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Ranma 1/2, Vol. 23 Paperback – August 27, 2003

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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.

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  • Series: Ranma 1/2 (Book 23)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (August 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159116060X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591160601
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Cookson on June 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
I love the Ranma 1/2 series - actually, I love most things that Rumiko Takahashi has created. If you haven't read any of this series before, you should know that Ranma changes into a girl when splashed with cold water. His father, on the other hand, changes into a panda. A lot of this is explained just before the story begins, in a "the story thus far" section and a "cast of characters section." Although, as usual, I believe that it's always a good idea to know something about a series before jumping into it at a later point (especially this far into the series), I don't think that this volume will be too hard to understand if you've never read any Ranma 1/2 before. The two explanation sections to a fairly good, if brief, job, and, once yet get past the beginning of book, there's another story that's pretty self-contained. Since I haven't read the previous volume, the beginning of the book, which is continuation of a fight between Ranma, Ryoga, Mousse, and a trio of martial artists, made me feel a little lost. After that, however, come two stories that are unrelated to this beginning part. In the first, Ranma has to deal with a new teacher, who is known for her ability to deal with problem students. This teacher can use an unbeatable technique, which there is only one very awkward way to defeat. In the second story, Akane wants to investigate something that happened in her past. Only the first story is actually finished in this volume. For the rest of the second story, I think you have to get the next volume.
If you're looking for humorous manga, I really recommend Rumiko Takahashi. She does wonderful work and has a very odd and wacky sense of humor. Then you, too, can get looked at oddly whenever you try to explain this series to someone. :o)
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yaverot on September 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
#23 starts out with finishing the fight between Ranma & Prince Herb.
Then Miss Hinako appears, with a new technique for Ranma to have to beat.
Ending with Akane running off to fight some monsters, in a place from a nearly forgotten vacation.
The last two stories are seen in the OAVs.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Herb-chan on October 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
This volume was great!! I loved it!!
Finishing off where volume 22 ended it captures your attention once again by introducing Hinako who uses the 5 yen and up attack, taught to her when she was young. Sucking 'delinquints' aura so they can't be bad is her ultimate tequnique thus making her into an attractive woman useing their energy.
It was well, drawn, well written and the ending introduced yet another adventure, Shinosuuke!
I recommend it to any Rumiko Takahashi fan!
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gordon A.Wray on December 17, 2003
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THIS IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I MEAN RUMIKO TAKAHASHI DID THE IMPOSSIBLE MAKE A TEACHER LOOK ATRACTIVE AND STRONG AT THE SAME TIME!!!!! What I don`t like is Herb freak beatin up Ranma! I reccomend this book to anyone who has a quirky sense of humor.
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