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Kyokai no Rinne at Tokyo Big Site
-by Megan Smith
A special report from Japan on the festivites surrounding the debut of Kyokai no Rinne.

Shonen Sunday Cover Gallery
-by Dylan Acres
A comprehensive look at Rumiko Takahashi's covers for Shonen Sunday, from 1978 to present.

Takahashi Talk
-by Harley Acres
Our ongoing project translating Rumiko Takahashi's comments from the back of each issue of Shonen Sunday.

Maison Ikkoku at Image & Narrative
-by Simonetta Ceglia & Valerio Caldesi Valeri
A scholarly look at the treatment of Maison Ikkoku in its two Italian translations.

“Inuyasha” The Completion of Destined Fights and Loves
-by Mizuo Watanabe
An article from the Daily Yomiuri looking at volume 55 of Inuyasha.

Through Otaku Eyes - Love Conquers All, and Takahashi Proves It
-by Kanta Ishida
An article discussing Takahashi's effects on the popularity of manga across the world.

It's A Rumic World
-by Dylan & Harley Acres and Star Hinson
Announcements, artwork and interviews concerning Takahashi's gallery exhibition.

MyLumx34 Gallery
-by Dylan & Harley Acres
A look at the Urusei Yatsura shinsobon's special feature. Each book contains a different famous manga artist's take on Lum!

Goodbye, Inuyasha
-by Dylan & Harley Acres
Harley and Dylan look back at the time they've spent with the series over the course of almost twelve years! This article contains minor spoilers for those who haven't read the ending yet, and is a personal look from two fans who have been with the series since its inception.

Comparing Lum the Forever & the End of Inuyasha
-by Dylan Acres
An article comparing themes from the 1986 film and the final chapters of Inuyasha. Be aware that the article details a number of spoilers from the very end of Inuyasha!

Tokyo Animation Fair 2008
-by Star Hinson & Dylan Acres
Rumic World visits the Tokyo Animation Festival to see what the most current Rumiko Takahashi goods in Japan are.

Shonen Sunday's 50th Anniversary
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
A detailed look at the team-up between Shonen Magazine and Shonen Sunday to celebrate both magazines 50th anniversaries.

The Color Illustrations of Rumiko Takahashi
-by Dylan Acres
A long in-the-works article chronicling and cateloging Takahashi's color art through the years.

The History of Rumic World
-by Shawn
A great feature written for Comipress about the storied history of the website.

Maison Ikkoku II
-by Dylan & Harley Acres
As Inuyasha reaches chapter 500, Shonen Sunday announces a sequel to Maison Ikkoku. This was actually our 2007 April Fool's joke.

The Rise and Fall of Kitty Films
-by Harley Acres
From Eighties giant to Nineties nothing, Kitty Animation hits the heights before hitting the sack.

Goodbye, Ranma
-by Harley Acres
The end of my thirteen year odyssey with the series I love.

Inuyasha 10th Anniversary
-by Dylan Acres
A look at Shonen Sunday's bonus material in celebration of Inuyasha's 10th anniversary.

Inuyasha Director Guide
-by Dylan Acres
The complete guide to the directors who contributed to the look of Takahashi's return to television animation, Inuyasha.

Ranma ½ Director Guide
-by Harley Acres
An overview of both television series of Ranma ½ and the influence exerted by the directors and animation directors of the show.

Maison Ikkoku Director Guide
-by Dylan Acres
A complete listing of Maison Ikkoku's episode and animation directors with examples of their work.

Urusei Yatsura Director Guide
-by Harley Acres
A complete listing of Urusei Yatsura's animation directors with examples of their work.

The Truth About Nabiki
-by David Andersson
A discussion on the ethics, character and actions of Ranma ½'s Nabiki Tendo.

Otakon 2002 Takahashi Report
-by Margaux Zion, Keith Trudeau,
and Spareblue

Questions and answers regarding your favorite Takahashi titles from Otakon.

Perfect Edition Through the Years
-by Harley Acres
A look back at the task of building Ranma ½ Perfect Edition.

The Mysterious Mr. Soichiro
-by Dylan Acres
An in-depth character study of the enigmatic Soichiro.

Two Years Living With The Loons
-by Dylan Acres
The first in a series of anniversary articles about Yusaku Godai's Life at Maison Ikkoku.

The Third Year in Room 5
-by Dylan Acres
The second in a series of anniversary articles about Yusaku Godai's Life at Maison Ikkoku.

The Fourth Year, Full of Doubt
-by Dylan Acres
The third in a series of anniversary articles about Yusaku Godai's Life at Maison Ikkoku.

The Fifth Year Renovation of Maison Ikkoku
-by Dylan Acres
The fourth in a series of anniversary articles about Life at Maison Ikkoku.

The Maison Renaissance of Year Six
-by Dylan Acres
The fifth in a series of anniversary articles about Life at Maison Ikkoku.

The Seven Year Itch
-by Dylan Acres
The sixth in a series of anniversary articles about Life at Maison Ikkoku.

The Eighth Year Arrives
-by Dylan Acres
The seventh in a series of anniversary articles about Life at Maison Ikkoku.

Concluding the Ninth Year
-by Dylan Acres
The eighth in a series of anniversary articles about Life at Maison Ikkoku.

Maison Ikkoku Fan Panel 2000 Presentation
-by John C. Lee
An overview of Maison Ikkoku loaded with interesting facts.

   
  Interviews

Rumiko Takahashi
Various: Our comprehensive list of Rumiko Takahashi interviews.

Kappei Yamaguchi & Megumi Hayashibara
1989: The voices behind Ranma share some early memories of their days as seiyuu and work on the series.

Saeko Shimazu & Akie Yamaguchi
1990: Kodachi's voice actress is interviewed along with the contest winner who wrote the lyrics to one of Saeko's Ranma ½ songs.

Katsuya Shirai
1993: Takahashi's editor talks about her works, deadlines, and why she loves sumo.

Gerard Jones
1993: The rewriter of all of Takahashi's English work examines the subtle art of the rewrite.

Cathy Weseluck
1996: From DJ to Chinese Amazon, Cathy Weseluck reveals all.

Atsuko Nakajima
1996: The character designer extraordinaire discusses working on Takahashi anime and adapting her characters to the screen.

Saffron Henderson
1996: From little boys to little boys who dress as girls, Saffron Henderson has played them all.

Ted Cole
1997: The Blue Thunder of voice-over discusses his work on the stage and screen.

Kazuo Yamazaki
1997: Beloved director of Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku and many other works discusses meeting Rumiko Takahashi during a panel at Anime Expo '97.

Paul Dobson
1998: Paul ponders strip clubs, underwear theivery, and German nobility.

Myriam Sirios
1999: Myriam weighs in on how her impression of Akane has changed over the years.

Masashi Ikeda, Yoshihito Hishinuma & Shigemi Ikeda
2001: The masterminds behind the Inuyasha anime discuss the early days of the series.

Toshifumi Yoshida
2001: From Maison Ikkoku to Ranma ½'s beginnings on DVD.

10+ Years of Ranma
2001: Another interview with Toshifumi Yoshida about how far the series has come in it's 10+ years.

Scott Carlson
2003: A discussion about Animeigo's return to dubbing Urusei Yatsura with Only You.

Monica Rial
2005: Monica Rial talks about playing Natsume in the Mermaid Forest series.

Gerard Jones 2
2006: Gerard Jones discussing his work as the English adapter of Maison Ikkoku.


   
 

Inuyasha Scavenger Hunt
-by Harley Acres
Find the items and win a prize! Won by Richard Reed.

Guess When Inuyasha Ends
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
Back in 2004 we had a contest where you guessed what chapter Inuyasha would end on. Little did we know it was going to run for five more years! Won by Kiwi Jece

Ranma ½ Beginning to End Contest
-by Harley Acres
The contest to celebrate the English edition of Ranma ½ coming to an end.

Crossword Challenge #1
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
Rumic World's first crossword puzzle contest.

Crossword Challenge #2
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
Rumic World's second crossword puzzle contest.

Crossword Challenge #3
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
Rumic World's third crossword puzzle contest.

Rumic Quiz 2015 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The thirteenth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Greg Lee for the third year in a row.

Rumic Quiz 2014 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The twelfth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Greg Lee and Eva Szabo.

Rumic Quiz 2013 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The eleventh in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Greg Lee.

Rumic Quiz 2012 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The tenth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Broken Mirror.

Rumic Quiz 2011 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The ninth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Megan Smith.

Rumic Quiz 2010 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The eighth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Tuan-Anh Tran for a second year running.

Rumic Quiz 2009 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The seventh in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Tuan-Anh Tran.

Rumic Quiz 2008 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The sixth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Ben.

Rumic Quiz 2007 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The fifth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Jessie Nutters.

Rumic Quiz 2006 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The fourth in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Lisa Price.

Rumic Quiz 2005 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The third in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Star Hinson.

Rumic Quiz 2004 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The second in our annual quiz competitions. Won by Star Hinson.

Rumic Quiz 2003 results
-by Harley & Dylan Acres
The first in our annual quiz competitions. Won by AndE.