Ranma 1/2

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  • TV-14
  • 1989
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.9  (5,594)

Ranma 1/2 is a Japanese anime television series, which first aired on Fuji TV in 1989. It is based on a manga series of the same name, created by Rumiko Takahashi. The show follows the story of Ranma Saotome, a young martial artist who is cursed to turn into a girl whenever he gets splashed with cold water, and back into a boy when he gets splashed with hot water. The curse was placed upon him during a training exercise in China, and it has caused him much embarrassment and trouble ever since.

Ranma returns to Japan with his father, Genma, to fulfill a pledge made between their families and his marriage to one of the daughters of Soun Tendo, an old friend of Genma's. However, they soon learn that Soun has only daughters, and their eldest daughter Akane, a skilled martial artist herself, is the only one left unmarried. Thus, the two are forced into an arranged engagement, much to Akane's annoyance.

The show follows Ranma and Akane's relationship as they navigate their engagement, work to undo Ranma’s curse with the help of other cursed individuals, and fight off various rivals vying for Akane's affections. Ranma’s curse also attracts a cast of eccentric characters, both allies and enemies, who cause him and Akane all sorts of trouble.

The show has a unique blend of comedy, action, and romance, making it a classic anime series that continues to be popular to this day. The animation is bright and colorful, with lively fight scenes and imaginative transformations of the cursed characters.

The main voice cast of the show includes Minami Takayama as Ranma Saotome, Noriko Hidaka as Akane Tendo, Koichi Yamadera as Ryoga Hibiki, Saeko Shimazu as Kodachi Kuno, and Ryunosuke Ohbayashi as Genma Saotome. Other notable voice actors include Icsiro Nagai as Happosai, Yumi Touma as Ukyo Kuonji, Kikuko Inoue as Kasumi Tendo, Toshihiko Seki as Mousse, Kappei Yamaguchi as Tatewaki Kuno, Masako Ikeda as Cologne, and Hiromi Tsuru as Azusa Shiratori.

The themes of family, loyalty, and love are prominent in the show, as the characters learn to accept and appreciate each other despite their quirks and differences. The show also addresses gender identity and societal expectations, as Ranma's curse challenges traditional notions of masculinity and femininity.

Overall, Ranma 1/2 is a beloved classic anime series that combines humor, romance, and action in a way that appeals to viewers of all ages. With its colorful cast of characters and engaging plot, it continues to be a must-watch for fans of anime and manga.

Ranma 1/2 is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (230 episodes). The series first aired on April 15, 1989.

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Boy Meets Mom (2)
25. Boy Meets Mom (2)
September 25, 1992
Ranma is still pretending to be Ranko in front of his mother. He wants to meet her as himself, but Genma keeps trying to stop him. In the end, Ranma decides to wait until he can be normal before telling his mother the truth.
Boy Meets Mom (1)
24. Boy Meets Mom (1)
September 18, 1992
Nodoka Saotome, Ranma's mother, sent a postcard telling everyone that she is coming to visit them. However, Genma revealed a death pact he had made to Nodoka. If Ranma is not reared as a man among men, they will have to kill themselves.
The Tendo Dragon Legend
23. The Tendo Dragon Legend
September 11, 1992
Akane and Ranma took a strange fish home as a class project. Later, they realized that the fish is actually an infant dragon. Dr. Tofu tells them that eating the dragons meat will grant anyone immortality.
A Ninja's Dog Is Black And White
22. A Ninja's Dog Is Black And White
September 4, 1992
Ryoga adopted a black and white dog which has saves him. Out of gratitude, the dog takes a love letter written by Ryoga and delivers it to Akane.
The Musical Instruments Of Destruction
21. The Musical Instruments Of Destruction
August 28, 1992
Kuno found an ancient taiko drum which has devastating power when it is played. Meanwhile, Kodachi too has found herself an equally devastating lute.
Love Of The Cheer Leader (2)
20. Love Of The Cheer Leader (2)
August 14, 1992
Ranma has learned all the necessarily moves and is prepared for a showdown with Mariko. However, it turns out that Ranma has to cheer for Kuno in the kendo match.
Love Of The Cheer Leader (1)
19. Love Of The Cheer Leader (1)
August 7, 1992
After Akane was injured by Mariko Konjo who masters in the Martial-Arts Cheerleading, Ranma decides to learn the technique himself.
Battle For Miss Beachside
18. Battle For Miss Beachside
August 21, 1992
Ranma and the whole gang are at the beach. Akane, Shampoo, Ukyo, Tsubasa Kurenai and even Ranma have entered into a bathing-suit competition.
Gosunkugy's Summer Affair
17. Gosunkugy's Summer Affair
July 31, 1992
Hikaru Gosunkugi has finally found the girl of his dreams. However, what he doesn't know is that the girl is Kogane, a ghost.
Battle For The Golden Tea Set
16. Battle For The Golden Tea Set
July 24, 1992
Sentaro asked Ranma and Akane to rescue his kidnapped grandmother. Apparently, the incident is linked to a rival school that has been fighting with them for generations.
The Kuno Sibling Scandal
15. The Kuno Sibling Scandal
July 17, 1992
Kuno and Kodaichi are having a big fight over their love one. Kuno is in love with the girl-type Ranma, while Kodachi adores the boy-type Ranma.
The Dreaded Happo Mold-Burst
14. The Dreaded Happo Mold-Burst
July 10, 1992
Happosai always used his Happo Dai-Karin or Happo Fire-Burst technique to terrorize everyone. However, the weather is making this technique impossible to use.
Wretched Rice Cakes Of Love
13. Wretched Rice Cakes Of Love
July 3, 1992
Akane was told that whoever has the mark of the sakura after eating the cherry blossom rice-cake, is the one destined to be with her.
Meet You In The Milky Way
12. Meet You In The Milky Way
June 26, 1992
After a fall, Akane meet the legendary Weaver Princess and the Cowherd. The famous couple seems to have some problem with each other.
Madame St. Paul's Cry For Help
11. Madame St. Paul's Cry For Help
June 19, 1992
Picolet Chardin, the master of the martial arts of dining started to behave strangely after drinking a blue wine. Madame. St Paul has no choice but to ask for Ranma's help.
The Cradle From Hell
10. The Cradle From Hell
June 12, 1992
Ranma and Genma are fighting with each other again. This time over a cup of ramen and it became serious when they challenge each other to a duel.
Let's Go To The Mushroom Temple
9. Let's Go To The Mushroom Temple
June 5, 1992
When everyone in the Tendo Dojo accidentally ate some poison mushrooms, Ranma and Akane must find the cure before it is too late. Unknown to them, they have been poisoned too and without the antidotes, they will remain in love forever.
Run Away With Me, Ranma!
8. Run Away With Me, Ranma!
May 29, 1992
Ranma tried to help to fulfill the wishes of a ghost before his time is up.
Shampoo's Cursed Kiss
7. Shampoo's Cursed Kiss
May 22, 1992
Unexpectedly, Ranma is trying to save the kidnapped Shampoo from being forced to marry the Ghost Cat.
From The Depths Of Despair (2)
6. From The Depths Of Despair (2)
May 15, 1992
Ranma found out that the more despair the person feel, the more powerful Shishi Hoko-Dantechnique will become.
From The Depths Of Despair (1)
5. From The Depths Of Despair (1)
May 8, 1992
Ryoga has learned a new technique which is the Shishi Hoko-Dan (the Lion's Roar Blast). Now, he has finally got a chance of defeating Ranma.
Pick-a-Peck o' Happosai
4. Pick-a-Peck o' Happosai
May 1, 1992
Happosai obtained a pack of magical and powerful cards. Now, there are 6 of him running around and causing havoc everywhere.
Nihao! Jusenkyo Guide
3. Nihao! Jusenkyo Guide
April 24, 1992
The guide from Jusenkyo's spring is in Japan and he is searching for a new cursed spring, the Spring of Drowned Man. Seeing this as an opportunity to cure his curse, Ranma became very excited.
Ranma's Greatest Challenge!?
2. Ranma's Greatest Challenge!?
April 17, 1992
Happosai asks Ranma to help him fight in the Ogre Festival of the Dark. He personally trained Ranma for the match. According to Happosai, if Ranma loses in the match then, it will be the end of the Anything-Goes School.
Tatewaki Kuno, Substitute Principal
1. Tatewaki Kuno, Substitute Principal
April 10, 1992
Kuno is in charge of the school when Aloha, the Principle went on a vacation. He decides to enforce a new school rule of no close personal relationships between both sexes in the school grounds.
Shampoo's Curs
143. Shampoo's Curs
May 22, 1992
Shampoo has vanished! The Phantom Cat put a curse on her and imprisoned her in his cat temple.
The Horrible Happo-Mold Burst!
150. The Horrible Happo-Mold Burst!
July 10, 1992
After days of rain, Happosai's Happo Fire Burst grows damp and is defeated by Ranma.
Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part I
154. Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part I
August 7, 1992
Ranma and Mariko Konjo, master of Martial Arts Cheerleading, decide to have a cheering battle.
Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part II
155. Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part II
August 14, 1992
The day to battle Mariko has arrived.
Boy Meets Mom, Part 2: Someday, Somehow€¦
161. Boy Meets Mom, Part 2: Someday, Somehow€¦
September 25, 1992
In order to keep his cursed body a secret from his mom, Ranma cannot reveal his name.
Where to Watch Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2 is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ranma 1/2 on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    April 15, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (5,594)