A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot.

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Rumiko Takahashi
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Ranma Saotome Male / ... 18 episodes, 1989
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Ranma Saotome Female / ... 18 episodes, 1989
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ...  Akane Tendo 18 episodes, 1989
Sarah Strange ...  Ranma Saotome Male 18 episodes, 1989
Myriam Sirois ...  Akane Tendo 18 episodes, 1989
Michael Donovan Michael Donovan ...  Ryoga Hibiki / ... 18 episodes, 1989
Andrea Kwan ...  Ranma Saotome (Female) (Animax Asia dub) 18 episodes, 1989
Robert O. Smith ...  Genma Saotome / ... 17 episodes, 1989
Willow Johnson ...  Kasumi Tendo 16 episodes, 1989
Angela Costain ...  Nabiki Tendo 15 episodes, 1989
Venus Terzo ...  Ranma Saotome Female / ... 12 episodes, 1989
David Kaye ...  Soun Tendo 12 episodes, 1989
Ian James Corlett ...  Dr. Tofu Ono / ... 12 episodes, 1989
Candice Moore ...  Kodachi Kuno / ... 12 episodes, 1989
Brigitta Dau ...  Ranma Saotome Female / ... 11 episodes, 1989
Ted Cole ...  Tatewaki Kuno 8 episodes, 1989
Kôichi Yamadera ...  Ryoga Hibiki 8 episodes, 1989
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Storyline

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 <bdm55707@jetson.uh.edu>

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The original gender-bending martial arts comedy! See more »


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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kitty Animation,Kitty Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Platonic Tsuranuite
Ending theme (episodes 1-13)
Performed by Kaori Sakagami
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An instant classic! A great anime! A masterpiece!
6 January 2005 | by au_law2001See all my reviews

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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