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Ranma 1/2 The Movie (Live Action)

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Ranma 1/2 The Movie (Live Action)
Ranma 1/2 The Movie (Live Action)




Ranma   ½ The Movie


The premise is the background of the story, which   includes the possible events that might have happened before.

If Ranma and his father   didn’t went to the legendary springs located in china they will not   supposedly turn into something that they don’t wanted it to be. Learning   Martial Arts beyond the border and doing too much is something harsher   someone, just like what the two of them gone through.


Characterization is the description of characters’   personality, beliefs, motivations, etc.

Ranma, the main   character of this live action, has a strong will to become the strongest man   in the world. He was being inspired by her sick mother when she was alive.   Ranma’s belief is strong enough, and the inspiration that Akane gives to him   becomes an additional for him to be stronger than ever. The actor who played   this role was really cute, and some characteristics of the anime version of   Ranma were being portrayed by him very well. The woman who portrayed as the   female version, was really befitting in the role of someone who is so boyish   who denies the fact that she is a woman. I could say both of them portrayed   them very well. I was a little bit not well acquainted with their expression   from time to time. It was some kind of a very child like act.

Akane is a determined   girl to inherit their dojo, and maintain its status. However, her father   seems to conclude that her youngest daughter could not handle it alone and   decided to betroth her to Ranma. Akane is a strong woman, who works things on   its own. She has a crush on a doctor who works in her school, but it was so   unfortunately that that guy was in love to her oldest sister named Kasumi.   The girl, who also portrayed Akane, was very beautiful. It does make sense   why they indeed choose her as Akane Tendou, but I have this little bit of a   comment. Akane in the anime version was a little bit of a chubby like, and   much stronger than the live action. But then again, though she didn’t   completely perfect the role, but she did justice to it.

The List of the Character as well as the name of the actors/actresses were the following;

Main Cast



Plot and Structure

The plot is the flow of events and actions that   consequently develop in a story.

The structure of the movie is how the parts of it   relate to each other, or how the plot is built.

At the beginning of the   story, they started at present time, and a little bit of past to convey what   had happen to Genma and Ranma, and then going back to the present.  The story flows accordingly like that of   the anime series. Though the anime series were being played with long   episodes, but in here, of course it was being shorten. The flow of the story   is well understood, and there is no defect that you could probably notice   while the story is playing. Everything seems to be well organized and will plan   by the maker of this movie.



A dialogue is a conversation between two or more   people, or characters for this matter.

In terms of Dialogue, I   find it very funny when each of the characters where having this   conversation, because they seems to be over reacting with their expressions,   and they really do liked to imitate the anime version of this series, which   is somehow hard to do. While this movie was playing, and this kind of comment   roaming around inside my mind, I just thought that they were acting like that   since the story is related in its anime version. I also do notice this type   of acting with some live action movie that was based also from anime series.   A typical over reacting expressions which I find it very entertaining.


Originality refers to a fresh plot or idea   implemented in the film that attracts viewers’ attention to the story.

Of course, this movie   isn’t the original version because it is based on its anime version that was   created during the 1990s. However, the alteration of the story was kind of   unique due to the reason that I haven’t seen the plot that was being showed   in this movie from the anime episodes of Ranma, which I can say that they   also have their originality in altering the story. Those fanatic anime goers   and a fan of Ranma surely do like to watch this after seeing the title.   However, for those who aren’t very well acquainted with anime, they can   attract the viewer in relation to its kinky side of the story, like how fun   it is to watch it; the characters were seemingly at its best in portraying   their designated role.

The Cast of the Original version!
The Cast of the Original version!

A scene is a self-contained episode within a larger   work.

The scenes were not hard   to locate I guess, because most of the scenes were located inside a school   premises, dojo, plaza, and underground tunnel. So, these elements were easy   to find. I guess, the maker of this movie didn’t have any problem looking for   a great spot. The same with its anime version that mostly the scene where   usually in those set that was being mentioned.

Visual Presentation

A visual presentation is when characters act and   react to each other and the setting to develop the action and the plot of the   movie.  This interaction typically   involves a lot of dialogue.

As I said from my   earlier write ups, characters’ reactions were somehow funny because in some   part they are over reacting. The conversations that were being gone through   in the series of the movie were good as it is. I am well entertained by them.   If I would be asked if I wanted to watch this again, I will surely going to   say yes. There are those movies, which really are rich with so much   visualization effect, but in here, there are only few of them. They didn’t   give much of an importance of going so much magic effect from the beginning   until the last part of the movie.

The Structure of Critique

The general structure of the critique resembles the   structure of an essay.

Ranma was a young man   who goes in an adventure together with his father Genma. An incident happens   when they were traversing the land of China. When they arrived in the   legendary cursed spring, each one of them fell in a certain springs that turn   them into something else. Now Genma, Ranma’s father, was really wanted to sit   his son to Akane. He did pretend and said to Ranma that there is that certain   springs will get them back permanently from whom they were before, and it   could only be found at the Tendou’s Residence. For this purpose, Ranma became   so interested in going there and agree with such betroth idea, believing that   he could find the springs in there.

The movie was totally   based on its anime version, but only it has a little bit of an alteration. I   find it very entertaining. I am the typical person who can be easily bored   when I don’t find a movie very interesting, but when I watched this, I was drawn   by the characters especially to Akane. On Ranma sides, I didn’t find him   handsome, but when I look at him? He is also a quite good looking guy in a   much nearer look. They have a few characters in the story, which you can   easily count them in your finger tips. In terms of values, it has a little   bit of this.

To conclude my critique,   I would say they did a good job. It was simple kind of movie, without costing   much for the maker but they give due justice for the characters that the   actor/actress portrayed. I recommend this for the kids who don’t have any   assignments to take care of. But the kids should be guided while watching   this movie because their might be a question on some part of this movie that   the kids might misinterpret it.