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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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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)
 Ranma Saotome Male (18 episodes, 1989)
 Akane Tendo (18 episodes, 1989)
Andrea Kwan ...
Candice Moore ...
 Kodachi Kuno (English version) (18 episodes, 1989)
 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)


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 <>

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Release Date:

April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo  »

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(18 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rumiko Takahashi's design for Nabiki Tendo is patterned after silent film actress Louise Brooks (1906-1985). See more »


Ryoga Hibiki: I heard about the fortune telling, and the rice cakes.
Ranma Saotome: Oh, man!
Ryoga Hibiki: I think I know EXACTLY how you feel, Ranma. I don't know what to do either!
Ranma Saotome: What do you mean?
Ryoga Hibiki: ...Once Akane and I get married...
[Ranma punches Ryoga in the face]
Ranma Saotome: Put a lid on it!
Ryoga Hibiki: [Has a black eye now but is STILL elated] So what's a black eye on a day like this? Maybe I'll just keep calling her "Akane" for a while and see how THAT goes!
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Referenced in Darkstalkers III (1998) See more »


Equal Romance
Ending theme (episodes 14-18)
Performed by CoCo
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Curses, fights, romance, and laughs. What more do you need.
21 January 2003 | by (Bournemouth, UK) – See all my reviews

For me I find Ranma 1/2 to be the best series that I have ever seen. I am an anime fan. Slowly rising in the world of anime fandom. For I have been a fan since Sailor Moon first apeard in the UK.

But anyway on to the comments of this. I have only seen up to series 3 and the 2 movies but I find it to be amazing. What with curses plaguing people and getting them into trouble. But also helping them out. But also with martial arts and hilarious prodicaments to make this better. Plus for the cherry on top there is a little bit of romance in there to make people connect with it and enjoy it more. Now the characters are brilliently created from there personallities to what they look like and the voice actors used.

Well as you can see I love this series and I say if you like romance, fighting or funny anime then this is the one for you.

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