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~Ranma 1/2~ Don’t get wet!

Ranma 1/2 was the second series I was introduced to that was created by Rumiko Takahashi the first being “Inuyasha”. There are 38 volumes of manga, over 150 episodes of anime and even a few full-length films. I always thought this series was very comedic and silly but also had a few serious moments here and there that made you closer to the characters. Warning, however, there is lots of boobies all throughout the series, it is mainly about a boy who gets turned into a girl if he gets wet with cold water so…yeah he has no shame. 6_6

The story revolves around a boy named Ranma, who fell into a cursed spring along with his father on a training mission. The aftermath of them falling into the spring Ranma turns into a girl any time he is splashed with cold water, and his father turns into a large panda. They come to live with another family the Tendo’s who own a dojo. Ranma is betrothed to one of the three daughters, and it is decided the lucky girl is tough as nails Akane who seems to think Ranma is irritating and a clod. The hilarity ensues as multiple love triangles form, and each person has their own curses and past.

A large part of the plot is the various types of martial arts each person uses to fight with. Some of the moves are wacky but none the less interesting. Lots of rivalries occur between the characters, and the fights are always entertaining and fun. Check it out and let me know what you think about this series!

Hanasaku Iroha

This series aired in 2011 and consisted of 26 episodes. It centers around a 16 year old girl from Tokyo, Ohana Matsumae. Her mother runs away and elopes with her boyfriend leaving her daughter in the care of Ohana’s grandmother whom they have never had a close relationship. The grandmother runs a hot spring inn and Ohana has to work in it and learn the proper way to do things as everything must be a certain way. She is stubborn and doesn’t get along with some of the other employees and some of the guests but soon changes and becomes a good friend with many of them.

I really enjoyed this series and liked the setting. I love inns and hot spring resorts and would love to go to a traditional one so badly! I like the traditions and beauty of it all.

Have you watched this one? What did you think?