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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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?
#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?
#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?
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#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.