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Dear Daddy... Love, Kodachi! (小太刀のマイラブリーパパ Kodachi no Mai Raburī Papa?) is the 1st episode in the sixth season of Ranma ½, Random Rhapsody, and the 113th episode overall.

Kodachi learns that her long-lost father has returned and is living as the principal of Furinkan High School, leading to a heartfelt reunion. Which Tatewaki is less than happy about.

Relation to the Previous EpisodeEdit

None.

Plot OverviewEdit

The episode starts off with Principal Kuno taking a stroll. Two schoolgirls walking by see him and are captivated by him till they see the coconut pop out from his head. At the Tendo Dojo, Kodachi asks Genma out to the parent teacher conference with an offer of French cuisine, calling him father and rousing Soun's suspicion. Ranma suggests Kodachi asks her own father instead of his and Soun mentions that the principal of Furinkan High is her own dad.

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Tatewaki contemplating his choices

She later confronts her brother about their father by shedding a specially made suit. He tells her that although their father claims to be the principal of Furinkan High, he never accepted him as such. She begins dreaming about what his father must look like, and Tatewaki is unable to tell her the truth about her father.
S06-1-Kodachi's Assumption

What Kodachi assumes her father looks like.

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Kodachi meets her father.

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Kodachi hugs her father.

Just then Sasuke informs the pair that their father had just come home and Kodachi rushes to the door. Kuno hits Sasuke on the head for not telling him and rushes to the door vowing that the two should never meet. Kodachi was so happy to meet her father she bowed low before him before hugging each other as Sasuke is overcome with emotion at the family being reunited. Kuno then comes to the front to try to strike down father but fails when Kodachi hits him in the head with her obtain and the Principal heads to Kuno's room and rips out the posters of Akane and Ranma's female form. By the time Principal Kuno decides to stay with his children despite Tatewaki's hatred towards him, he cares for his daughter Kodachi and he tells her about what happened to him in Hawaii as he pretends that he teaches students there (it reveals that he climbs through a large wall to escape in prison or in mental asylum). When they have a family dinner, Tatewaki was dismayed to see his father who is now taking the seat as the real head of the Kuno Estate as he scolds him not to take things about their reunion much to Tatewaki's distrust causing him to decide to leave. When Ranma and Akane came to visit Tatewaki due to Sasuke visit to their home, Kodachi was seen making a back massage to his father with the use of her bogans and giving a formal attire for their father in her school's Parents and Teachers Day causing Tatewaki to get angry. Upon packing his bag, he was met by both Ranma and Akane until his father shows his knack of cutting Ranma's pigtails causing them to fight as Principal Kuno accidentally shaves the right side of Tatewaki's hair causing the latter to get mad even further as Kodachi arrives and knowing of her father's true personality. She introduces Ranma as her fiancé much to Principal Kuno's surprise and happiness and he decides to spare Ranma for cutting his pigtails. Tatewaki challenges his father to a duel if his father wins, he will admit he was his father as Principal Kuno decides to make Ranma as the referee. Both men clashed in an equal fight as Kodachi cheers them. The fight ends in a draw as both men are on the roof. Principal Kuno pretends to Tatewaki that he sadly admits to him for being too tough and became strong like he was. Both are showing their respect for each other before Principal Kuno pushes his son on the roof as Kodachi faces him which she tells him that pushing his own son to the roof makes him a good parent. Principal Kuno maintains his calmness knowing that he does not belong to their house and he tells her that he has to go back to Hawaii to teach his students (In reality, he wants to go back to Furinkan High School to do his next horrible act of his own school rules in the next episodes). He also tells Kodachi that he won't be long in the Kuno Estate for the time being and he allows her to take his son, Tatewaki in his place. The episode ends that Tatewaki carries most of Kodachi's gymnastic items and her school bag to her school for her Parent and Teachers Day as Sasuke narrates that their family completely very strange as Kodachi treats her older brother, Tatewaki as her slave and something has never changed.

Cast in Order of AppearanceEdit

Character Name Japanese Voice English Voice
Yuka and Sayuri Masami Toshima (Yuka)
Yoshiko Kamei (Sayuri)
Cathy Weseluck (Yuka)
Willow Johnson (Sayuri)
Principal Kuno Tatsuyuki Jinnai Scott McNeil
Kasumi Tendo Kikuko Inoue Willow Johnson
Soun Tendo Ryūsuke Ōbayashi David Kaye
Genma Saotome (human) Kenichi Ogata Robert O. Smith
Nabiki Tendo Minami Takayama Elaina Wotten-Costain
Ranma Saotome (male) Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Cox
Akane Tendo Noriko Nagai Myriam Sirois
Kodachi Kuno Saeko Shimazu Sylvia Zaradic
Sasuke Sarugakure Shigeru Chiba Robert O. Smith

QuotesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first episode of the TV series where Sylvia Zaradic voices Kodachi. She replaces Erin Fitzgerald (who voiced her in her two appearances last season) and stays in the role for the remainder of the series. Teryl Rothery, who voiced her in the first four seasons, will replace Zaradic in the OVAs (since they were dubbed before this season).
  • This is the first time Kodachi and her father meet each other. Interestingly, they never share a scene together in the manga.

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