Ranma ½: Yomigaeru Kioku


Ranma 1/2 Special: Reawakening Memories

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Synonyms: Ranma ½ Special: Yomigaeru Kioku
Japanese: らんま1/2 SPECIAL よみがえる記憶
English: Ranma 1/2 Special: Reawakening Memories
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 16, 1994 to Feb 17, 1995
Producers: Pony Canyon, Fuji TV
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Magical Sex ShiftMagical Sex Shift
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.581 (scored by 91419,141 users)
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Ranked: #15712
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Popularity: #4957
Members: 19,111
Favorites: 30

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Synopsis

"Reawakening Memories" deals with Akane suddenly remembering a trip to Ryugenzawa when she was a small child. While there she was saved from a giant platypus by Shinnosuke. Akane travels back to Ryogenzawa and once again meets Shinnosuke, who falls in love with her. Akane blames herself for Shinnosuke`s life-threatening injuries, and decides to stay and help out. This irritates Ranma, who thinks that Akane has fallen in love with Shinnosuke, and will do what it takes to get her back.

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Staff

Nishimura, Junji
Director
Shirahata, Bob
Episode Director
Takahashi, Rumiko
Original Creator
Nakajima, Atsuko
Chief Animation Director, Character Design


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"Where do we go from here? (You and me)" by DoCo
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Ending Theme

"Red Shoe Sunday" by DoCo




Reviews

Dec 4, 2012
This is a lovely episode that really gives Akane some shining moments. Ranma has a few as well, which makes everyone happy, but this is really Akane's story with Ranma and Ryoga along to support.

Music in this is fun as all the OVA's had some of my favourite OPs of the whole series:

#01:"Koi da! Panic! (Love Panic!)" by Yawmin (eps 1-6) /
#01: "Love Panic! (English Version)" by Connie Lavigne (eps 1-6) /
#02: "Boku-tachi Wa Kore Kara (Us From Now On)" by DoCo (ep 7) /
#02: "Us From Now On (English Version)" by DoCo USA (eps 7-11).


The side characters ...
Apr 28, 2022
The Ranma OVAs are little side stories to complement the main series. They're short, fun, and have better animation.

Story
Akane has a flashback to her childhood where she was saved from monsters in a forest by a mysterious boy. She hears that monsters have reappeared in a village and she heads off to investigate. She meets the boy who has grown into a man and discovers the nature of the forest.

Ranma chases her and Ryoga shows up too. Hijinks ensue.

Art
The art is actually pretty good. It is better than I remember the original series being. It looks more clean, more consistent, and better ...

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