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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 »
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User Reviews:
An instant classic! A great anime! A masterpiece! 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 Sumisawa (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
Takeshi 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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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) | USA:TV-14 (DVD rating) (re-release)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rumiko Takahashi's design for Nabiki Tendo is patterned after silent film actress Louise Brooks (1906-1985).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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Soundtrack:
Equal RomanceSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An instant classic! A great anime! A masterpiece!, 6 January 2005
Author: au_law2001 from Philippines

What more can I say? This show is the best anime show I've seen and is perhaps the first one to get me into that genre among others. I first laughed at the title, because it sounded ridiculous, and I was new to this, and I was just a kid. And as I watched, I laughed even more, to learn this is worthwhile and a great show, a great love comedy or martial arts show. With references to ancient China and traditions, except turned upside down to bring hilarious and chaotic results! And the character are unforgettable, Kuno Tatewake, Ryoga who is stupid but my favorite character of the show! Mousse, Cologne, Happosai, Akane and Genma, and not to mention Ranma's other suitors, Shampoo, Kodachi, Ukyo, this came before Tenchi Muyo! to those who say harem anime was copied from Tenchi! Without a doubt, this is a very funny and memorable show brought to you by Rumiko Takahashi who also made Inu Yasha, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura and Fire Tripper. Great show, recommended to all fans of the shows mentioned earlier. >>>>> 10/10

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