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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
15 April 1989 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Just add water! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
User Reviews:
One of my favorites See more (23 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 35)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Ranma Saotome Male / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Ranma Saotome Female / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
Noriko Hidaka ... Akane Tendo (18 episodes, 1989)

Sarah Strange ... Ranma Saotome Male (18 episodes, 1989)

Myriam Sirois ... Akane Tendo (18 episodes, 1989)
Andrea Kwan ... Ranma Saotome (Female) (Animax Asia dub) (18 episodes, 1989)
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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Series Directed by
Tsutomu Shibayama (18 episodes, 1989)
Tomomi Mochizuki (7 episodes, 1989)
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (5 episodes, 1989)
Takeshi Mori (5 episodes, 1989)
Shinji Takagi (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Rumiko Takahashi (18 episodes, 1989)
Toshiki Inoue (11 episodes, 1989)
Yoshio Urasawa (7 episodes, 1989)
Hiroshi Hashimoto (3 episodes, 1989)
Katsuyuki Sumizawa (3 episodes, 1989)
Hiroyuki Kawasaki (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Makoto Kubo .... producer: Studio Deen (4 episodes, 1989)
Yôko Matsushita .... producer: Kitty Film (4 episodes, 1989)
Yoshinobu Nakao .... producer: Fuji TV (4 episodes, 1989)
Shigekazu Ochiai .... planner (4 episodes, 1989)
Hidenori Taga .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Kenji Kawai (18 episodes, 1989)
Hideharu Mori (18 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mitsunobu Yoshida (18 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Direction by
Torao Arai (18 episodes, 1989)

Masahiro Satô (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Masahiro Satô .... artboards (18 episodes, 1989)
Kazuhiro Furuhashi .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Tomomi Mochizuki .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Takeshi Mori .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Shinji Takagi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Jason Frederickson .... sound recordist (18 episodes, 1989)
Kunio Kuwahara .... sound mixer (18 episodes, 1989)
Shigeharu Shiba .... recording director (18 episodes, 1989)
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi .... assistant recording director (18 episodes, 1989)
Fujio Yamada .... studio recordist (18 episodes, 1989)
Yasufumi Yoda .... sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1989)
Shigeki Ôashi .... studio recordist (18 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Takefumi Saitô .... special effects (18 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Naoto Fujikura .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (18 episodes, 1989)
Tomoyoshi Ishizuka .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (18 episodes, 1989)
Shoichi Komuro .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (18 episodes, 1989)
Masaki Kubomura .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (18 episodes, 1989)
Jun Nanbu .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (18 episodes, 1989)
Kôji Yamakoshi .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (18 episodes, 1989)
Ritsuko Sato .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (15 episodes, 1989)
Inako Shimotochitana .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Animation Department
Chiyoko Hisajima .... color designer (18 episodes, 1989)
Tomoyuki Hô .... inbetween checker (18 episodes, 1989)
Ken'ichi Ishii .... cel checker (18 episodes, 1989)
Akira Kawashima .... inbetween checker (18 episodes, 1989)
Atsuko Nakajima .... character designer / animation director / ... (18 episodes, 1989)
Kôichi Tadaka .... cel checker (18 episodes, 1989)
Asami Endô .... animation director / animator (7 episodes, 1989)
Masako Gotô .... animation director (6 episodes, 1989)
Sayuri Ichiishi .... animator (5 episodes, 1989)
Tatsuo Ikeda .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 1989)
Hiroshi Komaba .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 1989)
Kôji Komurakata .... animator (5 episodes, 1989)
Shinako Ozawa .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 1989)
Hideaki Endô .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Takayuki Hamana .... animator (4 episodes, 1989)
Yôichi Ishikawa .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Tomoko Iwasaki .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Yûji Kishino .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Chizuko Kusunoki .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Tokuyuki Matsutake .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Kazuhiro Mitsuhashi .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Hiroyuki Nishimura .... animator (4 episodes, 1989)
Takashi Satô .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Yoshio Seino .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Jun Sekiguchi .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Shuichi Shimamura .... animator (4 episodes, 1989)
Kazuhiko Wanibuchi .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Fumiaki Asano .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Shigeru Fujita .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Ikuko Hara .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Kazunobu Hoshi .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Ichiro Izuki .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Yoko Kadokami .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Hiroki Kanno .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Yuka Kudô .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Yutaka Minowa .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Ken Miyajima .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Daisuke Nagashima .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Tomoki Ono .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Shin'ichi Ozawa .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Hiroto Saitô .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Takuya Saitô .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Tetsuto Saitô .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Hideo Shimosaka .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Keiichi Suwada .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Hirofumi Suzuki .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Satoshi Takashima .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Hidekazu Terakawa .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 1989)
Kôji Yamamoto .... animator (3 episodes, 1989)
Tsukasa Abe .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Keiko Hagimori .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1989)
Atsuko Ishida .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Satoshi Isono .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Shin'ichirô Kajiura .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Hiroko Kazui .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Hiroya Kobayashi .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Chiho Kôsaka .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1989)
Kouji Ogawa .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Yûji Satô .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Midori Sawaki .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
Eiko Tajima .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1989)
Akitoshi Yokoyama .... animator (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rie Katayama .... editor: Morita Editing Room (18 episodes, 1989)
Seiji Morita .... editor: Morita Editing Room (18 episodes, 1989)
Masaki Sakamoto .... editor: Morita Editing Room (18 episodes, 1989)

Leland Miller .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Bruce Woloshyn .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Yumiko Shigeoka .... public relations: Fuji TV (18 episodes, 1989)
Naoto Kimura .... production supervisor / production assistant (12 episodes, 1989)
Masayuki Hanzawa .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 1989)
Daisuke Chiba .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1989)
Kazuhiro Sasaki .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1989)
Kôji Ôsedo .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1989)
Hiroshi Nomoto .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1989)

Shigekazu Ochiai .... planner (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo" - USA (first season title)
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Runtime:
Japan:30 min (18 episodes)
Country:
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Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (Season 1) | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
[Akane imagines Ranma and Nabiki together]
Nabiki Tendo:Oh Ranma, we shouldn't! We aren't even married yet!
Ranma Saotome:Come on, Baby! Give daddy some sugar!
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Soundtrack:
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorites, 5 May 2002
Author: Jeremy Bristol from Plattsmouth, NE

I pretty much got into manga and anime because of the first season of Ranma 1/2 (my first manga was the first appearance of Ukyo, and then a friend of mine loaned me his copies of the first season back in 1996). It's funny, clever, emotional, and well-animated. The dubbing was terrific--and after all these years, it's still the best dub I've ever seen, except for the Tenchi series (which, for some reason, I liked better than the Japanese voices)--but I just bought the DVD box set and watched the entire series in Japanese, and it's even better! I've been a big fan of Megumi Hayashibara (Girl-type Ranma, Tenchi's mother, Lina Inverse, Rei Ayanami, Momiji from Blue Seed, etc.) and I was not disappointed with her voice acting (I can't wait to hear her do the "Ranma's Declaration of Womanhood" episode). A bigger surprise for me was that the voice-actress of Nabiki also was Kiki from Majo no Takkyubin. Wonderful voices all around, but the Japanese Ryoga's voice is so strong and deep that I found it hard to believe he was as stupid as he is (interesting to note that he also plays the Jusenkyo Guide--I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen the credits!). Also, the subtitles gave some information that was important that was left out of the dub, and sometimes (such as repeatedly in the "Pelvic Fortune Telling" episode and that scene in Akane's lost love when they fight after eating hamburgers), I didn't understand what was really going on until I watched the subtitle. Still, I did find myself missing some of the Americanized jokes, especially in the episode where Akane loses her memories of Ranma and lists off a bunch of things that he must be ("That 1986 remake of King Lear directed by Akira Kurosawa" "That's Ran!" "That song by the Beach Boys!" "That's 'Help Me Ronda'"). Anyway, this is a wonderful series that doesn't have too much nudity and isn't too "kawaii" like Pokemon or Mon Colle Knights.

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