Ranma 1/2 hiragana 

Andrew's Ranma Pages.... Home of the Ryouga and Ukyou page, too. n.n

These pages are constantly tweaked and adjusted. Once in a while, they'll get major changes or additions, too....

two forms

Ranma 1/2 is a gender- (and species-) bending, water-based anime. Water-based? What? Yup. We'll get to that later. It's one of the better known series within the US, but still not that well known. Here's my chance to educate the masses....

The title character is Saotome Ranma (I'm using the Asian way of stating the family name first). You see, his father Genma had promised Ranma in marriage to one of the three daughters of his best friend, Tendou Soun. This had happened many years ago, and in the intervening time, the two families had separated. Now, after those many years, Soun gathers up his daughters Kasumi, Nabiki, and Akane to inform them that now, the Saotomes were returning, and that one of them was to marry Ranma.

So, the day comes, the Saotomes arrive, and Ranma...is a girl. Soun faints.

The Curse

Shortly before going to the Tendou Dojo School of Anything Goes Martial Arts, Genma brought Ranma to Jusenkyo, a martial arts training ground in China with these very interesting springs. Ranma had knocked his father into a pool, and instead of Genma emerging, an angry panda bear charged out and knocked Ranma into another spring. He didn't emerge, either. Rather, she did--a very well-built, female version of Ranma. These springs were cursed--hundreds of years ago, various creatures and people had drowned in them, and anyone who fell into a spring would be cursed. Genma fell into the Spring of the Drowned Panda, and Ranma fell into the Spring of the Drowned Young Girl. Whee.... In the course of the series, others get cursed here as well.... The series takes place mostly in the Nerima district of Tokyo, but often goes to China and other assorted locations.

What's on this page? Or rather, pages? Well.... The most important things--the things that I update most frequently--are the ones related to Ranma fanfiction, the Ryouga and Ukyou page, and links to other places. The rest...well, I do stuff with the relationships pages a little, and as for the rest--I update them too, just not all too often. Enjoy!

In an effort to make these pages modem-friendly, I've taken off the larger images on them. If you want the pic of the cast around the convertible that used to be in this space, click here for it....

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