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Ranma 1/2  
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[From Viz]:
Being a teenage martial artist isn't easy, especially for Ranma Saotome, who went through a major transformation on a training mission with his father. After an accidental dunk into a legendary cursed spring in China, Ranma now changes into a girl every time he's splashed with cold water. That would be enough to complicate anyone's life, even without the arranged fiancée who doesn't like him (or says she doesn't) and the constant stream of rivals and suitors for both his male and female forms. What's a half-guy, half-girl to do?


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Associated Names
Ранма ½
รันม่า ไอ้หนุ่มกังฟู

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
38 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 22, Chap 229

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (995 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 18th 2016, 2:00pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (36 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #929 increased(+21)
Monthly Pos #1288 increased(+284)
3 Month Pos #1791 increased(+294)
6 Month Pos #2071 decreased(-242)

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On 725 reading lists
On 499 wish lists
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Ranma 1/2 is...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Clara
April 22nd, 2008, 10:35pm
...a timeless manga that was probably a gateway comic for many of us. Though I agree that Ranma 1/2 lacks a stable plot and may sometimes feel repetitive, one of the good qualities I always found about this manga is that you can pick up any volume to read and not get too lost due to its episodic nature. It's also easy to like Takahashi's characters - all of them have their own quirks without falling into overly-stereotypical roles. I think it's also important to remember that Ranma 1/2 was an extremely innovative series for its time, and even to this day has very original qualities. I recommend this comic for anyone who just wants a lighthearted, enjoyable read, and who can use a smile.

If I could, I would give this manga an eleven. It has a large spot in my heart.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Verix
March 3rd, 2012, 8:34am
It starts off very funny with an original plot, but it quickly starts recycling into the same again and again. I tried reading this in one go but really couldn't. I guess it's an OK read if you take your time, though.
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You'll never get tired of it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Takahashi4me
November 4th, 2008, 11:00am
It's been almost two years since I finished reading this manga and I still love every chapter, character and especially Ranma and Akane ^_^ <3
A loveable series with crazy characters and an ending volume that makes you want to laugh and scream at the same time!
Oh and if you're gonna read it, get ready for this particular scream:
From Akane, yourself, and many others
wink cheers,

... Last updated on November 4th, 2008, 11:02am
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A Classic.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by m0u5e
June 11th, 2008, 4:35am
If you haven't read Ranma yet, perhaps you should. Typical of a Takahashi Rumiko work, it suffers from extended plot syndrome, which could have been more or less shortened, but due to it's comical nature, it doesn't suffer as much as any other manga would. Hilarious, Takahashi's art style and comical approach will leave you in tears of mirth. The only thing you can expect from this manga, is the crazy hilarity and unexpectedness. A gem and a classic, a must read.
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Ranma 1/2   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Somniel
January 19th, 2007, 2:24pm
Creative and silly. The characters are all distinctive (and exaggerated) and delightful. I never get tired of their antics.
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A reread   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ListeningDaisy
July 28th, 2012, 12:45am
I love this series. Even though people may say it has flaws, who is perfect. I reread it every once in a while, and I don't really mind the length. If you have time, like Takashi's work, and enjoy comedy with a gender bender twist, I suggest your try this out. I think you may really enjoy it!
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Still a favourite   
Rating: N/A
by squares
October 11th, 2008, 12:23am
This was actually the first manga I ever read!
I still adore this series, five or so years later. It's alot of what I look for in a manga- it's light, funny, and the artwork doesn't make your eyes bleed. It's not to be taken too seriously, which is a really nice trait one can find in manga and anime.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by gurrla
May 6th, 2007, 2:50pm
I love it!
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Rating: N/A
by pip squeak
March 15th, 2006, 12:36am
This is absolutely hilarious! But inspite of the humor it also points out a few gender issues.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Manmankyle
September 10th, 2006, 4:38pm
rather than a martial arts manga it is more like a romance and comedy to me but still a great manga
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