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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The actor who plays Justin is called Thibaud Vincent. He originally played Thomas in the never-aired pilot episode. In the French version of the anime Ranma ½, Ranma Saotomenote  was renamed Ranma Vincent (ditto for his father, Genma Vincent, even pronounced with a soft g in the dub). Also, Thomas' father is a bald man with glasses. Finally, one of the characters is named Nath, which sounds like "natte", which means "pigtail" in French.
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  • Periphery Demographic: The show proved more popular among the then-15-24 years old that grew up with Ranma ½ than with its actual intended target audience of 11-14 years old.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: Though the series as a whole is really too different to compare with, some episodes (especially those written by the Boda-Mars duo mentioned on the main page) are basically Westernized, heavily mundanized live-action Ranma ½ episodes (or at least the closest thing we have).
    • The show can also be thought of as being the French counterpart to Gacha Gacha Secret (minus all the fanservice and with more varied storylines), as they both feature a prominent Gender-Bender Friendship subplot and the main character has a best friend in love with their female form.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Aside from the Gender Bender-related issues and the absence of any exploration of the Freak Lab Accident-related subplot, the show remains quite cisheteronormative for a Western 2000's series. At least LGBT sexuality isn't shown in a bad light like in some other Gender Bender stories, but it's virtually absent from the show. It was a short series, but still.
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