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thanks dvx team i cant wait until the next issue
LUCKY TEXAN - John Wayne and his sidekick "Gabby" Hayes play act as gold miners who strike it rich. Unfortunately, before they can enjoy the fruits of their labor, they are wrongfully accused of robery and murder. As always, the road to the truth is never a straight path.
DAWN RIDER - The duke decides to pay his father a surprise visist, only to witness his murder. He is determined to track down and find the killer to advange his loss and serve justice, in this often moving and action filled western thriller.
I've owned a 35mm Canon (actually two) since I was 16. Yikes, that's 20 years now. When the lens on my EOS Rebel broke last summer I bought a Nikon 995 instead. I can honestly say I've shot more photos since the Nikon purchase than in the prior 19 years.
I spent hours if not days deciding which camera was right for me; and weeks figuring out how to get the most out of it from the manual, books and websites. I wish this DVD was available last summer because it's all here. And the quick tips section has already improved my 'eye'. In fact, if the producer is reading this... how 'bout a DVD of just tips... please.
The quality is great. The information relevant, and way more 'readable' than most books. As a volume 1, I'd recommend this to anyone who's new to the digital side of photography, and curious about what makes it different (and in my opinion better). Then again, the tips on composition alone were worth the 30 bucks. Bring on volume 2.
I have now watched the first 4 seasons of Ranma 1/2 in chronological order and I think seasons 1 and 2 are the best. Season one introduces you to the main characters and sets the background for following episodes. Yet each episode is entertaining and usually adds a new character or interesting story element. Someone who is very familiar with the series may find some of the first few episodes "thin" because many of the main characters don't get introduced till later. However, for those who are relatively new, I think the build up in history and character development is perfect. Enough time is devoted to each new character introduced to give them some depth. In the season 1 set, the story line is relatively linear from episode to episode (each episode continues where the last left off). In seasons 3 and 4 this no longer occurs quite as much with the some episodes becoming almost completely "stand alone".
In conclusion this is a set that all Ranma fans should have and anime fans that haven't yet watched Ranma should definitely start here.
Rumiko Takahashi manages to make each and everyone of her series there own hit. I saw Inuyasha (by Rumiko Takahashi) on TV (Adult Swim) and I decided to buy an Inuyasha graphic novel. I loved it. I soon bought more Inuyasha graphic novels and continued watching it on TV. Then I decided to try one of her other manga series, Ranma 1/2. After buying the first one, I quickly bought the second and third. Then I decided to buy this, the first season of Ranma 1/2. I know now that I liked this more than Inuyasha. It's filled with comedy, bizzare plots, hidden romance, awesome bizzare martial arts styles (Martial Arts Gymnastics, Martial Arts Skating, Martial Arts Tea Ceremony and more!) and best of all... PANDAS! Pigs, cats, pandas, ducks, it's awesome! If Ranma touches cold water, he'll turn into a girl! if his father touches cold water, he turns into a panda! Ryoga turns into a pig and in future seasons, Shampoo turns into a cat and more!
And, incase men are worried that the romance won't apeal to them, Rumiko Takahashi writes it so that you can't wait for the two main characters to fall in love! And in classic Takahashi style, more than a few people are in love with the two main boy and girl characters (in this case Ranma and Akane)!
I've purchased more Ranma 1/2 graphic novels now, and I also got the first volume of Maison Ikkoku (more Takahashi).
Here's an episode Guide:
Episode 1: "The Stranger from China"
2: "School is no Place for Horsing Around"
I forget, this or the third episode is the first appearance of Kuno
3: "A Sudden Storm of Love... Hey, Wait a Minute!"
4: "Ranma and... Ranma? If it's not one Thing, it's Another"
5: "Love me to the Bone! The Compound Fracture of Akane's Heart"
6: "Akane's Lost Love... These Things Happen You Know"
7: "Enter Ryoga, the Eternal Lost Boy"
Ryoga's first appearance
8: "School is a Battlefield! Ranma VS. Ryoga"
9: "True Confessions! A Girl's Hair is Her Life!"
10: "P-P-P-chan! He's Good for Nothin"
Introduces that Ryoga transforms into a pig
11: "Ranma Meets Love Head-On! Enter the Delinquent Juvenile Gymnast"
Introduces Kodachi (Kuno's Sister)
12: "A Woman's Love is War! The Martial Arts Rythmic Gymnastics Challenge"
13: "A Tear in a Girl Delinquet's Eye? The End of the Martial Arts Rythmic Gymnastics Challenge"
14: "Pelvic Fortune-Telling? Ranma is the No. 1 Bride in Japan"
Introduces Dr. Tofu's mom, an 'anime-only' character
15: "Enter Shampoo, the Gung-Ho Girl! I put my Life in Your Hands"
16: "Shampoo's Revenge! The Shiatsu Technique That Steals Heart and Soul"
17: "I Love You, Ranma! Please Don't Say Goodbye"
18: "I Am A Man! Ranma's Going Back to China!?"
A flashback episode, extremely boring, never occured in the manga and is a bad finale episode
That's all for my review!