I ship it!!!!!!
I tried watching Ranma 1/2 years and years ago (2003) and for the life of me, despite having a great dose of hilarity, I just couldn’t into it! I freakin’ hated Ranma with a passion in the anime! Actually I am still wondering why I did because he is one of the few main males that are likeable. I tried once again to watch the anime but I just could not get passed the first few minutes still.
It’s yet another mystery because while I was searching for some new Gakki Dramas, and I came up with this LIVE of Ranma – that has been here for a while it seems, I somehow made it through the whole thing and I actually loved it!
Well, the Gakki formula sure is a big part of it and damn, does she look hot with that short-cut and Seifuku!!!
Ano ther reason that I loved it was Natsuna (who played female version of Ranma) because she was simply great! She really did pull off a boy in a girl’s body type of role quite well me thinks.
An even bigger reason for liking the drama was of course that Akane (Gakki) seemed to prefer female Ranma over the male version. I don’t really see the logic of letting female Ranma carry/touch her while she wouldn’t while in his male form but I am not complaining! This simply gives me great delusion powers!
They were so cute when Ranma was female these two!
Ranma tries to cheer up Akane after she’s forced to cut her long hair short and when Ranma is about to say that she likes Akane better with short hair, she starts stuttering and can’t finish the ‘like’ word when she gets to it so to escape the situation, she instead offers to carry Akane again.
This scene was quite cute! And funny seeing little Natsuna carry gakki who is marginally taller and bigger than her. Well, She is Ranma so….
I also liked the little touch they used at the end there where it was the female version that went to Akane’s rescue. Even though they had to destroy it in the end by bringing male Ranma back and trying to create some totally un-deserved kiss for male Ranma!
It was female Ranma that did all the rescuing FCOL!
Any way, i loved this, all of the parts without male Ranma anyway, which were quite a good number of.
After this drama with Gakki and Natsuna, I can now totally read all those Ranma 1/2 fan fics about Female Ranma and Akane now that I can visualise these two while I read them! And by God are there a lot of these fics! And so well written to. I don’t know if anyone remembers the angelfire days where people wrote the greatest anime fan fics…well, I saved the archives so it’s time to re-visit them (if they are still on the intranet any way!)
Lovely Drama special this was. I was kind of worried but they pulled it off pretty well actually. I would so watch the series if they made one!
Oh and Akane still prefers female Ranma!
July 9, 2012 at 00:34
Her name is Akane, Nabiki is her sister. 😉
It’s so hard to find a good fanfic about Female Ranma and Akane nowadays. T_T
July 9, 2012 at 01:36
That’s right >.<
Thank you Mari!
July 9, 2012 at 15:23
since it’s time for lurkers to come out here it is another one, me!
unperfect human being, eterosexual (unfortunately) female, yuri curious (as everything from japan.. I have even studied japanese for 5 years what a lame-o 😉
nice to meet ya!
I read Ranma 13 years ago or so.. I was the same age as Akane, Ranma.. now I am fucking older than Kasumi! WTF
It’s in my heart, even if I can’t tell if I could still like it as in good ol’ times. eheh
Anyway good movie, good chemistry between those two but they could do more about the story in general, especially for us, old school fans..
July 9, 2012 at 16:36
Hey Makoto, thanks for finally getting out of the…closet ^^
Ranma is a big gun type of work so I guess they didn’t want to mess up a lot by staying to a short story instead of a Drama.
With how long Ranma is, I am impressed they chose this arc to do because any other would have failed.
I doubt they would make anything longer though.
July 9, 2012 at 16:20
Out of topic. I just watched Tari Tari and the 2nd episode was good and yurilicious. I get this weird vibe that the male characters were added for the yaoi fans. I wonder if I am going crazy.
July 9, 2012 at 16:37
Ooh…I had a feeling…is this Matutu and the lesvbian-wannabe-main-character?
July 10, 2012 at 07:59
If Sawa calling Konatsu her pet followed with a very yuri pillow fight is not gay, then I dont want to be right.
July 9, 2012 at 22:10
By complete coincidence I watched this only a couple of days ago – it was totally awesome, but I’m ashamed to admit, I didn’t even think of the now-blatant yuri in this drama! I can’t believe I didn’t pick up on it! And now I totally ship these two. 😀
By the way, have you ever seen the anime Strawberry Panic?
July 9, 2012 at 22:13
Oh Kaiyuugyo11, you bring tears to my heart, you really do (T.T)
Didn’t I just post pics of that anime just a few weeks back?
July 9, 2012 at 22:52
Did you?! I had no idea… *trawls back through all the entries til June*
Oh yeah, I remember – all those wonderful ShizumaNagisa pics!!! Only then I didn’t know they were from this anime. Anyway, just started watching it, and already totally in love with it! It’s ridiculous how many scenes there are where Shizuma is literally what, an inch away from Nagisa’s lips, and then they get …ah…interrupted. When is this madness going to end?! XD
July 9, 2012 at 23:13
I watched it any way and read the novels too plus the manga.
All I have to say to you is to prepare ur body for future episodes ^^