Ranma ½ has been referred through different non-related media. Here is a list:

Anime and MangaEdit

Other Rumiko WorksEdit

  • One panel in the manga Rin-ne there is a Panda boat which bears a strong resemblance to Genma's cursed form. After this point Genma makes several cameo appearances as a background character in his cursed form in various chapters.
  • In episode 4 of Kyoukai no Rinne ("If You Don't Mind Starting as Friends"), characters Plush of Ranma Saotome, Akane Tendo, Genma Saotome (Panda Form), P-Chan and also Lum from Urusei Yatsura are seen in a claw machine.
  • In the English translation of Kyoko Baby and Mr. Soichiro, Sakamoto can be seen wearing a Sweater that says "Ranma ½" on it.
  • In the Urusei Yatsura "I Howl at the Moon" OVA, a newspaper appears that features Genma in his cursed form as well as the Ranma ½ logo.
  • Similarly to how characters from Urusei Yatsura and InuYasha appeared in the OVA 13, in the 12th OVA for Urusei Yatsura features characters from Ranma ½ in the background.
  • In episode 128 of InuYasha ("Battle Against the Dried-Up Demons at the Cultural Festival"), Shampoo can be briefly seen jogging.


  • In Volume 4 of A.I. Love You, Hitoshi Kobe states that forty-chan has a Ranma complex.
  • In the anime Devil Hunter Yohko, when Yohko's alarm clock wakes her up there is a large selection of manga behind it called "Ranchi ⅓", which even matches the older style Ranma ½ Volumes.
  • In the manga series Rosario + Vampire Season II there is a character who shares a strong resemblance to that of Ranma Saotome, to make the resemblance even more obvious in the characters debut there also appears a Panda (referencing Genma's cursed form).
  • Although not referenced directly in the story, Ranma ½ is continually mentioned in the "chat" sections of Fushigi Yûgi.
  • The anime series Slayers has two characters called Mimi and Nene who have a very strong resemblance to Shampoo.
    • In the Slayers novels there is also a character called Sherra who shares a strong resemblance to Ranma's female form.
  • In the anime Hayate the Combat Butler there are two references to Ranma ½, in episode 6 there is a Ranma statue and in episode 20 there is a book in the library is Ranma ½.
  • In Volume 4 of Case Closed, while Conan is looking up information in a bookstore the other kids are looking at Shounen Sunday which has an image of Ranma on the cover.
  • Chapter 24 of Kingyo Used Books features a storyline where the characters Kinko and Sudo bond over enjoyment of Ranma ½.
  • Ranma's female form has a cameo in the first episode of Here Is Greenwood, where she appears on the anime club picket sign.
  • Shampoo makes cameo appearences as toy in episode 4, 12:18 minute from Asobi ni Iku Yo!
  • Nabiki makes cameo appearences in the episode 3 from Project A-Ko and in the harem of male maze from Maze Bakunetsu Jikku episode 12
  • The monster Tiger-man from Mon Colle Knights resemblance in his human form to Ryoga Hibiki.
  • The brothers of Pudding from Tokyo Mew Mew resemblance to Ranma Saotome for the hair.
  • The attacks planet crusher of Makoto Nanaya from Blazblue, Rogan Fufu Ken of Yamcha from Dragon Ball, Jaō Ensatsu Rengoku Shō of Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho and Gomu Gomu no Gatling of Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece are similar to Katchu Tenshin Amaguriken of Ranma Saotome
  • The transformation of male to female of Ranma is used by other character: Loki from Marvel Universe, Mai Natsume from Blazblue, Souji Mitsuki from Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!, Takuto Hasegawa from Macademi Wasshoi!, Tomoki Sakurai from Sora no Otoshimono, Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto, Laharl from Makai Senki Disgaea, Jester from Gokudo, Rito Yuuki from To Love Ru, Natsuru Senou from Kämpfer, Yuuri Mito from Tayutama: Kiss on my Deity and Hazumu Osaragi from Kashimashi Girl meets Girl
  • The transformation of child to adult of Hinako Nimoniya is used by other character: Chrno from Chrno Crusade, Valkyrie from UFO Princess Valkyrie and Maya Natsume from Tenjou Tenge
  • The obsession of Nabiki Tendo for the money is used by other character: Halekulani from Bo Bobo, Keroro from Sgt Keroro, Sakura from Hyper Police, Lin Xiao-Mei from Shining Hearts Shiawase no Pan, Elle Ragu from Shadow Skill, Lashara from Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, Lina Inverse from Slayers and Nami from One Piece, Mirelle from Louie the rune soldier, Mc Duck from Duck Tales, Plucky from Tiny Toons, Rufo from The Littles, Reiko from Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Cisqua from Erementar Gerad, Tsugumi from Cyber Team in Akihabara, Gold Digger from Shin Cutey Honey, Hare from Monster Rancher, Shago from Mushrambo, Volcan from Orphen, Iago from Disney´s Aladdin, Rouge the bat from Sonic X, Seto from Needless, Lady from Devil May Cry, Meg from Burst Angel, Etna from Makai Senki Disgaea, Rinzel from Black Cat, Nekogami from Dog Days 2
  • The cross-dressing of Tsubasa Kurenai is used by other character: Fisheye from Sailormoon, Scarron from Zero no Tsukaima, Gasper Vladi from High School DxD New, Ginka Midarezaki from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, Makoto Mizuhara from El-Hazard
  • The ailurophobia of Ranma Saotome is used in other character: Vinnie from Biker Mice from Mars, Yuuto Amakawa from Omamari Himari, Gabriel from Tenshi ni Narumon and Gouzaburou Seto from Seto no Hanayome, Chrono from Yu-Gi-Oh! Gx, Monterrey from Chip and dale rescue rangers, Vinnie from Biker mice from mars, Demitri Maximoff from Darkstalkers
  • The no sense of direction of Ryoga Hibiki is used by other character: Ginji Amano from Get Backers, Misaki Suzuhara from Angelic Layer manga, Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro from One Piece, Whitney from Pokemon, Mihoshi from Tenchi Muyo, Kenpachi Zaraki and Yachiru Kusajisi from Bleach and Marie Mjolnir from Soul Eater
  • The term green old of Happosai is used by other character: Phil from Disney´s Hercules, Jubei Yamada from Fatal Fury, Danpei from New Cutey Honey, Osmond from Zero no Tsukaima and Kuron from Amazing Nurse Nanako
  • The ojou-sama laugh of Kodachi Kuno is used by other character Miu of DearS, Maharu from Girls Bravo, Chieko from All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV, Jura from Vandread, Ayeka from Tenchi Muyo, Red Queen from Miyuki chan in wonderland, Vina from Dragon Half, Chise from Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Pinako from Full Metal Achemist, Tesla Gauss from Megaman nt Warrior, Carrera Marker from Karin and B-Ko from Project A-Ko
  • The bad coooking of Akane Tendou is used by other character: Risa Harada from D.N.Angel, Chizuru Minamoto from Kanokon, Shiemi Moriyama from Blue Exorcist, Tenma Tsukamoto from School Rumble, Nia Tepperin from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Akira Yoshii from Baka to Tests Summon to Beasts, Miia from Monster Musume, Lala Satalin Deviluke from To Love-Ru, Tae Shimura from Gintama, Kitty Pride from X-men evolution, Suzie from Zatch Bell, Ryoko from A.I Tenchi Muyo, Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10 (Reboot), Nerine from Shuffle!
  • The fear of ranma to one type of animal is used by other characters Bachou Mouki from Ikkitousen, Kouji Kouda from My hero academia, Perona from One Piece, Misty from Pokemon, Koji from Medabots, Rockna from Mon colle knights, Panther from Saber Marionette J, Oshizu from To Love Ru, Sakura from Naruto, Ryu from Street fighter, Arthur from Arthur and the Minimoys, Rina from Dinozaurs Panthro from Thundercats, Newma from The Mask the animated serie, Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice, Ben Tennyson from Ben 10 (Reboot)
  • Ryoga to be trained for a woman is used by other character this are Saito from Zero no Tsukaima, Gau Ban from Shadow Skill, Rin from Blue Exorcist, Gray from Fairy Tail, Souchiro from Tenjou Tenge, Superboy from Young Justice the animated serie, Koga from Saint Seiya omega
  • Kuno Tatewaki use a wooden sword and is used by these character Ryu from Shaman King, Kyosuke from Voltage fighter gowcaizer, Shun Ukiya from Gate Keepers, Twilight Suzuka from Outlaw Star
  • The berserker state of Ranma is used by other character these are Seras Victoria from Hellsing Ultimate, Himari Noihara from Omamori Himari, Inuyasha from Inuyasha, Kale from Dragon ball super, Yusuke urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho, Birdy from Birdy the mighty decode manga
  • The posession of Kuno for a spirit of demonic sword is used by other character: Takeshi from Yaiba, Saga from One Piece, Takemaru from Inuyasha, Ryoku from Soul Eater, Siegfried from Soul Calibur, Rin Kujo from To Love Ru Darkness
  • This anime is the second where appears the colonel sanders, the first is Project A-Ko, the third is Dragon Ball Z, the fourth Slayers, the fifth Excel Saga, the sith Dna2`
  • Akane make cameo appearences in episode 8 from Excel Saga

TV ShowsEdit

  • One episode of the show Robot Chicken references Ranma ½, more specifically the idea of having a Spring of Drowned Girl.
  • In the Live-action adaptation of One-Pound Gospel, Uedo can be seen reading a Volume of the Ranma ½ manga.
  • In the Mexican dub of The Simpsons episode Pygmoelian the Doctor who Moe replaced says he played the role of Ranma for several years (referring to the fact the voice actor of the Doctor is the same as Ranma's Mexican voice actor).
  • According to Beast Wars International when Megatron makes "oyakusoku pozu" (promise pose) with his hand this a reference to Ranma ½, due to David Kaye's (who voices Megatron) involvement with Ranma ½ (as Soun Tendo).
  • Episode 5 of the show Kappa Mikey features Shampoo in Chibi form, she also appears in the opening sequence of the show.
  • Someone involved with Star Trek: The Next Generation was a fan of anime. There are quite a few references/shout outs to various anime. One such reference is a Ranma ½ gyro block which is said to be an important component of nanites in the TNG episode Evolution.
  • In the episode "Scare Master" of My Little Pony: Friendship is magic, You can briefly see a ponified version of Ranma on a hanging decoration, along with other anime character in a simular design. In the episode "Stranger than Fanfiction", Ranma appears on a cardboard cutout in the same art style as the one on the hanging decoration.


  • Towards the end of the Speed Racer movie, there is a scene in a hotel room where Ninja's attack them. The ninja goes flying and things fall from his pockets, amongst the things that fall from his pockets is his keys which has a P-chan key ring.
  • In the movie Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Between Calmness and Passion) there is a scene where Ranma ½ is playing on a television screen.

Comics and other Printed MediaEdit

  • Ben Dunn's (creator of the manga-style comic book, Ninja High School) book on How to Draw Manga features an image of a person who looks very similar to Ranma's female form.
  • The comic Legion of Super-Heroes has a character called Gen'ma, who is a talking Panda, which is most likely a reference to Genma from Ranma ½.
  • Megumi Hayashibara's autobiographical comic makes mentions of her involvement in the series.
  • In one of the Superman comic books a Ranma ½ poster is in Superman's (Clark Kent) room.
  • There is a reference to Ranma ½ in one of the Pinky and the Brain comic books from 1997. Part of one of Brain's plans for world domination involved going to China and falling into the "Spring of the Drowned Martial Arts Master" to win a competition with a chain of dojo's as the award.

Other MediaEdit

  • On April 16th 2012, the Japanese online game, Concerto Gate Forte added several costumes from Ranma ½ characters as downloadable content.
  • In the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Expansion, the Pandaren starting area Pools of Change are a reference to the Pools of Drowned Man where Ranma and his dad trained and were cursed.
  • The 2016 video game Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was titled after Ranma ½, which game director Matt Bozon claims has heavily influenced his drawing style.[1]
  • T'nique Arcana is a playable character in the original Star Ocean and its remake, Star Ocean: First Departure. T’nique is a martial artist who bears a strong resemblance to Ranma Saotome.



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