The Best Episodes of Ranma ½
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.
#1 - Showdown! Can Ranma Make a Comeback?
Season 4 - Episode 5
Armed with the 'Hiryu Shoten Ha', Ranma goes after Happosai. But the old master, knowing something is up, keeps his temper, rendering the attack useless unless Ranma can figure out some way to get him really worked up...
#2 - All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death
Season 3 - Episode 13
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.
#3 - Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub
Season 3 - Episode 4
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...
#6 - Ranma and the Evil Within
Season 3 - Episode 19
Happosai separates Ranma's girl and boy bodies using a magical incense. However, the girl body ends up with all of Ranma's evil, turning it into a vicious spirit that wants to enslave the male Ranma to her will.
#8 - Behold! The Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Technique
Season 2 - Episode 4
Having been made hyper-sensitive to heat by Cologne, Ranma is trapped in his girl form until he promisees to marry Shampoo. Refusing to give up, Ranma takes a job at her diner, hoping for a chance to grab the 'Phoenix Pill' that's supposed to cure him.
#9 - The Return of the Hawai'ian Headmaster from Hell
Season 4 - Episode 1
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...
#10 - Ukyo's Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit
Season 3 - Episode 23
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.
#11 - Ranma Gets Weak!
Season 4 - Episode 3
Furious at Ranma for delivering him into the hands of a mob of angry women, Happosai brands Ranma with ancient mark, causing him to become 'as weak as a mere babe'. Upon hearing this, his enemies start lining up to give him a beating... What's poor Ranma to do?
#12 - Happosai's Happy Heart!
Season 4 - Episode 13
Happosai falls head over heels in love with a pre-school teacher, but is he willing to give up the underwear stealing for her sake?
#13 - Enter Happosai, the Lustful Lecher!
Season 2 - Episode 15
Soun and Genma are terrified when their old teacher, master Happosai, shows up. The founder of the Anything Goes school of martial arts, his fighting skills are only surpassed by his lust for women's underwear...
#14 - Assault on the Girls' Locker Room
Season 2 - Episode 16
Ranma is determined to infiltrate the Furinkan High girl's locker room when he gets a map from Ryoga that shows there's a old spring beneath it that can cure his curse. It proves harder than Ranma thought though, since the girls are on high alert due to the recent raids by Happosai.
#15 - It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain
Season 2 - Episode 19
It's cookie baking time in the home ed. class, and Akane and Kodachi both want Ranma to taste. Not taking no for an answer, the Black Rose falls back on blackmail, causing Akane to become even more determined to get Ranma to eat hers.
#16 - Bathhouse Battle! We're in Some Hot Water Now
Season 2 - Episode 22
The water heater is broken, so Ranma and co are off to the public bathhouse for a bath. Naturally, Happosai wants to come, planning to pay a little visit to the women's side...
#17 - Back to the Happosai!
Season 3 - Episode 15
A magic mirror sends Ranma and co a few centuries back in time to a small Chinese village, where a young girl named Cologne is torn between love and disgust for the 18 year old underwear stealing 'adventurer' running around calling himself Happy.
#19 - The Last Days of Happosai...?
Season 3 - Episode 17
A fortune telling classmate of Akane predicts that Happosai hasn't get long to live, and that Ranma and Akane will soon be married. When the old master starts showing signs of weakness, the unwilling fiancees better hope they find a cure - fast.
#20 - Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung
Season 3 - Episode 18
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.
#21 - The Breaking Point!? Ryoga's Great Revenge
Season 2 - Episode 11
Cologne is teaching Ryoga the fearsome Breaking Point technique, making him capable of shattering giant boulders with a single touch. With it, he's sure he can beat Ranma... If the training doesn't kill him first.
#24 - Final Facedown! Happosai vs. The Invisible Man
Season 3 - Episode 10
After being gone for a while, having fled to avoid Happosai's wrath, Soun and Genma return, claiming to have studied ancient ninja techniques that will enable them to beat the master once and for all.
#25 - Kuno's House Of Gadgets! Guests Check In, But They Don't Check Out
Season 2 - Episode 17
Ranma's found the first of the three magic urns needed to summon the spring. And where's the next one's hidden? Deep in the bowels of the Kuno estate, full of traps, tricks and hot and cold water...