Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ranma 1/2: Female Ranma

Ok tonight's tribute is to Ranma's female form.
Evil Ranma!
Episode 61 is particularly noteworthy because it has Ranma's male and female halves spit apart. The female have is evil though and it wants to take control of its male counterpart.
The do that... the evil female version of Ranma would have to absorb all the Male Ranma's energy. If that happens the Male Ranma would wind up being her slave.
(These caps are from Ranma episode 1, 12, 13. 15, 16, 59, 61, 154, and The Ranma movie Nihao My Concubine, A big Thank you to Starky for sending in some of the sets used in this tribute.)

Ranma is the main character of the series Ranma 1/2. He basically is a boy cursed to turn into a girl whenever cold water hits him. He and his father were doing a dangerous training exercise in China and Ranma accidentally fell into the Jusenkyo spring where a girl drowned. Anyone who falls into that spring takes on the body of a woman. On the plus side, the body Ranma is forced to take on seems to be in good shape and is rather attractive. Other characters in the series aren't quite as lucky. 

Ranma is a highly skilled Martial Artist and his father arranged for him to become the heir of the Tendo dojo. To do that Ranma has to marry one of the daughters of a Martial Arts master who is friends with Rama's father. Ranma actually has 3 choices... the eldest daughter of the family Kasumi, the middle daughter Nabiki and the youngest daughter Akane. However of the three girls... Akane seems the most likely because they are around the same age. A lot of the comedy of the Ranma 1/2 revolves around Ranma and Akane's relationship. While the two characters are engaged to be married, they fight constantly however they seem to genuinely care about each other. Complicating the situation is that both characters have other people interested in them and each of them gets jealous when they see their fiance with someone else. It makes for a wildly entertaining series. ^_^

Ok everyone. That's all for tonight. I have one more Ranma post planned. Can you guess which character it will be devoted to?
-KSC

22 comments:

  1. Gotta love how when transforming the shoes always seem to fall off or get lost somehow ;-) Also seems like you missed episode... 3? Where Ranma *isn't wearing pants (IIRC) for some reason and Kuno first falls in love with girl Ranma she ends up standing on his Kendo stick. And the shot is decent I think... Been too many years since I watched >_<

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    1. Yeah. I think that Female Ranma's feet are smaller so the shoes fall off easily. ^_^

      O_O Have to try and get that one. It sounds like a great scene. Thanks for letting me know about it HDS. ^_^

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    2. That was always my reasoning too lol :-)

      Pretty sure episode 3... It has to be very early because of the whole Kuno thing. Pretty sure it was the whole plot of the episode lol. Well you're welcome if I remembered right ;-) There are 180 something episodes lol

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    3. :-)

      O_O Ok will watch that episode. :-) Really good memory.

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    4. I'm like 90% sure it's 3, if not 4. An episode synopsis like even wikipedia should help you pinpoint it lol.

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    5. :-D Judging from Wiki Synopsis... it seems like it is 3. I will try to get it. ^_^

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    6. Score 1 for the memory banks! :-D

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  4. Nice find but it gives me a odd feeling because it's still a guy just turned into a girl it's still great

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    1. Thanks Dean. ^_^ Yeah... I can understand that. These type of characters can mess with one's head.

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    2. It certainly messes with my head. Honestly, if it weren't for the fact that Female!Ranma (or Ranko, if you prefer that) has evil thoughts when split from the male half, it would have been the perfect solution to his problem, IMHO.

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    4. :-) Yes that's true. Poor Ranma... it seems like there's always a catch when it comes to the solutions for his condition.

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    5. So it would seem. Poor bastard; and it certainly would have been a perfect solution for those of us who think Female!Ranma/Ranko is cute but don't want their head messed with and all that. ^^;

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  5. Ranma was one of the first manga I ever read, and it has a nostalgic place in my heart. This has been a great series of posts. ^_^

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    1. :-) One of the early one I read as well.

      Thanks Atomic Chinchilla.

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  6. Whoa, barefoot overload! Seriously, it causes my iPad to crash! Not that that's a bad thing, this is great!

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