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


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15 April 1989 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo  »

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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

Nabiki Tendo: [before Ranma goes out with Kuno while in female form] This is Kuno, remember? What if he can't CONTROL himself?
Akane Tendou: Ohh... She's right... What if he...?
[Akane's thoughts]
Tatewaki Kuno: Magic sword, make me ONE with the Pigtailed Girl!
Ranma Saotome: [seductively] You want it, Baby? You got it!
[puckers up]
Tatewaki Kuno: Here I come!
[End Akane's thoughts]
Akane Tendou: AAAHHHH!
Ranma Saotome: [disgusted] EEEAAGHH! Don't even JOKE about that, okay?
[...]
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Referenced in Spirited Away (2001) 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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An instant classic! A great anime! A masterpiece!
6 January 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

What more can I say? This show is the best anime show I've seen and is perhaps the first one to get me into that genre among others. I first laughed at the title, because it sounded ridiculous, and I was new to this, and I was just a kid. And as I watched, I laughed even more, to learn this is worthwhile and a great show, a great love comedy or martial arts show. With references to ancient China and traditions, except turned upside down to bring hilarious and chaotic results! And the character are unforgettable, Kuno Tatewake, Ryoga who is stupid but my favorite character of the show! Mousse, Cologne, Happosai, Akane and Genma, and not to mention Ranma's other suitors, Shampoo, Kodachi, Ukyo, this came before Tenchi Muyo! to those who say harem anime was copied from Tenchi! Without a doubt, this is a very funny and memorable show brought to you by Rumiko Takahashi who also made Inu Yasha, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura and Fire Tripper. Great show, recommended to all fans of the shows mentioned earlier. >>>>> 10/10


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