Ranma 1/2

Japanese name: Ranma 1/2 [Ranma Nibun no Ichi]
Japanese name: らんま1/2
English name: Ranma 1/2
Dates: April 15, 1989-September 16, 1989
Broadcast time: Saturday, 7:30-7:58 pm (19:30-9:58)
Number of episodes: 18
Animation Studio: Studio Deen
Production Company: Kitty Films
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
Series Director: Tomomitsu Mochizuki
Episode Director(s): Tsutomu Shibayama
Planning: Hiroshi Toda (series coordinator)
Art Director: Satoshi Miura
Character Designer(s): Atsuko Nakajima
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kappei Yamaguchi (Ranma Saotome), Megumi Hayashibara (Ranma Saotome), Noriko Hidaka (Akane Tendou), Inoue Kikuko (Kasumi Tendou), Minami Takayama (Nabiki Tendou), Kenichi Ogata (Genma Saotome), Ryunosuke Ohbayashi (Soun Tendou), Hirotaka Suzoki (Kuno Tatewaki), Saeko Shimazu (Kodachi Kuno), Kouichi Yamadera (Ryouga Hibiki), Yuuji Mitsuya (Dr. Tofu Ono),
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, romance, fantasy, personality transformation, martial arts, teenagers, high school
Home Video
United States: DVD (EDP 10554)
Note(s): This series is the first of two Ranma 1/2 tv series, several theatrical movies, and a number of oavs.

This series was continued by Ranma 1/2 Nettohen.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ranma 1/2 go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: December 22, 2007
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