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 Female / ... 18 episodes, 1989
Noriko Hidaka ...
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 Ranma Saotome Male 18 episodes, 1989
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Michael Donovan ...
Andrea Kwan ...
 Ranma Saotome (Female) (Animax Asia dub) 18 episodes, 1989
Robert O. Smith ...
Willow Johnson ...
 Kasumi Tendo 16 episodes, 1989
Angela Costain ...
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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 ...
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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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According to Megumi Hayashibara, the voices for the anime were recorded on every Thursday from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. 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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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: We Are a Humble Factory (2009) See more »

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Jajauma ni Sasenaide
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Performed by Etsuko Nishio
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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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