We’re kicking it old school today by discussing the 90s anime Ranma 1/2.
Ranma 1/2 is a martial arts comedy about marital artists who fell into magical springs that turn them into different things when cold water hits them. For instance, the main character Ranma fell into the spring of drowned girl and now turns into a girl when hit with cold water. So we get things like high flying martial arts fights between a red haired girl, a blind duck, and one badass little piggy… all in the name of love.
I’m not sure why we used to like Ranma 1/2 so much. It’s a fun enough series, but it’s really repetitive and the animation quality has not aged well at all. Heck, we even used to wrote fanfics for some unknown reason.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and The Sighs of Haruhi Suzumiya are two seasons of anime about a japanese highschool girl named Haruhi Suzumiya. Haruhi yearns to be special and stand out amongst the crowd. On the first day of school, she declares that she’s not interested in normal humans and asks that any time travelers, espers, and aliens come see her so that they can hang out.
If you haven’t figured it out already, Haruhi is a weirdo.
Unbeknowst to her, Haruhi’s highschool already has time travelers, espers, and aliens. And not only that, but she may be more special then all of them combined.
In fact, Haruhi may be God.
I hope everyone hasn’t left us after the long hiatus. I made this episode nice and long to make up for it. It’s full of enthusiasm, maybe too much. I got rather excited talking about this topic and often times drowned out Melanie. My bad. There shouldn’t be any more long delays. I have several episodes already recorded including a request for Howl’s Moving Castle, and a Ranma 1/2 episode.