WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
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.

Creator:

Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002   1989  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ranma ½: Nettô-hen (1989–1992)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The follow-up series to "Ranma 1/2," this introduces new characters, new fighting moves, and has lots of martial-arts action.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Andrea Kwan, Myriam Sirois
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

With the Tendos, the Saotomes, Ryoga, Shampoo and Ukyo misinterpreting Tatewake Kuno's invitation to his two loves, Akane and "The Pig Tailed Girl", to try his new yacht, a whole new ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Suzuki
Stars: Miyoko Asô, Kathleen Barr, Ted Cole
InuYasha (2000–2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a orb of great power.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
Kimagure Orange Road (TV Series 1987)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Kyousuke Kasuga is a completely normal Japanese high school student, with two very big problems. The first is his complete and utter inability to choose between two girls, the bright, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Eriko Hara, Hiromi Tsuru
Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of ... See full summary »

Director: Shûji Iuchi
Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka
Maison Ikkoku (1986–1988)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance.

Stars: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma
Cat's Eye (1983–1985)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The 3 Kisugi sisters, Rui, Hitomi and Ai run the Cat's Eye Cafe. They are the daughters of Michael Heinz, a painter who mysteriously disappeared in the seventies. In order to find out what ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Toda, Toshiko Fujita, Chika Sakamoto
Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Saeko Shimazu
City Hunter (1987–1991)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yôko Asagami, Martin Blacker
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In Team Ranma v.s. The Legendary Phoenix, poetry sprouting high school swordsman Tatewaki 'Blue Thunder' Kuno comes into possession of the egg of the legendary phoenix, said to grant its ... See full summary »

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Ted Cole
The Rose of Versailles (1979–1980)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda
Ranma ½ (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Ryo Nishimura
Stars: Yui Aragaki, Kento Kaku, Natsuna
Edit

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)
...
 Ranma Saotome Male (18 episodes, 1989)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The original gender-bending martial arts comedy! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 1989 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to the negative backlash towards the English dub, Brigitta Dau was fired after playing the voice of female Ranma for the first six episodes of the TV series and the first two episodes of the OAV series. Since then, Venus Terzo has taken that role, resulting in a much improved English dub. See more »

Quotes

Ranma Saotome: This is it! At last, my real body!
See more »


Soundtracks

Platonic Tsuranuite
Ending theme (episodes 1-13)
Performed by Kaori Sakagami
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Curses, fights, romance, and laughs. What more do you need.
21 January 2003 | by (Bournemouth, UK) – See all my reviews

For me I find Ranma 1/2 to be the best series that I have ever seen. I am an anime fan. Slowly rising in the world of anime fandom. For I have been a fan since Sailor Moon first apeard in the UK.

But anyway on to the comments of this. I have only seen up to series 3 and the 2 movies but I find it to be amazing. What with curses plaguing people and getting them into trouble. But also helping them out. But also with martial arts and hilarious prodicaments to make this better. Plus for the cherry on top there is a little bit of romance in there to make people connect with it and enjoy it more. Now the characters are brilliently created from there personallities to what they look like and the voice actors used.

Well as you can see I love this series and I say if you like romance, fighting or funny anime then this is the one for you.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who's your favorite guy character? ^^ kazaanagirl
Rumiko Takahashi: the Bob Hope of Comedic Manga MagusYanam
Ranma's cat fear luke_bannon
Best and worst opening themes? PatMulderX2000-1
Similarities between the characters Ranma Saotome and InuYasha petekrug17
fav episode remieres
Discuss Ranma ½ (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page