- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1st edition (February 7, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1421502569
- ISBN-13: 978-1421502564
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ranma 1/2, Vol. 33 Paperback – February 7, 2006
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About the Author
Author and artist Rumiko Takahashi, the world's most popular and prolific female manga creator, has a large, devoted international fan base. Over 100 million copies of her work, such as URUSEI YATSURA, MAISON IKKOKU, RANMA 1/2 and MERMAID SCAR, have been sold worldwide. Takahashi's works have been the basis for four long-running animated series and over eight animated movies.
Other Rumiko Takahashi series available from VIZ
· Inuyasha - anime, manga and ani-manga
· Maison Ikkoku - anime and manga
· Mermaid Scar - manga
· Ranma 1/2 - anime and manga
Top customer reviews
The funny thirty-third volume of action-comedy "Ranma 1/2" shows us how Tokyo isn't big enough for two Ranmas, and the fury of Nabiki scorned. In addition, author Rumiko Takahashi introduces a rather bizarre new character who would be Ukyo's ideal mate... if he ever got a clue.
After getting lost, Ranma and Genma arrive at a mysterious old mansion. But then Ranma accidently looks into a cursed mirror, which creates a slutty all-girl duplicate of him. Now girl-Ranma is running amuck, enraging Akane and smooching Ryoga... and in love with the real Ranma. The only hope of stopping her is to use a magical compact that traps anyone who looks inside... except Akane and Ranma get sucked in too.
Then Ranma is left at home with Nabiki, but he's uneasy because he accidently destroyed her concert ticket. Sure enough, Nabiki finds some ingenious ways to get even with Ranma. And on the night of the Star Festival, young lovers put their names on bamboo stalks, which is supposed to inspire true love. Except the wrong people keep trying to get Ranma and Akane's name cards.
And finally, Happosai tricks Ranma into coming to the Red Hot Tea House, a kunoichi (female ninja) brothel. After they see the butt-ugly inhabitants, they leave it in ruins. Now the beautiful ninja Konatsu is after Ranma for revenge, but she soon runs into Ukyo, the only person to ever show her kindness. What neither Ukyo nor Ranma knows is that Konatsu is hiding a secret crush...
Okay, "double trouble" is a bit cliched -- lots of series have duplicates-running-amuck stories. But there's a unique twist to this one, since the duplicate is of the opposite sex, is madly in love with the original, and is planning to kill off the love interest. You won't see that in any sci-fi series on TV.
And Takahashi plumbs the humor for all it's worth -- Ryoga's reaction to being kissed by "Ranma" is absolutely priceless ("I AM DISGRACED!"). But she also wedges in some touching moments, like Ranma's "sappy" dialogue on the final page, when he finally works up the courage to tell Akane of his feelings.
And this volume also introduces Konatsu, who is (get ready) a boy who believes himself to be a girl. He seems like the ideal guy for Ukyo -- submissive, adoring, gender-bending. And the only real problem is that he believes himself to be a woman, and won't act on his feelings. Maybe Ranma should give him a crash course in human anatomy.
Two Ranmas are more than his friends can handle, in the thirty-third volume of "Ranma 1/2." Fortunately for them, girl-Ranma wasn't a permanent addition.
Ever since Akane was little, she has wanted to play Juliet in the school play (especially since she was always cast as Romeo). Now at last, she will. Problem is, there are too many Romeos: crazy Kuno, lecherous Happosai, stalkerlike Gosunkugi, and even Ranma himself.... once he learns that the prize is a trip to China. Even worse, Akane's father takes it upon himself to make sure that "Romeo and Juliet" finally kiss....
In the next story, Ranma learns that Ryoga has a map to a Japanese "spring of drowned man" -- which will make both of them normal again. Problem is, it's under the girls' locker room, which has been painstakingly booby-trapped in order to snare Happosai. And Ranma and Ryoga, being male, are not exactly welcome....
Finally, Kodachi decides to depart her exclusive girls' school so she can take some cookies to "darling Ranma." Unfortunately for Ranma, he gets photographed in a rather suggestive position with Kodachi -- and soon she's spreading the photographs far and wide. Now Ranma will have to get the negative, and try to avoid Akane's jealousy over Kodachi.
Poor Ranma has a tough time: he gets poisoned, blackmailed, drenched, drunk, punched and trampled, humiliated in an ultra-tight spandex thong, and (almost) kisses Kuno. In other words, it's more or less an ordinary week for poor Ranma, who seems to have a disproportionate number of nutty people around him.
And these three stories show the surreal scenarios that Takahashi can concoct -- especially the dueling Romeos and the Kuno estate, where Kodachi keeps her pet alligator. The middle story of the three is a bit stretched out, with Ranma's fruitless efforts to get into the locker room, but the first and third are pure gold.
And in this volume, despite their constant fighting, Ranma and Akane do demonstrate how they care for each other. Not only do they (almost) kiss, with Ranma being flustered and disgruntled that it wasn't the real thing, but he voluntarily eats Akane's cookies just to make her feel better. If that isn't true love, I don't know what is.
Romance, cookies and tiny pervs are only a few of the comic sources in the seventh "Ranma 1/2" volume. "You ashked for it, Romeo...."
the story runs something like this.....ranma( the main character) when he gets splashed with water well POOF he's a girl big problem eh(yes i'm CANADIAN)and 2 make matters worse he needs to marry a girl that he absolutly hates.but thats all i'll tell you for now so if you want to find out what happeneds well your gonna need to go buy it .definitly worth it
Probably not recomended for younger childen( when ranma is a girl he runs around topless,and YES it does show)
DEFINITLY worth every penny you spend on it .
it'll keep you laughing throught he whole thing.
"hope this helped"
from a true fan mewme(yes it's my nick-name and yes it's strange.)