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Ranma ½

Ranma ½

Alternative Titles

English: Ranma ½
Synonyms: Ranma 1/2, Ranma ½ Nettou Hen
Japanese: らんま1/2

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 161
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1989 to Sep 25, 1992
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 33104 users)
Ranked: #6262
Popularity: #371
Members: 67,222
Favorites: 1,588
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma, both practitioners of the Saotome school of anything-goes martial arts, fall into the cursed springs of the legendary training ground of Jusenkyo in mainland China during a training mission. Each spring holds a different curse for any who come in contact with its water, all of which involve who or what has drowned in the spring in the past - Ranma emerges from the spring a girl and Genma a panda, both now cursed to change forms each time they come in contact with hot and cold water.

At the end of their training mission, Genma decides to take up residence with his old training partner, Soun Tendo, owner of the Tendo dojo and head of the Tendo school of anything-goes martial arts, dragging a reluctant Ranma along with him. Soun and Genma discuss the arrangements they had made in the past involving Ranma becoming engaged to one of Soun's three daughters in order to combine the two schools and allow Ranma to inherit the Tendo dojo. It's informally decided that he is to be engaged to Akane Tendo, Soun's youngest daughter, and the two must put up with one another - and their engagement - as Ranma and his father settle into domestic life at the Tendo household.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ranma ½
Side story: Ranma ½: Chuugoku Nekonron Daikessen! Okite Yaburi no Gekitou Hen!!, Ranma ½: Kessen Tougenkyou! Hanayomewo Torimodose!
Sequel: Ranma ½ OVA
Other: Ranma ½: Nettou Uta Gassen, Ranma ½: Tendou-ke no Oyobidenai Yatsura!, Ranma ½: Totteoki Talk Best of Memories, Ranma ½: 1994 Music Calendar, Ranma ½: DoCo Music Video, Ranma ½: Battle ga Ippai 29-nin no Korinai Yatsura

Characters & Voice Actors

Saotome, Ranma
Saotome, Ranma
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
...
Tendo, Akane
Tendo, Akane
Main
Hidaka, Noriko
Japanese
Hidaka, Noriko
Sirois, Myriam
English
Sirois, Myriam
...
Shampoo
Shampoo
Supporting
Weseluck, Cathy
English
Weseluck, Cathy
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese
Sakuma, Rei
...
Mousse
Mousse
Supporting
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
Swaile, Brad
English
Swaile, Brad
...

Staff

Nishimura, Junji
Director
Sawai, Koji
Director, Script
Shibayama, Tsutomu
Director
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director



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Oct 28, 2008
brass2themax
Well, I finished this series a short while ago, so now it's time to put in a review for it. If you don't know what Ranma 1/2 is about, check out the synopsis above before reading.

Story: 7 (Good)

Ranma 1/2 does have somewhat of an ongoing story, although there is no major objective in the series other than Ranma's constant failed attempts to return his body to normal. Even though Ranma can return to 'boy-type' Ranma by taking a warm bath (cold water returns him to 'girl-type' Ranma, aka Ranko Tendo for some purposes), he still desires to once again become 'all man' by ridding himself read more
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Jun 18, 2010
Tasolth
Ranma 1/2 is something that is difficult to pin a single description on. At times there are lots of action scenes, explosions, and various attacks flying around. At other times it is side splitting humor due to an awkward time and place for Ranma to transform, or situations he gets roped into, and still other times where Akane's explosive temper or jealousy takes us by surprise. Scattered here and there are some genuinely sweet and tender moments as well.

(8) Ranma 1/2 is episodic. It has no overarching plot other than to perhaps reverse the curse placed on Ranma and several others we meet along the read more
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Recommendations

Same creator, same stuff... I just tend to love this type of stuff. XD
reportRecommended by Nushi - Add to favorites
Another really funny anime series, written by the same manga-ka. Both series are very alike because they don't focus on a main plot. Instead, they tend to concentrate on the characters, their evolution and their relationships throughout the series.

Opening Theme

#1: "Jaja Uma ni Sasenai de" by Etsuko Nishio (eps 1-18).
#2: "Little ★ Date" by ribbon (eps 25-41).
#3: "Omoide ga Ippai" by CoCo (eps 42-63).
#4: "Zettai! Part 2" by Yoshie Hayasaka (eps 64-87).
#5: "Chikyuu Orchestra" by KUSUKUSU (eps 88-117).
#6: "Mou Nakanaide" by Azusa Senou (eps 118-135).
#7: "Love Seeker CAN'T STOP IT" by VisioN (eps 136-161).
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Ending Theme

#1: "Platonic Tsuranuite" by Kaori Sakagami (eps 1-13).
#2: "Equal Romance" by CoCo (eps 14-18).
#3: "〜Don't mind lay-lay Boy〜" by Etsuko Nishio (eps 19-30).
#4: "Lambada☆RANMA" by The Ranma 1/2 Operatic Troupe (eps 42-56).
#5: "Present" by Tokyo Shounen (eps 57-72).
#6: "Friends" by YAWMIN (eps 73-87).
#7: "Hinageshi" by Michiyo Nakajima (eps 88-117).
#8: "POSITIVE" by Miho Morikawa (eps 118-135).
#9: "Niji to Taiyou no Oka" by Piyo Piyo (eps 136-161).
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