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Ranma ½: Nettô-hen 

Ranma Saotome, the boy who turns into a girl with a splash of water, always has his hands full fending off crazed admirers. One of the most fanatical is Shampoo, a girl from a tribe of ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Genma Saotome / ... 143 episodes, 1989-1992
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ...  Akane Tendo / ... 143 episodes, 1989-1992
Andrea Kwan ...  Ranma Saotome (Female) (Animax Asia dub) 143 episodes, 1989-1992
Myriam Sirois ...  Akane Tendo / ... 143 episodes, 1989-1992
Venus Terzo ...  Ranma Saotome Female 143 episodes, 1989-1992
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Ranma Saotome Male / ... 142 episodes, 1989-1992
Richard Ian Cox ...  Ranma Saotome Male / ... 97 episodes, 1990-1992
Angela Costain ...  Nabiki Tendo 92 episodes, 1989-1992
Robert O. Smith ...  Genma Saotome / ... 69 episodes, 1989-1991
David Kaye ...  Soun Tendo / ... 59 episodes, 1989-1991
Willow Johnson ...  Kasumi Tendo / ... 58 episodes, 1989-1991


Ranma Saotome, the boy who turns into a girl with a splash of water, always has his hands full fending off crazed admirers. One of the most fanatical is Shampoo, a girl from a tribe of Chinese Amazons who tried to kill girl Ranma, was defeated by boy Ranma, and then proposes marriage to him due to her clan's rule. Things get a little crazier when Shampoo falls into a cursed spring and turns into a cat! And even crazier when Mousse, who is in love with Shampoo, challenges Ranma to a battle over...Ranma's fiancée, Akane...? Back at the Tendo dojo, Ranma's dad, Genma, and Akane's dad, Soun, receive a visit from their former master, Happosai. Around the same time, some of the neighborhood ladies find their undies are disappearing... Is Happosai responsible, or is it just a coincidence?

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Myriam Sirois was the only English voice actress to appear in every episode. See more »


Tatewaki Kuno constantly refers to female Ranma as "pigtailed girl". Female Ranma actually has a pony-tail. See more »


Saotome Ranma: [said softly] How do I explain it? It feels like I've just awakened from a long, refreshing sleep, as if I've experienced an amazingly long dream. I don't know quite how to describe it. It's as if my experiences until now aren't mine. It seems so unreal, as if I have another person's memories.
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Spin-off Tendo-ke no oyoibidenai yatsura (1992) See more »


Don't mind lay-lay Boy
Ending theme (episodes 1-23)
Performed by Etsuko Nishio
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Funny series, horrifying spin off
25 October 2010 | by joebrian55See all my reviews

While I enjoyed watching Viz's imports of the series, I was curious enough to decide to watch the OVAs that were produced during the series' popularity. Of course, I should have been laughing at one of them, but I was really horrified by what happened in the first OVA. Of course, I didn't watch all of it yet, but the first 6 minutes, which showed Shampoo beating Ranma to a pulp, were too much for me. It was enough to head to IMDb and write this review. I'd give the series 5 stars, but the OVA deserves far less than that!

I was totally left speechless and gaping by the way Shampoo was treating poor Ranma, normally I had no sympathy for Ranma whatsoever (I cared more for Shampoo, Ryoga, Mousse and Akane) I was completely horrified regardless. Seeing Ranma get smacked repeatedly was just hard for me to tolerate. The OVA gets -5 stars for this reason, I can't believe many people allow their children to watch that stuff, that's why people get into brutal fights at schools and their victim ends up on life support in the hospital.

Simply put, CONDEMNED!

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20 October 1989 (Japan) See more »

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Ranma ½: Anything-Goes Martial Arts See more »

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