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)
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)
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)
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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The original gender-bending martial arts comedy! 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 »

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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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Remade as Ranma ½ (2011) See more »

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Equal Romance
Ending theme (episodes 14-18)
Performed by CoCo
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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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