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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 Ranma Saotome Female / ... 18 episodes, 1989
Noriko Hidaka ...
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 Ranma Saotome Male 18 episodes, 1989
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Michael Donovan ...
Andrea Kwan ...
 Ranma Saotome (Female) (Animax Asia dub) 18 episodes, 1989
Robert O. Smith ...
Willow Johnson ...
 Kasumi Tendo 16 episodes, 1989
Angela Costain ...
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 Ranma Saotome Female / ... 12 episodes, 1989
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 Soun Tendo 12 episodes, 1989
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 Dr. Tofu Ono / ... 12 episodes, 1989
Candice Moore ...
 Kodachi Kuno / ... 12 episodes, 1989
Brigitta Dau ...
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 Ryoga Hibiki 8 episodes, 1989
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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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This anime was actually canceled on September 16, 1989 due to low ratings. One month later, the series was relaunched as "Ranma 1/2 Nettohen". See more »

Quotes

[Akane imagines Ranma and Nabiki together]
Nabiki Tendo: Oh Ranma, we shouldn't! We aren't even married yet!
Ranma Saotome: Come on, Baby! Give daddy some sugar!
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Equal Romance
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Performed by CoCo
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The best anime I've ever seen
6 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Ranma 1/2 is possibly the best anime ever. (In my opinion) Witty humor, intense but exciting and entertaining fighting, and rare romantic moments that make you scream for more, this is a gem. Also for anime fangirls, there are many possibilities for couples (Poor Ranma... so many fiancés!) The humor is hilarious, the fights are awesome and the villains are devious and pretty frustrating. The only bad things in this show are: The frequent partial-nudity (Usually it's only breasts) and the slightly outdated animation. Otherwise, it's perfect! I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind nudity and likes a good laugh. This is Rumiko's finest.


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