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Ranma ½

Alternative Titles

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


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.851 (scored by 60,136 users)
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Ranked: #8012
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Popularity: #622
Members: 135,244
Favorites: 2,755


This is very similar animes,even same devloper,Inuyasha and Kikyo voice actors,here as Ranma and Akane,both have action-romance and comedy, even same personality ^_^  
report Recommended by -SeRg-
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. 
report Recommended by SailorKagome
Both animes have people in who are "cursed" into changing into other things (such as animals)... in Ranma 1/2 the cause is cold water in Fruits Basket the cause is being hugged by the opposite sex.  
report Recommended by ChinaGirl
Asu no Yoichi is a spiritual successor to Ranma's "Martial Arts Comedy Romance" genre. There's a family dojo with sisters, the main characters practice a martial art, and there's lots of accidental falling in cleavage moments. 
report Recommended by gloomheart
Both Ranma and this Kampfer guy have the same problem-when they turn into a girl, thay don't stare at themselvees in the mirror naked,and don't musturbate on themselves. Though they don't do it with different reasons-Ranma is a man of honour,when Kampfer guy is a pussy even in male form. so same problems,same jokes,if u liked one u may like another. 
report Recommended by Katzen
Both Have 3 Things In Common 1. Martial Arts 2. Romace 3. LOTS OF COMEDY These 3 Things Play A Huge Part in Both Shows 
report Recommended by BahamianGurl25
both are funny and romantic. Ranma is more funny then romantic and Maison Ikkoku is more romantic then funny. both are created by Rumiko Takahashi and both are enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Vixen
Both were long ongoing 80s martial arts comedy anime. The atmosphere and feel is generally the same with a recurring Chinese theme and animal characters. Ranma has more romance and fanservice in it and Dragon Ball changes to a more serious mood later on. 
report Recommended by SuperTiencha
The setting in these two series is very similiar. Guy goes to live with a family that has three daughters. Both of the series contain same kind of humour and even though Ranma ½ has more battling, they share the same kind of feeling. 
report Recommended by Necronomicon
Both have a guy/girl main character and have a focus on martial arts. they also have a major romance and plot twist. ranma is also interesting since it has a panda. watch it and see what i mean. :) 
report Recommended by Viper640
Kyoukai no Rinne is pratically the second incarnation of Ranma 1/2. Both are comedy anime, made by the same author and both have basically the same feel. While Ranma relies on gender bending, people turning into animals and martial arts parodies to make the audicence laugh, Rinne's gags are all about the interaction with ghosts and the main character's financial problems.  
report Recommended by Lacertoss
It has the same funny plot to it with alot of fighting. 
report Recommended by StormLexer
The lead characters are incredibly similar. Kaname and Akane and both short-tempered, and violent, but also kind, sweet, and easily embarrassed. The male leads, Sagara and Ranma, are both romantically and sexually clueless. The relationship that they have with the female lead is also very similar. Both have incredible ability in combat, which often gets them in trouble.  
report Recommended by yaoisnotgay
Both are 90's comedies about a gender bending main character. 
report Recommended by LittleCaesars
Both are old-style animes around the time of the original DBZ. The stories do have one main difference involving the TYPE of romance relationship however. Ranma is a romance that requires the characters to slowly warm up to each other, whereas in Aoshi they jump right into the relationship, although it fits given the beginning of the story. 
report Recommended by Shadolance
They're both about martial arts, very funny and the main character also changes into a girl once in a while XD 
report Recommended by kohime8
Both are two fun and bizarre martial arts animes with weird attacks and happenings. 
report Recommended by frrffrfrfr
Both are rom-coms where a boy and a girl are forced to be a couple by their fathers. Though the boy and the girl hate each other at first, after a while, hate starts to change into love. Both series have also other girls who have crush on the boy. Also, while Ranma ½ is ecchi, Nisekoi isn't. 
report Recommended by xEWEx
URGGHh Words are not enough to express how awesome both of these animes were *tears up* I personally fell inlove with both because of the love/hate thing going on oAo SERIOUSLY!!!! I also liked the fact that despite Aoba's "tomboy-ish-ness" lots of people were still able to develop a crush on her....WHICH MADE KOU SO FRIGGIN JEALOUS....well yeah i exaggerate too much but come on...don't you think that his jealousy was so cute :3 ^_^ same with Akane from ranma 1/2, even ranma has his lapses wherein he would sort of accidentally admit that he likes akane (indirectly) by being all jealous and stuff  read more 
report Recommended by nikasanyuu
Classic comedy anime full of mindless physical humor. 
report Recommended by DalekQueen
Both involve 2 characters who treat each other harshly, especially at first, but as the series develops they begin to have their moments where they break that front and eventually have romantic feelings toward each other. Both have hilarious comedy and i highly reccomend this anime to any who enjoyed Lovely complex. If you've seen this anime and liked it, you must watch Ranma 1/2. I'd even consider it a step up. 
report Recommended by Puddintane
While Ranma 1/2 has way more episodes then Juubee-chan, I'd like to think of both of them as action comedies. I think its the comedy within the characters that drive both anime. Their also old school anime with old school fighting techniques. 
report Recommended by pottercourt
Some of the characters are similar to those of Ranma and other Rumiko works, the humor and romance is very identical with jerk protagonist and very flawed characters. The main character is the voice of Inuyasha and later seasoned Ranma too! Ironically, the english dub voice of Kuno and female!Ranma are a couple in this series. 
report Recommended by 64Streeter
Both have the main character being the strongest, encountering rivals along the way who constantly re-challenge him time and time again. Many times involving a new technique or way of powering up for the rival side character to stand up to the MC this time around. Both have filler, many episodes of which is dedicated to a certain side character. Developing the character further. Both are action shows where the MC blows away some side characters (Beelzebub, the MK5. Ranma, Kuno.) Sending them flying into the distance. It doesnt sound like much, but it happens so often it sort of sets a tone for the show. Both of  read more 
report Recommended by rockocalypse
Lot's of humor, hate-love relationship (not admitting that they like the other person), main character has a goal and it's for a type of sport she's enthusiastic about just like Ranma and his martial arts. 
report Recommended by annamay91
both of main char must do something to get an exchange but, if ranma 1/2 doing it by it self, yamada to 7nin doing it with the others, actually "the witch" 
report Recommended by renaiyuusha
Both the main boy characters are cursed and transform when they get wet! Comedy and romance (very obvious hints of it). Ramna 1/2 has less emphasis on finding the cure for the curse and is more slice of life, whereas Kero Kero is about the journey to find a cure. Both made in the 90s!  
report Recommended by JollyMoggy
Well, Kenshin is a lot more violent and it's more realistic (in battling scenes and all) than Ranma. Ranma doesn't have that much of a serious atmosphere as Kenshin has, it has more cheerful scenes. They both have interesting long battles, cute lover quarrels and stubborn girl characters. I'm definitely sure you'll love Ranma as well! (^_^) 
report Recommended by pennylame
they both have many love triangles, both have comedy-ranma has a little more comedy, the main couple live together because of their parents, the characters are in high school Ranma 1/2: there is romance, comedy, martial arts, and action Marmalade Boy:comedy, drama, romance, and shoujo I really enjoyed both :) 
report Recommended by hunnysenpai
They both have the same "transexual" theme and a similar comedy 
report Recommended by Nina-senpai
Both are incredibly funny. Some of the interaction between Harima and Hanai is similar to Ranma and Ryoga. 
report Recommended by toji_suzuhara
If you're looking for something with similiar drawing style to later Ranma ½ series, Haunted Junction has that and vice versa, also character expressions are super similiar + both are comedies. 
report Recommended by Necronomicon
both are very funny comedies as well as having one male lead that has a lot of girls that love him as well as both having action in them as well besides just the romance and comedy. so i think a must watch if your a fan of one or the other. 
report Recommended by RyokoAyekaLover
Like Sumomomo, Ranma 1/2 incorporates martial arts families, an arranged marriage, love dodecahedrons, and lots of comedy. Ranma 1/2 has the additional twist of the water-induced sex-change problem. 
report Recommended by alexandramuses
Rozen maiden will bring out a pedophile in you ,and ranma will make that woman in you come to the surface. both have some very funny moments and some strange love,which you will see in no other anime.both have some fighting loving and missunderstanding. 
report Recommended by Katzen
Martial arts comedy where a boy martial artist (Ranma practices an anything-goes style, while Kabamaru is a ninja descended from the Iga) is invited to live with a new family thanks to a parent/grandparent, but the new family's daughter/granddaughter doesn't get along with him. 
report Recommended by Numi
Akane and Louise are both violent girls. Ranma and Saito are both popular with girls. The funny thing about Ranma 1/2 is that it's full of trouble. It's the same thing for ZnT. Plus, ZnT can be considered as a romantic comedy too, I think. The only difference is that ZnT is a tiny bit more serious than Ranma 1/2. 
report Recommended by NOWAA
*Both are older animes *ranma = yusuke akane = keiko *Both have lots of martial arts and comedy 
report Recommended by Faisa_Dragon
They both have a female main character but they have a more manly attitude to them. Also, both the animes are made up of smaller stories that effect the ending. Both the animes are really good. 
report Recommended by stackleberg
Both have bizarre comedy, take place in Dojo though one of the leads is a part time singer. The romance is different though both very slap stick Chou has a lead romantic couple while Ranma has two people who like each or but just don't get along. Ranma is a gender bender hes a male who turns back and forth from female. The lead girl in Chou just dresses up as a boy at school. Chou Kuse ni Narisou is sometimes refer too as the female version of Ranma 1/2. 
report Recommended by bunnij
Ayano and Akane both act the same if the person they like disrespects them they get mad and fight them though Ranma and Kazuma are both stronger than them and like to tease them. The differences in both shows are huge in Ranma 1/2 it is a light hearted random dojo fighting show while this show is more darker and sort of funny but mostly action packed. Another common thing about both of shows are Akane and Ayano both have dads who want to push them to fall in love with the lead guy.  
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Unspoken Crushes and hectic situations 
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