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New Ranma 1/2 Capsule Toys Make Us Nostalgic

Before Adult Swim made InuYasha a hit, Rumiko Takahashi’s best-known work among American anime fans was probably Ranma 1/2, the manga and anime about a martial arts-studying boy who’s sometimes a girl.

American fans old enough to remember Ranma (or those who saw it for the first time thanks to last year’s rerelease) should get a kick out of these new capsule toys on sale now in Japan.

The toys, meant to be put on top of one’s desk, come in five different types: male Ranma, who can be used to hold a pencil or pen, female Ranma, Shampoo, Genma, who can be used to prop up a small memo, and P-chan, who comes with a kettle.

Each figure costs ¥300 (about $2.50) and can be purchased through capsule vending machines nationwide.

Ah, natsukashii.

Source: Natalie.mu

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.