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Publishing company Shogakukan announced a new anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma ½ manga on Wednesday. More information will be revealed in a livestream on the official X account on July 17 at 6:00 p.m. JST.

Takahashi serialized the romantic comedy manga in Weekly Shounen Sunday from August 1987 to February 1996. Shogakukan published the manga in 38 volumes from April 1988 to June 1996 and later released it in two new editions in 2002–2003 and 2016–2018.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English and released 21 volumes from May 1993 to March 2003. In May 2003, the company began publishing a second edition and released the 36th and final volume in November 2006. VIZ Media also released a 2-in-1 omnibus edition between March 2014 and March 2017.

Studio Deen adapted the manga into a television anime that aired in 161 episodes from April 1989 to September 1992. The manga also received multiple movies and original video anime over the years, with the latest installment, Ranma ½: Akumu! Shunmin Kou, released in 2008.

VIZ Media licensed the anime series and a number of original video anime episodes in English in 1993 and released them on VHS and DVD. The company re-acquired the series in August 2013 and re-released the television anime on Blu-ray in May 2016, as well as the movies and OVAs in July 2023.

Synopsis
Soun Tendou runs the Tendou Martial Arts School accompanied by his three daughters: Akane, Nabiki, and Kasumi. One day, the sisters' lives are turned upside down when their father announces that he has promised one of them to be married to a fellow martial artist's son in hopes of carrying on the family legacy. In addition to their mixed reactions, when the fiancé arrives, the last thing the Tendou family expects is Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma.

Ranma has been training in China with his father until an unfortunate accident changed them both. Now, when water touches them, Ranma turns into a girl and Genma into a giant panda. Ranma ½ follows Ranma as he attempts to get along with his newly betrothed, the youngest of the Tendou sisters, Akane. As the two begin to attend the same school, they deal with fellow friends and rivals, all of whom have something to say about their engagement. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Official site: https://ranma-pr.com/
Official X (Twitter): @ranma_pr

Source: Comic Natalie

Ranma ½ on MAL
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Jun 25, 11:10 AM
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Wow wow, is my speculation justified and the Yatsura remake will finally pave the way for a new and more accurate adaptation of my favorite manga of Rumiko-san? I even wonder if they will continue the nostalgic neon style of the UY adaptation
Jun 25, 11:15 AM
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been seeing this alot... hopefully unlike Urusei Yatsura they don't censor it....



Jun 25, 11:19 AM
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I have a feeling they'll change Happosai quite a bit to reflect current sensibilities. Good to see Takahashi's works still being animated, even if Ranma was never a favourite of mine. Maybe Maison Ikkoku next, although as a fan of the older versions I don't know if I'd want one. Still, I guess these remakes introduce the stories to a new audience.
Jun 25, 11:19 AM
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been hearing abt this for some time on anitwt. also heard the staff on this is quite good. we'll see!
Jun 25, 11:28 AM
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Gonna have to watch the original first. I hope this means that Mao will be adapted too.
Jun 25, 11:28 AM
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More old anime getting remakes i see, i suppose that's a good thing, i personally don't think i'll watch it though...


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Jun 25, 11:29 AM
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I was waiting for this day! I feel like they’re going to censor a lot of stuff but I’m pretty excited to see how it turns out!
Jun 25, 11:37 AM
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Keep the original voice cast. They're younger than the UY cast and are still very much capable of voicing their roles. I can't imagine Ranma without Hayashibara or Yamaguchi. Additionally keep the nipples in. UY was one thing, but Ranma without nipples would be weird as fuck. Also kinda hoping this will be more of a pseudo sequel than a reboot. Just do a quick review of the old anime in 6-12 episodes max, then adapt the rest of the story that was never adapted in another 2 cours. There's no way this will get more than what the UY reboot got, and that was already really rushed and cut a lot of content. Ranma is even longer than UY and less episodic so they'd easily need 8 cours to do a halfway decent adaptation.
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we’re so back

2024 release please 🙏🙏
Jun 25, 11:38 AM

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PEAK. We are so back. Ranma bros.
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I'm more excited about hearing this news than Urusei Yatsura new anime. my childhood manga and favorite before reading Tsubasa.

Wonder if Kappei Yamaguchi (seiyuu who voiced multiple anime that adapted Takahashi-sensei's manga) would be involved in any way.
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Jun 25, 11:41 AM

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So they're really gonna readapt every rumiko takahashi manga then?

I'll absolutely love a maison ikkoku remake
Jun 25, 11:48 AM

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So, if Rumiko Takahashi is going to have another of her successful work readaptated, then I guess Inuyasha will be next?

Jun 25, 11:49 AM

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been seeing this alot... hopefully unlike Urusei Yatsura they don't censor it....



@EcchiGodMamster Remembering how ecchi looked in the old anime and manga and how Rumiko received criticism for it, I highly doubt they will get the green light for this.

@Piromysl Perhaps they will take on the Mansion first as a simpler and warmer work?

@mshfqtny If so, she will literally become a unique god-blessed author. Just imagine, after 20-30 years, showing the world all your hit works again with modern capabilities.
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Seriously? Leave this shit in the past for Christ sake, these horrible products of their era are not fit for 2024 and beyond. So many garbage adaptations of garbage source material recently.
Jun 25, 11:57 AM

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Was leaked for a while now so was just waiting for confirmation.

They gonna remake all the Rumiko Takahashi animes aren't they.
Jun 25, 12:09 PM

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Seriously? Leave this shit in the past for Christ sake, these horrible products of their era are not fit for 2024 and beyond. So many garbage adaptations of garbage source material recently.
@Oppai_Loli_God
You don't have to watch it.
Jun 25, 12:11 PM
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Not looking forward to this at all. Calling that Twitter dumpsterfire right now.
Genderbending used to be funny back then, but now, with all this going on? Yeah, no.
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If it's again the same studio as Urusei Yatsura, then the chances of them animating Hokuto no Ken remake are low.
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rumors are saying mappa will adapt this i hope thats wrong
Jun 25, 12:54 PM

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I never did finish the original Ranma, not sure why I stopped. Was it a complete adaptation?

I won't lie, I am interested in this because I really enjoyed the original. But I do feel like there are so many shows that need continuations and Ranma already had its time to shine with lots of content. The original show still holds up from memory so while this is nice, it's not really necessary... and it's a little worry some to think if this becomes the norm (the game industry is plagued by so many re-releases imo).

Softhenic03 said:
If it's again the same studio as Urusei Yatsura, then the chances of them animating Hokuto no Ken remake are low.


If it is the same studio, that's annoying. The original Urusei had 195 episodes (will ignore the movies to simplify things), the new adaptation is only at 46. Even if we assume 50% filler, there's still a LOT left to go...

EDIT: Apparently Urusei is finished. Wow, I'd assume that was pretty rushed? Looking at filler list, Urusei didn't have much to begin with (12%)
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Sounds great but hopefully they do not censor the nipples since the og got away with it.
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I hope the remake is good like original ! I loved Ranma ! :D I hope it has all the spicy stuff in there too ! xD
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Oppai_Loli_God said:
Seriously? Leave this shit in the past for Christ sake, these horrible products of their era are not fit for 2024 and beyond. So many garbage adaptations of garbage source material recently.

It's better to have another AI generated isekai trash next season, right?

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Yay, awesome to see another remake for a childhood favorite. Maison Ikkoku would be sweet as well, even tho the 80s version is "perfect" as it is.

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Not gonna lie, this relatively recent trend of remaking old anime makes me a disappointed man. This is too much like Hollywood with its creative bankruptcy and overreliance on milking nostalgia for me. Or maybe I'm just an uninformed noob and new, highly successful, and superior to old stuff in every way sailor moons and urusei yatsuras have been popping out every year. Either way, I'm cautiously optimistic... or is it optimistically cautious these days?🤔

P.S. Where's my GTO remake? Goddammit Japan
Jun 25, 2:13 PM
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I have a feeling they'll change Happosai quite a bit to reflect current sensibilities. Good to see Takahashi's works still being animated, even if Ranma was never a favourite of mine. Maybe Maison Ikkoku next, although as a fan of the older versions I don't know if I'd want one. Still, I guess these remakes introduce the stories to a new audience.
@Feorg maybe a sequel would be better of Maison ikkoku revolving with godais daughter
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Seriously? Leave this shit in the past for Christ sake, these horrible products of their era are not fit for 2024 and beyond. So many garbage adaptations of garbage source material recently.
@Oppai_Loli_God bro should not be talking woth your profile amd user
Jun 25, 2:24 PM

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Ohhhh here we go. Nice to see more of Rumiko sensei works again.

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Oh. Well, this is awkward. I finished the original 1989 anime (and when I say finished, I mean I only watched the canon episodes) last year, and started reading the manga where the last canon episode of the anime left off, and now a remake has been announced? Obviously didn't expect a remake to be announced the next year, and yeah it's cool that it's getting a remake, but now I wish I didn't start reading the manga. The series is episodic though, so I'm expecting it to skip a lot of content. Will probably be 46 episodes total like Urusei Yatsura remake. If that's the case, they should skip adapting chapters that have Happosai in it.
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More old anime getting remakes i see, i suppose that's a good thing, i personally don't think i'll watch it though...
I just hope that it sparks conversation and gets people talking about the old anime manga gets people interested in the older franchises
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@animegamer245 You don't understand. Gender has become a controversial topic these days. In the 80s and 90s there was a whole subgenre of jokes revolving around gender confusion. Nowadays it's practically impossible to sell a show that runs on gender jokes because of the whole culture war thing going on; one side will call it "degenerate" while the other will slap various "phobias" onto it.
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Damn, all these classics that I'm wanting to try out getting remakes. One day... I had plans to watch the original Shaman King next.
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Not gonna lie, this relatively recent trend of remaking old anime makes me a disappointed man. This is too much like Hollywood with its creative bankruptcy and overreliance on milking nostalgia for me. Or maybe I'm just an uninformed noob and new, highly successful, and superior to old stuff in every way sailor moons and urusei yatsuras have been popping out every year. Either way, I'm cautiously optimistic... or is it optimistically cautious these days?🤔

P.S. Where's my GTO remake? Goddammit Japan
@Jawiin Atleast there tends to be new content because old adaptations were usually unfinished, but Ranma's good as is.
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@animegamer245 You don't understand. Gender has become a controversial topic these days. In the 80s and 90s there was a whole subgenre of jokes revolving around gender confusion. Nowadays it's practically impossible to sell a show that runs on gender jokes because of the whole culture war thing going on; one side will call it "degenerate" while the other will slap various "phobias" onto it.
@TheMechaManiac Im pretty sure Ranma is loved by trans people
Jun 25, 4:36 PM
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It’s actually exacting ! I’m watching ranma and I really appreciate the cultural things…. Things might look better if gets a remake
Jun 25, 4:40 PM

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Damn, all these classics that I'm wanting to try out getting remakes. One day... I had plans to watch the original Shaman King next.
@GakutoDeathGlare The originals tend to be better, new ones tend to be rushed, only watch remakes if the original changed the ending or ended too early.
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I wish this news was not true. I think the cast will be fully changed like the remake "Urusei Yatsura". If they use the voice actors from the old anime, it is because too many voice actors have become famous and paid too much for their work.

In this day and age, erotic parts such as nipples will be cut out considerably, and I have a feeling that they will also make changes regarding the Happosai.

I can't say I'm happy about the remakes of Rumiko Takahashi's works, but I have a feeling that they will continue for a long time to come.



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So, if Rumiko Takahashi is going to have another of her successful work readaptated, then I guess Inuyasha will be next?
@Piromysl I would love to see an InuYasha remake series, hopefully that does happen eventually.

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If they end up adapting all the manga without filler and zero censorship then it'll be as much as popular as Urusei Yatsura! Ranma ½ is one of my favorite manga so I'm super excited about this remake (⁠ノ⁠◕⁠ヮ⁠◕⁠)⁠ノ⁠*⁠.⁠✧
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Finally here, the official confirmation! I don't know since when it started but it seemed like the word spread around really fast.
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Seriously? Leave this shit in the past for Christ sake, these horrible products of their era are not fit for 2024 and beyond. So many garbage adaptations of garbage source material recently.
@Oppai_Loli_God

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@Oppai_Loli_God

"Oppai Loli God" wow a degenerate person
@Magistarvaha Guy wants to fetish shame instead of posting about the news lol, seethe more.
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You don't have to watch it.
@SidVicious weak argument. we deserve adaptations of stuff that have not been adapted yet, not stuff that already got quality adaptations.
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Welcome to the Age of Remake. It seems anime industry is taking notes from video games industry.
Jun 25, 7:29 PM
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Was leaked for a while now so was just waiting for confirmation.

They gonna remake all the Rumiko Takahashi animes aren't they.
MegamiRem said:
Was leaked for a while now so was just waiting for confirmation.

Ah ok, so it was leaked before but no proper confirmation... was wondering why we only had the news now.

Ranma is one of the oldest anime I m hyped to watch cuz I seen a bit when I was very small and it this nostalgic associated with those times, that I want to watch it properly, despite anime not adapting the whole of the manga.

So this is great new, also I m already watching Maison, so a remake, ok, but this one is definitely very watchable, specially at BD1080p.


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weak argument. we deserve adaptations of stuff that have not been adapted yet, not stuff that already got quality adaptations.

There is space for everything, you are already getting adaptations and sequels to tons of new stuff, this remake doesn't endanger anything, if anything seeing a modern take to such a classic, if possible with quality is way more appealing than giving a try to most of the garbage that comes out these days.
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I like ranma, so i'm happy we are finally getting a remake. Now, if only they could change the ending of the manga too XD

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Ranma is extremely tame compared to modern anime. There's not much to censor outside of nipples


There are some misogynist and homophobic scenes. I expect them to tone them down, same goes for nipples and boobs shoots.
Also, let's not forget Happosai. The "perv creepy old man" trope aged terribly even in Japan. They will surely tone him WAY WAY down

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P.S. Where's my GTO remake? Goddammit Japan


Bro, i'd kill for a GTO remake! and one for Saint seiya too
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I never did finish the original Ranma, not sure why I stopped. Was it a complete adaptation?

I won't lie, I am interested in this because I really enjoyed the original. But I do feel like there are so many shows that need continuations and Ranma already had its time to shine with lots of content. The original show still holds up from memory so while this is nice, it's not really necessary... and it's a little worry some to think if this becomes the norm (the game industry is plagued by so many re-releases imo).

Softhenic03 said:
If it's again the same studio as Urusei Yatsura, then the chances of them animating Hokuto no Ken remake are low.


If it is the same studio, that's annoying. The original Urusei had 195 episodes (will ignore the movies to simplify things), the new adaptation is only at 46. Even if we assume 50% filler, there's still a LOT left to go...

EDIT: Apparently Urusei is finished. Wow, I'd assume that was pretty rushed? Looking at filler list, Urusei didn't have much to begin with (12%)
@iwubanime
Urusei Yatsura remake is finished because it was never intended to be a complete adaptation. They only adapted their favorite parts including the ending.

Ranma anime is not a complete adaptation.
Rumiko's most recently finished manga was not completely adapted either.
https://myanimelist.net/manga/13558/Kyoukai_no_Rinne
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animegamer245 said:
There's no homophobic scenes in this series outside an episode where Ranma tries to turn a crossdressing boy who he thought was a lesbian straight

There are no homophobic scenes except the one that is homophobic. Got it.
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