The BEST Episodes of Ranma ½

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 6, 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 9.51
47 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 9.44
41 votes
Ukyo's Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit

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

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 21, 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 9.43
42 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 9.38
47 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 9.38
47 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub

#6 - 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 9.38
45 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung

#7 - 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 9.38
45 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
The Dumbest Bet in History!

#8 - 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 9.38
40 votes
Back to the Happosai!

#9 - Back to the Happosai!

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 27, 1990

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.

star 9.37
48 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Happosai's Happy Heart!

#10 - Happosai's Happy Heart!

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 1991

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?

star 9.37
43 votes
Mousse Goes Home to the Country!

#11 - 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 9.35
40 votes
Kuno Becomes a Marianne!

#12 - Kuno Becomes a Marianne!

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 22, 1991

Azusa becomes convinced Kuno is a tanuki, a legendary creature with magical powers, and promptly adopts him as her 'Marianne'. Ranma and Akane are just happy that the two are keeping each other busy, until Azusa starts to suspect Akane wants to take her new pet away form her again.

star 9.34
38 votes
Ranma and the Evil Within

#13 - Ranma and the Evil Within

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 24, 1990

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.

star 9.34
47 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Ryoga the Strong... Too Strong

#14 - 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 9.33
42 votes
Ranma and Kuno's... First Kiss

#15 - 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 9.33
42 votes
The Witch Who Loved Me: A Japanese Ghost Story

#16 - The Witch Who Loved Me: A Japanese Ghost Story

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 25, 1990

Distressed at the frequent panty thefts, the town council turns to their local hero, Soun Tendo, for protection of the town relic - an ancient bra said to contain the ghost of a merciless empress.

star 9.33
45 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Les Miserables of the Kuno Estate

#17 - 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 9.32
44 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Extra, Extra! Kuno and Nabiki: Read All About It!

#18 - 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 9.31
42 votes
Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung Strike Back!

#19 - Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung Strike Back!

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 5, 1991

Honorbound to remain single until their big sister marries, Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung return to Japan armed with an even deadlier technique, determined to eliminate all of Ranma's other fiancees.

star 9.31
39 votes
The Last Days of Happosai...?

#20 - The Last Days of Happosai...?

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 10, 1990

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.

star 9.30
46 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
The Ultimate Team-up!? The Ryoga / Mousse Alliance

#21 - 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 9.30
47 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
Showdown! Can Ranma Make a Comeback?

#22 - Showdown! Can Ranma Make a Comeback?

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 1990

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...

star 9.30
44 votes
Ranma Gets Weak!

#23 - Ranma Gets Weak!

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 1990

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?

star 9.29
45 votes
I Love You! My Dear, Dear Ukyo

#24 - 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 9.28
46 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

#25 - It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 16, 1990

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.

star 9.28
50 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Hiroshi Toda