Ranma 1/2: Manga’s Classics

Story and art by Rumiko Takahashi Original Publisher: Shogakukan (1988) Length: 38 Volumes (407 Chapters) Ranma ½ possesses many of the structures I dislike in the comedy genre of manga. It has a completely detached episodic form of storytelling, a frustrating relationship between protagonists and a general lack of story progression. Yet, I cannot help but love this manga. The characters and universe Rumiko Takahashi … Continue reading Ranma 1/2: Manga’s Classics

Mermaid Saga Review

Mermaid Saga (Ningyo no Mori) Story and art by Rumiko Takahashi Originally published by Shogakukan (3 volumes, 1984) Synopsis: The story centres around Yuta and Mana, humans who have been granted eternal life by eating the flesh of a mermaid. We watch as they travel around Japan for centuries, longing for their lost mortality. Along their journey they meet others who have become immortal. Realising … Continue reading Mermaid Saga Review