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I highly recommend this classic! Rumiko Takahashi's Fire Tripper, is a wonderfully tightly conceived story, which uses the paradox theorem; much like Takahashi-san's latest masterpiece, Inuyasha. The story is involved and interesting; with surprising twists appearing every so often to keep you delightfully tuned.. Fire Tripper is first and foremost a love story, centering around Suzuko and Shukumaru. While the 'boy rescues girl, boy falls in love with girl' plotline may be over done, especially in a Takahashi romance/comedy situation, the dilemma which arises from the time-travel incidents adds an inspired conflict: in this case, how on earth can you fall in love with someone, and possibly marry someone who might possibly be your own brother? I can only give away so much without spoiling to much, but the "bell" has a very important place in this story, and you may have to watch/read it twice just to catch its reoccurrence and continual déjà vu feelings!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Fire Tripper is also part of the "Rumic World" series, a collection of short stories by Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha), probably one of the most famous manga artists in all of Japan. The manga explains the story in depth whereas the animation reflects the character involvements.

Another EXCELLENT story from Rumiko Takahashi.
In Fire Tripper, modern day high school girl Suzuko is walking home with young neighborhood boy Suhu when a power plant explodes, and Suzuko finds herself transported to Japan's medieval age. There she meets young warrior Shukumaru, who wants to make her his wife. But all Suzuko really wants is to find Suhu and go back home. On top of everything else, an enemy army is preparing to invade Shukumaru's village. Suzuko and Shukumaru then travel back to her time where she learns who Shukumaru really is. The time travel in is this story is very similar to the time travel in KOR. It seems that Rumiko Takahashi excels at anything she does. I watched this video in subtitle mode and haven't seen the dubbed version. I highly recommend this anime, and I am looking forward to the Inu-Yasha movie.

A truly wonderful Anime. A hidden gem-if you can find it.
Attention, all you Urusei Yatsuru, Ranma 1/2, and Maison Ikkoku fans-and the rest of you who know a really great anime when you see one-Fire Tripper is quite possibly one of Rumiko Takahashi's finest works, even if it is only a one-shot story, as opposed to a long-running series. This could be a predossessor to Takahashi's latest story, Inu-Yasha; modern day high school girl Suzuko is walking home with young neighborhood boy Suhu when a power plant explodes, and Suzuko finds herself transported to Japan's medieval age. There she meets young warrior Shukumaru, who wants to make her his wife. But all Suzuko really wants is to find Suhu and go back home. On top of everything eles, an enemy army is preparing to invade Shukumaru's village. Even though the video is only fifty minutes long, we really learn to care about the charecters during the time we know them. The dubbed cast is done by british voice actors, which for me only added to the apeal. Though some might be bothered by this, keep in mind japanese charecters speaking with english accents isn't really anymore ridiculos than when they speak with north american accents, and the story is still every bit as memerable and affecting. Buy it. You won't be disapointed.

A Story of Medieval AND Modern Japan!
Rumiko Takahashi is one of the most original manga ("comic book") writers in Japan. She is responsible for two of the best-known manga/anime series, Urusei Yatsura (Those Obnoxious Aliens) also called "Lum" in the US, and Ranma 1/2. One of the traits of all her writing is her awesome use of plot twists and twisted plots, and Fire Tripper may be her best! The story begins with a bandit attack during the medieval period in Japan. A house is burning and trapped in the house is a tiny girl-child. The roof caves in and, just before the burning mass falls on the child, she vanishes! In the next scene she appears in modern-day Japan where she is adopted and raised by a childless couple. And this is only the beginning as the now teen-aged Suzuko is rocketed back into the past by a huge gas storage tank explosion! Twist is piled upon twist as Suzuko comes to realize just who the warrior Shukumaru really is! A very beautiful ending featuring a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony crowns this excellent adaptation of Ms. Takahashi's excellent manga.

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