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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

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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Sound Mix:

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

Soun Tendo: So much for my nice, quite weekend at home.
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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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Spoofs Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »

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It's love
from "Rabbit"
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Below average Takahashi adaption
21 December 1999 | by chrisdeutschSee all my reviews

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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