Following the male and female version Ranma Saotome and Shampoo, Bandai has also added a new action figure of Akane Tendo, the main heroine in Rumiko Takahashi's popular comedy manga series Ranma 1/2, to its S.H.Figuarts line for a February 2017 release. Check the details after the jump.
At this weekend's Otakon event, Viz announces a trio of new manga licenses including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Akira Himekawa's new return to the Nintendo series after eight years, Takako Shimura's (Hourou Musuko Wandering Son) 2014 yuri series Sweet Blue Flowers (aka Aoi Hana) and Kyousuke Motomi's 2015 QQ Sweeper follow-up Queen's Quality. More after the jump.
Following the upcoming Ranma Saotome to be released in Japan next week, Bandai has added a new action figure of Shampoo, one of the heroines in Rumiko Takahashi's popular comedy manga series Ranma 1/2, in its S.H.Figuarts line for a June 2016 release. Check the product photos after the jump.
In December, Japanese food company Acecook is releasing a pair of cup noodle style snacks which feature artwork based on the manga of Rumiko Takahashi and flavors that are popular in Takahashi's home town of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai's Tamashii Nations has previewed a set of highly anticipated Figuarts releases, going on sale on September 1st ahead of January 2016 delivery. Highlights include the female Ranma, which they've been showcasing at events since last year, along with their third Love Live! school idol. Get a look after the jump.
The 3 theatrical Ranma 1/2 films and 11 Ranma 1/2 OAVs are coming to Japanese home video in a deluxe Bluray boxed set on August 19, 2015. Hit the jump to get the details.
Perhaps inspired by the 26th anniversary of Ranma 1/2's TV debut on April 15th, or perhaps because he's just been feeling the same nostalgia as Squid Girl author Masahiro Anbe, Blood Lad author and Hamatora original character designer Yuuki Kodama has begun playing around with sketching Ranma 1/2's transformations. Check out the results after the jump.
In addition to preparing for the August release of volume 20, Squid Girl author Masahiro Anbe has been watching more The [email protected] - Cinderella Girls, playing so much Far Cry that he's dreaming about being chased by bears, and drawing more Ranma 1/2 tributes. True to his earlier promises, he's followed the earlier Ran-chan pics with some Ucchan. Get a look after the jump.
Squid Girl author Masahiro Anbe has taken a break from work and a break from his recent The [email protected] - Cinderella Girls tribute sketches to do a bit of throwback fanart with Rumiko Takahashi's classic Ranma. Keep an eye out for more, because he notes in the response thread that while he has trouble getting them right, he'd like to do Ucchan and Shampoo too. Get a look after the jump.