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25
Boy Meets Mom (2)
1992-09-25
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.

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24
Boy Meets Mom (1)
1992-09-18
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.

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23
The Tendo Dragon Legend
1992-09-11
Akane and Ranma took a strange fish home as a class project. Later, they realized that the fish is actually an infant dragon.

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22
A Ninja's Dog Is Black And White
1992-09-04
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.

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21
The Musical Instruments Of Destruction
1992-08-28
Kuno found an ancient taiko drum which has devastating power when it is played. Meanwhile, Kodachi too has found herself an equally devastating lute.

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20
Love Of The Cheer Leader (2)
1992-08-14
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.

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19
Love Of The Cheer Leader (1)
1992-08-07
After Akane was injured by Mariko Konjo who masters in the Martial-Arts Cheerleading, Ranma decides to learn the technique himself.

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18
Battle For Miss Beachside
1992-08-21
Ranma and the whole gang are at the beach. Akane, Shampoo, Ukyo, Tsubasa Kurenai and even Ranma have entered into a bathing-suit competition.

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17
Gosunkugy's Summer Affair
1992-07-31
Hikaru Gosunkugi has finally found the girl of his dreams. However, what he doesn't know is that the girl is Kogane, a ghost.

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16
Battle For The Golden Tea Set
1992-07-24
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.

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15
The Kuno Sibling Scandal
1992-07-17
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.

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14
The Dreaded Happo Mold-Burst
1992-07-10
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.

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13
Wretched Rice Cakes Of Love
1992-07-03
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.

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12
Meet You In The Milky Way
1992-06-26
After a fall, Akane meet the legendary Weaver Princess and the Cowherd. The famous couple seems to have some problem with each other.

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11
Madame St. Paul's Cry For Help
1992-06-19
Picolet Chardin, the master of the martial arts of dining started to behave strangely after drinking a blue wine. Madame.

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10
The Cradle From Hell
1992-06-12
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.

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9
Let's Go To The Mushroom Temple
1992-06-05
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.

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8
Run Away With Me, Ranma!
1992-05-29
Ranma tried to help to fulfill the wishes of a ghost before his time is up. <br>

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7
Shampoo's Cursed Kiss
1992-05-22
Unexpectedly, Ranma is trying to save the kidnapped Shampoo from being forced to marry the Ghost Cat.

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6
From The Depths Of Despair (2)
1992-05-15
Ranma found out that the more despair the person feel, the more powerful Shishi Hoko-Dantechnique will become.

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5
From The Depths Of Despair (1)
1992-05-08
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.

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4
Pick-a-Peck o' Happosai
1992-05-01
Happosai obtained a pack of magical and powerful cards. Now, there are 6 of him running around and causing havoc everywhere.

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3
Nihao! Jusenkyo Guide
1992-04-24
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.

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2
Ranma's Greatest Challenge!?
1992-04-17
Happosai asks Ranma to help him fight in the Ogre Festival of the Dark. He personally trained Ranma for the match.

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1
Tatewaki Kuno, Substitute Principal
1992-04-10
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.

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143
Shampoo's Curs
1992-05-22
Shampoo has vanished! The Phantom Cat put a curse on her and imprisoned her in his cat temple.

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150
The Horrible Happo-Mold Burst!
1992-07-10
After days of rain, Happosai's Happo Fire Burst grows damp and is defeated by Ranma.

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154
Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part I
1992-08-07
Ranma and Mariko Konjo, master of Martial Arts Cheerleading, decide to have a cheering battle.

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155
Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part II
1992-08-14
The day to battle Mariko has arrived.

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161
Boy Meets Mom, Part 2: Someday, Somehow€¦
1992-09-25
In order to keep his cursed body a secret from his mom, Ranma cannot reveal his name.

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Ranma 1/2 is an iconic Japanese anime series that first aired on Fuji TV in 1989. Rooted within the comedy, martial arts, and romance genres, the show was adapted from Rumiko Takahashi's popular manga of the same name. It is known for its innovative premise, quirky humor, and the appeal of its colorful characters, which made it a cultural sensation and contributed significantly to the growing popularity of anime around the globe.

The central protagonist is a teenage boy named Ranma Saotome, who is training in martial arts under his father's tutelage. The series' unique twist arises from an accidental tumble Ranma and his father take into the cursed springs during a training expedition in China. Post this encounter, when doused with cold water, Ranma transforms into a red-haired girl, while his father morphs into a giant panda. Transitioning back to their original forms requires drenching themselves in hot water. This fascinating and often troublesome switch between genders forms the crux of many episodes, setting the stage for comedic hijinks as Ranma navigates his way through various shenanigans arising from his curse.

The other half of the title, hinted through the '1/2', refers to Ranma's engagement to Akane Tendo, a tomboyish girl. Her father, a friend of Ranma's father, dreamt of marrying their children to unite their martial arts schools. Akane is the youngest of three sisters, with the older, more feminine ones named Kasumi and Nabiki. Each of the Tendo sisters possesses a distinct personality that adds an extra layer to the spirited dynamic of the show.

Ranma 1/2 also consists of numerous supporting characters that contribute to the overall drama and silliness, creating a rich tapestry of individual story lines that interlock beautifully. These characters include Ranma's multiple romantic interests, rivals, and an array of uncanny individuals who undergo bizarre transformations similar to Ranma. However, this assemblage never makes the plot crowded or convoluted. Instead, it adds both depth and breadth to the storytelling, with each character providing a different perspective and spice to the story's overall rhythm.

The anime uses high school life and martial arts as its backdrop, blended with an infusion of supernatural elements. Each episode is often centered around the fight between Ranma and his comedic adversaries- an array of colorful personalities with peculiar quirks and rivalries. These battles incorporate a mix of traditional martial arts and the ridiculously original techniques inspired by various everyday activities, keeping the action light-hearted, dynamic, and unexpected.

With its characteristic combination of comedy and romance, Ranma 1/2 also explores significant themes surrounding gender identity and social norms, albeit in a comical and non-acerbic fashion. By featuring a male protagonist who regularly transforms into a female, the show provides a playful commentary on the fluidity of gender and the expectations tied to each gender. Ranma's struggles and frustration with these forced transformations and fluctuating identities encourage the audience to reflect subtly on societal stereotypes associated with both genders.

The animation and art style of Ranma 1/2 reflect the creative flair typical of late '80s anime with bold linework, vibrant colors, and lively expressions that capture the show's humor and energy perfectly. The series also incorporates an impressive array of background scores and theme songs that set the mood for every scene, from explosive action sequences to serene, emotional moments, adding further to the charm of this nostalgic anime.

In conclusion, Ranma 1/2 wittily deploys a mix of martial arts, comedy, and romance against a high school setting laced with supernatural elements, making it an amusing and engaging viewing experience. Its hallmark humor, lively characters, distinct theme, coupled with the idiosyncratic art style, makes it a series that has left an indelible impression in the anime world. This combination makes Ranma 1/2 a classic worth watching for experienced anime viewers and newcomers alike.

Ranma 1/2 is a series categorized as a canceled. Spanning 7 seasons with a total of 230 episodes, the show debuted on 1989. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 7.9.

Genres
Anime
Channel
Fuji TV
Rating
7.9/10
Cast
Minami Takayama, Noriko Hidaka, Koichi Yamadera, Saeko Shimazu, Ryunosuke Ohbayashi, Icsiro Nagai, Yumi Touma, Kikuko Inoue, Toshihiko Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi, Masako Ikeda, Hiromi Tsuru
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