Otaku USA Magazine
This New Ranma 1/2 Merch Is Looking Good

Ranma 1/2, the gender-swapping martial arts comedy by Rumiko Takahashi, may be long-since finished, but the series’ popularity has never really abated in Japan.

Case in point: these hip new Ranma 1/2 shirts and pouches made in collaboration retailer Village Vanguard.

ranma t-shirts

There are a total of four shirts and three pouches, which display both the male and female versions of Ranma his/herself, plus popular characters P-chan and Shampoo.

The eye-catching, pastel-colored shirts go for ¥3,000 (about $27) each, while the pouches go for ¥1,500 (about $12). All the items go on sale at select Village Vanguard locations September 16.

As someone whose first exposure to Rumiko Takahashi was Ranma, I may have to get my hands on one of these suckers…

ranma pouches

Source: Anime Anime

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.