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After all, an adult needs to put her responsibilities on the top of her priority list. It was a perfect fall day in New York City. The sky was a rare vibrant blue color with small white clouds speckled around its surface. The freely available trigger of water is to show how easily most switch between their masculine and feminine side. Ranma's refusal to be a Girl as the symbolic realization of his feminine side is epitomized by the fact that Ranma-chan always wears boxers and never lingerie except on one occasion where she had to use her femininity to lure the lecherous old Happosai into releasing his 'battle aura'.
Through Ranma, she seems to ask what good is changing the body while having an inflexible mind. Therefore through Ranma-chan, we have Takahashi's take on what it would be like to have a male mind in a female body.
Outraged men who feel that Ranma is an unfair reflection of the Japanese male should take this cum grano salis and remember there are several layers of caricature in Ranma's personality. At the base of it all, we see that Ranma the man has a consistent character in terms of his intra-action with Ranma the woman.
He uses her for his own ends much in the same way he would use any woman.
To gets the things he wants from them. However, it is very apparent to the reader that Ranma-chan is almost a mask initially, albeit a conceited one. But as a woman, Ranma's criteria of insult shifts slightly for certain issues and remains the same for others. Whereas he has no thought of modesty when it comes to himself wandering around half-naked in female form, his modesty is very easily outraged when someone else tries to molest him. By making Ranma-chan better looking and shapelier than Akane, Takahashi makes another 33 Takahashi, Ranma, trans.
If we consider Ranma-chan to be an extension of Ranma, then what we do realize is that Ranma makes himself the yardstick of detrimental comparison for Akane. This idea is strengthened if we accept the previously made assertion of Ranma-chan as a mask. The concept of duality and double standards are both at play here with the lines very blurred between Ranma and Ranma-chan and Akane in terms of Ranma-chan. What we can conclude though, both literally and analytically, is that Ranma-chan is not mentally a woman anywhere in the series.
Therefore, the comparison Ranma-chan usually forces between herself and Akane is, at the mental level, of a man with a woman. However despite all the perks, Ranma has never thought of his affliction as anything but a curse. Until near the end of the series, that is. Maybe it was never a curse to begin with. A reconciliation between the sexes. And patriarchal society realizing the necessity and role of the woman.
But sadly, we will never realize how much more than a comic device this apparent reconciliation is, because right after this monumental admission, we see that it has been raining, so the various cursed springs had been mixing, making it unsafe to dip in.
We cannot say. Why is water the trigger? The Japanese sento public bath is possibly where this idea comes from. From the Nara period to the middle of the Edo period, mixed bathing was allowed, before the Tokugawa Shogunate passed, relaxed and passed for a second time, laws requiring sexes to be segregated.
But the hot water pool had only a single source, therefore they needed to stay connected through the smallest of openings. The shift from the freedom of the baths to an eventual connected segregation of male and female baths can be seen as representative of the increasingly discriminating and segregative nature of Japanese society. If the baths were a societal metaphor, we could say that Ranma is an extension of the metaphor not the same as an extended metaphor , crossing that dividing wall.
This assertion is strengthened by the recurring motif of the public bath throughout and that the trigger is something as commonplace as water. The free availability of both hot and cold water in these baths may be what sparked the associative factor in Takahashi's mind. Takahashi confirms the premise but does not speak of its implications in an interview for the 35 Takahashi, Ranma, trans. I did consider a change whenever [Ranma] is punched.
But then his face would be swollen I was thinking- boy Then I thought of a noren a noren is a hanging curtain at an entrance to a place of business that often doubles as a sign. It also often reads 'man' on one side and 'woman' on the other at a public bath, and I just thought, 'a bath- it's hot water and cold water. While neither was very enthusiastic about the engagement, neither really rejects it.
When it comes to the two of them talking to each other on the issue, they become shy, withdrawn or defensive and often violent, in Akane's case , Takahashi's way of telling the relationship-shy Japanese society 'Get on with it! But in the public eye, especially during moments of competition, Ranma is protective of Akane as his fiancee. She does not ask feminists to necessarily subscribe to this and continue to suffer in a patriarchal society, but rather, asks them to understand that protection was how patriarchy began.
Takahashi treads a very thin line when she makes this statement. Perhaps as a counterbalance, she also makes Akane take a woman's pride for 'her man' when he has been insulted in terms of being relationship material. A very interesting observation made in the Shinnosuke arc is right after Ranma confronts Shinnosuke in the forest.
But when Shinnosuke has a seizure mid-fight and Ranma does not notice it, Akane's recourse is to slap Ranma. Takahashi has given in to the deliberate connotation of the slap to play upon in the only long romance-centric arc. To Ranma, who had already misunderstood Akane's relationship with Shinnosuke, the slap hits like the confirmation that it was as a woman Akane had just rejected him for Shinnosuke.
Takahashi could have just as easily made Akane stand between them as Ranma was about to land his punch on Shinnosuke, or use any of Akane's conventional methods to stop Ranma. But instead, she links the slap with the woman that the tomboyish Akane ultimately is. Miscellaneous Observations The two patriarchs of the Tendo and Saotome families, Soun and Genma are figureheads if anything at all. They are unhelpful, domesticated and often end up precipitating problems for Ranma to deal with.
They arrange the marriage of their children but do no more to uphold it or move it forward. The Tendo household including Akane's elder sisters and Genma always end up sticking their nose into Ranma and Akane's matters, sometimes for the better, but mostly with a detrimental effect.
Such an unflattering picture of the family in general and the two patriarchs in particular is a two-pronged attack on both the patriarchal system as well as of Confucian ideal of unquestioning obedience to the family.
Although the almost ludicrous extent of the caricature might have been because her own family had been quite unsupportive of her career decision, it is hard to see the phlegmatic Takahashi censuring them so severely. We do not know what Takahashi tries to establish through this pop-culture connection. Perhaps we need to go back to the it-cannot-be-you premise and think of this as a factor to underline this physical disconnect between us and Ranma, even if we are equal, or maybe even superior on the mental level.
Certain superhero stances are hard to miss, like the Superman lift-off and landing when he saves Kodachi, or Mousse's Incredible Hulk landing and she even takes Dragon Ball's Kamehameha for Ryoga's Shishihokodan. Possibly the first instance of this dates back to the Greeks, with the myth of the blind Prophet of Thebes, Tiresias who was turned into a woman by Hera after he interrupted two copulating snakes and then turned back after seven years of being a priestess to Hera although some accounts say that she was a prostitute of renown.
By no means comprehensive, whatever I have been able to unearth from this 38 by the Japanese tankobon system volume epic to support my argument, there is likely to be much more that I have not been able to cover in this limited frame.
But from what has been mentioned and seen, the first thing that we realize is how easily we can miss every single theme Takahashi has used, accused and abused through the sheer comedy of the series. She leaves it to the reader to read into as far as they like. I'm not the type who thinks in terms of societal agendas.
But being a woman and recalling what kind of manga I wanted to read as a child, I just thought humans turning into animals might also be fun and marchenhaft We see Ranma ultimately as his own person, but the fact that he is, to a large extent, the face of the male in Japanese society is unquestionable. So too is Akane the face of the new generation of Japanese woman who rejects the system. Perhaps then, it is Ranma-chan who will have to bear the burden of the scales.
But Takahashi fails to or perhaps refuses to? So what we have with us is a two way directive. An uncomfortable question. What does she want to say? Through this half male is she critiquing male utilitarianism of the female body in conjunction with their ignorance of the same?
Perhaps by leaving it hanging no pun intended , she tries to incorporate both elements into an allegory we can just as easily miss through all the fun and laughter of the series.
The polemics of gender are well known the world over. Through a refusal to commit to either side, yet teaching a lesson to both, Takahashi rejects what would be perceived as a feminist statement in the interests of higher ideals for both her art and her literature.
Making a statement by not making one seems paradoxical, but then let us suspend our disbelief a little bit longer so that we can take from Ranma what we may. Burn, Happy, Burn! The Great Rematch.
The Roar Of Heaven. The Inflammable Man. The Valley Of Moxibustion. Weak For Life?! The World's Weakest Man. The Legendary Moxibustion Of Evil. Give Me A Little Hug. Who Do You Love? Don't Follow Me. Cupids, Draw Back Your Bow. The Soap Of Happiness. Gonna Make You Tardy! Shear Folly. One Hairy Day.
The Principal Of The Thing. Journey Into The Principal's Office. The Return Of The Principal. Serious Side Effects.
Supper BadMinton. Akane's Power-Up! Hold Me Close. Embraceable You. The Fire-Burst Of Terror! Get The Secret Scroll! The Ultimate Technique. Get Lost, Yoiko! Oh, Brother! Ryoga, Come Home. The Perfect Match.
Lunchtime Lunacy. Trubasa Kurenai Busts Loose! The Happiest Mousse. Fowl Play. Akane Become A Duck. Duck, Ranma, Duck! The Abduction Of I Won't Fall In Love! One Moment To Love. Happosai Days Are Here Again. At Long Last The Date! Ryoga's What?! Love Letters In The Sauce. Ryoga vs. Ukyo's Secret. Saucy Reply.
I Ate The whole Thing. Negative Feelings. The Way The Cookie Crumbles. From The Spring, Springs a Message. Quest For The Hidden Spring. A Kiss To The Victor.
Not Your Typical Juliet.
Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? Just One More Kiss. The Destroyer Strikes. No Need For Ranma. Instant Spring. Fathers Know Best. The Scent Of a Woman. The Wrath Of Happosal. Moonlight Serenade. Bathhouse Battle. He's Something Else. The Evil Walkes. I Won't Eat It! Noodles, Anyone? Eyes On The Prize. It's Fast Or It's Free. Proposal Accepted. Meet Miss Satsuki. The Way Of Tea.
Fast Break. The Immortal Man. The Breaking Point. Training Meals. Care To Join Me? Kitten Of The Sea. Naval Engagement. War Of The Melons.
All's Fair At The Fair. The Phoenix Pill. Cat's Tongue Got You? The Martial Arts Magic Show. Attack Of The Wild Mousse. Shampoo Rides Again. You'd Have Kissed Anybody? Cat Hell. Weak Spot - Found! Looking For a Weak Spot. Bie Liao GoodBye. Formula Shampoo Cleans Up.
Akane Gets Shampooed. You I Love. Kiss Of Death. The Waters Of Love. Ryoga Explodes. Burning The Bridges.
I'll Never Let Go. Lip's At War. Lips At a Loss. A Kiss In The Rink. Darling Charlotte. I Give Up. Hot Competition. I'll See That You Lose. Take Care Of My Sister. Kodachi, The Black Rose. He's Got A Beef. The Transformation Of Ryoga. Who Says You're Cute. A Bad Cut.
Bread Feud. The Hunter. Chapter 9: You're Cute When You Smile. Chapter 8: Because There's a Girl He Likes.
Chapter 7: You'll Understand Soon Enough. Chapter 6: Body and Soul. Chapter 5: Chapter 4: Never, Never, Never.