Ranma ½ Fans Celebrate Anime's 30th Anniversary
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's classic martial arts comedy manga Ranma ½'s first aired in Japan on April 15, 1989. To celebrate the anime's 30th anniversary, fans on Twitter posted fanart, cosplay, and heartfelt messages.
#らんま½ debuted on Fuji TV on April 15, 1989. Happy 30th Anniversary! ❤️Ranma & Akane Wedding Illustration~by SAOTOME NANDA— Saotome Nanda - 早乙女ナンダ (@SaotomeNanda) April 15, 2019
Based on Manga Cover Nº38 #らんまアニメ化30周年https://t.co/OVBdt5Fguq #ranmaXakane #あかね #早乙女乱馬 #LOVEあかね #天道あかね #fanart pic.twitter.com/Afkh1dwW21
One fan posted a video showing the voice actor cast 30 years ago. Many of the comments noted that Ranma ½ had an incredibly star-studded cast, including Kappei Yamaguchi as Ranma, Megumi Hayashibara as the female Ranma, the late Hiromi Tsuru as Ukyou, and Kikuko Inoue as Kasumi.
2019年4月15日(月)— ひろ (@ukyo_angela) April 14, 2019
( @REISAN_no_HEYA @atmanbow_staff @nonko_hidaka531 @ENma_Dororon @Saeko_BlueMoon @yamachanoha @42kg )
The tweet even caught famed voice actor Jouji Nakata's attention, who wrote in a tweet that just yesterday Noriko Hidaka, Kikuko Inoue, and Honoka Inoue had sung the Ranma ½ song Heart Naisho/2 (Two-Part Secret Heart) for him.
昨日、日高のり子さんが、井上喜久子さんほの花さんと「ハートないしょ/2」を歌って下さったばかり! https://t.co/D8NoJDGvgj— 中田譲治 (@joujinakata123) April 15, 2019
The Ranma ½ manga was serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine from September 1987 to March 1996. It has spawned several TV series, movies, and OVAs, and is regarded as a classic comedy series today. Rumiko Takahashi will launch her next manga this spring.