I love the Ranma 1/2 anime series. It is one of my favorite. When I heard about a live action special, I was excited yet hesitant at the same time. Live action adaptations could either be really awesome or really terrible. Unfortunately, this one ended up being terrible. While there are a few cool moments, a majority of the show is confusing and badly acted. I actually think this might have been better if they made it into a series instead of just a one-shot special. It felt like they tried to cram absolutely everything into 1 1/2 hours. Ah well. At least I still have my anime boxsets!