The Japanese Nanniichuan Arc is the 16th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning three chapters. This arc was included in volume 8 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and Volume 7 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot SummaryEdit

Having learnt from Ryoga of a fabled Japanese Nannīchuan (spring of drowned man), Ryoga and Ranma follow the map's directions to the spring, only to discover that it is now underneath Furinkan High's female changing room.[1]

Undeterred, Ranma attempts multiple schemes to infiltrate the locker room, with little success.[2][3] Eventually Ranma engages in a fight Ryoga over his antics, ultimately resulting in what appears to be the spring erupting from beneath the locker room. Unfortunately for Ranma, he learns that the spring has since closed, leaving the janitor to deal with the water-pipe that Ranma broke.[3]

Chapters CoveredEdit

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
Quest for the Hidden Spring
(Mezase, wafu Nanniichuan)
Assault on the Girls' Locker Room
The Trouble with Girls' Locker Rooms
(Joshi koishitsu no wana)
Assault on the Girls' Locker Room
From the Spring, Springs a Message
(Wafu Nanniichuan kara no o shirase)
Assault on the Girls' Locker Room

Major EventsEdit

  • Ranma and Ryoga learn that the fabled Japanese Nanniichuan is no longer in service.

Characters IntroducedEdit

No characters debuted in this arc.


See AlsoEdit

List of Ranma ½ manga

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