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

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 Ranma Saotome Male / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
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 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)
Michael Donovan ...
 Ryoga Hibiki / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
Andrea Kwan ...
Robert O. Smith ...
 Genma Saotome / ... (17 episodes, 1989)
Willow Johnson ...
 Kasumi Tendo (16 episodes, 1989)
Angela Costain ...
 Nabiki Tendo (15 episodes, 1989)
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 Ranma Saotome Female / ... (12 episodes, 1989)
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 Soun Tendo (12 episodes, 1989)
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 Dr. Tofu Ono / ... (12 episodes, 1989)
Candice Moore ...
 Kodachi Kuno / ... (12 episodes, 1989)
Brigitta Dau ...
 Ranma Saotome Female / ... (11 episodes, 1989)
Ted Cole ...
 Tatewaki Kuno (8 episodes, 1989)
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 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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Along with "Mermaid's Scar", "Ranma 1/2" was Viz Video's first domestic anime release, and prior to "Inu-Yasha", the company's landmark title in North America. See more »

Quotes

Ranma Saotome: [Talking about Happosai, who is stuck on him by magic] From now on, we'll live together, like conjoined twins!
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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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The best anime I've ever seen
6 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Ranma 1/2 is possibly the best anime ever. (In my opinion) Witty humor, intense but exciting and entertaining fighting, and rare romantic moments that make you scream for more, this is a gem. Also for anime fangirls, there are many possibilities for couples (Poor Ranma... so many fiancés!) The humor is hilarious, the fights are awesome and the villains are devious and pretty frustrating. The only bad things in this show are: The frequent partial-nudity (Usually it's only breasts) and the slightly outdated animation. Otherwise, it's perfect! I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind nudity and likes a good laugh. This is Rumiko's finest.


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