Viz Media, Announces – Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray, DVD’s and Manga

Ladies and gentlemen we just got some fantastic news form Viz Media, get ready for a full re-release of Ranma 1/2, on Blu-ray and DVD, with Streaming Services available on Hulu, and with dubbed episodes to hit Neon Alley this Fall. And here’s the the kicker, perhaps the best news of all Viz, will also be publishing the original Ranma 1/2, Manga in traditional right-to-left format starting early next year.

Old school Anime fans rejoice! Ranma is back baby, or dude depending on the weather.. I’ll be quiet now.

San Francisco, CA, September 11, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the return of one of the genre’s most celebrated manga and anime properties – RANMA ½.

RANMA ½ is a renowned martial arts action-adventure manga (graphic novel) series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga series was a staple of the VIZ Media catalog for over 14 years and remains one of the company’s longest-running titles and one of the longest-running manga series in North America. VIZ Media plans to begin publishing the RANMA ½ manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) in new 2-in-1 omnibus editions featuring the original right-to-left reading format for the first time ever in early 2014.

VIZ Media today also launches the smash-hit RANMA ½ (subtitled, rated TV-14) anime series on its streaming service as well as on Hulu. The series will debut on its Neon Alley anime channel this fall (dubbed), and will be available on DVD and, for the first time ever, Blu-ray box set editions next year.

To celebrate the return of RANMA ½, VIZ Media is planning a variety of booth activities and special programming scheduled for the 2013 New York Comic-Con, taking place October 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. More details will be announced shortly.

Here’s an older Trailer for the uninitiated.

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