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 ...
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 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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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 »

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Ranma Saotome: [repeated line, to Akane] You're so uncute!
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Followed by Ranma ½: Nettô-hen (1989) See more »

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Equal Romance
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Hilarious show.
17 March 2000 | by 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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