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Dark Is Her Nature: Must be able to handle unique situations, erratic magic, werewolves, wizards, elves and other assorted hormonal teens. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Volume 2 is a lot of fun. First and foremost, I should explain how these reviews are going to work from here on out. With Volume 1, I focused on the quality of the print and the technical aspects of the book.
If I was to review this book in the same way, it'd end up being a copy-n-past of my first review. With that in mind, future reviews including this one are going to focus on the content of the book rather than the quality of the build.
Unless there's a grievous issues with an upcoming volume, it's safe to assume each book is on par with the first of Viz's 2-in-1 Ranma releases. With that out of the way, let's dive right in. For the purposes of this review, I'm going to discuss and score each arc individually. There's likely to be some spoilers from here on out. Chapters 18 through 22 is the Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics story arc, which began in the final issue of the previous book.
With a week left until the match between Akane and Kodachi, Ryoga is desperately trying to whip the graceless Akane into shape. Things get interesting when Kodachi stages a late-night attack on the Tendo Dojo, and yet another Kuno falls for the questionable charm of Ranma Saotome. Overall, I really enjoy this arc. Ranma takes a bit of a backseat in order to give Akane time to shine, and in chapter 18 she does just that: She easily defends herself from Kodachi even under ambush conditions.
It's nice to see Akane portrayed as a strong, independent character who doesn't need to rely on Ranma or Ryoga to save her. Kodachi is a suitably entertaining loony, just like her brother, and the action is clearly portrayed and pretty creative once the Gymnastics contest begins. This work-related inventory of wastewater covers plant components where breakdowns most frequently occur. The text explains the design, operation and maintenance of equipment critical to plant functioning; motors, pumps, blowers, mixers and more.
The author demonstrates how careful attention to specific equipment parts and operation, especially through systematic maintenance, will lead to fewer breakdowns and more rapid repairs. These texts cover basic operating characteristics of machinery components, making them a valuable reference source as well as a training and maintenance manual. These two volumes belong in every water and wastewater treatment plant as a reference and manual for equipment maintenance. The hands-on approach provides maintenance operators, crew leaders and supervisors with practical information about how the machinery they work with every day functions, and how to keep it running smoothly.
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It would be a remastered publication, marking the first time it had ever been released in the original right-to-left reading format here in America. The artwork is considerably cleaner in this new volume I'll include user images after posting the review.
Some of the shading has been tweaked slightly -- I assume to bring it closer to the original printing -- and some pencil lines are a lot stronger, especially on dialog bubbles. The font with which the dialog is written has also been changed. It's less blurry and pops off the page a little better than before. I also noticed that a lot of large "balloon" text such as Akane letting out an almighty scream after walking in on Ranma in the bathroom went from being an empty outline to fully shaded.
Originally, I had written here that the translation seemed to be unchanged, but it turns out that this edition does feature a new script. While a lot of the dialog is the same, there are noticeable changes to the way some characters speak. A prime example is the scene where Soun is telling his daughters that Ranma and Genma have just returned from China.
In the original translation, Akane says, "What's so great about walking to China? Any schmuck can go to China. There are scattered instances of this kind of re-translation, and I think it's been done to more clearly define the personality of the characters. Over all, it works.
As good as all seems to be, I have noticed one tiny issue: When held side-by-side to the original publication, the dialog has not been swapped around, so if you read it right-to-left, you're reading it in reverse.
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Thankfully, I've only noticed this once so far. I'll update the review to reflect further instances as I notice them. I was in touch with Viz Media on Facebook, and they assured me that this is a singular issue isolated to page 1.
The rest of the book should be oriented correctly for right-to-left reading, and page 1 will be fixed upon reprint. I also have a minor quibble with the way Viz is promoting the release. This has been marketed as a 2-in-1 Edition, meaning it should include all of the content from Volumes 1 and 2.
But that's not quite the case. Volumes 1 and 2 as originally published consisted of chapters 1 Here's Ranma through 25 Lips at a Loss. Given that this book is missing a full third of the chapters that originally made up Volumes 1 and 2, it's a little bit disingenuous on the part of Viz to be promoting this as two volumes in one book. Volume 1 as originally published was 14 chapters long, so they've only included an extra 3 chapters in this version.
It would seem that Viz is using the original Japanese publication as the template for the 2-in-1 Edition rather than the original American release. So with all of that in mind, the question becomes: If you have the original Viz printing the tall, wide books that were eventually replaced by more traditionally sized graphic novels and you're a hardcore fan, then I would say probably.
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The improvement in the art is noticeable even without doing side-by-sides, and the text is easier to read. It's also extremely nice to have two books in one this time around. If you're not a fan of right-to-left orientation you might not like this edition, but in my experience most fans want to read it the way it was originally intended. In my opinion, it's well worth the upgrade. Despite the fact that it eventually loses focus and devolves into what is more-or-less a plot-empty sitcom, it's my favorite of Rumiko Takahashi's long-running franchises.
It has the most endearing characters, the most original setup, and is something every manga fan should experience at least once in their life. I'm quite happy with this reprint, and have already pre-ordered the next four volumes. It should also be noted that Viz has included a making-of about the remastering of the manga on the new Blu-ray set due out March 25th. If you like the manga, consider picking that up as well. The show loses focus as it goes on as well, but the first three or four seasons are mostly golden.
I still remember buying the old, flipped books from Borders years ago, back when manga barely had a shelf to itself, let alone a whole section. I was almost scared to revisit the series now. That was not the case with Ranma. The stories and characters are just as fun as I remember. The series is a perfect mixture of action, comedy, heart and just a touch of fan service there be nudity in this one, although it is handled in such a casual manner that it barely stands out.
The art, while not Takahashi's strongest, is still vibrant, and the action which there is a lot of is beautifully laid out, giving the every fight scene a flow and sense of motion and urgency.
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