Synopses & Reviews
From the best-selling manga author of Inu-Yasha, Ranma features a martial artist with a curse. When he gets doused with cold water, he turns into a voluptuous girl! And his friends--and enemies--turn into various cute animals! Ranma 1/2, which features action, adventure, and romantic comedy, is the longest-running manga in the United States. Extensive training helps Ranma defeat Shampoo's grandmother by assuming his invincible-cat mode. Akane in turn tames "cat Ranma, " in the process gaining the antidote to Ranma's inability to tolerate hot water. Just as Ranma returns to male form, Ryoga arrives, only to be tied into knots by Ranma. Ryoga turns to the old woman for more training, and learns Bakusaitenketsu, a technique that teaches how to explode a rock through pressure points. Soon Ranma must face a more powerful Ryoga, and the outcome isn't at all certain!
Akane tames "cat Ranma," and in the process gains the antidote to Ranma's intolerance of hot water. This tale combines action, adventure, and romantic comedy, and is the longest-running manga in the United States.