The Best Episodes of Ranma ½

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

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.

Gosunkugi's Summer Affair

#1 - Gosunkugi's Summer Affair

Season 7 - Episode 17

The ever-so-morose Hikaru Gosunkugi has met the girl of his dreams. The weird thing is, she even seems to like him back! The trouble is, the girl is Kogane, the teenage ghost. What can Ranma and Akane possibly do to make this ghostly love story work?

star 9.00
2 votes
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Meet You in the Milky Way

#2 - Meet You in the Milky Way

Season 7 - Episode 12

Held every year on July 7th, Japan's 'tanabata' festival celebrates the celestial reunion of the Weaver Princess and her beau, the Cowherd. When the two descend from the sky, their story seems suddenly so much less romantic....

star 9.00
2 votes
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Wretched Rice Cakes Of Love

#3 - Wretched Rice Cakes Of Love

Season 7 - Episode 13

And lo, it is said, if he who eats of the sakura-mochi or 'cherry blossom rice-cake' is meant to be with you forever, the mark of the sakura shall appear on his forehead, but if it should be that he is not....

star 9.00
3 votes
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The Kuno Sibling Scandal

#4 - The Kuno Sibling Scandal

Season 7 - Episode 15

Oh those wacky, squabbling, Kuno siblings. Tatewaki (age seventeen) is in love with girl-type Ranma, while Kodachi (a.k.a 'the Black Rose') adores the boy-type. Brought to blows by jealousy, where's King Solomon where you need him?

star 9.00
2 votes
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The Cradle from Hell

#5 - The Cradle from Hell

Season 7 - Episode 10

In the life of every father, there must eventually come a time when the son challenges his authority, tests his own strength, declares himself a man. But is Cup Ramen worth losing your dad for?

star 9.00
2 votes
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Let's Go to the Mushroom Temple

#6 - Let's Go to the Mushroom Temple

Season 7 - Episode 9

'The soul of the mushroom is the soul of the Earth,' or so it's said by those in the know. Love mushrooms...poison mushrooms...can a relationship based on fungus survive among us?

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2 votes
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Battle for Miss Beachside

#7 - Battle for Miss Beachside

Season 7 - Episode 18

This is like no bathing-suit competition you've ever seen! The contestants are Akane, Shampoo, Ukyo and Kodachi...plus girl-type Ranma, and Tsubasa Kurenai to boot. Knowing these girls, it's going to be one hot competition!

star 9.00
2 votes
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All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death

#8 - 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.

star 8.79
14 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
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The Musical Instruments of Destruction

#9 - The Musical Instruments of Destruction

Season 7 - Episode 21

During an annual cleaning of the estate, Kuno comes across an ancient taiko drum that's got the devastating power of a howitzer. And what good is a weapon if you don't turn it on your friends, right? As if that weren't enough, now Kodachi's got an equally devastating lute...which she promptly turns over to the principal. Cue the music!

star 8.67
3 votes
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Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe For Disaster

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

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 8.67
15 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
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Tendo Family Goes to the Amusement Park!

#11 - Tendo Family Goes to the Amusement Park!

Season 6 - Episode 7

Dr. Tofo gets a free pass to an amusement park and invites Kasumi, who takes the rest of household with her. Once there, the money starts flying, and suddenly they discover that an unwanted guest has eaten their lunch.

star 8.60
5 votes
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A Ninja's Dog is Black and White

#12 - A Ninja's Dog is Black and White

Season 7 - Episode 22

Ryoga encounters Checkers (Shirokuro) a black and white dog. The dog saves P-chan when they went over a waterfall, so Ryoga starts to take care of the dog and feed it. The dog takes a love letter Ryoga had written out of his backpack and delievers it to Akane. Akane doesn't know who the letter is from because Ryoga didn't sign it, but gives Checkers a letter to give to return. The letter said that she had someone that she loved, and was sorry she couldn't return the writers feelings. Ryoga is horrified when he reads this, but then Ranma asks him if he had signed the letter Akane read. Upon realizing that he hadn't, Ryoga believes that the 'somebody' Akane is talking about is actually him.

star 8.60
5 votes
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Ryoga Inherits the Saotome School?

#13 - Ryoga Inherits the Saotome School?

Season 6 - Episode 6

Furious at Ranma for eating his sweets, Genma decides to make Ryoga his disciple and heir.

star 8.60
5 votes
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Back to the Happosai!

#14 - 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.

star 8.56
16 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
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Transform! Akane the Super-Duper Girl

#15 - Transform! Akane the Super-Duper Girl

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 8.56
16 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
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Assault on the Girls' Locker Room

#16 - 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.

star 8.56
18 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Hiroshi Toda
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Ryoga and Akane: 2-Gether, 4-Ever

#17 - Ryoga and Akane: 2-Gether, 4-Ever

Season 3 - Episode 2

Ukyo tries to set Akane and Ryoga up on a date, hoping to get Ranma for herself. Ranma, however, intends to do his best to ruin it...

star 8.50
18 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers:
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Boy Meets Mom - Part One

#18 - Boy Meets Mom - Part One

Season 7 - Episode 24

While visiting Mrs. Tendo's grave Ranma begins to wonder about his own mother. Nodoka Saotome, Ranma's mother, had just sent a postcard telling the Tendos she was going to visit. Ranma is quite eager to meet his mother, but Genma explains to everyone that he made a promise to Nodoka when Ranma was first born. He made a death pact to Nodoka, which states that Ranma, be either reared as man among men or they be put to the sword. Genma and Ranma decide to hide their true identities and tell Nodoka that Ranma is actually Ranko, a cousin of the Tendos.

star 8.50
4 votes
Happosai's Happy Heart!

#19 - 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?

star 8.45
11 votes
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Close Call! P-chan's Secret

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

Season 4 - Episode 16

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 8.44
9 votes
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It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

#21 - 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.

star 8.44
18 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Hiroshi Toda
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Ranma and the Evil Within

#22 - 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.

star 8.44
16 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
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Boy Meets Mom - Part Two

#23 - Boy Meets Mom - Part Two

Season 7 - Episode 25

Nodoka's stay is rather short, and Ranma hears that she is planning on returning home soon. He decides that he would really like for her to meet him as himself rather than as Ranko. Genma warns Ranma and constantly tries to stop him. When a water main explodes and sends Nodoka flying, Ranma saves her and Nodoka catches a glimpse of her son before passing out. When she awakens, she sees Ranko and thinks it was all a dream. Nodoka says that in her dream Ranma was very manly. Ranma tells Akane that he will wait until he can be normal before he tells his mother the truth. At the end, Ranma and Akane head off to school, and then turn towards the screen and say 'Goodbye!'.

star 8.43
7 votes
Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung

#24 - 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.

star 8.43
14 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
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Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub

#25 - 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...

star 8.43
14 votes
Directors: Kouji Sawai
Writers: Shigeru Yanagawa
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