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Ranma ½ Anime Remake Announced After Over 30 Years

Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma ½ is officially getting an anime remake over 30 years after the original adaptation ended. The announcement is coming after another adaptation of the legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi’s. URUSEI YATSURA, finished its reboot broadcast.

Ranma ½ Anime Remake

Rumiko began the Ranma ½ as her third major series (following URUSEI YATSURA and Maison Ikkoku) in August 1987. The manga was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine until March 1996. It ran for a total of 407 chapters, which were compiled into 38 volumes. VIZ Media licensed the manga in English, describing the story:
After taking a surprise dip in a cursed spring while on a training journey in China, martial artist Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma, aren’t quite themselves anymore. Now Ranma turns into a girl whenever he’s splashed with cold water, and Genma turns into a panda! Their new forms cause nothing but confusion at the Tendo dojo, where Soun Tendo is waiting to introduce one of his three daughters to Ranma—as his fiancée! Turns out Genma and Soun arranged the match long ago, but the girl, Akane, and the boy, Ranma, aren’t exactly crazy about the idea, or each other! Or are they? Watch the gender switching, jealous rages, and martial arts battles unfold all over again!

The manga was previously adapted into two anime series by Studio Deen: Ranma ½ and Ranma ½ Nettohen. The two anime together ran for a total of 161 episodes from 1989 to 1992. In addition, it released 12 OVAs and three films. In 2011, the franchise also received a live-action TV special.

Source: Official X
©Rumiko Takahahi / Shogakukan

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