Cinderella Boy DVD
About Cinderella Boy DVD
Cinderella Boy: The Complete TV Series contains episodes 1-13 of the anime directed by Tsuneo Tominaga.
From the creator of Lupin the 3rd! Ranma is a poor private detective with a strong sense of justice. His partner, Rella, is a thrill-seeking rich girl. They make for an odd couple on the dangerous streets of Kirin Town, until a run-in with a mafia boss ends up in a near-fatal car accident. Ranma wakes up at the scene, but it is days later and Rella is nowhere in sight. He gets back on the case to find out what happened to his partner, but at the stroke of midnight, a metamorphosis occurs, as Ranma is replaced by Rella.
Now every day is a race against time as the two detectives, somehow working together though always apart, try to get their normal bodies back while taking on cases and struggling to survive against the city’s vilest villains.
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 300
- Year Created: 2003
- Release Date: 2/27/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
A Lupin III clone that came and went without fanfare but it's good!
by GEORGE C -
This is an anime that came and went quickly on TV over 15 years ago. It was never licensed by anyone because A) Lupin wasn't that big and B) this show didn't make big waves in Japan, either!
So, how it is really?
If you like Lupin III, you'll probably like this series. Tonally it's like Lupin but it's a "what if" Lupin and Fujiko had to split a time-share in the same body? Let's face it -- the lead characters are reuses of the Lupin and Fujiko designs with different hair styles. It's ironic the male lead IS named Ranma but that has NOTHING to do with Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 which came at least 5 years after the original Cinderella Boy one-shot (by Lupin's creator) was published!
The villains are appropriately weird and devious as they were in the Lupin III series and the quality of the animation is about average for a Lupin III TV special.
The show is SD but looked fine to me played off my BD player on an HDRV set...