May 20 2011
First came the announcement of an Ouran High School Host Club drama series, and now, possibly, Ranma 1/2, it looks like gender lines will be humorously blurred this Summer. Almost 25 years after the Ranma 1/2 series first began, a new generation of viewers will be watching a live action television drama of an anime series that helped define the genre in the 1980’s and early 90’s.
When a friend recently posted this news on FB, the news caused a flurry of comments, partially because, even if you weren’t a fan of Ranma 1/2, you knew the name. It’ll be interesting to see how they work in the quirkier transformations into a live action series, but I’m definitely looking forward to this July!
According to the post, the Ranma 1/2 drama will start on July 14th, at 10pm. The news still seems hard to believe, and currently, there’s no official website, so we’ll just have to wait and see.