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Ranma ½

Ranma Saotome is a top-class martial artist and prodigy at the Saotome "Anything-Goes" school of martial arts. While training in China, he and his father meet a terrible fate when they accidentally fall into a cursed spring. Now, Ranma is cursed to turn into a girl when splashed with cold water, and only hot water can turn him back into a boy. Things are only complicated further when Ranma discovers that his father has arranged for him to marry one of Soun Tendo's three daughters in order to secure the future of the Tendo dojo. Though Soun learns of Ranma's predicament, he is still determined to go ahead with the engagement, and chooses his youngest daughter Akane, who happens to be a skilled martial artist herself and is notorious for hating men.Ranma ½ follows the hilarious adventures of Ranma and Akane as they encounter various opponents, meet new love interests, and find different ways to make each other angry, all while their engagement hangs over their head. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ranking 917

User Count12906
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Start Date15th Apr 1989
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank917
Rating Rank1464
Age RatingR
Age Rating GuideMild Nudity


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This show is what got me into anime. It's been a while since I watched it (though I'm thinking about watching it a third time soon) but I still remember just about every single episode. The show brings humor, drama and action. It has just about everything, and what it lacks, it doesn't need. The story is simple. A boy and his father falls into cursed springs in china, which causes the boy (Ranma) to transform into a girl when hit by cold water, and back when hit by hot water. The same goes for his dad, but he turns into a panda instead. I personally like the simplicity, which makes the show easy to get into, and it also makes it easy for you to skip an episode if you feel like it's not good (I've seen them all, though). The art is very old (1989-1992), but I feel like the art fits right in with the kind of anime that "Ranma ½" is. It's actually very good for a series that started in the late 80's. The OPs and EDs are nothing special, they're ok I guess. The music that plays during the fights and such is epic, though. It makes you feel like you're in the show itself, and I can't complain about it at all. Ranma himself, is an arogant and stubborn person who never gives up, and even let's his pride get in the way between him and his goals at times. He's a very enjoyable character anyway, and he provides the show with a bunch of comedic value. The other characters are amazing too. Kuno with his stupidity brings many smiles to my lips and Ryoga is the uncrowned king of getting lost. All the characters bring something special to the show (even though you at times feel like hitting something because of Happosai) and none of them could be replaced in my opinion. The enjoyment of this anime is just at top. The show never fails to amuse me and I can watch it over and over. Although "Ranma ½" was never finished, I still feel that it deserves a 9/10. And for the people unhappy about the ending in the anime since it never finished, I'd recommend reading the rest in the manga. It's totally worth it. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave feedback! THIS REVIEW IS VERY OLD, MY OPINIONS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE I WROTE IT!

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