Rumiko Takahashi's story of a high school aged girl named Akane who finds herself engaged to be married because of an arrangement by her father. Unfortunately her fiance, Ranma, turns out to be less of a man than expected and was raised by a giant panda.Written by
David McGuire <email@example.com>
Manga creator Rumiko Takahashi derived Ranma's name from the Japanese expression "kaitô ranma" which means "solving a problem swiftly and skillfully". She based it from that phrase because she was having difficulty thinking up a name for him. See more »
Tatewaki Kuno constantly refers to female Ranma as "pigtailed girl". Female Ranma actually has a pony-tail. See more »
When shown in Korea, Mexico, and other countries, the TV versions in those countries have all the episodes heavily cut due to pantyhose jokes (Happosai is a pervert and panty thief) and martial arts violence. See more »
Ending theme (episodes 14-18)
Performed by CoCo See more »
Greatest Anime Series EVER!!!
Where to start, where to start?!? Ranma 1/2 is possibly the greatest Anime series ever produced, written by the ever talented Rumiko Takahashi, based on the MANGA of the same name. It has it all, romance, comedy, and the GREATEST CAST OF CHARACTERS TO HIT MEDIA SINCE THE "A-Team!!!" But seriously though, Ranma 1/2 follows the plot of a young japanese boy going through an identity crisis of sorts. You see, whenever Ranma Saotome is splashed with cold water he, becomes a 'she'. This is all due to some
strange Chinese Curse, that he acquired on a training trip through China. The meat and bones of the series deal with Ranma's attempts to cure himself while dealing with numerous fiancees' none of his choice I might add. You see, Ranma's father is a bit of a heel. Genma Saotome, who takes the form of a giant Panda
when wet has eveidently arranged for Ranma to merry into the family of his(Genma's) closest friend Soun Tendo. Soun ole' boy gets a little more than he bargained for. In addition to being promised to one of Soun's daughters, Ranma has also been promised to at least 3 others. In the
end Soun decides it best to give Ranma his daughter Akane, whom at first, shares Ranma's extreme dislike for the entire situation. What makes Ranma 1/2 so great is the characters, and their very interesting personal relationships. The chemistry between Ranma and the rest of the cast is adorable. For example, Ranma while on the outside, rejecting Akane, deeply loves her, this
makes for a very heart-warming main plotline. In addition to the deep dramatic overtones, Ranma happens to be very funny. If you
can stand japanese slapstick, mixed with heartwarming drama, I
suggest you do as I did and START WATCHING RANMA IMMEDIATELY!!
15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this