Just in time for the holidays is the new Blu-Ray Ranma ½ OVA and Movie Collection from Viz Media. Eleven OVA episodes and 3 theatrical movies, this is an excellent addition to any anime collector’s library.

Ranma ½ for the uninitiated is an anime series where the main character (Ranma) and his father are traveling martial artists that accidentally fall into cursed pools of water while training in China. Ranma’s father now turns into a panda when doused with cold water and Ranma now turns into a girl. Getting splashed with hot water turns them back, but you can expect plenty of hijinks to ensue with each change.

In addition to the two anime TV series, these OVA (original video animations) and three movies developed the story further. While it’s highly helpful to have seen the TV series, the movies can be seen independently and a viewer can pick up the different people and personalities along the way. But the real joy here is for the longtime Ranma fan. My two sons grew up watching Ranma and these were both fought over by them as to who got to borrow them first and whose children would like them more.

Excellent item just in time for gift giving season.

Grab it on Amazon Ranma ½ OVA and Movie Collection 

 

Goblin Slayer Vol. 2

A high elf, a dwarf, and a lizardman walk into a bar…with a mission for Goblin Slayer! The revival of the dark gods has brought chaos to the lands, with an army of demons closing in on the horizon! However, Goblin Slayer’s here for one job and one job only: slaying goblins.

KING OF DESERT “TAMEM” (fullcolored) #1: chapter 1

Thousands of years ago, the Arabian peninsula was not a barren desert but it was full of bounties of greenery and rivers, there were many markets known far and wide, made it the commercial center of the world, this led to a conflict between the four major tribes to take control of the existing commercial routes between continents, that conflict in that time was small battles with swords and spear, and the death toll did not exceed hundreds ,until the great Satan and his three brothers interfered in the human world, expeditiously the days turned sour, battles became great wars continued for ten years had led to world destruction with thousands of deaths.

your name. Vol. 3

The third installment of the manga adaptation of the film that took the world by storm!To save Mitsuha and all of Itomori from the comet Tiamat, Taki joins up with Saya-chin and Tesshi to evacuate the town.