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: 7.761 (scored by 119511119,511 users)
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Ranked: #10362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #935
Members: 250,367
Favorites: 4,068

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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)


Apr 25, 2023
So the thing about that the series like Ranma 1/2 have is that this anime is based on the manga of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi who is known for Inuyasha, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku among other of her notable works she is known for this series Ranma 1/2 only lasted about 7 seasons only 161 episodes which is the great example of how anime came out in the late 80s and early 90s before Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho arrived during the 90s anime period.

This takes place of how it starts off with a teenage martial artist named Ranma Saotome and ...
Nov 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This anime show is a gender-bender harem that includes fan service, awkward tension, misunderstandings, and secrets. It is not uncommon to see some nudity or perverted behavior. The lead character, Akane, is an ordinary girl with a passion for martial arts and a terrible cooking ability. Despite her normal appearance, every boy in the series seems to be interested in her. On the other hand, Ranma, the male lead, is admired for his strength, agility, and athleticism. He can also be sweet when he wants to be. However, he is afraid of cats.

The show has many characters, some of whom are lacking in intelligence. While ...
Nov 25, 2020
Preliminary (11/161 eps)
Where to begin.

Growing up i loved inuyasha, and credit it as one of the shows that got me started on anime. i decided to try out ranma as it was written by the same author, and i was MASSIVELY dissapointed. in fact, it made me like inuyasha less.

ill keep this short and sweet.

The art is fine- for its time they did a good job and some of the scenes were animated very well and the art overall is decent. DECENT, not amazing. im going to ignore the constant 360p nip slips that occur throughout the series, because fan service has existed in so many ...

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