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Ranma 1/2 - Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

One day, teenaged martial artist Ranma Saotome went on a training mission with his father and ended up taking a dive into some cursed springs at a legendary training ground in China. Now, every time he's splashed with cold water, he changes into a girl. His father, Genma, changes into a panda! What's a half-guy, half-girl to do? Find out what fueled the worldwide manga boom in beloved creator Rumiko Takahashi's (Inuyasha, Urusei Yatsura, RIN-NE) smash-hit of martial arts mayhem.

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  • Ranma 1/2 161: Boy Meets Mom, Part II: Someday, Somehow…

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition)

  • Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5

    Contains volumes 9 and 10! Ranma’s latest rival is Ukyo Kuonji, a chef in the art of cooking okonomiyaki, Japanese pizza. But the latest fight is more than just a rivalry with a fellow martial artist—Ukyo’s issues with Ranma go all the way back to childhood and a certain promise he once made. Though just because there’s a new rival...

  • Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4

    Contains volumes 7 and 8! Back when Ranma’s father, Genma, and Akane’s father, Soun, were young martial artists, they learned the secrets of Anything-Goes Martial Arts from one of the greatest masters of all time. Unfortunately, he’s also someone they would do just about anything to get away from, and the entire Tendo household is about...

  • Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3

    Contains volumes 5 and 6! Chinese Amazon warrior Shampoo hasn’t given up on Ranma yet—only instead of killing him, she now wants to marry him! There are just a few obstacles in the way of their future happiness, though, starting with a childhood phobia of Ranma’s and followed by Shampoo’s suitor, Mousse, martial arts master of...

  • Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2

    Contains volumes 3 and 4! Being a martial artist, Ranma just can’t resist the call to combat and takes on one opponent after another: Ryoga, a lone-wolf fighter with no sense of direction; Shampoo, a Chinese Amazon who has pledged to kill him; and finally Shampoo’s suitor Mousse, a martial arts master of hidden weapons. Is there such a thing...

  • Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1

    Contains volumes 1 and 2! Years ago, Genma promised his old friend Soun Tendo that Ranma would marry one of Soun’s three daughters and carry on the family’s martial arts school. Except that the girl picked to be Ranma’s bride doesn’t seem to like him, Ranma keeps getting into fights…and did we mention that whole changing...

Ranma 1/2

  • Ranma 1/2 160: Boy Meets Mom, Part I

  • Ranma 1/2 158: A Ninja's Dog Is Black and White

  • Ranma 1/2 156: The Battle for Miss Beachside

  • Ranma 1/2 154: Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part 1

  • Ranma 1/2 152: Battle for the Golden Tea Set!

  • Ranma 1/2 150: The Horrible Happo-Mold Burst!

  • Ranma 1/2 148: Meet You in the Milky Way

  • Ranma 1/2 146: The Cradle from Hell

  • Ranma 1/2 144: Run Away With Me, Ranma

  • Ranma 1/2 142: From the Depths of Despair, Part 2

  • Ranma 1/2 140: Pick-a-Peck O' Happosai

  • Ranma 1/2 138: Ranma's Greatest Challenge!

  • Ranma 1/2 136: Master and Student... Forever!?

  • Ranma 1/2 134: Akane's Unfathomable Heart

  • Ranma 1/2 132: Mystery of the Marauding Octopus Pot!

  • Ranma 1/2 130: The Missing Matriarch of Martial Arts Tea!

  • Ranma 1/2 128: Ukyo's Secret Sauce, Part 1

  • Ranma 1/2 126: The Date-Monster of Watermelon Island

  • Ranma 1/2 124: A Cold Day in Furinkan

  • Ranma 1/2 122: The Demon from Jusenkyo, Part II

  • Ranma 1/2 120: Case of the Furinkan Stalker!

  • Ranma 1/2 118: Ryoga Inherits the Saotome School?

  • Ranma 1/2 116: The Secret Don of Furinkan High

  • Ranma 1/2 114: Enter Gosunkugi, the New Rival!?

  • Ranma 1/2 112: Ranma Versus Shadow Ranma!

  • Ranma 1/2 110: Nabiki, Ranma's New Fiancée?

  • Ranma 1/2 108: Ryoga, Run Into the Sunset

  • Ranma 1/2 106: Dinner at Ringside!

  • Ranma 1/2 104: Sasuke's "Mission: Improbable"

  • Ranma 1/2 102: Ranma the Lady-Killer

  • Ranma 1/2 100: The Frogman's Curse!

  • Ranma 1/2 98: A Leotard Is a Girl's Burden

  • Ranma 1/2 96: Me Is Kuno's Daddy, Me Is

  • Ranma 1/2 94: And the Challenger Is... A Girl?!

  • Ranma 1/2 92: Genma Takes a Walk

  • Ranma 1/2 90: Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung Strike Back!

  • Ranma 1/2 89: When a Guy's Pride and Joy Is Gone

  • Ranma 1/2 86: Kuno Becomes a Marianne

  • Ranma 1/2 84: Mousse Goes Home to the Country!

  • Ranma 1/2 82: Ranma and Kuno's...First Kiss

  • Ranma 1/2 80: Close Call! P-chan's Secret

  • Ranma 1/2 78: Extra, Extra! Kuno & Nabiki: Read All About It!

  • Ranma 1/2 76: Ryoga's "Tendo Dojo Houseguest" Diary

  • Ranma 1/2 74: A Formidable New Disciple Appears

  • Ranma 1/2 72: My Fiancé, the Cat

  • Ranma 1/2 70: Here Comes Ranma's Mom!

  • Ranma 1/2 68: Showdown! Can Ranma Make a Comeback?

  • Ranma 1/2 66: Ranma Gets Weak!!

  • Ranma 1/2 64: The Return of the Hawaiian Headmaster from Hell

  • Ranma 1/2 62: Fight! the Anything-Goes Obstacle Course Race

  • Ranma 1/2 60: Enter Ken and His Copycat Kerchief

  • Ranma 1/2 58: Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung

  • Ranma 1/2 56: Kodachi the Black Rose! the Beeline to True Love

  • Ranma 1/2 54: Ultimate Team-Up!? the Ryoga/Mousse Alliance

  • Ranma 1/2 52: Ghost Story! Ranma and the Magic Sword

  • Ranma 1/2 50: Final Facedown! Happosai vs. the Invisible Man

  • Ranma 1/2 48: The Killer from Jusenkyo

  • Ranma 1/2 46: The Witch Who Loved Me: A Japanese Ghost Story

  • Ranma 1/2 44: Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There's a Pervert in the Tub

  • Ranma 1/2 42: Ryoga & Akane: 2-Gether, 4-Ever

  • Ranma 1/2 40: Bathhouse Battle! We're in Some Hot Water Now

  • Ranma 1/2 38: S.O.S.! The Wrath of Happosai

  • Ranma 1/2 36: Goodbye Girl-Type

  • Ranma 1/2 34: Assault On the Girls' Locker Room

  • Ranma 1/2 32: Ranma vs. Mousse! to Lose Is to Win

  • Ranma 1/2 30: Danger at the Tendo Dojo!

  • Ranma 1/2 28: Ranma Trains On Mt. Terror

  • Ranma 1/2 26: Enter Mousse! The Fist of the White Swan

  • Ranma 1/2 24: This Ol' Gal's the Leader of the Amazon Tribe!

  • Ranma 1/2 22: Clash of the Delivery Girls! the Martial Arts Takeout Race

  • Ranma 1/2 20: I Love You, Ranma! Please Don't Say Goodbye

  • Ranma 1/2 18: Enter Shamoo, the Gung-Ho Girl! I Put My Life in Your Hands

  • Ranma 1/2 16: P-chan Explodes! The Icy Fountain of Love!

  • Ranma 1/2 14: The Abduction of P-chan

  • Ranma 1/2 12: A Woman's Love Is War! The Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge!

  • Ranma 1/2 10: P-P-P-Chan! He's Good for Nothin'

  • Ranma 1/2 8: School Is a Battlefield! Ranma vs. Ryoga

  • Ranma 1/2 6: Akane's Lost Love... These Things Happen, You Know

  • Ranma 1/2 4: Ranma and...Ranma? if It's Not One Thing, It's Another

  • Ranma 1/2 2: School Is No Place for Horsing Around

  • Ranma 1/2 159: The Tendo Dragon Legend

  • Ranma 1/2 157: The Musical Instruments of Destruction

  • Ranma 1/2 155: Bring It On! Love As a Cheerleader, Part 2

  • Ranma 1/2 153: Gosunkugi's Summer Affair!

  • Ranma 1/2 151: The Kuno Sibling Scandal!

  • Ranma 1/2 149: Wretched Rice Cakes of Love

  • Ranma 1/2 147: Madam St. Paul's Cry for Help

  • Ranma 1/2 145: Let's Go to the Mushroom Temple

  • Ranma 1/2 143: Shampoo's Cursed Kiss

  • Ranma 1/2 141: From the Depths of Despair, Part 1

  • Ranma 1/2 139: Nihao! Jusenkyo Guide

  • Ranma 1/2 137: Tatewaki Kuno, Substitute Principal

  • Ranma 1/2 135: A Teenage Ghost Story

  • Ranma 1/2 133: Gosunkugi's Paper Dolls of Love

  • Ranma 1/2 131: Akane Goes to the Hospital!

  • Ranma 1/2 129: Ukyo's Secret Sauce, Part 2

  • Ranma 1/2 127: Legend of the Lucky Panda

  • Ranma 1/2 125: Curse of the Scribbled Panda

  • Ranma 1/2 123: A Xmas Without Ranma

  • Ranma 1/2 121: The Demon from Jusenkyo, Part 1

  • Ranma 1/2 119: Tendo Family Goes to the Amusement Park!

  • Ranma 1/2 117: Back to the Way We Were...Please!

  • Ranma 1/2 115: Ranma's Calligraphy Challenge

  • Ranma 1/2 113: Dear Daddy… Love Kodachi!

  • Ranma 1/2 111: Case of the Missing Takoyaki!

  • Ranma 1/2 109: Into the Darkness

  • Ranma 1/2 107: Swimming With Psychos

  • Ranma 1/2 105: Bonjour, Furinkan!

  • Ranma 1/2 103: Shogi Showdown

  • Ranma 1/2 101: Revenge! Raging Okonomiyaki...!

  • Ranma 1/2 99: The Mixed-Bath Horror!

  • Ranma 1/2 97: The Matriarch Takes a Stand

  • Ranma 1/2 95: Hot Springs Battle Royale!

  • Ranma 1/2 93: The Gentle Art of Martial Tea Ceremony

  • Ranma 1/2 91: Ryoga's Proposal

  • Ranma 1/2 90: Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung Strike Back!

  • Ranma 1/2 87: Ranma, You Are Such a Jerk!

  • Ranma 1/2 85: The Dumbest Bet in History!

  • Ranma 1/2 83: Shampoo's Red Thread of Dread!

  • Ranma 1/2 81: The Egg-Catcher Man

  • Ranma 1/2 79: Ryoga the Strong… Too Strong

  • Ranma 1/2 77: Happosai's Happy Heart!

  • Ranma 1/2 75: Step Outside!

  • Ranma 1/2 73: Blow, Wind! to Be Young Is to Go Gung-Ho

  • Ranma 1/2 71: From Ryoga With Love

  • Ranma 1/2 69: Ukyo's Skirt! the Girly-Girl Gambit

  • Ranma 1/2 67: Eureka! the Desperate Move of Desperation

  • Ranma 1/2 65: Enter Kuno, the Night-Prowling Knight

  • Ranma 1/2 63: Ranma Goes Back to Jusenkyo at Last

  • Ranma 1/2 61: Ryoga's Miracle Cure! Hand Over That Soap

  • Ranma 1/2 59: Ranma and the Evil Within

  • Ranma 1/2 57: The Last Days of Happosai…?

  • Ranma 1/2 55: Back to the Happosai!

  • Ranma 1/2 53: All It Takes Is One! the Kiss of Love Is the Kiss of Death

  • Ranma 1/2 51: Les Misérables of the Kuno Estate

  • Ranma 1/2 49: Am I...Pretty? Ranma's Declaration of Womanhood

  • Ranma 1/2 47: Transform! Akane the Super Duper Girl

  • Ranma 1/2 45: I Love You! My Dear, Dear Ukyo

  • Ranma 1/2 43: Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe for Disaster

  • Ranma 1/2 41: Ranma Gains Yet Another Suitor

  • Ranma 1/2 39: Kissing Is Such Sweet Sorrow! The Taking of Akane's Lips

  • Ranma 1/2 37: It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

  • Ranma 1/2 35: Kuno's House of Gadgets! Guests Check in, But They Don't Check Out

  • Ranma 1/2 33: Enter Happosai, the Lustful Lecher!

  • Ranma 1/2 31: The Abduction of Akane!

  • Ranma 1/2 29: The Breaking Point!? Ryoga's Great Revenge

  • Ranma 1/2 27: Cool Runnings! The Race of the Snowmen

  • Ranma 1/2 25: Behold! The "Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire" Technique

  • Ranma 1/2 23: You Really Do Hate Cats!

  • Ranma 1/2 21: I Am a Man! Ranma's Going Back to China!?

  • Ranma 1/2 19: Shampoo's Revenge! the Shiatsu Technique That Steals Heart and Soul

  • Ranma 1/2 17: Pelvic Fortune-Telling? Ranma Is the No. One Bride in Japan

  • Ranma 1/2 15: Close Call! the Dance of Death...On Ice!

  • Ranma 1/2 13: A Tear in a Girl-Delinquent's Eye? the End of the Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge

  • Ranma 1/2 11: Ranma Meets Love Head-On! Enter the Delinquent Juvenile Gymnast!

  • Ranma 1/2 9: True Confessions! A Girl's Hair Is Her Life!

  • Ranma 1/2 7: Enter Ryoga, the Eternal "Lost Boy"

  • Ranma 1/2 5: Love Me to the Bone! the Compound Fracture of Akane's Heart

  • Ranma 1/2 3: A Sudden Storm of Love... Hey, Wait a Minute!

  • Ranma 1/2 1: The Strange Stranger from China

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Rumiko Takahashi

The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's prestigious New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, One-Pound Gospel, and RIN-NE.

Takahashi won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film. Takahashi's manga, as well as the other formats her work has been adapted into, have continued to delight generations of fans around the world. Distinguished by her wonderfully endearing characters, Takahashi's work adeptly incorporates a wide variety of elements such as comedy, romance, fantasy, and martial arts. While her series are difficult to pin down into one simple genre, the signature style she has created has come to be known as the "Rumic World." Rumiko Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga.