Maser Patrol podcast episode 6: Rumiko Takahashi part 2 (1987-2013)

After numerous failed attempts, the second half of our Rumiko Takahashi retrospective finally got recorded successfully! For reference, the first half was what we’re calling episode 2. This episode is mostly us talking about how great Ranma 1/2 is, how bad Rinne is, and how Inuyasha went wrong, but we also touch on One Pound Gospel and Moeyo Ken, and wrap things up with a summary of the 1987 OVAs Fire Tripper, Laughing Target, and Maris the Chojo.

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Show-note miscellanea:

One Pound Gospel is mouth-watering:

The series that Viz was built on:

Kuno is basically one of the best characters in all of anime:

Ranma 1/2 never got a “Final Act” to complete the story from the manga, but the end of the manga was animated as a pachinko game. Obvious spoilers:

Chinese Inuyasha adaptation, The Holy Pearl:

Rumiko Takahashi Anthology trailer:

Rinne never actually got animated.

Moeyo Ken trailer:

Urusei Yatsura cast shows up in Maris the Chojo:

Finally, the crossover that preceded the OVAs that were produced for the 50th anniversary of Shonen Sunday. These really ought to get a US release, but I’m not sure what sort of format they could be put out in:

Check out Rumic World for more info!

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