Monday, October 6, 2014
Graphic Novel Review: "Ranma 1/2: Volume 1" by Rumiko Takahashi
This curse is used in such a funny way - it is like slapstick comedy in a manga art form. There are all these romantic entanglements for Akane, it seems everyone except Ranma is in love with her but she doesn't return this affection. The guy she likes happens to like someone else... and it is all sorts of awkward.
I think what I liked most about this is the crazy exaggerations and over-the-top action. It is kind of crazy in a light-hearted and enjoyable way. A villain is introduced too, and while he seems to be super strong and determined, his motive is still kind of a mystery (or else it was just as revealed and is again over-exaggerated) and he has at least one original flaw that is exploited with humorous results. I've already requested volume 2, so I will read on. It is fast and fun, so why not?
Ranma 1/2: Volume 1
by Rumiko Takahashi