)

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I haven't read much manga, so I am not really sure how weird and out there this one is when compared to the other manga titles, but when compared to graphic novels and comics this is pretty weird. The ... Read full review

Review: Ranma 1/2, Volume 7 (Ranma (US) #7)

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Review by KK: "In this one, Ranma and his master get into a fight. His master likes girls so Ranma rubbed something on his clothes that made girls run away. If you like martial arts, you should read. 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 prestigious 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. Takahashi's manga, as well as the other formats her work has been adapted into, have continued to delight generations of fans around the world. Distinguished by her wonderfully endearing characters, Takahashi's work adeptly incorporates a wide variety of elements such as comedy, romance, fantasy, and martial arts. While her series are difficult to pin down into one simple genre, the signature style she has created has come to be known as the "Rumic World". Rumiko Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga.

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