|Original title: Ranma nibun no ichi|
Characters: Ranma Saotome, Akane Tendo, Genma Saotome, Nabiki Tendo, Kasumi Tendo, Soun Tendo
Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Production: Kitty Films, Studio Deen
Regia: Tomomitsu Mochizuki, Tsutomu Shibayama
Year: April 15 1989
Broadcast in Italy: 1995
Gender: Fantasy / Comedy
Episodes: 161 mm
Duration: 24 minutes
Recommended age: Teenagers aged 13 to 19
The manga Ranma It was created by the Japanese screenwriter Rumiko Takahashi, Ranma 1/2 makes its first appearance in August 1987 and immediately shows a great success with the public especially by the girls. In Italy the comic was published by Star Comics editions, while the cartoon on tv was broadcast on MTV. It is the story of Ranma Saotome, a boy of about sixteen who during a martial arts workout with his father Genma, fell into one of the Hundred Cursed Springs located in a region of China, from that moment, according to an ancient legend, it turns into a girl whenever it comes into contact with cold water. The antidote for this transformation is hot water, in fact, after getting wet with this, he returns as a boy. His father too, after falling into another spring, has to undergo a transformation every time he comes into contact with cold water, in this case he transforms into a giant panda. The legend of the Hundred Cursed Springs is lost in the mists of time, it seems that in each of these Springs, in the past several people and animals drowned, therefore, if an unfortunate falls into one of these sources, it takes on the appearance of the creature that lost life in that place, because a fusion takes place between the two souls. In fact, in the Niang Nichuan spring, where Ranma fell, a girl drowned 1500 years ago, while in the Xion Mao Nichauan, the one into which Genma fell, a giant panda drowned 2000 years ago. The whole series revolves around the common thread of the transformations, as it is not only Ranma and Genma who are victims of this misfortune, but also most of the friends and friends of the protagonists: Ryoga
Ranma's rival becomes P-chan the black pig (hilarious),
shampoo a kitten e Mousse a duck. To all this there is the controversial love story between ranma e Akane, who do nothing but fight and fight (she too is an expert in martial arts), but who are actually secretly in love with each other, only because of pride, they do not express their feelings. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Ranma was forced to be engaged to Akane by his father Genma as the daughter of his fellow student Soun. To further hinder the two is Ryoga, as he is madly in love with Akane.
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