The BEST Episodes of Ranma ½

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2020

Network: Fuji TV

Cursed to turn into a girl whenever splashed with cold water, and unwillingly engaged to the rather temperamental and violent Akane Tendo, 16-year-old Ranma Saotome's life is anything but ordinary.

All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death

#1 - All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 13, 1990

It's a calm day on the beach, until Happosai discovers a bracelet containing three pills capable of making someone fall madly in love with the first person of the opposite sex they lay eyes on.

star 9.48
48 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Close Call! P-chan's Secret

#2 - Close Call! P-chan's Secret

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 8, 1991

Terrified that Akane has figured out that he's really P-Chan, Ryoga tries to leave the town forever. Ranma continues to try to figure out a way to beat Ryoga, while Akane tries to force him to tell her what he knows about the mark shared by Ryoga and P-Chan.

star 9.45
42 votes
Ranma Goes Back to Jusenkyo at Last

#3 - Ranma Goes Back to Jusenkyo at Last

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 21, 1990

Ranma and Genma steal Happosai's magic mirror, and travel back to Jusenkyo with the old goat tagging along. Much to their surprise they arrive just at the time of their previous visit, giving them a perfect opportunity to stop them from falling into the cursed springs altogether...

star 9.44
43 votes
Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe For Disaster

#4 - Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe For Disaster

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 1990

Caring and gentle as ever, Shampoo brings Ranma a lunch with a little 'extra spices', causing Ranma to get an irresistible urge to hug anyone who sneezes.

star 9.35
48 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers:
Transform! Akane the Super-Duper Girl

#5 - Transform! Akane the Super-Duper Girl

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 1, 1990

After getting beaten by Shampoo, Akane is thrilled to find that Happosai's magic noodles she accidently ate has given her super strength. But can she live with the side-effects?

star 9.35
48 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Ryoga the Strong... Too Strong

#6 - Ryoga the Strong... Too Strong

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 1, 1991

After sharing his food with an old hermit, the man repays Ryoga by making him the strongest man in the world. But is it worth the price?

star 9.35
43 votes
Ranma and Kuno's... First Kiss

#7 - Ranma and Kuno's... First Kiss

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 22, 1991

Kuno's got a magic sword capable of granting 3 wishes, and Ranma smells a cure for his curse. The 'upperclassman' has already used two of them... How far is Ranma willing to go to get the third?

star 9.35
43 votes
Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub

#8 - Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 11, 1990

Furious at being prevented from accompanying Akane to the hot-springs, Happosai decides to recover the scroll containing his most deadly attack - The Happofire Burst - to teach them all a lesson. Ranma is however determined to find it first, and it's a battle of wits as they both try to infiltrate the scroll's resting place - an all girls hot-spring...

star 9.35
46 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Mousse Goes Home to the Country!

#9 - Mousse Goes Home to the Country!

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 8, 1991

After betting it all on a final fight with Ranma, Mousse loses and is forced to give up on Shampoo and go home to China. But before he leaves, he's determined to make Shampoo happy by forcing Ranma to give up his other suitors.

star 9.32
41 votes
Ukyo's Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit

#10 - Ukyo's Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 1990

Tired of Ranma treating her as 'one of the guys', Ukyo decides to change her clothing and behavior to something more feminine. This causes great commotion at school, both amongst the boys, and among Ranma's other suitors, who do not care for the added competition.

star 9.31
45 votes
Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung

#11 - Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 17, 1990

Two younger warriors from Shampoo's tribe show up, and are shocked to learn that she hasn't killed Ranma yet. Outraged, they decide to dispatch Ranma themselves, using their fearsome 'Dance of the Great Fire Dragon' technique.

star 9.30
46 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
I Love You! My Dear, Dear Ukyo

#12 - I Love You! My Dear, Dear Ukyo

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 18, 1990

Ranma recives a challenge from one Tsubasa Kurenai, a strange girl determined to win back her beloved Ukyo.

star 9.30
47 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
The Dumbest Bet in History!

#13 - The Dumbest Bet in History!

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 15, 1991

10 years ago, Ranma gambled away the Tendo Dojo. Now the 'Gambling King' has come to collect, and Ranma has to win it back. However, in spite of his name, the King is so bad at gambling he only manages to beat children. Sadly, that provides little comfort as Ranma's even worse...

star 9.29
41 votes
Eureka! The Desperate Move of Desperation

#14 - Eureka! The Desperate Move of Desperation

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 1990

Just as Ranma is about to give up, Cologne gives him hope in the form of the 'Hiryu Shoten Ha', a devastating technique he can use even in his weakened state... if he can manage to learn it.

star 9.29
45 votes
Les Miserables of the Kuno Estate

#15 - Les Miserables of the Kuno Estate

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 29, 1990

After getting in the middle of an argument between Kuno and Kodachi, Sasuke is banished from the Kuno estate. When Akane finds the loyal ninja sulking in the park, she feels sorry for him and invites him over to the Tendo Dojo for dinner. Shocked that someone actually is being nice to him, Sasuke starts to reconsider his oath of loyalty to the Kunos.

star 9.29
45 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Extra, Extra! Kuno and Nabiki: Read All About It!

#16 - Extra, Extra! Kuno and Nabiki: Read All About It!

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 25, 1991

A fortunetelling friend of Sasuke's divines that Nabiki is the girl Tatewaki is destined to spend his life with. Still torn over having to abandon Akane and 'the pig-tailed girl', Kuno starts to court Nabiki, who naturally welcomes the opportunity to milk him for everything he's worth.

star 9.28
43 votes
Fight! The Anything-Goes Obstacle Course Race

#17 - Fight! The Anything-Goes Obstacle Course Race

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 14, 1990

A giant obstacle course race is being held, and the first prize is a trip to China. Naturally, Ranma intends to win it.

star 9.27
44 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
The Return of the Hawai'ian Headmaster from Hell

#18 - The Return of the Hawai'ian Headmaster from Hell

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 5, 1990

Furinkan High's principal returns from a long trip to 'study' American educational system, unfortunately he turns out to be completely insane. His first order of business is to institute a policy of buzz cuts for boys and bowl cuts for girls unless the students can find the coconut with a 'get out of rules free' note in it...

star 9.27
44 votes
The Ultimate Team-up!? The Ryoga / Mousse Alliance

#19 - The Ultimate Team-up!? The Ryoga / Mousse Alliance

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 20, 1990

Finding Ryoga terribly depressed after getting beaten by Ranma, Mousse suggests they team up, combining their skills to get revenge.

star 9.27
48 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Ghost Story! Ranma and the Magic Sword

#20 - Ghost Story! Ranma and the Magic Sword

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 6, 1990

A ghost is terrorizing Furinkan High at night, and Ukyo heads up an effort in getting to the bottom of this. It proves a dangerous task though, when one by one the 'ghostbusting' teams turn up uncouncious.

star 9.27
45 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
The Egg-Catcher Man

#21 - The Egg-Catcher Man

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 15, 1991

Kasumi seems unusually cheerful after a chance encounter with a stranger, leading Nabiki to speculate that she's found herself a new boyfriend.

star 9.26
42 votes
Kodachi The Black Rose! The Beeline to True Love

#22 - Kodachi The Black Rose! The Beeline to True Love

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 3, 1990

Upon hearing that the Tendo's are broke and running out of food, Kodachi offers to move in to give her future husband and his family proper care. Despite Ranma's protests, Genma and Happosai welcome her with open arms.

star 9.26
46 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Enter Kuno, the Night-Prowling Knight

#23 - Enter Kuno, the Night-Prowling Knight

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 12, 1990

To help him carry out his new position as Furinkan High's Moral Guardian, Kuno turns to Happosai for training.

star 9.26
43 votes
Ryoga's Tendo Dojo Houseguest Diary

#24 - Ryoga's Tendo Dojo Houseguest Diary

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 1991

Ryoga decides to try to enroll at Furinkan High, though first he has to pass the placement test. Akane agrees to tutor him, but with all the commotion that happens in the Tendo Dojo on a regular basis, can he manage to keep his mind on his studies?

star 9.26
43 votes
Enter Ken and His Copycat Kerchief

#25 - Enter Ken and His Copycat Kerchief

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 31, 1990

The infamous martial artist Copycat Ken is loose in Furikan, able to not only copy people's moves, but also their appearance and strength and turn it against them.

star 9.26
47 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa