Thank god Ramna 1/2 isn’t one of those iconic mangas where legions of diehard fans will have a hernia and an aneurysm if it was butchered in any way, shape, or form. The first teasers for the upcoming Ranma 1/2 live-action SP have been released, and I pretty much dialed my expectations from a zero down to whatever it is below zero that can still rate as somewhat positive. This thing looks silly, ridiculous, kitschy, and above all else, rather unnecessary. All the characters and scenes are from the first chapters of the manga, which makes no sense since the canon is so rich in fun escapades to mine. But since the production needs to use a human in a panda suit to play Ranma’s dad, I suppose a live-action version is never going to work given the world is populated with freaks who turn into even bigger freaks upon encountering cold water. With that said, I’m still planning on watching this sucker because I’ve waiting over two decades for a Ranma 1/2 live-action anything. No lame CGI is going to deter me! Even if I’m most likely going to regret it afterwards.
First looks Ranma 1/2 live-action SP: