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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Series cast summary:
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 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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Classic kung fu comedy where anything goes! See more »


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Rumiko Takahashi was originally going to have the characters "change" whenever they were hit or punched, but changed it to hot/cold water when she realized the characters would change every few seconds during a fight scene. 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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Referenced in Sailor and the Seven Ballz (2000) See more »

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Equal Romance
Ending theme (episodes 14-18)
Performed by CoCo
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Greatest Anime Series EVER!!!
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Where to start, where to start?!? Ranma 1/2 is possibly the greatest Anime series ever produced, written by the ever talented Rumiko Takahashi, based on the MANGA of the same name. It has it all, romance, comedy, and the GREATEST CAST OF CHARACTERS TO HIT MEDIA SINCE THE "A-Team!!!" But seriously though, Ranma 1/2 follows the plot of a young japanese boy going through an identity crisis of sorts. You see, whenever Ranma Saotome is splashed with cold water he, becomes a 'she'. This is all due to some

strange Chinese Curse, that he acquired on a training trip through China. The meat and bones of the series deal with Ranma's attempts to cure himself while dealing with numerous fiancees' none of his choice I might add. You see, Ranma's father is a bit of a heel. Genma Saotome, who takes the form of a giant Panda

when wet has eveidently arranged for Ranma to merry into the family of his(Genma's) closest friend Soun Tendo. Soun ole' boy gets a little more than he bargained for. In addition to being promised to one of Soun's daughters, Ranma has also been promised to at least 3 others. In the

end Soun decides it best to give Ranma his daughter Akane, whom at first, shares Ranma's extreme dislike for the entire situation. What makes Ranma 1/2 so great is the characters, and their very interesting personal relationships. The chemistry between Ranma and the rest of the cast is adorable. For example, Ranma while on the outside, rejecting Akane, deeply loves her, this

makes for a very heart-warming main plotline. In addition to the deep dramatic overtones, Ranma happens to be very funny. If you

can stand japanese slapstick, mixed with heartwarming drama, I

suggest you do as I did and START WATCHING RANMA IMMEDIATELY!!


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