keywords: game, title
related topics: Namco
related web sites: http://www.namco.co.jp/home/cs/ps/ridgeracer/
explanation: Video game on a car race simulation, published by Namco. First it has been developed for arcade machine (October 1993) before being adapted for Play Station (December 1994). It is known to be the first car race game in 3D.
alternative words: Chibiusa
keywords: character, sailormoon
related topics: Sailormoon
explanation: Child born between Serena Tsukino aka sailormoon and Darien aka Tuxido Mask. She has come from the future to protect her mother. She has pink hairs.
alternative words: Ristuko, Akagi Ritsuko
keywords: character, evangelion
related topics: Evangelion
explanation: Girl of 30 years old and operational responsible of Evangelion project.
alternative words: Ikeda Riyoko
keywords: author, manga
related topics: Lady Oscar
explanation: Born on December 18, 1947 in Osaka, this very talented Japanese mangaka had already begun to write manga when she was a university student. After a huge success of her main work, "Lady Oscar" in 1972, she created a theater version in 1974 and a movie in 1976 (not a cartoon but with real actors). She has also written several essays and critics, and appeared very frequently in TV talk shows. Her last successful work is "Orpheus Windows" in 1979.
alternative words: Role playing game
keywords: game, general
explanation: Contrary to American and European markets, RPG is more popular than action games in Japan. For that reason the titles like "Dragon Quest" and "Final Fantasy" have met a great success in the early period of video games.
alternative words: Ruumic, Roomic
keywords: diverse, maison ikkoku, manga, ranma 1/2
related topics: Rumiko Takahashi
explanation: Nickname used by fans of the famous Japanese manga writer "Rumiko Takahashi".
alternative words: Takahashi Rumiko
keywords: author, maison ikkoku, manga, ranma 1/2
related topics: Maison Ikkoku , Ranma 1/2 , Inuyasha
related web sites: http://village.infoweb.ne.jp/~fwhz3004/index.htm
explanation: Born on October 10, 1957 in Niigata. She had already published manga on the student doujinshi but her career began really with "Kattena Yatsura" on Shonen Sunday in 1978 by winning a prize of merits for young creators. She should be probably the most talented mangaka of her generation, because not only she knows to write humorous manga but also horror and science fiction. As her main works, we can quote Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha.
alternative words: Ruro ni kenshin, Rurouni kenshin, Runrou ni kenshin
keywords: anime, manga, title
related topics: Shonen jump , Fuji TV
related web sites: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Movie/TV/Kenshin/ , http://www1.linkclub.or.jp/~mikin/
explanation: During Meiji revolution in the late 19th century, Japan had been divided between pro and con westerners. Each side sent a horde of assassins to eliminate the opponents. Himura Kenshin is one of them. When a peace came, he decided never to use his sword to kill, but others didn't let him tranquil. Manga written by Nobuhiro Watsuki and published by Shonen Jump between April 94 and September 99, while the anime version was aired between January 98 and September 98 by Fuji TV.
alternative words: Hibiki Ryoga
keywords: character, ranma 1/2
related topics: Ranma 1/2 , Ranma Saotome
explanation: Rival of Ranma in Ranma 1/2. Disputing always against him in their high schools, he followed Ranma until China and where he has suffered a curse: he turns into a black pig when he sprays himself with hot waters. He has no sense of orientation.