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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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Ранма ½

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Status in Country of Origin
38 Volumes (Complete)
20 Volumes (New Edition, Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 22, Chap 229 (Vol 34, Chap 365 Including OVAs)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1052 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 2nd 2018, 10:03am PST



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Viz (36 Volumes - Complete)

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Year Pos #2198 increased(+29)

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A Classic   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by plotrobert
April 28th, 2016, 7:07am
Back in the day this was the first manga series I ever read, so to this day it kind of has a special place for me. I can acknowledge that there's some issues with this series, namely that the situations/comedy gets pretty repetitive and there's not much of an overall plot if you care about that. However I find Ranma to be quite a funny series, and most of the time the action is quite well done. Rumiko Takahashi always did a good job making likable characters as well and Ranma is no exception, I found myself quite liking nearly everyone in the cast.

One thing I will say, skip the anime. They completely ignore some of the best story arcs in the manga (like Herb, Mint and Lime) for stupid romcom situations, and besides that the anime just comes across as shoddily done to me.

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2017, 9:07pm
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Hilariously entertaining!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by khanaami
August 29th, 2014, 7:15pm
This manga is a classic, fun to read, memorable, what more to say? The series is absolutely unique for the gender bending and martial arts, oh and the papa panda bear. Just that it is too long.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2014, 7:17pm
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Can't Finish   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
January 29th, 2014, 5:44pm
This is a good manga, it's just...the female lead kinda bothers me; this is why there's no rating. The story is fun and exciting, from what I've read, and many wonderful characters. Like P-chan~! Some things get repeated over and not much of a plot to began with.
When I first started, I was laughing my bottom off. But, barely a fourth way through, I'm just tired of this story. Maybe I will come back and pick up on it again. I like the art really much since it's from the same creator of InuYasha.
Humor is a bit of the same (harassing the male lead {which is why I got tired of it}), and gender differences.

For those that can get pass this stuff, or just want a laugh and a lot of time, go ahead and read this. I'm just not one of them.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cuti3m00n
August 9th, 2012, 6:34am
Just too hilarious biggrin.This is one of my fav/ manga. There are many ridiculous scenes, which makes me love it actually. No character development, but, well, after all, the main purpose of this manga is humour. It's still a great manga, deserve my 10!
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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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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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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by misuyama
June 6th, 2009, 4:02pm
I don't really like this manga. The first volume is fine but I soon found out that all other volumes are the same. It really lacks character development and the martial arts bit is only for comedy. It never made me laugh and then I realized that I was forcing myself to read it. I liked the original idea and I usually love long mangas but since it wasn't getting anywhere I dropped it about halfway.
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awesome manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
May 29th, 2009, 1:57pm
i have to say, that this manga was very well done, funny most of the time and the and the drama.... well cant say there was realyl any since each time there was one it turns into to something funny.

cant say that it had a nice ending in both anime and manga but the manga has a better conclusion than the anime. Well to tell u the truth i like the ending cause it is cool to be able to change gender, u can do perverted shit and will never get caught. well i like gender bender manga such as those.

nice manga though, worth watching twice
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tarmie
May 28th, 2009, 10:29am
The only really bad thing here is the lenght, but is't Rumiko so it's no surpise. Anyway I love this manga, the characters are extremely original, the humor brilliant, and the art fits the story soo well. You are never bored, at least not for the 25 first books. xD After that it gets a bit repetevtive, but not enough to make you quit the series.

If you are looking for a good laugh, this is the manga you are looking for. :3
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...I can say no more than what has already been said.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Thethhron
December 8th, 2008, 7:45pm
The comments before said it all. A classic. Delightfully funny. A gateway manga for many, including myself. It's only bad points are the occasional repetitiveness and lack of powerful/suspenseful underlying plot. And yet despite it's seeming bad qualities, people still love it, long after it has ended. Rumiko's art and storytelling at it's best. And so, I give the conclusion that it is a must-read, even for you dark types. Everyone needs a little comedy in their life.
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