Ranma ½

Ranma ½

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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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English: Ranma ½
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
Producers: Shogakukan Productions, Kitty Films, Fuji TV, Shogakukan
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Tomomi Mochizuki – Director
Junji Nishimura – Director
Kouji Sawai – Director, Script
Tsutomu Shibayama – Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Jaja Uma ni Sasenai de” by Etsuko Nishio (eps 1-18).
OP2: “Little ★ Date” by ribbon (eps 25-41).
OP3: “Omoide ga Ippai” by CoCo (eps 42-63).
OP4: “Zettai! Part 2” by Yoshie Hayasaka (eps 64-87).
OP5: “Chikyuu Orchestra” by KUSUKUSU (eps 88-117).
OP6: “Mou Nakanaide” by Azusa Senou (eps 118-135).
OP7: “Love Seeker CAN’T STOP IT” by VisioN (eps 136-161).
ED1: “Platonic Tsuranuite” by Kaori Sakagami (eps 1-13).
ED2: “Equal Romance” by CoCo (eps 14-18).
ED3: “〜Don’t mind lay-lay Boy〜” by Etsuko Nishio (eps 19-30).
ED4: “Lambada☆RANMA” by The Ranma 1/2 Operatic Troupe (eps 42-56).
ED5: “Present” by Tokyo Shounen (eps 57-72).
ED6: “Friends” by YAWMIN (eps 73-87).
ED7: “Hinageshi” by Michiyo Nakajima (eps 88-117).
ED8: “POSITIVE” by Miho Morikawa (eps 118-135).
ED9: “Niji to Taiyou no Oka” by Piyo Piyo (eps 136-161).

Episode List

01: Here’s Ranma
02: School is No Place for Horsing Around
03: A Sudden Storm of Love
04: Ranma and… Ranma? If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another
05: Love Me to the Bone! The Compound Fracture of Akane’s Heart
06: Akane’s Lost Love… These things happen, You Know
07: Enter Ryoga! The Eternal “Lost Boy”
08: School is a Battlefield! Ranma vs. Ryoga
09: True Confessions! A Girl’s Hair is Her Life!
10: P-P-P-Chan! He’s Good For Nothin’
11: Ranma Meets Love Head-On! Enter the Delinquent Juvenile Gymnast!
12: A Woman’s Love is War! The Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge!
13: A Tear in a Girl-Delinquent’s Eye? The End of the Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge
14: Pelvic Fortune-Telling? Ranma Is the No. One Bride in Japan
15: Enter Shampoo, the Gung-Ho Girl! I Put My Life in Your Hands


Ah, Rumiko Takahashi’s classic gender-bender tale. All of the characters are idiots. It’s hilarious. Akane is best girl, fight me.


This started the road to my eventual discovery of cartoon porn. A great show for kids!


let me tell you a tale about the very first gender liquid protaganist.


A hilarious show with some really touching moments, really loved this show.


Some of the humor did not age all that well but, overall this is still a pretty solid watch.


Insufferable, obnoxious, one-dimensional cast of characters, shallow character interactions and always shying away from any genuine emotion.


A classic. You don’t need to watch the whole show because of the repetitive episodic thing. Good to put on in the background.



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