The Making of Ranma, Parts 11 and 12: The Kuno Siblings, Genma Saotome and Soun Tendo

Alas, here we are again. I've been neglecting this site for too long, and I've been sitting on this one for a few weeks (and some other un-posted stuff for even longer). Looking at this site, I'm not sure what the future holds, content-wise. Ideas for things I think I'd like to work on change… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 11 and 12: The Kuno Siblings, Genma Saotome and Soun Tendo

my P-1: Comments From Rumiko Takahashi’s Editors, Part 2: Maison Ikkoku

It was announced in March 2017 that Rumiko Takahashi’s works had broken 200 million copies sold worldwide, and to celebrate Shonen Sunday Super printed a feature called my P-1, in which editors select a single page from the time they worked with Takahashi and share why that page is significant to them. Part 1, which you can… Continue reading my P-1: Comments From Rumiko Takahashi’s Editors, Part 2: Maison Ikkoku

my P-1: Comments From Rumiko Takahashi’s Editors, Part 1: Urusei Yatsura

It was announced in March 2017 that Rumiko Takahashi’s works had broken 200 million copies sold worldwide, and to celebrate Shonen Sunday Super printed a feature called my P-1, in which editors select a single page from the time they worked with Takahashi and share why that page is significant to them. It’s fairly long, featuring twenty… Continue reading my P-1: Comments From Rumiko Takahashi’s Editors, Part 1: Urusei Yatsura

Exploring 80s Japanese Pop Culture with Slow Motion wo Moichido, Volume 1

Rie Kanou’s Slow Motion wo Moichido, or Slow Motion Once More, is a boy meets girl romantic comedy about Otaki and Yakushimaru, two awkward, modern day teens with a secret love of 80s pop culture who in each other find solace, and of course, love. The art is pleasant and the story charming, but the… Continue reading Exploring 80s Japanese Pop Culture with Slow Motion wo Moichido, Volume 1

The Making of Ranma, Parts 9 and 10: Picolet Chardin II and Pantyhose Taro

And here it is, the final of the catch-up posts. As of today, the translation of the Ranma 1/2 wide-ban interviews is up to date! Finally! As mentioned a few entries back, going forward you can most likely expect updates for this series to come about once every two months, as I would like to… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 9 and 10: Picolet Chardin II and Pantyhose Taro

The Making of Ranma, Parts 7 and 8: Akane Tendo and the Gambling King

Keeping the ball rolling, I now present to you the Rumiko Takahashi interviews found in Volume 7, released in December 2016, and Volume 8, in January 2017, of the Ranma 1/2 wide-bans. Enjoy! The Making of Ranma, Part 7: Akane Tendo What is the story behind Ranma 1/2’s heroine, Akane Tendo? And how is she… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 7 and 8: Akane Tendo and the Gambling King

The Making of Ranma Parts 4, 5 and 6: Happosai, Ukyo, and Mousse

So, my original blog Potato Salad Life was pretty short-lived, wasn’t it? It lasted, what, three weeks? Four? But no matter. It is a new year and I am ready to try again. Now with a new name, kanabits, and a fancy shmancy domain name to call my own. You can expect many things (and much… Continue reading The Making of Ranma Parts 4, 5 and 6: Happosai, Ukyo, and Mousse