As already mentioned above, the author Rumiko Takahashi has been quite active in its relatively new official Twitter account, sharing data of interest on its activities and its successful literary franchises. In her most recent update, Takahashi shared the origins of one of the recurring characters of Ranma 1/2: Shampoo franchise.
The update wrote: "We present small stories about irregularly irregularly rumiko characters! This time it touches the turn to Shampoo!. "I wanted to think of a name like" Shan-Shan ", but I did not want it to be repetitive as the way they name bears Panda. He wanted something nice as "Shan" and "Poo" that sounded on Chinese. So I asked someone to know well the Chinese language that deduced how to write it in Kanji "».
Shampoo is described as a brave amazone warrior coming from China and one of the girls interested in the protagonist Ranma Saotome. Fans of the franchise know perfectly that their name also derives from an aesthetic product (as could have inferred from other names of characters from their people like Mousse and Cologne), although it is worth knowing now that Takahashi was about to Put a completely different name.
Synopsis of Ranma 1/2
Soun Tendou runs the Tendou Martial Arts School accompanied by its three daughters: Akane, Nabiki and Kasumi. One day, the life of the sisters gives a rollover when her father announces that he has promised one of them marrying the son of a martial partner with the hope of continuing the family legacy. In addition to his reactions found, when the fiancé arrives, the last thing the Tendou family expects is to Ranma Saotome and the father of him, Genma.
Ranma has been training in China with his father until an unfortunate accident changed them to both. Now, when the water touches them, Ranma becomes a girl and Genma on a giant panda. Ranma ½ follows Ranma as he tries to get along with the newly promised of him, the youngest of the Tondou sisters, Akane. As the two begin to attend the same school, they have to deal with friends and rivals, all of which have something to say about their commitment.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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