Ranma ½

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Synonyms: Ranma 1/2, Ranma ½ Nettou Hen
Japanese: らんま1/2
English: Ranma ½
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Type: TV
Episodes: 161
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1989 to Sep 25, 1992
Premiered: Spring 1989
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Magical Sex ShiftMagical Sex Shift, Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.771 (scored by 121975121,975 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #954
Members: 256,137
Favorites: 4,174

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Ranma Saotome is a top-class martial artist and prodigy at the Saotome "Anything-Goes" school of martial arts. While training in China, he and his father meet a terrible fate when they accidentally fall into a cursed spring. Now, Ranma is cursed to turn into a girl when splashed with cold water, and only hot water can turn him back into a boy.

Things are only complicated further when Ranma discovers that his father has arranged for him to marry one of Soun Tendo's three daughters in order to secure the future of the Tendo dojo. Though Soun learns of Ranma's predicament, he is still determined to go ahead with the engagement, and chooses his youngest daughter Akane, who happens to be a skilled martial artist herself and is notorious for hating men.

Ranma ½ follows the hilarious adventures of Ranma and Akane as they encounter various opponents, meet new love interests, and find different ways to make each other angry, all while their engagement hangs over their head.

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The 2011 live-action adaptation is produced by Nippon Television and is directed by Ryo Nishimura.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishimura, Junji
Director, Storyboard
Shibayama, Tsutomu
Sawai, Kouji
Director, Script


Opening Theme

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1: "Jaja Uma ni Sasenai de" by Etsuko Nishio (eps 1-18)
2: "Little ★ Date" by ribbon (eps 19-41)
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)

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)


Oct 28, 2008
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 ...
Aug 23, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Oh, where to start..?

Well, I give credit for at least trying to make a good anime; however, this was far from it. I don't mean to offend any lovers of Ranma 1/2, but the story was very poor. The plot, however, was imaginative, and it was enjoyable for a little while. The episodes kept drawing me back again and again, even though sometimes I'd yell out to myself "That was the worst episode EVER!"

The creator tried too hard to make Ranma 1/2 funny, so it fails dramatically later in the series. The events begin to be extremely predictable, and although sometimes the humor made me ...
Jun 17, 2008
Preliminary (40/161 eps)
Overall: It was painful to remember about this anime, Ranma is sort of your typical pointless anime, no good story, no real point to the entire story, and defiantly not funny enough to be considered a good comedy series... it deserves to be lumped up in the pile of "boredom-inducing-fillertasitc" anime, along with Naruto, Inuyasha, and others...

Story: they laid out the story in the first episode, ranma is engaged to akane because of odd circumstances, and they didnt advance whatsoever till the very end, actually, it didnt have a story at all pretty much, just random junk happening, if you like a massive pile of ...

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