When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of ... See full summary »
When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of course, and the rest of the Ranma crew is forced to take a boat to China in order to save her from the horrors of marriage and a diet of pickled vegetables. Written by
Jonathan Michael Ehrich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Originally played in Japan as a double-feature with Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling. Viz Media LLC's title for this film is a parody of the 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China. See more »
When Akane is sneaking out to the kitchen in order to cook something, she briefly has a see-through hand. See more »
After the end credits: Akane: A month later, we received this photo and a vat of pickles from China. (everyone is munching on the pickles) Soun: Saotome, I was wondering. While we were in China, why didn't we visit Jusenkyo? Ranma, Shampoo, Ryoga, Genma, Mousse: AAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! See more »
Have you noticed, how every first theatrical animation of a series has to a) have every character appear at least for a split second and b) present a story that would like to be overwhelming (but is actually very poor) and tries to adapt the complete content of the original comic character development as if there was no intent of making another one ? And then the creators loosen up in the making of the sequel which then turns out much better ? This is a perfect example. The seriousness and the somewhat heroic-like behaviour of the protagonists just don't allow the typical "Ha-ha-Ranma-no-baka" feeling, especially towards the end. Sure, there are some laughs, but hardly anything new for the devoted Ranma-lovers. You don't have to be a Ranma-Fanatic to enjoy this movie, but being one doesn't help either.
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