In these three episodes, see Ranma Battle with Sotatsu, master of Martial Arts Calligraphy! Witness upperclassman Kuno and his sister, Kodachi, contend with their father, Ranma's kooky Hawaiian high school principal! And... more » thrill to the strange new kid with a crush on Akane and a creepy affection for voodoo dolls!« less
"I picked up the Digital Dojo box set--which is the first season of Ranma 1/2--and thought it was excellent. I then ordered several discs from this season and was eagerly awaiting them. Unfortunately, this disc can't hold a candle to season one. The story line is just not as interesting as season one--it seems to be more childish. The theme songs aren't as catchy and there are no extras to speak of. Pioneer hasn't even put volume or episode numbers on them, so it's hard to tell which disc is which. The dub voice actors aren't as good as they were for the Digital Dojo; however, the Japanese voice actors are still good.I'm not saying you shouldn't buy this, but if you haven't seen Digital Dojo yet, pick up that."
OK, I guess
Barrett Williams | Knoxville, TN | 09/03/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of Ranma 1/2 and thought this volume was dissapointing. The 3 episodes were mediocre at best,while I think the OAVs and 1st couple seasons are WAY better. For die-hard fans only, otherwise, save your money."
Blasť for most, heaven for fans
saml00 | Sydney, Australia | 08/30/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Although extremely happy that Viz has decided to release Ranma on DVD, as a big fan of Ranma, this title was quite disappointing in many ways.
The DVD authoring on this title, was downright, awful. There are no extras, the subtitling was horrible -- much worse than fan subtitles. Hard to read. I really despise subtitles that are expressive to a point, where you have to struggle to read it in order to determine what on earth the person is saying. Put in your head the idea of translating Principal Kuno's Haiwaiian accent... Also the English-voice actor for guy-Ranma is shocking. It must have changed from the OAVs, cos this guy is, in one word, hopeless.
Viz's decision to start releasing from this point in the series (Season 6 out of 7 Seasons) is silly. Most of the people buying this would assume this is Volume 1. It's like Episode 113 (or 95 starting from Nettouhen). How would people know who all the characters are? Viz should release Season 1 and 2 first.
Finally, i agree with other reviews... Where's girl-Ranma?? These were pretty mediocre episodes. The only good episode was the 2nd one on this disc. I'd rent this one and buy it only if you are collecting the series."
Not The Best Of Ranma
cypherthis43 | Woodstock, Ga United States | 02/28/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen Ramna at it's best and this just isn't it. But I'm Glad to say for all the ranma fans out there the "Ranma Rhapsody" series does get a whole lot better as it progresses. I suggest RR vol.3. It's pretty good."
So, so... for Ranma
Master_Alucard | Florida | 06/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Ranma, this is still a great buy. It lacks that whole girl ranma side. She doesn't even pop up in these three episodes. Though, the new voice actor for the guy is okay. Luckily, it's subtitled and dubbed. I'd rather wait for "The Way We're Not". Though, the calligraphy challenge in this one is still great."