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
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 Ranma Saotome Male 18 episodes, 1989
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 Ranma Saotome (Female) (Animax Asia dub) 18 episodes, 1989
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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
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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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Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo  »

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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 »

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Ryoga Hibiki: I heard about the fortune telling, and the rice cakes.
Ranma Saotome: Oh, man!
Ryoga Hibiki: I think I know EXACTLY how you feel, Ranma. I don't know what to do either!
Ranma Saotome: What do you mean?
Ryoga Hibiki: ...Once Akane and I get married...
[elated]
Ryoga Hibiki: WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD CALL HER? "HONEY"? "DARLING"? "SWEET CHEEKS"? "BABY DOLL"?
[Ranma punches Ryoga in the face]
Ranma Saotome: Put a lid on it!
Ryoga Hibiki: [Has a black eye now but is STILL elated] So what's a black eye on a day like this? Maybe I'll just keep calling her "Akane" for a while and see how THAT goes!
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Remade as Ranma ½ (2011) See more »

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Equal Romance
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Hilarious combination of slapstick and romantic comedy
11 January 1999 | by (Campbell, Ca) – See all my reviews

Hilarious combination of slapstick and romantic comedy features two young martial artists, betrothed against their will by their fathers. Ranma, the boy, is cursed to change into a girl when splashed with cold water (he changes back with hot water.) Akane, the girl, is a tomboy with a violent temper. Their messed-up lives are further complicated with rival fiancees and would-be fiancees, etc. Lots of martial arts action, jealous rages, mistaken identities, and knockabout comedy with the occasional tender moment. The strong characterizations make this series a standout and a cult favorite. For more info, there are about a million sites on this series on the Web.


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