List of Ranma ½ episodes

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Cover of the first North American DVD box set by Viz.

Ranma ½ (らんま½?) is a Japanese anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi. It was created by Studio Deen and aired weekly between April 15, 1989 and September 16, 1989 on Fuji TV before being canceled after 18 episodes due to low ratings. Shortly after, the series was reworked by most of the same staff, retitled Ranma ½ Nettōhen (らんま½ 熱闘編?) and launched in a different time slot, running between October 20, 1989 and September 25, 1992 for 143 episodes.[1]

Three movies were produced, The Battle of Nekonron, China! A Battle to Defy the Rules! on November 2, 1991; Battle at Togenkyo! Get Back the Brides on August 1, 1992; and Super Indiscriminate Decisive Battle! Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix on August 20, 1994. The first two movies are feature length, but the third was originally aired in theaters with two other movies: Ghost Sweeper Mikami and Heisei Dog Stories: Bow. Following the ending of the TV series, 12 OVA episodes were released directly to home video, the earliest on December 7, 1993 and the twelfth on October 20, 2010. In celebration of Rumiko Takahashi's 35th anniversary as a manga artist, the TV series was released on Blu-ray for the first time in three box sets between May 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014.[2][3][4][5]

Viz Media licensed both anime, the films and the first 11 OVAs for English dubs in North America. They labeled both anime as one series and first released it on subtitled and dubbed VHS, later combining it into seven DVD collections they call "seasons".[6] Besides changing the ordering of many of the anime episodes, Viz also added the third film to their set of the OVAs. They began re-releasing the show on Blu-ray and DVD in 2014.[7] Madman Entertainment released part of the anime series and the first two movies in Australasia, before their license expired, and MVM Films released the first two movies in the United Kingdom.[8][9][10][11]

Television series[edit]

A note on the "Season" nomenclature:

The "seasons" that comprise the following list correspond to the box sets released in North America by Viz Media, which combined both the first Ranma ½ anime and Ranma ½ Nettōhen (らんま½ 熱闘編?) into one and changed the order of many episodes. In Japan, each Ranma ½ anime was aired continuously, with regular pre-emptions for sporting events and television specials, and not split into standard seasonal cycles. The new Viz releases that began in 2014 come in revised sets that are compiled in original production order and contain more episodes per collection than the previous season sets; the first two sets contain 23 episodes apiece.


Season 1 "Digital Dojo" (1989)[edit]


No. Title Original Air Date
1 "Here's Ranma (DVD Title: The Strange Stranger from China)"
"Chūgoku kara Kita Aitsu! Chotto Hen!!" (中国からきたあいつ!ちょっとヘン!!) 
April 15, 1989
2 "School is No Place for Horsing Around"
"Asobi Janai no Yo Gakkō wa" (遊びじゃないのよ学校は) 
April 22, 1989
3 "A Sudden Storm of Love"
"Ikinari Ai no Arashi Chotto Matte Yo" (いきなり愛の嵐ちょっと待ってョ) 
April 29, 1989
4 "Ranma and... Ranma? If It's Not One Thing, It's Another"
"Ranma to Ranma? Gokai ga Tomaranai" (乱馬とらんま?誤解がとまらない) 
May 6, 1989
5 "Love Me to the Bone! The Compound Fracture of Akane's Heart"
"Kotsu Made Aishite? Akane Koi no Fukuzatsu Kossetsu" (骨まで愛して?あかね恋の複雑骨折) 
May 13, 1989
6 "Akane's Lost Love... These Things Happen, You Know"
"Akane no Shitsuren Datte Shōganai Janai" (あかねの失恋だってしょうがないじゃない) 
May 20, 1989
7 "Enter Ryoga! The Eternal 'Lost Boy'"
"Tōjō! Eien no Mayoigo - Ryōga" (登場!永遠の迷い子·良牙) 
May 27, 1989
8 "School is a Battlefield! Ranma vs. Ryoga"
"Gakkō wa Senjō da! Taiketsu Ranma Buiesu Ryōga" (学校は戦場だ!対決 乱馬VS良牙) 
June 3, 1989
9 "True Confessions! A Girl's Hair is Her Life!"
"Otome Hakusho - Kami wa Onna no Inochi Nano" (乙女白書·髪は女のいのちなの) 
June 17, 1989
10 "P-P-P-Chan! He's Good For Nothin'"
"Pi-pi-P-chan Roku Namonjanē" (ピーピーPちゃん ろくなもんじゃねェ) 
July 1, 1989
11 "Ranma Meets Love Head-On! Enter the Delinquent Juvenile Gymnast!"
"Ranma wo Gekiai! Shintaisō no Sukeban Tōjō" (乱馬を激愛!新体操のスケバン登場) 
July 15, 1989
12 "A Woman's Love is War! The Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge!"
"Onna no Koi wa Sensō yo! Kakutō Shintaisō de Iza Shōbu" (女の恋は戦争よ!格闘新体操でいざ勝負) 
July 22, 1989
13 "A Tear in a Girl-Delinquent's Eye? The End of the Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge!"
"Sukeban no Me ni Namida? Rūru Muyō no Kakutō Shintaisō Kecchaku" (スケバンの目に涙?ルール無用の格闘新体操決着) 
July 27, 1989
14 "Pelvic Fortune-Telling? Ranma is the No. One Bride in Japan"
"Kotsuban Uranai! Ranma wa Nippon-ichi no Oyomesan" (骨盤占い!らんまは日本一のお嫁さん) 
August 19, 1989
15 "Enter Shampoo, the Gung-Ho Girl! I Put My Life in Your Hands"
"Gekiretsu Shōjo Shanpū Tōjō! Watashi Inochi Azukemasu" (激烈少女シャンプー登場!ワタシ命あずけます) 
August 26, 1989
16 "Shampoo's Revenge! The Shiatsu Technique That Steals Heart and Soul"
"Shanpū no Hangeki! Hissatsu Shiatsu Kobushi wa Mukuro mo Kokoro mo Ubau" (シャンプーの反撃!必殺指圧拳は身も心も奪う) 
September 2, 1989
17 "I Love You, Ranma! Please Don't Say Goodbye"
"Ranma Daisuki! Sayonara wa Iwanaide!!" (乱馬大好き!さよならはいわないで!!) 
September 9, 1989
18 "I Am a Man! Ranma's Going Back to China!?"
"Ore wa Otoko da! Ranma Chūgoku e Kaeru?" (オレは男だ!らんま中国へ帰る?) 
September 16, 1989


Season 2 "Anything-Goes Martial Arts" (1989–1990)[edit]

Note: This is the beginning of Ranma ½ Nettōhen (らんま½ 熱闘編?).


Original
Episode No.
Viz Media
Episode No.
Title Original Air Date
1 22 "Clash of the Delivery Girls! The Martial Arts Takeout Race"
"Gekitotsu! Demae Kakutō Rēsu" (激突!出前格闘レース) 
October 20, 1989
2 23 "You Really Do Hate Cats!"
"Yappari Neko ga Kirai?" (やっぱり猫が嫌い?) 
November 3, 1989
3 24 "This Ol' Gal's the Leader of the Amazon Tribe!"
"Watashi ga Joketsuzoku no Obaba!" (私が女傑族のおばば!) 
November 10, 1989
4 25 "Behold! The 'Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire' Technique"
"Deta! Hissatsu Tenshin Amaguriken" (出た!必殺天津甘栗拳!!) 
November 17, 1989
5 26 "Enter Mousse! The Fist of the White Swan"
"Hakushōken no Otoko Mūsu Tōjō!" (白鳥拳の男ムース登場!) 
November 24, 1989
6 27 "Cool Runnings! The Race of the Snowmen"
"Bakusō! Yukidaruma Hakobi Rēsu" (爆走!雪だるま運びレース) 
December 1, 1989
7 19 "The Abduction of P-Chan"
"Sarawareta P-chan" (さらわれたPちゃん!) 
December 8, 1989
8 20 "Close Call! The Dance of Death... On Ice!"
"Kikiippatsu! Shiryō no Bonodori" (危機一髪!死霊の盆踊り) 
December 15, 1989
9 21 "P-Chan Explodes! The Icy Fountain of Love!"
"P-chan Bakuhatsu! Ai no Mizubashira" (Pちゃん爆発!愛の水柱) 
December 22, 1989
10 29 "Ranma Trains on Mt. Terror"
"Ranma Kyōfu no Yama Gomori" (乱馬恐怖の山ごもり) 
January 12, 1990
11 30 "The Breaking Point!? Ryoga's Great Revenge"
"Bakusai Tenketsu to wa? Ryōga Daigyakushū" (爆砕点穴とは?良牙大逆襲) 
January 19, 1990
12 28 "Danger at the Tendo Dojo!"
"Ayoushi! Tendō Dōjō" (危うし!天道道場) 
January 26, 1990
13 31 "The Abduction of Akane!"
"Sarawareta Akane!" (さらわれたあかね!) 
February 2, 1990
14 32 "Ranma vs. Mousse! To Lose Is To Win"
"Taiketsu Mūsu! Makeru ga Kachi" (対決ムース!負けるが勝ち) 
February 9, 1990
15 33 "Enter Happosai, the Lustful Lecher!"
"Kyūkyoku no Ero Yōkai Happōsai" (究極のエロ妖怪八宝斉) 
February 16, 1990
16 34 "Assault on the Girls' Locker Room"
"Joshi Kōishitsu wo Osoe?" (女子更衣室を襲え?) 
February 23, 1990
17 35 "Kuno's House of Gadgets! Guests Check In, But They Don't Check Out"
"Oni mo Nigedasu Karakuri Yashiki" (鬼も逃げだすカラクリ屋敷) 
March 2, 1990
18 36 "Goodbye Girl-Type"
"Kore de Onna to Osaraba?" (これで女とおさらば?) 
March 9, 1990
19 37 "It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain"
"Ai to Nikushimi no Okurimono" (愛と憎しみの贈物) 
March 16, 1990
20 38 "S.O.S.! The Wrath of Happosai"
"SOS Ero Yōkai Happōsai" (SOSエロ妖怪八宝斉) 
March 23, 1990
21 39 "Kissing is Such Sweet Sorrow! The Taking of Akane's Lips"
"Akane no Kuchibiru wo Ubae" (あかねの口びるを奪え) 
April 6, 1990
22 40 "Bathhouse Battle! We're in Some Hot Water Now"
"Ii Yu da na? Sentou de Sentou" (いい湯だな?銭湯で戦闘) 
April 13, 1990


Season 3 "Hard Battle" (1990)[edit]


Original
Episode No.
Viz Media
Episode No.
Title Original Air Date
23 41 "Ranma Gains Yet Another Suitor"
"Mata Hitori Ranma wo Aishita Yatsu" (また一人乱馬を愛したヤツ) 
April 20, 1990
24 42 "Ryoga & Akane: 2-Gether, 4-Ever"
"Netsuai? Ryōga to Akane" (熱愛?良牙とあかね) 
April 27, 1990
25 43 "Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe For Disaster"
"Kushami Ippatsu Aishite Naito" (くしゃみ一発愛してナイト) 
May 4, 1990
26 44 "Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub"
"Maboroshi no Happōdaikarin wo Sagase" (幻の八宝大華輪を探せ) 
May 11, 1990
27 45 "I Love You! My Dear, Dear Ukyo"
"Daisuki! Watashi no Ucchan" (大好き!私のうっちゃん) 
May 18, 1990
28 46 "The Witch Who Loved Me: A Japanese Ghost Story"
"Majo ga Aishita Shitagi Dorobō" (魔女が愛した下着ドロボー) 
May 25, 1990
29 47 "Transform! Akane the Super-Duper Girl"
"Henshin! Mukimuki-man Akane" (変身!ムキムキマンあかね) 
June 1, 1990
30 48 "The Killer From Jusenkyo"
"Jusenkyō kara Kita Koroshiya" (呪泉郷から来た殺し屋) 
June 8, 1990
31 49 "Am I... Pretty? Ranma's Declaration of Womanhood"
"Watashi Kirei? Ranma Onna Sengen" (私ってきれい?乱馬女宣言) 
June 15, 1990
32 50 "Final Facedown! Happosai vs. The Invisible Man"
"Taiketsu! Happōsai Buiesu Tōmeiningen" (対決!八宝斉VS透明人間) 
June 22, 1990
33 51 "Les Misérables of the Kuno Estate"
"Kunōke no Re Miseraburu" (九能家のレ·ミゼラブル) 
June 29, 1990
34 52 "Ghost Story! Ranma and the Magic Sword"
"Kaidan! Ranma to Mashō no Ken" (怪談!乱馬と魔性の剣) 
July 6, 1990
35 53 "All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death"
"Hitotsubu Korori - Zetsurin Hore Gusuri" (一粒コロリ·絶倫ホレ薬) 
July 13, 1990
36 54 "The Ultimate Team-up!? The Ryoga/Mousse Alliance"
"Shijō Saikyō? Ryōga to Mūsu Dōmei" (史上最強?良牙とムース同盟) 
July 20, 1990
37 55 "Back to the Happosai!"
"Bakku Tu Za Happōsai" (バック·トゥ·ザ·八宝斉) 
July 27, 1990
38 56 "Kodachi the Black Rose! The Beeline to True Love"
"Kurobara no Kodachi! Jun'ai Icchokusen" (黒バラの小太刀!純愛一直線) 
August 3, 1990
39 57 "The Last Days of Happosai...?"
"Happōsai Saigo no Hi?" (八宝斉 最期の日?) 
August 10, 1990
40 58 "Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung"
"Abarenbō Musume Rinrin Ranran" (暴れん坊娘リンリンランラン) 
August 17, 1990
41 59 "Ranma and the Evil Within"
"Ranma wo Osō Kyōfu no Tatari" (乱馬を襲う恐怖のタタリ) 
August 24, 1990
42 60 "Enter Ken and His Copycat Kerchief"
"Toujou! Monomane Kakutōgi" (登場!ものまね格闘技) 
August 31, 1990
43 61 "Ryoga's Miracle Cure! Hand Over That Soap"
"Ryōga no Taishitsu Kaizen Sekken!" (良牙の体質改善セッケン!) 
September 7, 1990
44 62 "Fight! The Anything-Goes Obstacle Course Race"
"Kakutō! Shōgaibutsu Rēsu" (格闘!障害物レース) 
September 14, 1990
51 63 "Ukyo's Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit"
"Ukyō no Sukāto Daisakusen" (右京のスカート大作戦!) 
November 9, 1990
45 64 "Ranma Goes Back to Jusenkyo at Last"
"Ranma, Tsuini Jusenkyō e Iku" (乱馬, ついに呪泉郷へ行く) 
September 21, 1990


Season 4 "Outta Control" (1990–1991)[edit]

Note: Episode 51 was not included in Viz's season 4 release, but in season 3. It is shown below for proper chronological purposes.


Original
Episode No.
Viz Media
Episode No.
Title Original Air Date
46 65 "The Return of the Hawaiian Headmaster from Hell"
"Kaettekita Hentai Kōchō" (帰ってきた変態校長) 
October 5, 1990
47 66 "Enter Kuno, the Night-Prowling Knight"
"Tōjō! Shijō Saikyō ni Kunō" (登場!史上最強の九能) 
October 12, 1990
48 67 "Ranma Gets Weak!"
"Ranma ga Yowaku Nacchatta!" (乱馬が弱くなっちゃった!) 
October 19, 1990
49 68 "Eureka! The Desperate Move of Desperation"
"Kansei! Tondemonai Hissatsuwaza" (完成!とんでもない必殺技) 
October 26, 1990
50 69 "Showdown! Can Ranma Make a Comeback?"
"Kessen! Ranma Fukkatsu Naru ka?" (決戦!乱馬復活なるか?) 
November 2, 1990
51 63 "Ukyo's Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit"
"Ukyō no Sukāto Daisakusen" (右京のスカート大作戦!) 
November 9, 1990
52 70 "Here Comes Ranma's Mom!"
"Ranma no Mama ga Yattekita!" (乱馬のママがやってきた!) 
November 16, 1990
53 71 "From Ryoga with Love"
"Ryōga, Ai to Kunō wo Koete" (良牙, 愛と苦悩を越えて) 
November 23, 1990
54 72 "My Fiancé, the Cat"
"Fianse wa Bakeneko" (フィアンセは化け猫) 
November 30, 1990
55 73 "Blow, Wind! To Be Young is to Go Gung-Ho"
"Fukeyo Kaze! Seishun wa Nekketsuda" (吹けよ風!青春は熱血だ) 
December 7, 1990
56 74 "A Formidable New Disciple Appears"
"Osorubeki Shindeshi Arawaru" (恐るべき新弟子現わる) 
December 14, 1990
57 75 "Step Outside!"
"Omote ni Deyagare!" (おもてに出やがれ!) 
December 21, 1990
58 76 "Ryoga's "Tendo Dojo Houseguest" Diary"
"Ryōga no Tendō Dōjō Isōrō Nikki" (良牙の天道道場居候日記) 
January 11, 1991
59 77 "Happosai's Happy Heart!"
"Happōsai no Koi!" (八宝斉の恋!) 
January 18, 1991
60 78 "Extra, Extra! Kuno & Nabiki: Read All About It!"
"Kunō Bōzen! Koi no Daiyogen" (九能ボー然!恋の大予言) 
January 25, 1991
61 79 "Ryoga the Strong... Too Strong"
"Tsuyoku Narisugita Ryōga" (強くなりすぎた良牙) 
February 1, 1991
62 80 "Close Call! P-chan's Secret"
"Ayaushi! P-chan no Himitsu" (あやうし!Pちゃんの秘密) 
February 8, 1991
63 81 "The Egg-Catcher Man"
"Tamago wo Tsukamu Otoko" (たまごをつかむ男) 
February 15, 1991
64 82 "Ranma and Kuno's... First Kiss"
"Ranma to Kunō no Hatsu Kisu?!" (らんまと九能の初キッス?!) 
February 22, 1991
65 83 "Shampoo's Red Thread of Dread!"
"Shanpū no Akai Ito" (シャンプーの赤い糸) 
March 1, 1991
66 84 "Mousse Goes Home to the Country!"
"Mūsu Kokyō ni Kaeru" (ムース故郷に帰る) 
March 8, 1991
67 85 "The Dumbest Bet in History!"
"Shijō Saite no Kake" (史上サイテーの賭け) 
March 15, 1991
68 86 "Kuno Becomes a Marianne!"
"Mariannu ni Natta Kunō" (マリアンヌになった九能) 
March 22, 1991
69 87 "Ranma, You Are Such A Jerk!"
"Ranma Nanka Daikirai!" (乱馬なんか大キライ!) 
March 29, 1991
72 88 "Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung Strike Back!"
"Rinrin Ranran no Gyakushū" (リンリン·ランランの逆襲) 
April 19, 1991


Season 5 "Martial Mayhem" (1991)[edit]

Note Episode 72 was not included in Viz's season 5 release, but in season 4. It is shown below for proper chronological purposes.


Original
Episode No.
Viz Media
Episode No.
Title Original Air Date
70 89 "Gimme That Pigtail"
"Sono Osage Moratta!" (そのおさげもらったぁ!) 
April 5, 1991
71 90 "When a Guy's Pride and Joy is Gone"
"Otoko no Yabō ga Tsukiru Toki..." (男の野望が尽きる時...) 
April 12, 1991
72 88 "Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung Strike Back!"
"Rinrin Ranran no Gyakushū" (リンリン·ランランの逆襲) 
April 19, 1991
73 91 "Ryoga's Proposal"
"Ryōga no Puropōsu" (良牙のプロポーズ) 
April 26, 1991
74 92 "Genma Takes a Walk"
"Genma, Iede Suru" (玄馬, 家出する) 
May 3, 1991
75 93 "The Gentle Art of Martial Tea Ceremony"
"Kore ga Kakutō Sadō de Omasu" (これが格闘茶道でおます) 
May 10, 1991
76 94 "And the Challenger is... A Girl?!"
"Dōjō Yaburi wa Onna no Ko?" (道場破りは女の子?) 
May 17, 1991
77 95 "Hot Springs Battle Royale!"
"Zekkyō! Onsen Batoru" (絶叫!温泉バトル) 
May 24, 1991
78 96 "Me is Kuno's Daddy, Me is"
"Mī ga Kunō no Dadi Desu" (ミーが九能のダディです) 
May 31, 1991
79 97 "The Matriarch Takes a Stand"
"Kakutō Sadō Iemoto Tatsu!" (格闘茶道·家元立つ!) 
June 7, 1991
80 98 "A Leotard is a Girl's Burden"
"Reotādo wa Otome no Noroi" (レオタードは乙女の呪い) 
June 14, 1991
81 99 "The Mixed-Bath Horror!"
"Kyōfu no Kon'yoku Onsen" (恐怖の混浴温泉) 
June 21, 1991
82 100 "The Frogman's Curse!"
"Kaeru no Urami Harashimasu" (カエルのうらみはらします) 
June 28, 1991
83 101 "Revenge! Raging Okonomiyaki...!"
"Gyakushū! Ikari no Okonomiyaki" (逆襲!怒りのお好み焼き) 
July 5, 1991
84 102 "Ranma the Lady-Killer"
"Nanpa ni Natta Ranma" (ナンパになった乱馬) 
July 12, 1991
85 103 "Shogi Showdown"
"Kakutō Shogi wa Inochi Gake" (格闘将棋は命懸け) 
July 19, 1991
86 104 "Sasuke's 'Mission: Improbable'"
"Sasuke no Supai Daisakusen" (佐助のスパイ大作戦) 
July 26, 1991
87 105 "Bonjour, Furinkan!"
"Bonjūru de Gozaimasu" (ボンジュールでございます) 
August 2, 1991
88 106 "Dinner at Ringside!"
"Dinā wa Ringu no Uede" (ディナーはリングの上で) 
August 9, 1991
89 107 "Swimming with Psychos"
"Akane, Namida no Suiei Daitokkun" (あかね, 涙の水泳大特訓) 
August 16, 1991
90 108 "Ryoga, Run Into the Sunset"
"Ryōga! Yūhi ni Mukatte Hashire" (良牙!夕日に向かって走れ) 
August 23, 1991
91 109 "Into the Darkness"
"Yume no Naka e" (夢の中へ) 
August 30, 1991
92 110 "Nabiki, Ranma's New Fiancée!"
"Ranma wa Nabiki no Iinazuke?" (乱馬はなびきの許婚?) 
September 6, 1991
93 111 "Case of the Missing Takoyaki!"
"Tendo-ke Kieta Takoyaki no Nazo" (天道家消えたたこ焼きの謎) 
September 13, 1991
94 112 "Ranma Versus Shadow Ranma!"
"Taiketsu! Ranma Buiesu Kage Ranma" (対決!乱馬VS影乱馬) 
September 20, 1991


Season 6 "Random Rhapsody" (1991–1992)[edit]


Original
Episode No.
Viz Media
Episode No.
Title Original Air Date
95 113 "Dear Daddy... Love, Kodachi!"
"Kodachi no Mai Raburī Papa" (小太刀のマイラブリーパパ) 
September 27, 1991
96 114 "Enter Gosunkugi, The New Rival!?"
"Kyōteki? Gosunkugi-kun Tōjō" (強敵?五寸釘くん登場) 
October 4, 1991
97 115 "Ranma's Calligraphy Challenge"
"Ranma wa Hetakuso? Kakutō Shodō" (乱馬はヘタクソ?格闘書道) 
October 11, 1991
98 116 "The Secret Don of Furinkan High"
"Furinkan Kōkō, Kage no Don Tōjō" (風林館高校, 影のドン登場) 
October 18, 1991
99 117 "Back to the Way We Were... Please!"
"Higan! Futsū no Otoko ni Modoritai" (悲願!普通の男に戻りたい) 
October 25, 1991
100 118 "Ryoga Inherits the Saotome School?"
"Saotome Ryū no Atotsugi wa Ryōga?" (早乙女流の跡継ぎは良牙?) 
November 1, 1991
101 119 "Tendo Family Goes to the Amusement Park!"
"Tendō-ke, Yūenchi e Iku" (天道家, 遊園地へ行く) 
November 15, 1991
102 120 "The Case of the Furinkan Stalker!"
"Furinkan Kōkō: Toorima Jiken" (風林館高校·通り魔事件) 
November 29, 1991
103 122 "The Demon from Jusenkyo - Part 1"
"Jusenkyō Kara Kita Akuma - Zenpen" (呪泉郷から来た悪魔 前編) 
December 6, 1991
104 123 "The Demon from Jusenkyo - Part 2"
"Jusenkyō Kara Kita Akuma - Kōhen" (呪泉郷から来た悪魔 後編) 
December 13, 1991
105 125 "A Xmas Without Ranma"
"Ranma ga Inai Xmas" (乱馬がいないXmas) 
December 20, 1991
106 126 "A Cold Day in Furinkan"
"Yukinko Fuyu Monogatari" (雪ん子冬物語) 
January 10, 1992
107 128 "Curse of the Scribbled Panda"
"Rakugaki Panda no Noroi" (らくがきパンダの呪い) 
January 17, 1992
108 121 "The Date-Monster of Watermelon Island"
"Suikatō no Kōsaiki" (スイカ島の交際鬼) 
January 24, 1992
109 129 "Legend of the Lucky Panda!"
"Shiawase no Panda Densetsu" (幸せのパンダ伝説) 
January 31, 1992
110 131 "Ukyo's Secret Sauce - Part 1"
"Ranma to Ukyo ga Sōsu Sōai?" (乱馬と右京がソース相愛?) 
February 7, 1992
111 132 "Ukyo's Secret Sauce - Part 2"
"Itsuwari Fūfu yo Eien ni..." (偽り夫婦よ永遠に...) 
February 14, 1992
112 124 "The Missing Matriarch of Martial Arts Tea!"
"Kakutō Sadō! Sarawareta Iemoto" (格闘茶道!さらわれた家元) 
February 21, 1992
113 127 "Akane Goes to Hospital!"
"Taihen! Akane ga Nyūin Shita" (大変!あかねが入院した) 
February 28, 1992
114 130 "Mystery of the Marauding Octopus Pot!"
"Nazono Abare Takotsubo Arawareru?!" (謎の暴れタコツボ現る?!) 
March 6, 1992
115 134 "Gosunkugi's Paper Dolls of Love"
"Gosunkugi! Ah Koi no Kaminingyō" (五寸釘!あぁ恋の紙人形) 
March 13, 1992
116 135 "Akane's Unfathomable Heart"
"Akane no Kokoro ga Wakaranai" (あかねの心がわからない) 
March 20, 1992
117 133 "A Teenage Ghost Story"
"Tsuiseki! Temari Uta no Nazo" (追跡!手まり唄の謎) 
March 27, 1992
118 136 "Master and Student... Forever!?"
"Mou Anata kara Hanarenai" (もうあなたから離れない) 
April 3, 1992


Season 7 "Ranma Forever" (1992)[edit]


Original
Episode No.
Viz Media
Episode No.
Title Original Air Date
119 137 "Tatewaki Kuno, Substitute Principal"
"Kunō Tatewaki, Dairi Kōchō wo Meizu" (九能帯刀, 代理校長を命ず) 
April 10, 1992
120 138 "Ranma's Greatest Challenge!?"
"Ranma, Tsukiyo ni Hoeru" (乱馬, 月夜に吠える) 
April 17, 1992
121 139 "Nihao! Jusenkyo Guide"
"Nihao! Jusenkyō no Gaido-san" (你好(ニーハオ)!呪泉郷のガイドさん) 
April 24, 1992
122 140 "Pick-a-Peck o' Happosai"
"Meiwaku! Rokunin no Happōsai" (迷惑!六人の八宝斉) 
May 1, 1992
123 141 "From the Depths of Despair - Part 1"
"Kibun Shidai no Hissatsuwaza - Zen" (気分しだいの必殺技(前)) 
May 8, 1992
124 142 "From the Depths of Despair - Part 2"
"Kibun Shidai no Hissatsuwaza - Kō" (気分しだいの必殺技(後)) 
May 15, 1992
125 143 "Shampoo's Cursed Kiss"
"Shanpū Toraware no Kissu" (シャンプー囚われのキッス) 
May 22, 1992
126 144 "Run Away With Me, Ranma!"
"Boku to Kakeochi Shite kudasai" (ボクと駆け落ちして下さい) 
May 29, 1992
127 145 "Let's Go to the Mushroom Temple"
"Kinoko Dera e Ikō" (キノコ寺へ行こう) 
June 5, 1992
128 146 "The Cradle from Hell"
"Hissatsu! Jigoku no Yurikago" (必殺!地獄のゆりかご) 
June 12, 1992
129 147 "Madame St. Paul's Cry for Help"
"Aoi Kyōfu ni Bonjūru" (青い恐怖にボンジュール) 
June 19, 1992
130 148 "Meet You in the Milky Way"
"Orihime wa Nagareboshi ni Notte" (織姫は流れ星に乗って) 
June 26, 1992
131 149 "Wretched Rice Cakes Of Love"
"Hitotsu Meshimase Koi no Sakuramochi" (一つ召しませ恋の桜餅) 
July 3, 1992
132 150 "The Horrible Happo Mold-Burst"
"Dekita! Happō Dai Kabin" (できた!八宝大カビン) 
July 10, 1992
133 151 "The Kuno Sibling Scandal"
"Kunō Kyōdai Sukyandaru no Arashi" (九能兄妹スキャンダルの嵐) 
July 17, 1992
134 152 "Battle for the Golden Tea Set"
"Ougon no Chaki, Gojōnotō no Kessen" (黄金の茶器, 五重塔の決戦) 
July 24, 1992
135 153 "Gosunkugi's Summer Affair"
"Gosunkugi Hikaru, Hito Natsu no Koi" (五寸釘光, ひと夏の恋) 
July 31, 1992
136 154 "Battle for Miss Beachside"
"Kettei! Misu Bīchisaido" (決定!ミス·ビーチサイド) 
August 21, 1992
137 155 "Bring It On! Love as a Cheerleader - Part 1"
"Ai no Kakutō Chiagāru - Zen" (愛の格闘チアガール(前)) 
August 7, 1992
138 156 "Bring It On! Love as a Cheerleader - Part 2"
"Ai no Kakutō Chiagāru - Kō" (愛の格闘チアガール(後)) 
August 14, 1992
139 157 "The Musical Instruments of Destruction"
"Bakuretsu! Haipā Tsuzumi" (爆裂!ハイパーツヅミ) 
August 28, 1992
140 158 "A Ninja's Dog is Black and White"
"Shinobi no Inu wa Shiro to Kuro" (忍の犬は白と黒) 
September 4, 1992
141 159 "The Tendo Dragon Legend"
"Tendō-ke: Ryūjin Densetsu" (天道家·龍神伝説) 
September 11, 1992
142 160 "Boy Meets Mom - Part 1"
"Ranma, Mītsu Mazā" (乱馬, ミーツ·マザー) 
September 18, 1992
143 161 "Boy Meets Mom - Part 2: Someday, Somehow..."
"Itsu no Hi ka, Kitto..." (いつの日か, きっと...) 
September 25, 1992


Films[edit]

Number Title Release date
1 Ranma ½: The Battle of Nekonron, China! A Battle to Defy the Rules! (らんま1/2 中国寝崑崙大決戦! 掟やぶりの激闘篇!! Ranma Nibunnoichi: Chūgoku Shinkonron Daikessen! Okite Yaburi no Gekitō Hen!?) (Viz title: Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China) November 2, 1991
It's just another day at the Tendo Anything-Goes Martial Arts Training Hall, that is, until a strange girl named Lychee and her giant elephant Jasmine arrive to settle a score with lecherous martial arts master Happosai. Apparently, a very long time ago, Happosai gave Lychee's great-grandmother half of a legendary scroll guaranteed to bring happiness to whoever was holding it. The women of Lychee's family have been waiting for three generations now, and the prince still has not come. But of course, the moment Lychee lets the scroll out of her hands, the prince finally appears. Only now it the reluctant fiancée Akane Tendo who is holding the scroll, and the long-awaited prince is only too ready to sweep his lucky bride off her feet. Ranma Saotome and the others currently have no choice but to follow Prince Kirin's majestic flying barge all the way to Nekonron, China, where they find themselves in a showdown with the seven lucky gods of martial arts.
2 Ranma ½: Battle at Togenkyo! Get Back the Brides (らんま1/2 決戦桃幻郷! 花嫁を奪りもどせ!! Ranma Nibunnoichi: Kessen Tōgenkyō! Hanayome o Torimodose!?) (Viz title: Ranma ½: Nihao, My Concubine) August 1, 1992
When poetry-spouting swordsman Tatewaki Kuno invites Ranma and the others for a jaunt on his new luxury yacht, the last thing the group expects is a sudden storm to shipwreck them all on a deserted island. However, fixing the boat to get home soon becomes the least of their worries, as all the young girls in the group begin to disappear. They have been bride-napped by Prince Toma, the youthful ruler of a floating island, Togenkyo. Because of a magical spring which turns anything it touches instantly male, would-be bridegrooms kidnap girls.
3 Ranma ½: Super Indiscriminate Decisive Battle! Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix (らんま1/2 超無差別決戦! 乱馬チームVS伝説の鳳凰 Ranma Nibunnoichi: Chō Musabetsu Kessen! Ranma Team vs Densetsu no Hōō?) (Viz title: "One Grew Over the Kuno's Nest"[12]) August 20, 1994
The short film was shown together with Heisei Dog Stories (平成イヌ物語バウ) and the movie Ghost Sweeper Mikami at the Toei Film Festival. Later it was first released in Japan on VHS and Laserdisc and get an Opening Owaranai Natsu Yasumi (終わらない夏休み) by DoCo and an Ending Usotsuki (うそつき) by DoCo, present in Fullscreen. The movie itself is produced in widescreen. When released in North America by Viz, it was labeled as OVA number 9 and released with the 11 OVAs. The DVD release of the third film in Japan is also released together with the 11 OVAs.

OVAs[edit]

Following the ending of the TV series, 11 OVAs were released directly to home video, the earliest on October 21, 1993 and the eleventh on June 4, 1996. All but one are based on stories originally in the manga.

Viz Media released all 11 OVAs in North American in one set. It also includes the third film, Super Indiscriminate Decisive Battle! Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix, added as the ninth episode, bringing the set's episode count to 12.

Twelve years after the eleventh OVA was released, a new piece of Ranma ½ animation was made for the "It's a Rumic World" exhibition of Rumiko Takahashi's artwork. It is based on the "Nightmare! Incense of Deep Sleep" manga story from volume 34, and was shown on odd numbered days at the exhibition in Tokyo from July 30 to August 11, 2008.[13][14] This half-hour special was directed by Takeshi Mori (an episode director on the first season of the TV series) with animation direction by Ranma veteran animator and character designer Atsuko Nakajima. But it was not released until January 29, 2010, when it was put in a DVD box set with the Urusei Yatsura and InuYasha specials that premiered at the same exhibit.[15] It was then released on DVD and Blu-ray by itself on October 20, 2010.[16]

Number Title Release date
1 Shampoo's Sudden Switch - The Curse of the Contrary Jewel
Shampoo Hyōhen! Hanten Hōju no Wazawai (シャンプー豹変!反転宝珠の禍)
October 21, 1993
2 Tendo Family Christmas Scramble
Tendō-ke Scramble Christmas (天道家すくらんぶるクリスマス)
December 17, 1993
3 Akane vs. Ranma! I'll Be the One to Inherit Mother's Recipes!
Akane vs Ranma: Okā-san no Aji wa Watashi ga Mamoru! (あかねVSらんま お母さんの味は私が守る!)
February 18, 1994
4 Stormy Weather Comes to School! Growing Up With Miss Hinako
Gakuen ni Fuku Arashi! Adult Change Hinako-sensei (学園に吹く嵐!アダルトチェンジひな子先生)
April 21, 1994
5 The One to Carry On (1)
Michi o Tsugu Mono – Zenpen (道を継ぐ者・前編)
June 17, 1994
6 The One to Carry On (2)
Michi o Tsugu Mono – Kōhen (道を継ぐ者・後編)
August 19, 1994
7 Reawakening Memories (1)
Yomigaeru Kioku – Jōkan (よみがえる記憶・上巻)
December 16, 1994
8 Reawakening Memories (2)
Yomigaeru Kioku – Gekan (よみがえる記憶・下巻)
February 17, 1995
9 Team Ranma Vs. The Legendary Phoenix
10 Oh, Cursed Tunnel of Lost Love! Let My Love Be Forever
Aa! Noroi no Harendō! Waga Ai wa Eien ni (ああ呪いの破恋洞! 我が愛は永遠に)
September 21, 1995
11 The Evil Ogre! Hell Hath No Fury Like Kasumi Scorned
Jāku no Oni (邪悪の鬼)
November 17, 1995
12 The Two Akanes! "Ranma, Look at Me!"
Futari no Akane: "Ranma, Atashi o Mite!" (二人のあかね『乱馬、私を見て!』)
January 19, 1996
13 Nightmare! Incense of Deep Sleep
Akumu! Shunminkō (悪夢!春眠香)
July 30, 2008
Theme songs

Many of the theme songs are sung by DoCo, a band formed by the five of the voice actress. DoCo USA is the name used by their corresponding English voice actors.

Opening themes:

  • It's Love! Panic! (恋だ!パニック Koi da! Panikku) by Yawmin (1-6)
  • Us From Now On (僕たちはこれから Bokutachi wa Kore Kara) by DoCo (7)
  • In the Middle of Elementary School (授業中の小学校 Jugyōchū no Shōgakkō) by DoCo (8)
  • Neverending Summer Vacation (終わらない夏休み Owaranai Natsu Yasumi) by DoCo (9, AKA Movie 3)
  • The Sparkling Sky & Your Voice (かがやく空ときみの声 Kagayaku Sora to Kimi no Koe) by DoCo (10)
  • Full of Memories (思い出がいっぱい Omoide ga Ippai) by DoCo (11)
  • Mutual Love is Complex (Live) (フクザツな両想いLive Version Fukuzatsu na Ryōomoi Live Version) by DoCo (12)

Ending themes:

  • The Ballad of Ranma & Akane (乱馬とあかねのバラード Ranma to Akane no Barādo) by Kappei Yamaguchi and Noriko Hidaka (1-6)
  • A Pure and Honest Christmas (清く正しいクリスマス Kiyoku Tadashii Kurisumasu) by DoCo (7)
  • Red Shoe Sunday (赤い靴のSUNDAY Akai Kutsu no Sunday) by DoCo (8)
  • Liar (うそつき Usotsuki) by DoCo (9, AKA Movie 3)
  • A Slightly Hilly Road (少しだけ坂道 Sukoshi Dake Sakamichi) by DoCo (10)
  • Love Vanished Once, Regrettably (恋がひとつ消えてしまったの Koi ga Hitotsu Kiete Shimatta no) by DoCo (11)
  • Boyfriend (彼 Kare) by DoCo (12)

Opening themes, Western release:

  • Love Panic! (English Version) by Connie Lavigne (1-6)
  • Where Do We Go From Here (You and Me) (English Version) by DoCo USA (7-12)

Ending themes, Western release:

  • The Ballad of Ranma & Akane (乱馬とあかねのバラード Ranma to Akane no Barādo) by Kappei Yamaguchi and Noriko Hidaka (1-6)
  • Red Shoe Sunday (English Version) by DoCo USA (7-12)

Specials[edit]

Ranma ½ had a handful of specials that were only available through home videos, or being a member of the Kitty Animation Circle, the fanclub for the production team that created Rumiko Takahashi's anime. These specials are extremely rare for the most part. With the exception of TV Titles (which was released in North America as Ranma 1/2 - Video Jukebox[17]), none of the specials have been released outside Japan.[18]

Number Title Release date
1 Ranma ½: Chuugoku Nekonron Daikesson! Preview 1991
2 Hot Song Contest
Nettō Uta Gassen (熱闘歌合戦)
November 7 and 21, 1990
3 Tendo Family's Annoying Acquaintances
Tendō-ke no Oyobidenai Yatsura! (天道家のおよびでない奴ら!)
August 30, 1992
4 Music Calendar 1994 Early 1993
5 TV Titles (Viz title: "Video Jukebox")
TVタイトルズ
April 21, 1993
6 Ranma ½ Totteoki Talk: Best of Memories
らんま1/2 とっておきトーク ベスト・オブ・メモリーズ
May 1, 1993
7 Huge Battle! 29 Unteachable Fools
Special Video: Battle ga Ippai 29-nin no Korinai Yatsura (スペシャルビデオ バトルがいっぱい29人の懲りないやつら)
March 3, 1995
8 DoCo Music Video
DoCoミュージックビデオ
August 19, 1995
9 Ranma 1/2 Live-action Special
乱馬1/2[19]
December 9, 2011

Opening Theme:

  • Tendo Family's Annoying Acquaintance: Don't Make Me Wild Like You (Don't Make Me Be a Violent Girl) (じゃじゃ馬にさせないで Jajauma ni Sasenaide) by Etsuko Nishio
  • Huge Battle! 29 Unteachable Fools: None

Ending Theme

  • Tendo Family's Annoying Acquaintance: Friends (フレンズ Furenzu) by YAWMIN
  • Huge Battle! 29 Unteachable Fools: Hill of the Rainbow and the Sun (虹と太陽の丘 Niji to Taiyō no Oka) by Piyo Piyo
  • Ranma 1/2 Live-action Special: Chikutaku 2Nite (チクタク☆2NITE) by 9nine

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