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Ranma ½: The Movie, Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (1991)

Ranma ½: Chûgoku Nekonron daikessen! Okite yaburi no gekitô hen (original title)
When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of ... See full summary »

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Kappei Yamaguchi ...
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Noriko Hidaka ...
Akane Tendô (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Prince Kirin (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa ...
Lychee (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
Sôun Tendô (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Genma Saotome (voice)
Minami Takayama ...
Nabiki Tendô (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ...
Kasumi Tendô (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Tatewaki Kunô (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Ukyô Kuonji (voice)
Eiko Yamada ...
Monlon / Tsubasa Kurenai (voice)
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Azusa Shiratori (voice)
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Ryôga Hibiki / P-chan (voice)
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When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of course, and the rest of the Ranma crew is forced to take a boat to China in order to save her from the horrors of marriage and a diet of pickled vegetables. Written by Jonathan Michael Ehrich <jehrich@macalester.edu>

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Trivia

This was shown alongside Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Always My Darling, in Japan. See more »

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When Akane is sneaking out to the kitchen in order to cook something, she briefly has a see-through hand. See more »

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Ranma: Who the heck are you anyway?
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After the end credits: Akane: A month later, we received this photo and a vat of pickles from China. (everyone is munching on the pickles) Soun: Saotome, I was wondering. While we were in China, why didn't we visit Jusenkyo? Ranma, Shampoo, Ryoga, Genma, Mousse: AAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! See more »

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Followed by Ranma ½: The Movie 2, Nihao My Concubine (1992) See more »

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Its Ranma 1/2... in specialized Movie format!
3 March 2000 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

In a case of sheer irony, Ranma 1/2 (specifically this movie) often suffers the indignation where most of the insults and bad reviews come from the Ranma 1/2 fans themselves. Whatever. Of course it can't compete with Takahashi's brilliant manga, and the 1st TV season is the best Anime adaptation of the series. Just leave this movie alone - its great.

Now I have one question... WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY does everybody think "Movie 2: Nihao My Concubine" to be a better film? Sorry, but my money is on this, the first film. Sure, the plot is hackneyed; how many times exactly have we seen "guy saves girl" in animated films? But, heck, if Ranma was a serious psychological drama, that would be a problem. Too bad it isn't, and so long as it features Happosai getting whacked around, Kuno getting clobbered, and Genma's "sign language," I'm just peachy. As for other reasons its better than the second... Its a lot longer, it flows more like a feature film should, the pace is infinitely faster, there are more gags and they're a lot funnier, and fanservice is dead-zero. ZILCH. So go ahead and watch "Silicon Beach" with Ranma-chan bouncing every five seconds (ever wonder why female Ranma fans dislike it?).

Synopsis... oh, shoot, just consider it as more of like a bunch of fun and cool stuff that just happens. You'll be a lot better off than the fans who were expecting a visual tour-de-force that questions the existence of humanity, it seems...


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