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Ranma ½ to be Remastered and Available on Blu-ray For R1 Release This Spring

by Dunois
Oct 11, 2013 4:18 PM | 35 Comments
According to announcements from VIZ Media, anime "Ranma ½" will be made available on Blu-ray this spring. The announcement was made at a panel hosted by VIZ Media at the New York Comic Con on Friday.

The anime is also to be remastered in high-definition and will retain its original 4:3 aspect ratio as well as the same English voices from the original. The remastered version will debut on Neon Alley next Friday, October 18, 2013.

Source: VIZ Media official Twitter, Tweet 1, Tweet 2, Tweet 3, Tweet 4

Users please note, this is not the original Japanese version of the anime but the official English dub. The Japanese version is already available on Blu-ray.

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They need to remake it completely and follow the manga!

Oct 15, 2013 5:42 AM by MoeGod

This news is pretty late... But, I'm pretty happy they've decided to do this. Can't wait to see how it looks!

Oct 14, 2013 9:28 PM by Sakarii

This will be dual audio.... right?

Oct 13, 2013 1:31 PM by Keitaro004

Looking forward to this :D

Oct 13, 2013 8:15 AM by ShojoSamurai

Ranma 1/2 was the first exposure I ever had to manga, which again got me into anime. It's one of my favorite manga and anime series of all time, so this is interesting!

Oct 13, 2013 7:22 AM by Moog

Finally, the Japanese versions were really expensive and didn't look good. Great show that got a shitty English dub and never got its proper North American exposure. Great news!

Oct 13, 2013 4:43 AM by justinswood

Chibi-Alice said:
I'm guessing since there are so many episodes, then the blu-ray will be very expensive.
Probably no more expensive than buying ~6 26-episode series would be, and it'll certainly be cheaper than the Japanese sets.

Oct 13, 2013 12:49 AM by Zalis

Good news for English watchers. Speaking of which, the first blu-ray volume remastered for Maison Ikkoku will be released in December. Can't wait to b̶u̶y̶ download them!

Oct 13, 2013 12:22 AM by PicaPica

If they do it in Latin America too, should be a cue for me to restart and finish Ranma.

Oct 12, 2013 7:55 PM by Frezlaj

Wow, surprised that one of my childhood animes are still coming back again XD

Oct 12, 2013 7:11 PM by MagicFlier

Most awesome !

Oct 12, 2013 3:11 PM by wraith000

Cool. Gives me a new reason to watch the series.

Oct 12, 2013 2:59 PM by soulless4now

Oh how nostalgic

Oct 12, 2013 8:25 AM by Mr_Gutts

SO much memories, gonna watch it :d

Oct 12, 2013 6:47 AM by Go10

I hope this could make, that we get a third season.

Oct 12, 2013 6:06 AM by valoon

NayukiShiina said:
Oh, the nostalgia.

Oct 12, 2013 5:51 AM by Cabron

I really need to watch this. This just motivated me a little.

Oct 12, 2013 5:50 AM by egnaro15

Dunois said:
According to announcements from VIZ Media, anime "Ranma ½" will be made available on Blu-ray this spring. The announcement was made at a panel hosted by VIZ Media at the New York Comic Con on Friday.
I think the title is a bit confusing because in Japan the Blu-ray remastering of Ranme 1/2 has already been done and released as BD box back in June and Sept: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00AQSMRL6 http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00AQSNO6I/

I would say it is better that the title makes it clear that the release is for R1 region.

Oct 12, 2013 5:49 AM by symbv

It brings back memories!

Oct 12, 2013 5:29 AM by Kurini

Oh, the nostalgia.

Oct 12, 2013 5:12 AM by kanbe

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