Celebrate 30 Years of Martial Arts Mischief with Ranma 1/2 Stamps
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 martial arts romantic comedy is celebrating 30 years of gender-bending hijinks. Japan's national post office is celebrating with a framed stamp set of the series' iconic characters that goes on sale on July 18.
The stamp set costs 4,200 yen (US$ ) and includes 10 character stamps, a stamp sheet holder, 12 color illustration postcards, and an A5-size calendar.
Rumiko Takahashi launched the Ranma 1/2 manga in 1987 in Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Viz Media released its first edition of the manga in North America in a compiled format in 1995. The company has since re-released the manga in 2-in-1 editions starting in 2014. Its subsequent television anime, movies, and OVAs are also being re-released on Blu-ray.
Post offices throughout Japan are also issuing Super Mario stamps and previously offered stamp sets inspired by anime such as Lupin the 3rd, Bungo Stray Dogs, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale, and Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic.
Source: Comic Natalie