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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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Most unique Martial Arts Anime in existence. 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)
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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)

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Trivia:
Rumiko Takahashi was originally going to have the characters "change" whenever they were hit or punched, but changed it to hot/cold water when she realized the characters would change every few seconds during a fight scene.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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Soundtrack:
Jajauma ni SasenaideSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Most unique Martial Arts Anime in existence., 16 December 2007
Author: emasterslake from United States

Taken place in Japan of the 80s-90s era. Soun Tendo and Genma Saotome are both Martial Artists of the "Anything Goes School of Martial Arts". Soun is a father of 3 daughters while Genma has only 1 son. They both agree that Genma's son: Ranma Saotome would marry one of Soun's daughters when the time comes. So that way the whole "Anything Goes School" will continue on.

By the time Ranma is 16, it was time for him to be acquainted with the Tendo family. Soun Tendo had no idea what Genma's son is like. But it very excited for one of his 3 daughters: Akane, Nabiki, & Kasumi will be the fiancé of Ranma. Only the Tendo family will learn that both Ranma & his dad have been cursed by the sacred hot springs of Jusenkyo in China. Genma was cursed with the form of a Panda and Ranma is cursed with the forms of a red haired busty girl. When douse with cold water, they turn into their cursed forms, but warm water will change them back to their original forms.

Soun Tendo at first was disappointed with all this, but after learning about their trip to China and how their curse forms work with water temperature. He finds it to be no big deal. Soun introduces Ranma to his 3 daughters and said he can pick either one of them to be his future bride. However Nabiki & Kasumi agreed that their youngest daughter Akane will make a fitting wife with Ranma. Akane didn't like the decision at all, and find this prearranged marriage to be a joke. And she finds Ranma's ability to turn into a girl to be perverted. Ranma didn't care too much about this prearranged marriage either. Because he wants to go back to China to find a curse spring that'll make him a whole male again.

Only problem is his dad refuses him to go back to China, when Genma's hoped for so long for his son to be the fiancé of one of Soun's daughters. To make a long argument short, Ranma & Genma now stay at the Tendo's house as honoree guests. Both Akane & Ranma don't want to get more involved together. But pretty soon they do start to care about each other. Even though they don't show that care to one another.

Made back 1989, based off of one of Japan's best selling Manga written & drawn by Rumiko Takahata. Who worked on the series from 1986-1996. Also a success in America, way before Anime became popular as it is today. The thing I like most about it is the theme of the series, the flow of the story, and the comedy which occurs frequently in each episode. Next to the comedy is action and romance. Since this is a martial arts related anime, you do see a lot of it in each episode.

Through out the whole series, you'll see Ranma & Akane's relationship grow. As well as encounters with other rivals and other fiancés that create a huge and complicated love triangle. Those who like Inuyusha, Urusei Yatsura, & Rumiko's other works will admire this one a lot. In my opinion this is one of Rumiko's best works.

Remember this is only Season 1 of the 7 season series. If you like the first 18 episodes, be sure to see the other 6 seasons of the "Ranma 1/2: Anything Goes School of Martial Arts" series.

Also this is a perfect Anime for dates or for someone's girlfriend.

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