Ranma ½ (1989– )

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A series of the relationship of a girl who is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male with hot.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 Ranma Saotome Male / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Ranma Saotome Female / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
Noriko Hidaka ...
 Akane Tendo (18 episodes, 1989)
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 Ranma Saotome Male (18 episodes, 1989)
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 Akane Tendo (18 episodes, 1989)
Andrea Kwan ...
Candice Moore ...
 Kodachi Kuno (English version) (18 episodes, 1989)
Venus Terzo ...
 Ranma Saotome Female / ... (12 episodes, 1989)
Brigitta Dau ...
 Ranma Saotome Female / ... (11 episodes, 1989)
Michael Donovan ...
 Jusenkyo Guide / ... (9 episodes, 1989)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
 Ryoga Hibiki (8 episodes, 1989)
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Rumiko Takahashi's story of a high school aged girl named Akane who finds herself engaged to be married because of an arrangement by her father. Unfortunately her fiance, Ranma, turns out to be less of a man than expected and was raised by a giant panda. Written by David McGuire <bdm55707@jetson.uh.edu>

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water | panda | 1980s | dojang | cult tv | See more »

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The martial arts mayhem continues! See more »


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15 April 1989 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo  »

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Trivia

The character of Ranma and the initial inspiration for the entire series originally spawned from Ryuunosuke Fujinami, a secondary character in Rumiko Takahashi's previous work "Urusei Yatsura" (1981). Ryuunosuke is a girl raised by her maniacal, single father to be a boy, and became skilled in martial arts through his daily, brutal training. She constantly longs to express her pent-up feminine side, but obstacles (usually her father) keep getting in her way. See more »

Quotes

Ranma Saotome: [In the bath, after turning back into a boy] Might as well go out as I am now...
[Akane comes in, thinking he's in girl form]
Ranma Saotome: [looks at Akane, who has no clothing on] Whoa...
[Akane and Ranma stare at each other, in the nude, for a few moments, then she finally closes the curtain, dresses herself, and leaves]
Ranma Saotome: [Ranma looks at himself in embarrassment]
Akane Tendo: [Closes the door behind her, takes a deep breath, and finally screams] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Connections

Referenced in Mâjan Shikaku (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

No Way! Part 2
Opening theme (episodes 46-69)
Performed by Yoshie Hayasaka
Contains a sample from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Hilarious show.
17 March 2000 | by (Victoria, Texas) – See all my reviews

If there is one good way to describe Ranma 1/2 (Nibun No Ichi), it would be absolutely HILARIOUS. The interaction between characters, and many of the characters' backgrounds are unbelievable-- There are so many odd characters in the series which you grow a liking for. It also mixes martial arts elements into, akin to Dragonball Z, except much more smoothly-animated. The combination of interesting fights with equally interesting characters makes this show one of the best, in my opinion.


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