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.
#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 - 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.
#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 - 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...
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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?
#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.
#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.