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RanmaVolume1

Volume 1 of Ranma 1/2

Ranma ½ began publication in September 1987, appearing in Shōnen Sunday after the ending of Rumiko Takahashi's previous major work, Urusei Yatsura. From September 1987 until March 1996, Ranma ½ was published on a near weekly basis with the occasional colorized page to spruce up the usually black and white manga stories. After nearly a decade of storylines, the final chapter was published in Shōnen Sunday 1996, Volume 12.[1]

Following publication in Shōnen Sunday, the manga was then published in tankōbon form until 1996 the pages were published in normal black and white. Ranma ½ was eventually serialized into 38 of these volumes. In 2002, Shogakukan opted to republish these under a new format, the shinsōban. These were essentially the same as the tankōban save for a different cover.

In addition to the regular storylines, Ranma ½ has had several special releases. First, the Ranma ½ Memorial Book was published just as the manga ended in 1996. Acting as an end-cap to the series, it collects various illustrations from the series, features an interview with Takahashi,[2] and includes tidbits about Ranma such as summaries of his battles, his daily schedule, trivia, and a few exclusive illustrations. Second, Movie + OVA Ranma ½ was released to illustrate the two part OVA "The One to Carry On" and the third movie, Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix. Finally, guidebooks were released for three of the Ranma ½ games; these included not only strategies, but also interviews.[3]

United States publicationEdit

Viz Media, a company owned by Shogakukan and Shueisha, published the English version of the manga. Viz started publishing Ranma ½ in 1993 in a monthly comic book format. Because of the time needed to accumulate material, subsequent volumes became relatively slow to come. Each graphic novel covers roughly the same amount of material as a tankōbon, but Viz incorporated minor differences in grouping so that the English language version spans 36 volumes rather than the Japanese number of 38. Volume 36, the final volume, was released in stores on November 14, 2006,[4] thus making it Viz's longest running manga, spanning over 13 years.

On March 18, 2004, Viz announced that it would reprint a number of its graphic novels. The content remained the same, but the novels moved to a smaller format with different covers. In the case of Ranma ½, the covers shifted from a variegated style to a more uniform cover. In addition, the price dropped to $9.95.[5] However, the title would still retain its "flipped", left-to-right format, like the first edition.

OriginsEdit

Takahashi drew inspiration for Ranma ½ from a variety of real-world objects. Some of the places frequently seen in the series are modeled after actual locations in Nerima, Tokyo, both the home of Takahashi and the setting of the series. In addition, links have been shown between the manga and people, paintings, and even films.[6]

MangaEdit

Ranma ½ Manga
SS
Manga
Viz
Manga
Viz English Chapter Title Story Arc
Vol Ch Vol Ch
1 1 1 1 Here's Ranma Introduction
2 2 Ranma's Secret
3 3 I Hate Men! Tatewaki Kuno Intro
4 4 Never, Never, Never
5 5 To the Tree-Borne Kettle-Girl
6 6 Body and Soul
7 7 You'll Understand Soon Enough
8 8 Because There's a Girl He Likes Dr. Tofu Intro
2 1 9 You're Cute When You Smile
2 10 The Hunter Ryoga Hibiki Intro
3 11 Bread Feud
4 12 Showdown!
5 13 A Bad Cut
6 14 Who Says You're Cute?
7 2 1 The Transformation of Ryoga
8 2 He's Got a Beef
9 3 Kodachi, the Black Rose Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics
3 1 4 The Love of the Black Rose
2 5 Take Care of My Sister
3 6 I'll See That You Lose
4 7 Hot Competition
5 8 I Give Up
6 9 Darling Charlotte Martial Arts Figure Skating
7 3 1 A Kiss in the Rink
8 2 Lips at a Loss
9 3 Lips at War
4 1 4 I'll Never Let Go
2 5 Burning the Bridges
3 6 Ryoga Explodes!
4 7 The Waters of Love
5 8 Kiss of Death Shampoo Intro
6 9 You I Love
7 10 Akane Gets Shampooed
8 11 Shampoo Cleans Up
9 12 Formula #911
10 13 Bie Liao (Goodbye)
5 1 4 1 Looking for a Weak Spot Neko-Ken
2 2 Weak Spot - Found!
3 3 Cat Hell
4 4 Cat-Fu
5 5 You'd Have Kissed Anybody?
6 6 Shampoo Rides Again Full Body Cat's Tongue
7 7 Attack of the Wild Mousse
8 8 The Martial Arts Magic Show
9 9 Cat's Tongue Got You?
10 10 The Phoenix Pill
11 11 All's Fair at the Fair
6 1 12 War of the Melons
2 13 Naval Engagement
3 5 1 Kitten of the Sea
4 2 Care to Join Me? Breaking Point
5 3 Training Meals
6 4 The Breaking Point
7 5 The Immortal Man
8 6 Fast Break
9 7 The Way of Tea Martial Arts Tea Ceremony
10 8 Meet Miss Satsuki
11 9 Proposal Accepted
7 1 10 It's Fast or It's Free Martial Arts Takeout
2 11 Eyes on the Prize
3 12 Noodles, Anyone?
4 13 I Won't Eat It!
5 6 1 The Evil Wakes Happosai Intro
6 2 He's Something Else
7 3 Bathhouse Battle
8 4 Moonlight Serenade
9 5 The Wrath of Happosai
10 6 The Scent of a Woman
11 7 Fathers Know Best
8 1 8 Instant Spring Dojo Destroyer
2 9 No Need For Ranma
3 10 The Destroyer Strikes
4 11 Just One More Kiss
5 7 1 Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? Romeo and Juliet
6 2 Romeo? Romeo? Romeo?!
7 3 Not Your Typical Juliet
8 4 A Kiss to the Victor
9 5 Quest for the Hidden Spring Japanese Nanniichuan
10 6 The Trouble with Girls' Locker Rooms
11 7 From the Spring, Springs a Message
9 1 8 The Way the Cookie Crumbles Akane vs Kodachi - Cookie Battle
2 9 Negative Feelings
3 10 Take Me Out to the Bathtub
4 11 ...I Ate the Whole Thing
5 8 1 "Okonomiyaki" Means "I Love You" Ukyo Kuonji Intro
6 2 Saucy Reply
7 3 Ukyo's Secret
8 4 Ryoga vs. Ukyo
9 5 Love Letters in the Sauce
10 6 Ryoga's What?!
11 7 At Long Last... the Date!
10 1 8 Happosai Days Are Here Again Amazon Love Pills
2 9 One Moment to Love
3 10 I Won't Fall in Love!
4 11 The Abduction of...Akane? Mousse Returns
5 12 Duck, Ranma, Duck!
6 9 1 Akane Becomes a Duck
7 2 Fowl Play
8 3 The Happiest Mousse
9 4 Tsubasa Kurenai Busts Loose! Tsubasa Kurenai
10 5 Lunchtime Lunacy
11 6 The Perfect Match
11 1 7 Ryoga, Come Home Ryoga Goes Home
2 8 Oh, Brother!
3 9 Get Lost, Yoiko!
4 10 The Ultimate Technique Happosai's Ultimate Technique
5 11 Get the Secret Scroll!
6 12 The Fire-Burst of Terror!
7 10 1 Embraceable You Kairaishi Mushroom
8 2 Hold Me Close
9 3 Akane's Power-Up! Super Soba
10 4 Super Badminton
11 5 Serious Side Effects
12 1 6 The Return of the Principal Principal Kuno Intro
2 7 Journey into the Principal's Office
3 8 The Principal of the Thing
4 9 One Hairy Day
5 10 Shear Folly
6 11 Gonna Make You Tardy!
7 11 1 The Soap of Happiness Waterproof Soap
8 2 Cupids, Draw Back Your Bow
9 3 Don't Follow Me
10 4 Who Do You Love?
11 5 Give Me a Little Hug
13 1 6 The Legendary Moxibustion of Evil Ultimate Weakness Moxibustion
2 7 The World's Weakest Man
3 8 Weak for Life?!
4 9 The Valley of Moxibustion
5 10 Training in the Spiral of Hell
6 11 The Inflammable Man
7 12 1 The Roar of Heaven
8 2 The Great Rematch
9 3 St. Happosai
10 4 Burn, Happy, Burn
11 5 The Paper Chase
14 1 6 Ranma Reborn
2 7 Who Will Bell the Cat? Ghost Cat
3 8 Kitty Takes a Bride
4 9 Swim Like a Hammer Akane's Swimming Lessons - Principal Kuno
5 10 Courage Under Water
6 11 Step Outside! Yotaro
7 13 1 The Mark of the Gods Mark of the Gods
8 2 Face Off!
9 3 The Mark of the Pig
10 4 Akane Guesses the Secret!
11 5 Santa's Little Disciples Santa's Disciples
15 1 6 When You Wish upon a Sword Wishing Sword
2 7 May I Cut In?
3 8 The Final Wish
4 9 The King Is Wild Gambler King
5 10 Never Bet Your Life
6 11 Put on a Poker Face
7 12 The Virtues of Training
8 14 1 Target: Pigtail Dragon's Whisker
9 2 Let Your Hair Down
10 3 The Whisker's Secret
11 4 Hair Raising
16 1 5 Let's Go to the Hot Hot Springs Obstacle Course Race
2 6 Screamin' at the Hot Springs!
3 7 Three-Leg Scramble
4 8 Hot Bath!
5 9 Ranma Gives Up?!
6 10 The Final Choice
7 11 A Goal Too Far
8 15 1 Kung Fu Stew Martial Arts Dining
9 2 Bad Manors
10 3 La Miserable
11 4 Lekaraté de Foie Gras
17 1 5 Bathroom Training
2 6 Who Masters What?
3 7 Dinner Wars: The Final Course!
4 8 Do Not Dessert Me
5 9 Hand-Me-Down Ranma Ranma Engaged to Nabiki
6 10 The Terrible Truth
7 11 Nabiki's Feelings
8 12 I'm the Victim Here!
9 13 I'm Sorry, Akane
10 14 Maze of Love
11 16 1 The Curse of the Scroll Cursed Scroll
18 1 2 Spring Demon Pantyhose Taro Intro
2 3 The Demon's Tale
3 4 Find Akane!
4 5 S.W.A.T. (Save Widdle Akane Team)
5 6 The Watery Grave
6 7 The Geyser Traps
7 8 Boiling Retaliation
8 9 The Snap of Elastic
9 10 What's in a Name?
10 11 Back to the Freak-ture!
11 12 And Back and Back and Back…
19 1 17 1 Melonhead Watermelon Island
2 2 The Horror of Party Beach
3 3 Catcher in the Rind
4 4 The Sauce of Ten Years Sauce of Ten Years
5 5 For the Love of Sauce
6 6 The Truth About the Truth
7 7 The Honeymoon Period
8 8 Please Hate Me
9 9 Nightmare on Hot Springs Street Octopus Trap
10 10 Paper Dolls of Love Paper Dolls
11 11 The Pill of Obedience Pill of Obedience
20 1 18 1 The Lion's Roar Shishi Hokodan vs Moko Takabisha
2 2 Prelude to Defeat
3 3 Unlucky Blow
4 4 Emotional Impact
5 5 Lion Versus Tiger!
6 6 The Weight of Victory
7 7 New Year's Curse New Year's Cat Spirit
8 8 Ring Proposal
9 9 The Plum and the Prune Harumaki
10 10 Sibling Warfare Tatewaki vs. Kodachi
11 11 The Scandal Breaks!
21 1 19 1 When Daddy Was Strong Cradle from Hell
2 2 Time to Leave the Nest
3 3 The Cradle from Hell
4 4 Mark of the Cherry Blossom Sakura Mochi
5 5 Akane's Feelings
6 6 Storm of Petals
7 7 L! O! V! E! Martial Arts Cheerleading
8 8 Cheerleading for Love
9 9 Win One for the Lover
10 10 Equals in Love
11 11 Love vs. Love
22 1 20 1 Love Always Wins
2 2 Ranma Meets His Mother Nodoka Saotome Intro
3 3 A Man's Vow
4 4 Risky Reunion
5 5 Even If It's Just a Glance
6 6 Mother and Son… Together!
7 7 Sudden Hate!! Reversal Jewel
8 8 Say You Love Me!!
9 9 Love's Counterstrike
10 10 Who Loves Who?
11 11 The Phantom Lingerie Phantom Lingerie
23 1 21 1 Pantyhose Taro Returns! Pantyhose Returns
2 2 The Black Secret
3 3 The Hot Water Fortress
4 4 Tentacular Spectacular
5 5 Stomperella Heron Island
6 6 The Fairy Tale Ending
7 7 The Violence of Cooking Violence of Cooking
8 8 The Carp of Misery Fishing Pole of Love
9 9 Carpy Deum
10 10 Quit Carping
11 11 One-Punch One-Punch Armor
24 1 22 1 The Guest at the Cat Café Herb
2 2 The Animal Kingdom
3 3 The Lost Treasure
4 4 Battle of the Hot Springs Women!
5 5 Race to Treasure Mountain
6 6 Death on Treasure Mountain
7 7 The Tragedy of the Pail
8 8 The Waterfall of Secret Treasure Revealed!
9 9 An Ever-Elusive Treasure
10 10 The Confession of Rage!
11 11 Rise Up, Ranma!
25 1 23 1 A Man Again!
2 2 Welcome Home, Ranma!
3 3 The Ultimate Teacher! Hinako Ninomiya Intro
4 4 The Eight Mysterious Treasures
5 5 The World's Most Powerful Woman
6 6 Go for the Pressure Points!
7 7 The Formation from Hell
8 8 The Eight Treasures Change Return
9 9 The Ultimate Health Regimen
10 10 Akane's Journey Ryugenzawa
11 11 Recovered Memories
26 1 24 1 The Secret of the Forest
2 2 The Water of Life
3 3 In the Shade of the Forest
4 4 See Ya, Akane
5 5 The King of Beasts Emerges!!
6 6 The Orochi and Its Fury
7 7 The Eight Head
8 8 Take Care of Her
9 9 Blow Your Horn!!
10 10 Let's Go Home
11 11 These Words I Send to You
27 1 25 1 Danger: Home Visit Ahead! Hinako's Home Visit
2 2 Target: Soun!
3 3 Danger: Fight Path of Love!
4 4 The Unbeatable Lens Lens of Invincibility
5 5 Tearful Apology!!
6 6 The Lowliest Jerk
7 7 Demon Dog of the Sea Demon Dog Swimsuit
8 8 Compliment Me!
9 9 Curséd Cave of Broken Loves Curséd Cave of Broken Loves
10 10 Exit of Misery
11 11 Give Back the Tests!! Stolen Test
28 1 26 1 Mother, I Am Ranma Ryu Kumon
2 2 Thousand-Mountain vs. Thousand-Sea
3 3 Ranma vs. Ranma
4 4 Intensive Training!!
5 5 A Letter from Mother
6 6 Quick as Lightning- The Thousand Seas!
7 7 House of the Sea, House of the Mountain
8 8 Thousand-Mountain Tragedy
9 9 The Invisible Strike
10 10 The Truth of the Secret Scrolls
11 11 Ranma's Tears Ranma's Tears
29 1 27 1 The Terror of the Phoenix Sword! Phoenix Sword
2 2 The Immortal Phoenix Sword
3 3 The Seeds of Tragedy Pink and Link
4 4 Motherhood Flower, Please
5 5 Shampoo - Captive!
6 6 The Forest of Poisonous Plants
7 7 The Ultimate Medicine
8 8 Evil and the Bean Evil Oni
9 9 The King of Poverty's Challenge Kinnosuke Kashao
10 10 The King of Debt vs. the Queen of Debt
11 11 For the Love of Ten Yen
30 1 28 1 Spring Comes to Ryoga Akari Unryu Intro
2 2 LOVE the Pig!
3 3 The Perfect Couple
4 4 Experimental Herb · Towering Hair Hair Tonic
5 5 Infinite Battle "Ki" Infinite Ki
6 6 Let's Study!
7 7 The Tragic Legend of the Black Cherry Tree Cursed Cherry Tree
8 8 Ranma Catches a Cold Nodoka and Ranma's Cold
9 9 A Hot Reunion?!
10 10 Ranma Till Morning
11 11 The Cursed Spatula Cursed Spatula
31 1 29 1 Happosai's New Disciple Rakkyosai
2 2 Secret Treasure * Brocade Butterfly
3 3 Special Move * Wild Butterfly Dance!
4 4 Lucky Day… My Family's Away! Ryoga's Lucky Day
5 5 Alone With Them Both
6 6 The Umbrella of Love The Umbrella of Love
7 7 Get Ready for Swim Class! Akane's Swimming Lesson - Hinako
8 8 Cold Summer Noodles Noodle of Power
9 9 The Doll of Vengeance Doll of Vengeance
10 10 The Doll's Trap
11 11 Aloha School Aloha School
32 1 30 1 The Glowing Girl Rouge
2 2 The Other Rouge!!
3 3 Source of Power: Owner's Manual
4 4 A Beautiful Friendship
5 5 Beware! Blows of Strength
6 6 The White Lily White Lily
7 7 Battle of the Boyfriends!
8 8 The Chosen One Battle Dogi
9 9 Ranma's Plot
10 10 The First Time I Said What I Felt
11 11 The Great Divide
33 1 31 1 Love Medicine Densuke
2 2 Kasumi Gets Mad Angry Kasumi
3 3 The Mushroom of Time Mushrooms of Time
4 4 To the Mushroom Forest!
5 5 16cm Short
6 6 The Two Shampoos Jizo Statue
7 7 Payback's a Saint
8 8 The Drawn and Quartered Horse Horse Prayer Tablet
9 9 Saotome Family (Onsen) Vacation Onsen Vacation
10 10 Stop That Octopus! Hayato
11 11 Masked Death Match!
34 1 32 1 Shotgun Beans!! Shotgun Bean Plant
2 2 The Little Heart Valentine's Chocolate
3 3 Whack the Principal! Repentance Room
4 4 Bow Down!
5 5 Busted! Battle of the Busts
6 6 The Punishment of Perv-Boy!
7 7 Mama, Papa, and Tata
8 8 Looking His Best
9 9 See Me For What I Am
10 10 Incense of Spring Sleep Incense of Spring Sleep
11 11 The Three-Year Smile of Death Three-Year Smile of Death
35 1 33 1 The Two Ranmas Cursed Mirror
2 2 An Isosceles Love Triangle
3 3 Get That Compact!!
4 4 The Ultimate Couple
5 5 Playing House Playing House
6 6 The Sisters of Terror! Konatsu Intro
7 7 The Saddest Kunoichi
8 8 Runaway Ninja!
9 9 Ranma vs. Konatsu
10 10 Konatsu's Happiness
11 11 Bamboo Leaves of Love Tanabata
36 1 34 1 The Conspiracy of Jellyfish Beach Jellyfish Beach
2 2 Coming Soon Meeting Akari
3 3 A Visit to the Family Grave Saotome Family Treasure
4 4 The Saotome Family Reunion
5 5 A Mother's Doubts
6 6 Ranma's Seppuku
7 7 Reunion and Farewell
8 8 Goodbye Ranma?! Ranma Moves Out
9 9 A Package from Mother Pill Box
10 10 Bet on the Ring!!
11 11 The Sales Force Substitute Chef
37 1 35 1 Messenger from Jusenkyo Jusendo
2 2 Battle for the Map!
3 3 Egg Shampoo
4 4 China Bound!!
5 5 The Prince of Ho'o Peak
6 6 The Labyrinth Beneath
7 7 Dogfight Above the Peak
8 8 Akane in the Spring
9 9 Bad News at Jusenkyo
10 10 Akane Breaks Out!
38 1 36 1 The Phoenix and the Dragon
2 2 The Saffron Egg
3 3 The Spout of the Dragon
4 4 A Last, Sweet Memory
5 5 Saffron Reborn
6 6 Ranma Battles Saffron!!
7 7 The Power of the Gekkaja
8 8 Akane's Smile
9 9 The Final Chapter

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