Ranma 1/2 turns 33, happy birthday from Rumiko Takahashi’s manga!

It was published in Japan on August 19, 1987, exactly thirty-three years ago The first, historical chapter of Ranma 1/2. The work, which consists of 38 volumes and is considered by many to be one of the most important manga of all time, also became famous in Italy in the 1990s. mainly thanks to the emergence of the television series of the same name.

Shogakukan began publishing the adventures of the young Ranma Saotome on Weekly Shonen Sunday and published the first volume in April 1988. The work exceeded all expectations and quickly fascinated tens of millions of readers over the years who managed to sell, over 50 million copies.

In Italy, the manga arrived relatively early thanks to the efforts of Granata Press, which published the first chapters on mangazines. After the publisher's bankruptcy, the baton went to Edizioni Star Comics, which resumed sales from 2001 to 2004. Of course, the fan base had grown particularly. the anime by Kitty Films and Studio Deen, broadcast in Italy on Telemontecarlo and MTV.

And you? When did you get to know Takahashi's work? Let us know with a comment! If you haven't already, don't miss the opportunity to take a look at our review of Ranma 1/2 and the author's latest testimony as she shares how the manga was made.

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