Thursday, March 10, 2011

Must Read Book of the Week!


First off I just wanted to let everyone know that I only have nine more chapters to go in Eragon. I rather impressed with myself because I have been reading faster than usually. So I would like to get three chapters today and maybe three more tomorrow or possibly more. I don't want to rush through the book but I have to finish it before it is due back at the Library.

Ranma 1/2 Manga!

Ranma 1/2 Volume 1
Genre: Martial Arts, Romantic Comedy

Written and Illustrated By: Rumiko Takahashi

Original Run: 1987-1996

Volumes: 38

If your looking  for some kick butt action and romance then check out the Ranma 1/2 Manga.  

Ranma 1/2 is a story about a 16 year old boy, Ranma Saotome, who is trained in his early childhood years in the practice of martial arts. Upon a journey with his father, a horrible accident takes place while in the middle of training. At first Ranma doesn't even realize the curse that has been cast literally upon him. When he is splashed with cold water, he changes into a girl.  However, the young main character soon learns that hot water will change him back into a boy. He discovers the many promises that were made and never kept and many young woman who come to stake their claim. Will Ranma ever learn how to keep a promise? The world may never know.

Ranma 1/2 TV Anime!

Ranma 1/2 Season 1 Box Set
Episodes: 161
Seasons: 7
Studio: Kitty Films and Studio Deen

Aired: April 15, 1989 - September 25, 1992

Media: DVD Box Set

The Japanese anime series was based off of the manga By Rumiko Takahashi. The series or show was created by Studio Deen. Studio Deen then aired it every week,  starting on April 15, 1989 - through September 16, 1989. The anime show  was aired on Fuji TV (a popular channel of sorts in Japan) before it was canceled because of low ratings. In the US, the anime is known as Ranma 1/2 (which is what the Japanese version translates to in English ) and we released the anime and made it into a Seven DVD Box Set by Viz Media. Each Box set included one season so there were plenty of episodes to go around to keep you busy until the next Box Set was released.. After the last season  episode was aired and the season ended ,  the production of 13 new episodes was created and released as OVA episodes on December 1993 and the last one was released more recently in July 2008. They made three movies from this anime series.

In my opinion, the manga is better than the anime. I love the anime don't get me wrong but I really enjoy reading this manga. I think it has to do with the fact that I the manga is rather easy read.


Love Britt