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The Akane's Swimming Lessons - Principal Kuno Arc is the 30th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning two chapters. This arc was included in volume 14 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 12 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot Summary Edit

One afternoon Akane is staring into the swimming pool at Furinkan High thinking about how she has never learned to swim. The Principal arrives and thinks Akane is trying to kill herself. When he discovers she can not swim he decides that he won't let her move up a grade unless she learns[1].

The Principal stays up all night sewing a swan training costume to help Akane learn how to swim, but it almost causes her to drown. The mermaid costume works just as well too. Akane is ready to call it quits when all her friends from school rally behind her and give her the encouragement she needs to continue on. However, the Principal and the students give up once they see Akane almost drown even with a lifebuoy[2].

Chapters Covered Edit

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
Swim Like a Hammer
特訓! ハンマー・ガール
(Tokkun! Hanma garu)
Swimming with Psychos
Courage Under Water
(Mizu no naka no konjo)
Swimming with Psychos

Major Events Edit

  • This is the first time Akane attempts to learn how to swim

Characters Introduced Edit

No characters debuted in this arc.

References Edit

See AlsoEdit

List of Ranma ½ manga

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