Cast if the movie has been revealed! Aragaki Yui will play Ranma Saotome, female and Kenta Kaku as the male.
Kyoko Hasegawa as Kasumi Tendo
Katsuhisa Namase as Soun Tendo
Shosuke Tanihara as Tofu Ono
Arata Furuta as Genma Saotome
Kento Nagayama as Tatewaki Kuno
Maki Nishiyama as Nabiki Tendo
Yuta Kanai as Hikaru Gosunkugi
Aragaki Yui has been a big fan of “Ranma 1/2″ mangaka, Rumiko Takahashi, since her junior high school days. And she has to cut her hair short for this role, and this took fans by surprise as she is known for her beautiful long hair.
The drama special will start in the manga's first chapter in which Akane, who is determined to protect the longevity of the Tendo dojo. However, one day her father Soun suddenly declares that the dojo’s successor must be male. And so, she was arranged to marry Ranma, a man who suffers a curse after falling into a spring while him and his father are training in China.
The live action “Ranma 1/2” special will air on NTV this December 9th.
Friday, October 21, 2011