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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 character of Ranma and the initial inspiration for the entire series originally spawned from Ryuunosuke Fujinami, a secondary character in Rumiko Takahashi's previous work "Urusei Yatsura" (1981). Ryuunosuke is a girl raised by her maniacal, single father to be a boy, and became skilled in martial arts through his daily, brutal training. She constantly longs to express her pent-up feminine side, but obstacles (usually her father) keep getting in her way. 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 Spirited Away (2001) See more »

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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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Hilarious combination of slapstick and romantic comedy
11 January 1999 | by (Campbell, Ca) – See all my reviews

Hilarious combination of slapstick and romantic comedy features two young martial artists, betrothed against their will by their fathers. Ranma, the boy, is cursed to change into a girl when splashed with cold water (he changes back with hot water.) Akane, the girl, is a tomboy with a violent temper. Their messed-up lives are further complicated with rival fiancees and would-be fiancees, etc. Lots of martial arts action, jealous rages, mistaken identities, and knockabout comedy with the occasional tender moment. The strong characterizations make this series a standout and a cult favorite. For more info, there are about a million sites on this series on the Web.


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