Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 18
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One day, teenaged martial artist Ranma Saotome went on a training mission with his father and ended up taking a dive into some cursed springs at a legendary training ground in China. Now, every time he’s splashed with cold water, he changes into a girl. His father, Genma, changes into a panda! What’s a half-guy, half-girl to do? Find out what fueled the worldwide manga boom in beloved creator Rumiko Takahashi’s (InuYasha, Urusei Yatsura, RIN-NE) smash hit of martial arts mayhem, presented remastered and unflipped for the first time.
Girl-type Ranma uncovers a cursed mirror that makes a love-hungry copy of her who kisses everyone she can get her hands on, including boy-type Ranma! A magical compact can capture the kooky copy, but then Ranma and Akane get trapped inside the compact! Later, Akane wins an enchanted bathing suit that finally enables her to swim. In return for the suit, she must enter a swimming competition. She takes the lead in the race, but a dangerous surprise awaits her at the finish line!
VIZ Media LLC, 9781421566399, 368pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
About the Author
Takahashi was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 2018. She won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film. Takahashi’s manga, as well as the other formats her work has been adapted into, have continued to delight generations of fans around the world. Distinguished by her wonderfully endearing characters, Takahashi’s work adeptly incorporates a wide variety of elements such as comedy, romance, fantasy, and martial arts. While her series are difficult to pin down into one simple genre, the signature style she has created has come to be known as the “Rumic World.” Rumiko Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga.