Ranma 1/2

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

Meet Kaku Kento: One of Japan’s Underrated Yet Talented Actors

Kaku Kento (賀来 賢人) may be an underrated actor in Japan but he sure is talented! Kaku Kento, or Kakkun as he is known to his fans, starred in NHK’s morning drama (asadora) Hanako to Anne and is now gaining recognition from his fellow actors in Japan. A quirky yet talented actor Kaku Kento was…

The Story of Ranma 1/2: Half Boy, Half Girl

The Story A popular animation from Japan which was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Sunday, is Ranma 1/2. The main protagonist in the story is Ranma Saotome, a teenage boy who’s very much proficient in martial arts. An accident occurred in one of his training trips with his father. He was said to have fallen…