Manga Giveaway: Return of Ranma

The very first manga I gave away at Experiments in Manga was a volume of Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2. And now, in honor of the Rumiko Takahashi Manga Moveable Feast, I’m giving more Ranma 1/2 away—specifically, first editions of the first two volumes. As always, the giveaway is open worldwide!

Rumiko Takahashi is one of the few mangaka to have almost all of her work translated for English reading audiences with most of it still being in print. Plenty of her manga have also had anime adaptations made. Even if they don’t recognize Takahashi by name, many people are familiar with InuYasha or Ranma 1/2 either through the anime or manga. I was very excited when Takahashi was selected for the Manga Moveable Feast for April 2011. The manga of Ranma 1/2 was my introduction to Takahashi and was one of the first series I fell in love with. Viz Media originally began publishing the series in 1993. In 2003, they began re-releasing the previously published volumes in a second edition. Although the content is the same, I actually tend to prefer the first editions—mostly because they’re bigger. Unfortunately, only the first twenty-one volumes were published in the larger size.

So, you may be wondering, how can you win the first two volumes of Ranma 1/2?

1) In the comments section below, tell me which of Rumiko Takahashi’s works is your favorite. Haven’t read any Takahashi yet or maybe you can’t stand her manga? That’s okay! Just mention that instead.
2) Visit another Rumiko Takahashi Manga Moveable Feast entry and post the link to it in the comments here. The Rumiko Takahashi Manga Moveable Feast’s index or the Takahashi MMF label at Panel Patter are good places to look to find relevant posts.
3) If you’re on Twitter, you can earn a bonus entry by tweeting about the contest. Make sure to include a link to this post and @PhoenixTerran (that’s me).

That’s it! One person may earn up to three entries for this manga giveaway. You have one week to enter for a chance to win. The winner will be randomly selected on May 4, 2011. Good luck!

VERY IMPORTANT: Include some way that I can contact you. This can be an e-mail address, link to your website, Twitter username, or whatever. If I can’t figure out how to get a hold of you and you win, I’ll just draw another name.

Contest winner announced—Manga Giveaway: Return of Ranma Winner

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  1. I haven’t read nearly enough Takahashi, but I love most all of it that I have. Since the only one I’ve read all the way through is One Pound Gospel, I’ll say that one, but I also really like Rin-Ne, and what I’ve seen of Maison Ikkoku and Ranma 1/2 are pretty damn great too. I’ll get to more of it someday…

    By the way, my blog can be found at, in case I win and you need to contact me.

  2. For an MMF link, I’ll point to my pal David Welsh, who is awesome:

  3. @matthew Wow! A person who likes Rin-Ne! :P Still a bit shocked at the reaction to that series.

  4. Anonymous says

    I’d like to say Maison Ikkoku but I’ve only seen the anime. As far as manga goes I’d have to say Ranma, funnily enough. Though this might change when I buckle down to read UY.

    Katherine Dacey had a nice write up of Mermaid Saga and Rinne

    aozrevyug at (yes, that’s really my email)

  5. My favorite Rumiko Takahashi manga is InuYasha because it was the first manga I ever fell in love with and I believe it has an amazzziiinnnggg cast.

    Sean Gaffney wrot a really epic analysis that is totally worth reading!

    for contact, my email is

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