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Ranma ½: The Movie, Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (1991)

Ranma ½: Chûgoku Nekonron daikessen! Okite yaburi no gekitô hen (original title)
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 »

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Shûji Iuchi

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Ryôta Yamaguchi (screenplay), Shûji Iuchi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Ranma Saotome (male) (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Ranma Saotome (female) (voice)
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ... Akane Tendô (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Prince Kirin (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa Sakiko Tamagawa ... Lychee (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Sôun Tendô (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ... Genma Saotome (voice)
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ... Nabiki Tendô (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ... Kasumi Tendô (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tatewaki Kunô (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Bishamonten / Mikado Sanzenin (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Ukyô Kuonji (voice)
Eiko Yamada ... Monlon / Tsubasa Kurenai (voice)
Naoko Matsui ... Azusa Shiratori (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Ryôga Hibiki / P-chan (voice)
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Storyline

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 <jehrich@macalester.edu>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ranma ½: The Movie, Big Trouble in Nekonron, China See more »

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Kitty Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Viz Media LLC's title for this film is a parody of the 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China. See more »

Goofs

When Akane is sneaking out to the kitchen in order to cook something, she briefly has a see-through hand. See more »

Quotes

Akane Tendo: My, my, my, aren't we formal. Hard to believe coming from a bunch of rotten kidnappers.
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Crazy Credits

The credits in the North America version are squished down with black 'widescreen' bars on the top and bottom of the screen with English subtitles translating the ending theme song. See more »

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Followed by Ranma ½: The Movie 2, Nihao My Concubine (1992) See more »

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Here's my little movie summary
16 October 1999 | by M_JasonSee all my reviews

I figure since no one's written on this yet, let me be the first. And this is from a fan, not a film critic, so hey. Well, it's Ranma, and for those of you who love Ranma, you must think this movie's like the toast of the town whatever phrases y'all use]. But, looking at it objectively, it's a horrid story. I am of the unfortunate few who don't understand Japanese and have to wait for english dubbed releases of movies, but when you get right down to it, this movie wasn't a great piece of writing. The beginning opens with I think just about every Ranma TV-show character ever made, but then they all vanish so you can get to the real story, which is your standard, "Girl gets kidnapped, it's up to Guy/Girl to rescue her!" It contains a few choice moments (prince Kirin eating meat!) but other than that, it's a pretty lame movie.

But to fans it's great!

I voted it a 4 because the second Ranma movie is better by leaps. [Not bounds, just leaps]


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