Brooksie inspires Animie?
Rumiko Takahashi's design for Nabiki Tendo is patterned after silent film actress
Louise Brooks (1906-1985).
The first time we see Kuno Tatewaki, he is pompously quoting from a Japanese
classic, the "Heike Monogatari" (????, "Tale of the Heike"): "The sound of the bell of
Gionshoja echoes the impermanence of all things. The hue of the flowers of the teak
tree declares that they who flourish must be brought low. Yea, the proud ones are
but for a moment, like an evening dream in springtime." Unsurprisingly, Kuno doesn't
seem to realise that the words apply far too well to his own situation.
Ranma makes a guest appearance in Volume 4 of the Meitantei Conan manga. When
Conan and the Detective Boys are looking up information in a bookstore, the
Detective Boys are looking at Shounen Sunday which has an image of Ranma on the
Due to the negative backlash towards the English dub, Brigitta Dau was fired after
playing the voice of female Ranma for the first six episodes of the TV series and the
first two episodes of the OAV series. Since then, Venus Terzo has taken that role,
resulting in a much improved English dub.
After playing male Ranma for the English version of the 64 TV episodes and all of
the OAV episodes and theatrical releases, Sarah Strange was replaced by Richard
Cox, who is best known as the voice of Inuyasha.
For the English dub of season 6, Angela Costain took a break from voicing Nabiki to
attend flight school. Her sister Elaina Wotten-Costain took over the role for that