The renowned manga creator, Rumiko Takahashi, has announced a brand new anime adaptation of the classic series, Ranma 1/2. The announcement was made through her official Twitter account, where she also shared a special video confirming the news.

The details of this highly anticipated project will be unveiled during a live broadcast scheduled for July 17 at 6:00 p.m. (Japan time). Fans are marking their calendars to learn more about this exciting development.

A Classic Reimagined

Ranma 1/2 is a beloved martial arts rom-com that has captivated audiences since its original manga run from 1987 to 1996. The story revolves around Ranma Saotome, a martial artist who transforms into a girl when splashed with cold water, and back into a boy with hot water. The series is known for its hilarious antics, love triangles, and thrilling fights.

This new adaptation follows the recent remake of Urusei Yatsura, another of Takahashi's iconic works. It's an exciting time for fans of these timeless stories, as they are brought to life with modern animation techniques and introduced to a new generation of anime enthusiasts.

Ranma 1/2 Synopsis

Ranma Saotome is a first-class martial artist and prodigy of the Saotome school of “Anything Goes” martial arts. During his training in China, he and his father meet a terrible fate when they accidentally fall into a cursed spring. Now, Ranma is cursed to turn into a girl when he splashes cold water on her, and only hot water can turn him back into a boy.

Things become even more complicated when Ranma discovers that his father has arranged for him to marry one of Soun Tendo's three daughters to ensure the future of the Tendo dojo. Although Soun learns of Ranma's situation, he remains determined to go through with the engagement, and chooses his youngest daughter Akane, who turns out to be an expert martial artist and has a reputation for hating men.

We invite fans to share their excitement and favorite memories from the original Ranma 1/2 series. Your passion and enthusiasm are what make these remakes possible, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts on this exciting news!

Stay tuned for more updates and remember to join us on July 17th for the live broadcast revealing more details about the Ranma 1/2 anime adaptation. It's a date you won't want to miss!

Source: Oricon News


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