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5:55 am - 10/21/2011

Ranma 1/2 Cast in Costume Revealed!!!

 

The Nikkan Sports newspaper published a picture of the cast in costume for the live-action television special inspired by Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 martial arts comedy manga on Thursday. As a revival of the manga, the special tells an original story centering around Akane Tendo (played by Yui Aragaki). Kenta Kaku and Natsuna play the dual male/female roles of the title character.
Other cast members include Kyoko Hasegawa (Angel Bank: Dragon Zakura Gaiden, Dragon Zakura) as the oldest Tendo sister, Kasumi. Tofu Ono, the man who has a crush on Kasumi even as Akane has a crush on him, is played by Shosuke Tanihara (Gekijoban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom, The Sky Crawlers). Genma — Ranma's father who transforms into a panda when splashed with cold water — appears in the form of actor Arata Furuta (20th Century Boys, Ping Pong). Katsuhisa Namase (Gokusen, Yatterman) plays Akane and Kasumi's father Soun Tendo.
In addition, Kento Nagayama (Liar Game The Final Stage, Solanin) will play Ranma's rival Tatewaki Kuno. Model/actress Maki Nishiyama assumes the role of the middle sister in the Tendo family, Nabiki. Yuta Kanai (L change the WorLd, Ikigami, Kimi ni Todoke) plays Hikaru Gosunkugi, the clingy classmate with a one-sided crush on the third Tendo sister, Akane. Ryosei Tayama (Kurosagi, GTO) is Okamada, the live-action version's enemy character who is not in the original manga.
In the story, Akane is determined to protect the family's legacy, its dojo. However, her father Soun suddenly and arbitrarily announced one day that "only men can be heirs." Unfortunately, this puts Ranma in a bind, since he turns female when splashed with cold water after falling into a cursed hot spring in China. To return himself to a "full man," Ranma searches for the "secret hot spring" and gets caught up in a battle with a mysterious enemy. Now Akane holds the key to the story.
The special will air during NTV's 7:00 p.m. Friday Super Prime timeslot in December. The original manga ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1987 to 1996, and Shogakukan printed 53 million copies of the compiled book volumes.

    

Edited to add Clip:



Source: article taken from AnimeNewsNetwork, pictures from Natalie & clip from YT 
thanks to sanoot for the help~
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HOMG... Gakky's hair!!!!! *o* I can't believe she did it!!! *-*
enemy that is not in the manga... hmmm...

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koichiko 20th-Oct-2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
OMG THIS CAST IS PERFECTION!!!!!!
MY CHILDHOOD OBSESSION AS LIVE ACTION! I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW I COULD BURST!!!
I hope so much they don't fuck this up!!

And sorry, but Arata Furuta might be the best Saotome Genma EVER IN THE HISTORY OF PEOPLE CASTING OTHER PEOPLE TO PLAY MEN/PANDAS! :D :D
koichiko 20th-Oct-2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
I am so excited for this, there are just no words left in me ...
sanoot 20th-Oct-2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
CLIP ~~~~~~~cute~~~~~~~~~

kat_desu 20th-Oct-2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Wee~ thanks! Adding this in the entry~ :D
jell_o_jello 20th-Oct-2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
OMG so excited. I have all the volumes of the manga. One of my favs.

WAIT, no Ryoga? WHY?

Anyway, Eita's brother looks good for Kuno and Akane's dad is right on lol. Also the guy having a crush on Akane.
koichiko 20th-Oct-2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Too early in the storyline, maybe? I'm guessing this is only taking part in volume 1 or so :D

*___* This is going to be sooo awesome, I can't wait!!
harukakamiya 20th-Oct-2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG PERFECTION *A*
brucelynn 20th-Oct-2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Akane is much prettier in the live action version tbh

I fucking hate her in the anime and manga.
asaphira_sachi 20th-Oct-2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Waiting for Ryoga~ (and Ukyou if it gets that far)
sakurablosom 20th-Oct-2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
IT...LOOKS...BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG THE CHARACTERS LOOK PERFECT!!!!
omg Kaku Kento and Aragaki Yui are going to be an amazing Ranma/Akane pair!! and wow Gosunkugi looks spot on!

Still, I'm a little nervous to see how the fighting scenes will turn out and I'm afraid of how much they're going to change the story. Hopefully they end Ranma and Akane's romance better than the manga...still a bit disappointed how it ended T^T
BUT I WILL STILL WATCH THIS RELIGIOUSLY!!! X'D
kat_desu 20th-Oct-2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
yeah... hoping that the romance will be better than the manga... but this is a special... so they might choose an open ending instead...
asweetsymphony 20th-Oct-2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Cool! I'll be looking forward to this.
aisasami Best Ranma song?20th-Oct-2011 10:44 pm (UTC)


I just Megumi Hayashibara would make a cameo...
kat_desu Re: Best Ranma song?20th-Oct-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm reminded of my childhood~ *wipes tears* XD

lol~ I liked how they used this on the clip. XD
cuizy 20th-Oct-2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
omg!! Her hair!! I hardly recognized her!!
kat_desu 20th-Oct-2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
The length that was cut off... so shocking!!! XD
skybluecotton 20th-Oct-2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
SDKJFHKJSFJKF
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!

FUCK YES!

brb - re-reading all the ranma1/2 till the drama comes out.
kat_desu 20th-Oct-2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
it'll only be aired for 2hours though... its a drama SP.
hopefully they'll continue this as a series... the length of Gakky's trademark long hair... *-*
sashwizzled 20th-Oct-2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
SHAKING AND CRYING RN

Everyone looks perfect, possible exception of Nabiki. Male Ranma may also have to grow on me, but I’m still ridic excited. Soun and Genma are possibly the best casting choices ever made.
koichiko 20th-Oct-2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
RIGHT? Arata Furuta is possibly the best casting choice ever!
He would have been my top favorite actor for Genma too :D
heroismine 20th-Oct-2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
gakky looks better with shorter hair IMO XDDD
genta0205 20th-Oct-2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Kento <3
kat_desu 20th-Oct-2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
... looking hot as always. XD
synthesizia 20th-Oct-2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy I discovered Kaku Kento in time for this awesomeness!! Furuta Ara is gonna rock Genma.
kat_desu 20th-Oct-2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
hahaha~ I'm happy for you too~
KakuKen is awesome~ :D
adjeng_allzoun 21st-Oct-2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Yay~
really looking forward this airing
i love the manga n anime so much
nozo_rin 21st-Oct-2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Love the cast but still not sure about Akane and the Ranma's
anduril_narsil 21st-Oct-2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Added into the Arata lurve~ Perfect there. And Kaku Kento is looking hot in red.
nakurity 21st-Oct-2011 01:08 am (UTC)
OMG GAKKI YOUR HAIR!!!!!
frustwisted 21st-Oct-2011 01:16 am (UTC)
KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ZOMG CAN'T WAIT!
ohsojuicy21 21st-Oct-2011 01:58 am (UTC)
*O*

/excited
ttalktomesoftly 21st-Oct-2011 02:04 am (UTC)
I'm so happy right now, seriously. My childhood dreams coming true *____*
yurekka 21st-Oct-2011 02:14 am (UTC)
EX-CI-TEDDDD
buyme_arashi 21st-Oct-2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Gakki looks cute as always <3
omg. Ozzie is the perfect panda dad!
kat_desu 21st-Oct-2011 02:24 am (UTC)
hell yeah~ Ozzieeeeeee~~~♥
akillarian 21st-Oct-2011 03:27 am (UTC)
I used to listen to Ranma 1/2 song on repeat over and over. I love alot of their songs. I still have a couple I favourite on youtube so I can listen to them again once awhile.
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