Viz Media is definitely giving Ranma 1/2 all the love it deserves with the first set that’s coming out on Blu-ray on March 25th, 2014 as they’ve posted a slew of images for the release that contains the first twenty-three episodes. Extras include Ranma 1/2 Panel at New York Comic Con, Highlight Reel of New York Comic Con Viz Media Events, “We Love Ranma” Part 1 Manga Remastering Interview with Hope Donovan.
Here’s how Viz Media is breaking it down with all the relevant details and information:
- Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set 1 releases 3/25/14
- Once the Limited Edition Blu-ray box is sold out, it will not be reprinted again, so act early to ensure you get your copy!
- Comes with 23 episodes on 3 Blu-ray discs In a specialty foil stamped chipboard box with 64 page booklet
- Original Japanese episode order
- 1080p High Definition in the original, uncropped 4:3 resolution, straight from the Japanese masters
- Will include BOTH the Japanese language version and the English dub you know and love
- Will include TWO subtitle tracks- Standard and a “signs and songs track”, which is great for all you Genma fans!
- Subtitles have been updated and modernized to be the most accurate translation possible
- Tons of on disc exclusive extras, including exclusive footage from the RANMA 1/2 panel at the recent New York Comic Con, a highlight reel of the New York Comic Con VIZ Media events, and an exclusive “We Love Ranma” Part 1 Manga Remastering interview with VIZ Media editor Hope Donovan!
Those ordering from Right Stuf are also apparently going to be in line for an exclusive gift with purchase item that has yet to be revealed.
Plot concept: From the legendary oeuvre of master creator Rumiko Takahashi, the mixed-up, madcap, martial arts romantic comedy RANMA 1/2 returns! After taking a surprise dip in a cursed spring while on a training journey in China, martial artist Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma, aren’t quite themselves anymore. Now Ranma turns into a girl whenever he’s splashed with cold water, and Genma turns into a panda!
Their new forms cause nothing but confusion at the Tendo dojo, where Soun Tendo is waiting to introduce one of his three daughters to Ranma – as his fiancee! Turns out Genma and Soun arranged the match long ago, but the girl, Akane, and the boy, Ranma, aren’t exactly crazy about the idea, or each other! Or are they? Watch the gender switching, jealous rages, and martial arts battles unfold all over again!
This special edition includes a premium chipboard artbox and a 64-page booklet with a full-color episode guide and a manga remaster sampler!