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  • Audio Rating: N/A
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  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Viz Media
  • MSRP: 29.99
  • Running time: 75
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2: Random Rhapsody Vol. #1

By Andrew Donarumo, Jr.     February 18, 2002
Release Date: June 26, 2001

The Review!
Video: Quality above par. Need to know that I've only seen it in RealMedia form, so DVD is QUITE a jump for me. Compared to other anime on DVD, I would have to say that this was mastered pretty well... There were a few spots that I would question, as for coloring in the first and second episode for the background images, but that may just be my DVD player.

Audio: Not bad. I don't have surround sound or anything in my "home theatre" but the sound was clear and consistent. Not soft and not harsh. Battle scenes sounded fine.
Packaging: Eh. Better than average, but its just a snap case. The covers are better than usual, but nothing compared to the Nadesico covers (which are beautiful, btw).

Menus: Simple and to the point. Scene jumping is correct. Yay!

Extras: Ha. That's rich.

Content: Classic Ranma in another wacky season. First, we get an episode with Kodachi meeting her father, with wacky Kuno antics abound. In the second episode, we meet Gosunkugi and see his wrath towards Ranma after Ranma rejects Akane's cooking - again. In the last episode, Ranma faces an opponent of the up and coming Martial Arts Calligraphy, and Ranma has poor penmanship. All in all, these episodes leave me wanting more, but more is 4 weeks away. Again, classic Ranma. But no extras. It's like they rushed it out just to appease us Ranma fans. Creepy.

Just have to wait until the next one comes out. Until then.

Review Equipment
35" TV with RCA DVD player. standard sound


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