Ranma 1/2 Returns in a Brand New Omnibus Manga Edition

VIZ Media announces the release of Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2 manga series as newly remastered 2-in-1 omnibus editions. These new editions present the series in a right-to-left reading format ever that faithful to the original work. Ranma 1/2 is rated “T+” for Older Teens.

Ranma Saotome never thought a martial arts training mission to China would turn out like thi.! Due to an unfortunate accident at the cursed Chinese training ground Jusenkyo, when Ranma and his father get splashed with cold water, papa turns into a giant panda and male Ranma becomes a buxom young woman. Hot water reverses the effect, but only until the next time. Constantly chased by battle-happy martial artists and lovesick suitors of both sexes, what’s a half-boy, half-girl martial artist to do?

Hope Donovan, Editor, says, “Ranma 1/2 was one of the first manga series to achieve massive international success, and became a staple of the VIZ Media catalog for over 14 years, making it one of our longest-running titles and one of the longest-running manga series in North America. The return of Ranma 1/2 in a new 2-in-1 omnibus is an ideal format to revisit the series or enjoy it for the very first time and will allow fans to appreciate Rumiko Takahashi’s classic romantic comedy action series in a whole new way!”

The first omnibus volume debuts on March 11, 2014, and will carry an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN.

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