Ranma 1/2, Volume 21

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Viz Media, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
12 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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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

More of the above, basically. This also features a longish arc that was compelling enough I just had to start the next volume to get the resolution. 高橋 留美子 pulls some truly ridiculous plot with part-animal people, so brazen I have to admire rather than scorn it. Read full review

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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

More silly fun with Ranma, Akane and the gang. Starts weakly with another appearance from Taro (the underwear-stealing stuff and his invulnerability are a bit dull to me) but the rest was pretty solid ... 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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