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Ranma 1/2 is about a teenage martial artist,
Ranma Saotome, who
is knocked into a cursed spring in China (called Jusenkyou) while
training with his father, Genma.
Now every time Ranma is splashed with cold water, he turns into a girl--hot water
is the only thing that changes him back into a boy.
My favorite thing about Ranma 1/2 is the complicated relationship he has with
his fiancée, Akane Tendo. Most of their problems stem from the fact that both
of them are
incredibly stubborn and don't like the idea of being forced into marriage.
Ranma insists he's still in training and doesn't have time for girls--even
uncute tomboys like Akane-- and Akane's not too keen on marrying a "pervert" who
Yet despite all of their bickering and protests, it becomes
more and more apparent just how much they truly care for each other; even if
they are too shy and embarrassed to admit it out loud.
Of course, part of the reason for their unrest may be
the fact that Ranma has two other fiancées as well. He is engaged to a Chinese Amazon whose name
is Shampoo, and his childhood friend,
Ukyo Kuonji. And then
there is Kodachi Kuno,
Ranma's self-appointed fiancée... but she's, well, insane.
Akane, however, is not short on suitors herself. As if the
entire male population of Furinkan high school wasn't enough,
greatest competitor, also loves Akane. The fact that he's also her beloved
pet pig, P-Chan (unbeknown to her), certainly doesn't make Ranma any happier.
Add into the mix, a voodoo-loving Gosunkugi and kendo-happy Kuno... well,
romance is never boring where Ranma and Akane are concerned.
The manga and anime follows
Ranma as he continues to search for a cure to his curse-- all while trying to
placate (or ignore) his many jealous fiancées.
In the meantime, he continues to perfect his
martial arts, while boasting that he can meet any
challenge (as long as it has martial arts in its title). Does martial arts figure
skating, gymnastics, cheerleading, or dining, ring a bell...?
And of course, while he's at it, he may as
well try to convince himself that he really doesn't care about Akane--that she is just so uncute. Though after looking around my site,
you'll quickly see it's one of the few things in which Ranma never quite
Guess he'll have to wait until Martial Arts
Dating makes an appearance, eh? ^_^