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Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Ranma 1/2 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-2) – March 2014 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Ranma 1/2 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-2) YEAR: March 2014 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi In 1987, popular mangaka Rumiko Takashi (“Urusei Yatsura”, “Maison Ikkoku”, “One Pound Gospel”, “Mermaid’s Forest”) began working on “Ranma 1/2”, a story that was serialized in Shogakukan’s “Weekly Shonen Sunday”. And the series would continue until March 1996 with a total of 38 tankabon volumes released.  But […]

Urusei Yatsura: The Return of Lum Issue #1 – 1994 (Viz Select Comics)

TITLE: Urusei Yatsura: The Return of Lum Issue #1 YEAR: March 1983 COMPANY: Viz Select Comics Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi Translation by Gerard Jones and Mari Morimoto Editors: Satoru Fujii & Annette Roman Executive Editor: Seiji Hirobuchi Publisher: Keizo Inoue Back in 1977, mangaka (manga artist) Rumiko Takahashi created a short story called “Those Selfish Aliens” and after that short story was nominated for Shogakukan’s “Best New comic […]

Maison Ikkoku – Issue #2 – 1993 (Viz Comics)

TITLE: Maison Ikkoku Issue #2 YEAR: 1993 COMPANY: Viz Comics Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi English Adaptation by Gerard Jones For many fans of Rumiko Takahashi, many know of her work from series such as “Ranma 1/2”, “Inuyasha”, “Urusei Yatsura” and possibly her most recent work, “Rin-ne”. But there was one series that dealt with no supernatural powers, it focused on human relationships among those who lived in an […]