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The One to Carry On Part One (道を継ぐ者・前編 Michi o Tsugu Mono – Zenpen?), also listed by Viz Media as Akane And Her Sisters, is the fifth OVA of the Ranma ½ anime.

Following a string of food thefts, Akane heads out to find the culprits when she runs into the sisters Natsume and Kurumi who soon follow her to the Tendo Dojo. Seeing how hungry the pair are, the Tendos decide to take them in. However, the sisters then reveal that they're searching for their father, Soun Tendo!

Plot OverviewEdit

The Food ThievesEdit

Welcoming Kurumi and NatsumeEdit

A Father's SecretsEdit

Akane's ChallengeEdit

Cast in Order of AppearanceEdit

Character Name Japanese Voice English Voice
Ukyo Kuonji Hiromi Tsuru Kelly Sheridan
Kurumi (debut) Yūko Mizutani Kelly Sheridan
Mousse (human, duck) Toshihiko Seki Brad Swaile
Shampoo (human, cat) Rei Sakuma Cathy Weseluck
Natsume (debut) Masako Katsuki Lalainia Lindbjerg
Cologne Miyoko Asou Kathleen Barr
Kasumi Tendo Kikuko Inoue Willow Johnson
Genma Saotome (human, panda) Kenichi Ogata Robert O. Smith
Soun Tendo Ryūsuke Ōbayashi David Kaye
Ranma Saotome (male) Kappei Yamaguchi Sarah Strange
Akane Tendo Noriko Nagai Myriam Sirois
Ranma Saotome (female) Megumi Hayashibara Brigitta Dau
Tatewaki Kuno Hirotaka Suzuoki Ted Cole
Ryoga Hibiki (human) Kōichi Yamadera Michael Donovan
Nabiki Tendo Minami Takayama Angela Costain



  • This episode and its following part are the only OVAs not based on the Ranma ½ manga.


See AlsoEdit

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