Ranma 1/2 was first published in 1987 and ran for nine years. It was made by Rumiko Takahashi. In 2011, Nikkatsu made a live action of it by the same name. The live action fallows the same plot as the manga and anime. Ranma and his father, Genma are cursed by ancient springs. Now when ever either of them is hit with cold water, Ranma turns into a red haired girl and Genma turns into a panda. Ranma is engaged to Akane, the daughter of Genma’s old friend, much to their displeasure. The rest of the story fallows Ranma and Akane’s miss adventures as they start to fall for each other. The live action is very much the same, doing a good job at getting the core of the Ranma 1/2 universe.