This is actually a little note to myself to read and review too. I haven't read this in a while (I haven't been haunting the FFML in ages. I haven't even posted Rend for RAAC archiving yet.), mainly because as I said, I've stopped reading Ranma fanfiction when my computer crashed.
Title: The Forgotten Game
Genre: Supernatural / Romance
Status: 30% complete at 11 Chapters, last post November 2007
Based off The Forbidden Game Trilogy by L.J. Smith
Ranma and co are transported into a twisted game where everyone must face their worst nightmare-- as ordained by Gabriel, the Shadow King, who seeks Akane as his prize.
Initially I confused her with June KaraOhki Geraci who wrote cinders... but anwyay...
FF.N: no known ff.n link
Status: Incomplete at 1 chapter. Author stopped posting after October 2000
Site: Site no longer existent : http://darkalpha.anifics.com/ ARCHIVE.ORG: Dreams Come As they May Site
*sigh* is there a use for recommending things that are DEAD anyway? Really... I don't know if it'll suddenly come alive with my prodding stick. But there it goes, it's pretty much dead. *sigh* I'm recommending it for completion. After all, I'm kind of resigned that a lot of the fics that we see right now will die sooner or later. (Fanfiction is not like selling yourself to paid books after all. Fanfic authors do not have an obligation to fans to finish), because it's for fun. I should recommend some other things.
Summary by Author:
A new visitor from not-so distant future has come to Nerima, looking for Ranma. As the result, there's TWO Akane Tendos traipsing around the city, with their eyes set on Ranma.
With her sanity already strained by two years of failure in her attempts to find her finace, Akane isn't going to let him slip through her fingers this time. Once she has claimed him, she will not let anyone take him away from her... not even her own younger self, no matter what the cost...
This series is on its own page.
I like crossovers, for some odd reason, I liked his crossovers more than his pure-Ranma fics. unfortunately, most of those are On Hold or permanently abandoned. I think I have a general bias towards crossovers, if it's a crossover I would probably like it more than not.
Crossover with Sailormoon would be: Heart of Fire, Heart of Darkness. (Abandoned)
Crossover with EVA: Lonely Hearts (On Hold)
Wherein Ranma takes on Kaji's role (hence me thinking it's more of a merge than a crossover but that's just semantics)
Well the only reader of my fic recs requested them :p so here it is:
Title: Fate of Love
Author: Jason Wong
Summary: Just what makes the Ranma we know, well - Ranma? Is it the martial arts, the fiances, or maybe the challenges that make up the heir to the Mutsabeto Kakuto Ryu? But one day Ranma awakens with the feeling that there is something growing within - telling him what he should do, how he should act, how he should dress. Who he should love. The Anything Goes heir won't stand for it - he just wants to be left alone to be himself. Trouble is - who is he?
My absolute favorite Ranma x SM crossover. It doesn't matter if Ranma *might* end up with Rei. I think Jason Wong's writing is superb. This is the fic that led me to read all those Silver MIlennium fanfiction. I sincerely wish that he starts writing again but *sigh* the last time I saw a *ping* from him was way back in 2002.
Title: Lines of Destiny
Author: Louis-Philippe AKA Phoenix
Summary: Ranma and Akane have finally graduated from Furinkan and moved to the Juuban district to continue their life together. One would think that their marriage would mean a peaceful life from then on. Wrong.
Link: Phoenix' Den
One of the most well known Ranma x SM crossovers in the fanfiction industry. (Back when I was extremely active in reading fanfiction anyway... might not be the case now since there hasn't been any updates in quite a while) It's been said that this piece is the start of all the other "Ranma's curse as the senshi in the past life" and has been done well spiel. Too bad the last update was 2000
Title: A Call to Action
Author: Mike Koos
Link: Studio Mako Chan
Summary: It's easy to believe you've seen it all, more so to act as if you have. But Tendo Nabiki, who's hiding a few complex secrets of her own, comes closer to that claim than one might believe.
A Nabiki as Senshi of the Earth twist. I always did like Nabiki
Title: Different Colors
Author: Ellen Kuhfeld
Summary: Ranma and his Cat, Akane and her Mallet, come to terms with one another. Basically Ranma, with a dash of Tenchi and a dollop of Sailor Moon. Oh, and werebears. Werebears are very good teachers. Sleep in class at your own risk.
Link: Fanfiction.net :: Ellen Kuhfeld
A witty piece, still can't get over the fact that Ranma speaks english. Is on teh lines of Ranma gang meets Juuban crew.
Title: All the Small Things
Summary: During the Silver Millenium, there were nine Senshi. In the present, there are nine Senshi. Yet, Sailor Moon was not present in the Silver Millenium. Who was the ninth Senshi? The Senshi can't remember, and Pluto won't tell. Yet the ninth is awakening, and will encounter the rest soon
Title: All Relative
Author: John Martin Lotz
Summary: Following the death instructions of Genma, a cursed Ranma heads for Juuban, and his cousin Haruka Ten'ou. (Dark/WAFF) Sailor Moon/ Ranma ½ crossover.
I'm unsure if I still like this. And I can't remember if Akane is anywhere in the past or the future, there's still too little to say what it's about.
Link: The Lost Library of Florestica :: John Lotz
Title: Half Moon
Summary: What if Ranma were engaged to Sailor Moon?
Generally I stay away from these types of fics, because I'm a RanmaxAkane type of gal and with fics like this, it's sort of like reading the manga, all over again, but there's this Usagi in the middle instead of Akane. AND since you're reading the manga, you actually know how it's going to end. But I really like SKJam's writing style. Hence the reason why this is here.
Status: I guess 2001
Site: The Ranma Preludes
Another one of my favorites. This is a collaboration, wherein the prelude of one character is made by one author. Includes some really old (or at least well known) names in the Ranma fanfiction-dom (Gary Kleppe, Mike Koos, Sean Gaffney, Richard Lawson & Mark Doherty to name a few...)
There is always an event that defines who a person will become, what a person will accomplish, and where a person's destiny lies. Sometimes, if the fates allow, the event is chronicled for all time so others may learn its lessons. And sometimes, those chosen are remembered for it.
These are the stories of those events, and how they shaped the future -
the future that would become Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma ½.
FF.N: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/290352/ (Really difficult to find since Ten is attached to so many chapter names. *sigh* but worth the long look)
Status: Last Update was 06/24/04 at 21 chapters
Site: Ten: Perfection has a Price
One of my favorites. Really great author.
Ranma Saotome is the sole living heir to the Saotome school of martial arts. Living the life of a nomad, she wanders from town to town; seeking answers to questions she does not know how to ask, wielding a power she cannot fully understand.
( Summary from the Author's site )
Japanese Feudal Heirarchy [here]
Chapter 18 : February (Chapter 19 in FF.N because prologue counts as CHapter 1)
We attend a funeral.
Kuno admits something.
Akane learns how to fish.
The Tendo siblings fetch an unruly bodyguard.
Someone new steps in.
All in one chapter... 15,661
Title: Ranma 1/2
Japanese Title: Ranma Nibun no Ichi (らんま１／２)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Martial Arts
Manga-ka: Rumiko Takahashi
Scanlators: The Ranma 1/2 Project, others were scans from Viz (emule downloads)
Summary From Viz: Being a teenage martial artist isn't easy, especially for Ranma Saotome, who went through a major transformation on a training mission with his father. After an accidental dunk into a legendary cursed spring in China, Ranma now changes into a girl every time he's splashed with cold water. That would be enough to complicate anyone's life, even without the arranged fiancée who doesn't like him (or says she doesn't) and the constant stream of rivals and suitors for both his male and female forms. What's a half-guy, half-girl to do? I started uploading this before I found out that other people had already uploaded it before. But anyway...
( Ranma 1/2 manga )
But here are some of her other roles which I've watched:
Yami no Matsuei - Minase Hijiri
Detective Conan - Edogawa Conan, Nakamori Aoko, Takayama Minami***
Kiki's Delivery Service - Kiki, Ursula
Magic Knight Rayearth - Ascot
Mermaid's Scar - Mana
Record of Lodoss War - Shiris
Shaman King - Hao
One Piece - Hamu
Vision of Escaflowne - Dilandau, Prince Ciedo
Yu Yu Hakusho - Mukuro
*** In one detective conan episode, Takayama Minami plays herself as a singer of Two Mix. One kid notices Conan and Minami have the same voice (well they're voiced by the same person) so there was a time when Takayama was going to be late for a concert and Conan tried to sing. Conan being Shinichi and can't sing a tune butchers it up. Haha.
Two Mix is actually a real group, whose vocalist is Takayama. They sing Just Communication and Rhythm Emotion for Gundam Wing.
Shinichi Kudo (played by Ranma's seiyu Yamaguchi) cannot sing in the correct tune (although he's definitely NOT tone deaf, he could decipher if a note being played is C D etc just not play/sing it). Incidentally, in Ranma 1/2 Ranma doesn't sing unless in girl form becuase Ranma has a 'bad singing voice'.
DoCO (Ranma songs)
Gundam Wing W
and a couple more.
An interesting factoid about her, is that she married Gosho Aoyama (the writer of Detective Conan) on May 5, 2005. :p Let's do that again 05/05/05 :)
( A book a day )
** Picture taken from scanlation. Scanlator unknown but most probably it's "Randomfan". Downloaded through emule.
In Inu Yasha visual Selection volume 30, in the anime this is episode 90, I don't know if there's a manga equvalent. This episode has Sota confessing to a girl he likes (I forgot her name, H something... damn I just watched it). He dresses up in fancy clothes, blue overcoat, red bowtie and rubbershoes -- exactly like Conan Edogawa (note, they don't have uniforms in elementary school), right down to the bowtie and the maximum power shoes. (well... except the glasses)
( Dress Me Up )
** conan's picture taken from [here]
Inu Yasha anime episode 128. Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri appear in Kagome's High school Festival (haha they're visiting the school festival). They appear after Kagome is dragged away by Ayumi for the choir. I found this because of ytak.
( Just Visiting )
This particular information comes from ytak's page: Detective Conan comes on after Inuyasha in Japan. They are even in the same compilation, Shonen Sunday.
So... it's either Shonen sunday wants to have their characters gain more publicity by spoofing in their series, Takahashi Rumiko and Gosho Aoyama are friends or the two just like each other's series. Haha.
Here are some of the anime he appears in which I watched:
Yu yu Hakusho - Jin (ok I semi watchded this, not really watched)
B'T X - Kimiira
Detective Conan - Shinichi Kudo, Kaitou Kid/Kaitou Kurobara(name?)
Escaflowne - Shesta (I saw the credits here so I know)
CLAMP SChool detectives - Kentaro Higashikunimaru
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne - Noin
12 Kingdoms - Rokuta (Kirin of En or more formally Enki)
Weiss Kreuz Gluhen - Sena
Tokyo Babylon - Subaru Sumeragi
RG Veda - Ryuu-Oh
Haruhiko Kasama - Please Save My Earth
Ruroni Kenshin (movie) - Yasuharu Musashino
One Piece - Usopp
Sailor Moon - Artemis
JAPANESE dub of Bugs Bunny
JAPANESE dub of Boy Meets World "Cory Matthews"
Breath of Fire III - Adult Ryu
I didn't ehar this but notable:
Fushigi Yugi - Chichiri
One Piece Usopp
THIS MEANS... wah I want to watch Detective Conan again. My sister told me that the voice actor was a woman, and then this comes to me as a surprise.
BY the way... I pity the american dubbing, JIMMY KUDO? Please. Rachel for Ran? What was Sonoko's character's name again?
However, for those of you who haven't read Ranma the Manga yet, SHADE the original propagator of "The Ranma 1/2 Project" which to the newer generation would be better known as Ranma scanlations, has finally decided that since Ranma is a relatively old series, new blood must be exposed to it and uploaded the manga on his website. The Ranma 1/2 Project
A word of warning, the site domain is ranma hentai becuase it houses Ranma ecchi doujinshi and a lemon fanfiction archive. But that link leads you directly to Rumiko Takahashi's work.
It's time to get to know Ryu Kumon and the rest of the strictly manga only characters. :p