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byTheCoolGuy82
May 01 2024, 8:14 PM | Updated Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Rumiko Takahashi is one of the wealthiest women in Japan. The manga she creates (and its anime adaptations) are very popular in the United States and Europe where they have been released as both manga and anime in English translation. Her works are relatively famous worldwide, and many of her series were some of the forerunners of early English language manga to be released in the nineties. Takahashi is also the best selling female comics artist in history; well over 100 million copies of her various works have been sold.

Her most well-known works are Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, Rin-Ne etc.
Urusei Yatsura
TV, 1981, 195 eps Me:- Author:9
The TV series is adapted from Volumes 1-29 of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.

Season 1 (Episodes 1-54)
Season 2 (Episodes 55-106)
Season 3 (Episodes 107-149)
Season 4 (Episodes 150-195)
Urusei Yatsura: Haru da, Tobidase!
Special, 1982, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
[Episode 21.5]

A hour-long special that aired between episodes 21 and 22 of the series. It is often referred as episode 21.5. The first segment is a recap of episodes 1-21 of the series, while the second segment adapt three chapters of the manga.

Watch after Episode 21
Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You
Movie, 1983, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Watch after Episode 58

Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer

Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer

Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Movie, 1984, 1 ep Me:- Author:9
Watch after Episode 99
Urusei Yatsura Movie 3: Remember My Love
Movie, 1985, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Watch after Episode 140
Urusei Yatsura OVA
OVA, 1985, 11 eps Me:- Author:7
OVAs 1-2 are recaps.

OVA 3 covers the 'Inaba arc' (chapters 329-333) from Volume 31 of the original manga.

OVAs 4-11 adapt chapters from Volumes 29-33 of original manga.

Watch OVA 1 (Recap) after Episode 174
Watch OVA 2 (Recap) after Episode 195
Watch OVAs 3-11 after Episode 195
Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum The Forever
Movie, 1986, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Watch after Episode 191

Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: Kanketsu-hen

Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter

Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: Kanketsu-hen
Movie, 1988, 1 ep Me:- Author:9
The film covers the 'Boy Meets Girl arc' (chapters 356-366) from Volume 34(End) of the original manga, which is the entirety of the 34th and final volume. This is the only film in the franchise to adapt chapters from the manga. It is also the official ending of the anime series.

Watch after OVAs 3-11

Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Itsudatte My Darling

Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Always My Darling

Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Itsudatte My Darling
Movie, 1991, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
The 10th anniversary special of the series. It is not the end of the anime series despite coming after The Final Chapter.

Watch either after or before Movie 5
Urusei Yatsura: The Shougaibutsu Suieitaikai
Special, 2008, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
It was produced as part of the "It's a Rumic World" 30th anniversary special. It is an adaptation of chapters from Volume 23, 28 of the original manga.

Watch at the very end
Maison Ikkoku
TV, 1986, 96 eps Me:- Author:10
The TV series is adapted from Volumes 1-15(End) of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.

Season 1 (Episodes 1-26)
Season 2 (Episodes 27-52)
Season 3 (Episodes 53-76)
Season 4 (Episodes 77-96)
Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsu-hen
Movie, 1988, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Chronologically takes place during the events of TV episode 96. The film includes a character from the manga, who was not featured before in the anime.

Watch after Episode 96(End)
Maison Ikkoku: Bangai-hen - Ikkokujima Nanpa Shimatsuki
OVA, 1991, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
The OVA adapts a lost chapter from Volume 6 of the original manga.

Watch either after Episode 37 or Final Chapter Movie
Maison Ikkoku: Shiki Utsuriyuku Kisetsu no Naka de
OVA, 1988, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
A recap of the Maison Ikkoku series that focuses on the relationship between Godai and Kyoko. The entire special is taken from footage of the TV series.

Maison Ikkoku: Prelude - Meguru Haru no Sakura no You ni...

Maison Ikkoku: Prelude, When the Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime Return

Maison Ikkoku: Prelude - Meguru Haru no Sakura no You ni...
Special, 1992, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
Flashbacks from the TV series are used to tell more about a certain character. Narration is used to connect the scenes which highlight the events leading to Kyoko's arrival at Ikkoku-kan.

Recap Special
Fire Tripper
OVA, 1985, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
The Rumic World OVAs are adapted from a series of short stories by Rumiko Takahashi.

Rumic World OVA Series 1/3

The Supergal

Maris the Chojo

The Supergal
OVA, 1986, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Rumic World OVA Series 2/3
Warau Hyouteki
OVA, 1987, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Rumic World OVA Series 3/3
Ningyo no Mori
OVA, 1991, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
The OVA covers the 'Mermaid Forest' story from 'Mermaid Saga' by Rumiko Takahashi.
Ningyo no Kizu
OVA, 1993, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
The OVA covers the 'Mermaid's Scar' story from 'Mermaid Saga' by Rumiko Takahashi.
1 Pound no Fukuin
OVA, 1988, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
The OVA is adapted from early chapters of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.
Ranma ½
TV, 1989, 161 eps Me:- Author:8
The TV series is adapted from Volumes 1-22 of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi. It stays true to the original manga but does differs here and there. It also alters the placement of many story arcs and contains numerous original episodes and characters not adapted from the manga.

Season 1 (Episodes 1-21)
Season 2 (Episodes 22-41)
Season 3 (Episodes 42-63)
Season 4 (Episodes 64-87)
Season 5 (Episodes 88-117)
Season 6 (Episodes 118-135)
Season 7 (Episodes 136-161)
Ranma ½: Chuugoku Nekonron Daikessen! Okite Yaburi no Gekitou-hen!!
Movie, 1991, 1 ep Me:- Author:5
Movie 1

Watch after Episode 118

Ranma ½: Kessen Tougenkyou! Hanayome wo Torimodose!

Ranma ½: The Movie 2 - The Battle of Togenkyo: Rescue the Brides!

Ranma ½: Kessen Tougenkyou! Hanayome wo Torimodose!
Movie, 1992, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
Movie 2

Watch after Episode 153
Ranma ½ OVA
OVA, 1993, 6 eps Me:- Author:7
The OVA series adapt chapters from Volumes 22-25 of the original manga.

Watch after Episode 161(End)
Ranma ½: Chou Musabetsu Kessen! Ranma Team vs. Densetsu no Houou
Movie, 1994, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
The short film covers the 'Phoenix Sword Arc' from Volume 29 of the original manga. It is the only film of the series based on the manga. The length of this film is comparable to the length of an OVA, and it was initially released on home media packaged with the other OVAs.
Ranma ½ Super
OVA, 1995, 3 eps Me:- Author:7
The OVAs adapt chapters from Volumes 27-31 of the original manga.

Ranma ½: Yomigaeru Kioku

Ranma 1/2 Special: Reawakening Memories

Ranma ½: Yomigaeru Kioku
OVA, 1994, 2 eps Me:- Author:7
The OVAs covers the 'Ryugenzawa Arc' from Volumes 25-26 of the original manga.

*Better Fitting as a finale
Ranma ½: Akumu! Shunmin Kou
OVA, 2008, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
It was produced as part of the "It's a Rumic World" 30th anniversary special. It is an adaptation of a chapter from Volume 34 of the original manga.

Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou

Rumiko Takahashi Anthology

Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou
TV, 2003, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
The TV series is adapted from first 2 Volumes of 'Rumic Theater' manga short stories by Rumiko Takahashi.
Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou Ningyo no Mori
TV, 2003, 11 eps Me:- Author:-
The TV series is adapted from the 'Mermaid Saga' by Rumiko Takahashi. While closely following the story of the original manga (more so than the OVA versions), many of the violent aspects of the stories were toned down.
Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou Ningyo no Mori Specials
Special, 2004, 2 eps Me:- Author:-
DVD-only episodes 12-13 of Mermaid Forest.
InuYasha
TV, 2000, 167 eps Me:- Author:-
The TV series is adapted from Volumes 1-36 of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.

Season 1 (Episodes 1-44)
Season 2 (Episodes 45-87)
Season 3 (Episodes 88-127)
Season 4 (Episodes 128-167)

InuYasha Movie 1: Toki wo Koeru Omoi

InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

InuYasha Movie 1: Toki wo Koeru Omoi
Movie, 2001, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Watch after Episode 54

InuYasha Movie 2: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjou

InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

InuYasha Movie 2: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjou
Movie, 2002, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Watch after Episode 95

InuYasha Movie 3: Tenka Hadou no Ken

InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

InuYasha Movie 3: Tenka Hadou no Ken
Movie, 2003, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Watch after Episode 136

InuYasha Movie 4: Guren no Houraijima

InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island

InuYasha Movie 4: Guren no Houraijima
Movie, 2004, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Watch after Episode 167

InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen

InuYasha: The Final Act

InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen
TV, 2009, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
The TV series is an abridged adaptation of Volumes 37-56(End) of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.

Season 5 (Episodes 168-193)
Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi
TV, 2020, 24 eps Me:- Author:-
It is a non-canon sequel spin-off to the Inuyasha anime television series, which itself is based on Rumiko Takahashi's manga series of the same title. The manga version by Takashi Shiina has a completely different storyline from the anime, having almost nothing in common.

Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi - Ni no Shou

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The Second Act

Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi - Ni no Shou
TV, 2021, 24 eps Me:- Author:-
Second season of the series.
Kyoukai no Rinne
TV, 2015, 25 eps Me:- Author:-
The TV series is adapted from Volumes 1-27 of the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.

First season of the series.
Kyoukai no Rinne 2nd Season
TV, 2016, 25 eps Me:- Author:-
Second season of the series.
Kyoukai no Rinne 3rd Season
TV, 2017, 25 eps Me:- Author:-
Third season of the series.
Urusei Yatsura (2022)
TV, 2022, 23 eps Me:- Author:-
It is the second television anime adaptation of the manga, following the 1981 adaptation. It adapt selected chapters from the original manga by Rumiko Takahashi.
Urusei Yatsura (2022) 2nd Season
TV, 2024, 23 eps Me:- Author:-
Second season of Urusei Yatsura (2022)

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