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Our Favorite ’90s Genderbending Anime Is Back With a New Project!

’80s and ’90s kids probably remember turning on the television and immersing themselves in the ultimate genderbending fantasy, Ranma 1/2. Even with the abundance of queer rep in anime, this “accidental” trans allegory about a boy who turns into a girl when splashed with cold water will always hold a place in our hearts.

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Three decades after the ending of Ranma 1/2, we’re finally confirmed to have a project in the works. No further details have been announced regarding the new anime. Nothing is clear until we get a trailer that clarifies whether this project is a remake of the anime or the animation of new Ranma 1/2 content. 

We’ll have to stay tuned until July 17, 2024, for more announcements regarding this new project about Ranma 1/2. More details about the possible voice cast of this project, as well as the adaptation itself, may be revealed.

Ranma 1/2 special announcement

Much of the Ranma 1/2 manga wasn’t adapted into the anime. The anime itself ended with Ranma and Akane’s wedding getting interrupted, which wasn’t the best way to conclude a long-running anime. Additionally, the anime stopped at Volume 22 of the manga. There are a total of 36 volumes, meaning fourteen of these volumes didn’t make it into the television series.

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Vanessa Esguerra (She/They) has been a Contributing Writer for The Mary Sue since 2023. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, she (happily) rejected law school in 2021 and has been a full-time content writer since. Vanessa is currently taking her Master's degree in Japanese Studies in hopes of deepening her understanding of the country's media culture in relation to pop culture, women, and queer people like herself. She speaks three languages but still manages to get lost in the subways of Tokyo with her clunky Japanese. Fueled by iced coffee brewed from local cafés in Metro Manila, she also regularly covers anime and video games while queuing for her next match in League of Legends.