The Martial Arts Takeout Arc is the twelfth story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning four chapters. This arc was included in volume 7 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 5 of the Viz Media tankōbon.
After having a dream, Kuno decides it's time that he choose between his two loves, Akane Tendo or the pigtailed girl so heads to the Tendo Dojo where he tells the both of them that whoever arrives at his home first on Sunday shall be his. Although both Ranma and Akane ignore Kuno's declaration, that evening the two of them are forced by their father's to take part on the Martial Arts Takeout race taking place next Sunday.
Once the race begins Ranma and Shampoo quickly take the lead. The pair then decide to make things more interesting by Ranma agreeing that she'll date Shampoo should she lose. However, despite Shampoo's best attempts of sabotage, Ranma, Akane and Shampoo arrive at Kuno's house simultaneously, meaning that whoever's order Kuno eats first will be declared the winner. The trio then waste no time in trying to ruin the other's orders until finally Kuno eats the pigtail girl's water sodden noodles, resulting in her victory.
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(Kakuto demae resu)
(Goru o mezase)
(Kutte tamaru ka)
- Kuno begins trying to decide who he should love, Akane or the pigtailed girl.
- Shampoo is revealed to know Martial Arts Takeout.
- No characters debuted in this arc.