Ranma 1/2 Movie – “Tragedy or Farce?”


Ranma 1/2 fans have been presented with a post juxtaposing the classic manga with the new movie adaptation, and for some reason they like it not one bit.

Panda is coming in for particular criticism, looking rather moth-eaten as he does:


Though there is worse:


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    Avatar of Elliot
    Comment by Elliot
    19:40 16/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    not tragedy nor farce, just utterly tasteless.

    ...they haven't learn the lesson taught by previously aired live-action anime adaptation...

    ...it just DON'T WORK!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 17/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    OMG....so those racists took out Shampoo, even though China itself is a rather important part of the story. Does this thing even have Ryoga? I think I recognized one of those guys as Kuno-senpai, but I have no idea what's up with the Japanese Urkel or the creep holding a skeleton.

    The guy producing this needs to be shot in the knees.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 17/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I won't watch it if it doesn't have Ryouga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 23/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wasnt the whole story revolves around the springs in "China"

    Avatar of Vespertine Aspergerian Nincompoop
    21:33 18/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nobody will watch it if Ryouga gets taken out!

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    Comment by Anyien
    05:10 21/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This looks like it is a adaption of one of the movies. so if Ryoga an Shampoo was left out of that movie then they will be left out of the live-adaption too.

    And the creepy guy with the skeleton is the doctor that Akane had a crush on.

    I have no clue who the "Japanese Urkel" you are talking about is, but you have the whole Tendo family there, Genma, Kuno and Ranma.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 19/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It could be racism, but maybe not. It's a movie, not a series, so there's only so much ground they can cover before it becomes too rushed. (Granted, I don't have high expectations for the adaption regardless, but still...)

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    Comment by TC-man
    19:50 16/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Shouldn't they just make an anime movie just like the Nanoha movie?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I think a live-action adaptation can work, but it can't be some low-budget piece of crap.

    Sadly, except for anime, the Japanese movie industry is nothing but low-budget pieces of crap.

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    Comment by Elliot
    20:22 16/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They should.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    21:18 19/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you can tell from my screen name that I probably would have died from excitement if they announced an anime movie on a Takahashi Rumiko classic...

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    Comment by Anyien
    05:11 21/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would have died of sadness....

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 18/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i'm all in for all japanese manga , anime , videogame etc .

    but i don't watch jap movies its just so terrible .

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 25/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It can work.

    They just have adhere to what Ranma truly is - A gag series.

    If they try to make it a "good" movie, with serious drama/romance/action - It all goes to hell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 22/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It occasionally works. I kind of enjoyed the Initial D movie. I think it has to be more grounded in reality than Ranma 1/2 to work though, definitely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:28 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tasteless is the right word... I mean there were some jokes in the live-version that were rather hilarious considering Ranma's gender-curse... Like for instance the vice-principal principal being a homosexual that wanted to turn all women into men, but that was the only positive thing I can say about it.

    The cast is generally misscasted and many jokes that could have been far more fun if they had been treated seriously, were instead treated oddly. Liek for instance Genma's curse shoudl have been done using a mixture of CG and phootage of a real panda...

    Then the cast all look too old -- even if they are 18 in this movie they all look like they are in their mid-twenties.

    Tatewaki is WAAAY to short and the female Ranma is WAAAY to tall and her boobs to small. Sad really seeing as there actually exist Japanese actors that are both younger, shorter, have larger breasts and that LOOK more like female Ranma than the one they picked.

    Heck given the fact that almost everyone in the movie sucked at acting (as usual with Japanese) they could have even hired models since the movie wouldn't have suffered from it. After all, if the acting itself is a non-issue, then you should and can go for the people that LOOK the part the most. Heck, they could have recruited highscool kids and have them play the parts!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 16/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the Nodame Cantabile live-action version was incredibly well done. I need to get around to finding the later episodes and finishing it since only the first 6 were available at the time I checked it out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Space Battleship Yamato was great too

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    Comment by yaku
    08:18 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ditto; there's also Absolute Boyfriend which took a stupid manga story with forgettable characters (I was so disappoint at Watase for how she handled it) and turned into something fun and cute, if not sometimes silly (but it never took itself too seriously). I don't know, I liked it a lot since they improve the original by 10x.

    tl;dr not every live action out there is a piece of junk (Hana Yori Dango is a nice one too) and sometimes they can be better. I say give it a try.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 16/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The costume from "Never say no to Panda" commercials is better than that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait... That wasn't a real panda? IMPOSSIBLE!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 19/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do know that that "costume" is actually just CG, right?

    Avatar of cuppatea@yahoo.co.jp
    20:35 16/11/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I never got why Ranma was so unhappy being turned into a beautiful woman. Having unlimited access to girl parts would be epic winning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Because when you're a girl you don't give a shit about having girl parts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 18/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Objection! A narcissist lesbian would care!

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    Comment by qop
    14:47 18/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    cuz he cant bang his girl self with his own penis... although he's come close.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    never say no to panda

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I KNOW, you think he'd get used to it after changing back and forth every 5 minutes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He did exploited it until he feel bore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He bitches about it all the time but we see him abusing the privilege every five seconds. There's some insight into his twisted personality when Mousse and Akane catch Ranma saying out loud to himself that "every woman must love him". The man is a whiny asshat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 16/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Instant pussy

    Instruction: Pour cold water on it and enjoy the meal

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:20 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Except you lose your penis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 16/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another one just got raped!

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    00:05 17/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The fuck?

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    00:58 17/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Pedobear said "Hey! Its my cousin PEDOPANDA!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the way, the Panda is Ranma's father.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh dear.....my girlfriend was already disappointed with the live action Yattaman. This is just plain gonna crush her.

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    Comment by theandysan
    23:57 16/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He prolly hates being hit on all the time lol!

    Anyway, I can't believe they're gonna release a shoddy live-action before releasing a remake of the anime! That would be way better!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's because his mom wanted him to become a man, and if his father failed in that, all three of them were to commit suicide together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You would be unhappy too if you had Kuno-kun to deal with every time you randomly got splashed with cold water.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    and your mom has to kill you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he like it then there would be no story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because he would have to commit harakiri along with his father if his mom found out?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You try inverting your penis. You'd be unhappy too.

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    Comment by yaku
    02:16 17/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's not like he can't revert it back ;)

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    Comment by yaku
    15:43 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This happens within Ranma's universe, where changing sex is as easy as 1-2-3. Thinking about how hurtful would be to "turn your penis inside out" means you're already diverting from what this conversation is all about (which is nothing to be taken seriously anyways)

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    Comment by yaku
    04:46 18/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Too... much... IRL!!! Must... visit... 4ch!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cmon guy, you don't think it hurts like hell to turn your penis inside out?!

    Are you even alive?!! LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Yaku 15:43

    Jesus, Yaku, you need to stop overanalyzing stuff, it was a joke.


    Avatar of cuppatea@yahoo.co.jp
    02:35 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being able to magically turn into a woman and back != going through mtf surgery.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Unless you're a tranny that wouldn't be win. He has girls hitting on him all the time. He doesn't need his own girl parts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 17/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    But all he does is run from them, and all he really wants to do is wrestle other men specifically (he hates fighting girls).

    It's pretty obvious he's as gay as can be. Hell, the only girl he even makes eyes at is as manly as she can get.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, this statement is valid for almost every teen shonen hero ever drawn

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, just no.
    Imagine being raised to be a man among manly men by your father, never having school, never having the"talk, a 10 year road trip, and getting engaged to a random girl and all having no choice. So You might be pretty fucked in the head too if you went through all that bullshit, not to mention his code of honor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol so true... bleach main girl is rukia tomboy :P

    Comment by Anonymous

    cause only a homosexual would be happy having girl parts, heterosexual men do not want breasts or vag atleast not on their own body

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 17/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Expect that homosexual men have no attraction to girl parts either. That's why they're homosexual.

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