Ranma1/2: Jusenkyo's Cursed Springs BY TSUME
Artistic direction: Saesa Kiyokawa, Cyril Marchiol
Concept art: Marijke Wilms
3D sculptors: Claudio Saavedra Iriarte, Cyril Farudja
Technical engineering: Muhammet Ay, Jose Ku Chio Lu
Statue preparation: Mickael Gros, Éric Jolivalt, Aurélie Nagot
Painting: Mickael Gros, Éric Jolivalt
Size*: H: 30 cm / W: 31 cm / D: 29 cm
Materials: Polyresin, PU, PVC, ABS, magnet
Limited Edition: 1200 pieces.
Another classics from the 90’s manga/anime is joining Tsume’s catalogue: Ranma 1/2.
Meet Ranma and Genma, back at Jusenkyo’s cursed springs to train once more. The setup is a tribute to the leading moment when Saotome’s family’s fate changed forever. Quite a tragedy! Standing amid the hot springs’ haze, father and son are facing each other, standing on one foot, balancing on a bamboo stick. Looking decided, Ranma is about to evade his stupid father’s attack while Genma – as a panda – is as committed to teaching his ingrate son all the secrets of Saotome’s martial arts’ school.
Very aerial, this statue – as Jusenkyo’s springs are – is more than meet the eye. Characters’ posing and quite simple design requires the 3D interpretation and the sculpture to be flawless. Takahashi Rumiko’s style is quite remarkable and the biggest challenge was succeeding into sculpting a face which is true to her drawings in every angle. The painting is also great: Black and White’s Genma is contrasting with a very colorful Ranma who’s wearing his iconic outfit.
Last but not least, the base features the manga’s original Japanese logo and depicts the famous cursed springs. The overall is still quite reasonable in size but visually very appealing. Water is made with transparent resin, just as the clouds which add to the feeling of lightness of the whole statue.
Estimated start of deliveries: early 2021
©Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan
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