Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Takahashi, Rumiko.
San Francisco : Viz, 2003
ISBN 1569319626
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Ranma is a tough, highly skilled teen-aged martial artist.  While training with his father at some cursed hot springs, Ranma goes in to one that dooms him to turn in to a girl every time he gets splashed with cold water!  Likewise, the hot spring his father goes in to dooms him to turn in to a panda bear every time he gets splashed with cold water!  Fortunately, getting splashed with hot water returns each of them back to normal.  As you can imagine, though, these curses make for all sorts of funny, awkward and embarrassing adventures.  For one, the star athlete of Ranma’s school wants to kill Ranma when he’s normal, but is in love with Ranma when he is a girl (he doesn’t know its Ranma)!  On top of this, Ranma’s father has arranged for Ranma to marry Akane, a girl who already hates boys.  How is Ranma going to tell her about this weird thing that happens to him with water?  (Davinna Artibey, Center for International Studies, Denver Public Schools, CO)
SUBJECTS:     Martial artists -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.
                        Teenagers -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
                        Graphic novels.
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