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

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

Rumiko Takahashi Interview: The Making of Ranma, Part 3: Shampoo

So, Volume 3 of the Wide Ban actually came out the day before I posted parts 1 and 2. Pretty convenient, yeah? Volume 4 won’t release until mid September, so it will be a while until the next part is ready, but until then: enjoy Part 3! The Making of Ranma, Part 3: Shampoo Ranma… Continue reading Rumiko Takahashi Interview: The Making of Ranma, Part 3: Shampoo

Rumiko Takahashi Interview: The Making of Ranma, Parts 1 and 2: Ranma Saotome and Ryoga Hibiki

  In July 2016, Shonen Sunday began a new printing of Ranma 1/2 in Japan. This edition, called a wide-ban, is similar to the English 2-in-1 editions recently published by Viz, though slightly shorter in length. Volumes one and two were both released on the same day, and they will be followed by one new volume… Continue reading Rumiko Takahashi Interview: The Making of Ranma, Parts 1 and 2: Ranma Saotome and Ryoga Hibiki