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Ranma ½ is a manga and anime series by Rumiko Takahashi.
Brief Plot Overview
Young martial artist Ranma Saotome along with his father Genma Saotome go on a training expedition to China to its cursed training grounds Jusenkyo where they both end up falling into the cursed springs where both Ranma is cursed with turning into a girl and Genma is cursed to becoming a Panda. Only touching hot water is the only way for them to turn back to their original forms but will return to their cursed forms once again when splashed with cold water.
Things are only complicated further when Ranma discovers that his father has arranged for him to marry one of Soun Tendo's three daughters in order to secure the future of the Tendo dojo. Though Soun learns of Ranma's predicament, he is still determined to go ahead with the engagement, and chooses his youngest daughter Akane Tendo, who happens to be a skilled martial artist herself and is notorious for hating men.
The series follows the hilarious adventures of Ranma and Akane as they encounter various opponents, meet new love interests, and find different ways to make each other angry, all while their engagement hangs over their head.
Ranma ½ (manga)
Ranma ½ (anime)
Sometime after first arriving at the Tendo Dojo, Genma Saotome who is in his panda form goes to take a Bath in the Dojo's Undermount Bathtub and wears a Wash Cloth on his head so he can return to his human friend so he can formally talk with his long time friend Soun Tendo.
Later on, Ranma Saotome has a Furo session in his female form after Kasumi Tendo told her to bathe from being sweaty from sparring with Akane Tendo. She sits on a Bath Stool and pours cold water over her with a Bath Bucket and then soaks into the hot water in the undermount bathtub. Akane Tendo comes into the Ofuro's Changing Room and starts Stripping and thinks nothing over the fact that Ranma is in there thinking she is a girl. As Ranma is Getting Out of the tub now in his male form, Akane walks in naked holding a pink towel and both of them meet eyes seeing each other fully nude. Akane quietly puts on the top of her karate gi and leaves the bathroom and then lets out of huge scream making a scene among the household revealing Ranma's secret to everyone there.
At the end of the episode, Akane has a furo session after being mad at Ranma and is sitting on a bath stool washing her arms and leg with a Soapy Sponge. Ranma who is in female form decides to go bathe for the night to return to normal and after completely stripping and going to the Ofuro's door, Akane opens the door to leave the bath where they both have another fully nude encounter which Akane gives Ranma a big slap in the face thinking that he is Peeping.
After fighting each other and both falling into the house's pond, Ranma Saotome and Genma Saotome take a Bath together in the morning while they are both in their cursed forms to warm up just before Ranma starts his first day of school.
Genma Saotome attempts to take a Bath to return to his normal form but finds that the Ofuro in the Tendo residence is broken at the moment with the Undermount Bathtub empty and all the faucets having signs over them saying not to use.
Ranma Saotome has a Nightmare where he falls into the Tendo Dojo's Undermount Bathtub clothed and then appears naked where Tatewaki Kuno is in the tub with him and trying to romance him. Ranma submerges himself and kicks Kuno but then re emerges from the water in his female form Skinny Dipping in the school Swimming Pool. She sinks back under and sits on a rock at the bottom where several naked Kuno's join hands and circle Ranma asking her to date him.
After waking him from the nightmare, Ranma goes to bathe that morning but then finds that Genma is occupying the Ofuro and Shampooing his bald head. Ranma splashes a bucket of cold water on his turning him into a Panda and gets annoyed and decides to just climb over him and grab the Shower Head and gets hit by Genma and splashed with cold water turning into a girl and they both end up fighting each other.
After being told that she's cute when she smiles, Akane Tendo takes a Bath in the Undermount Bathtub at her house while having her hair tied and leans over the edge of the tub happy about the compliment.
Kasumi Tendo draws a hot Bath for Ranma Saotome which his female form takes Off Screen to turn back to normal. Nabiki Tendo tells Ranma that the water usage has been a lot higher lately because of the hot baths he's been taking which Nabiki uses that fact to make him obey her and let her dress up Ranma's female form in Akane's older clothes for fun.
Ranma Saotome takes a Bath in the Tendo's Undermount Bathtub and is joined by Genma Saotome who needs to discuss something with him. Later on, Akane Tendo is seen taking a bath in the tub, leaning out the window and Singing.
3rd Ending Credits
2nd Opening Credits
- Released as Episode 24 in the Viz media English release
- Released as Episode 19 in the Viz media English release
Ryouga Hibiki bathes Off Screen. Later on, Ranma Saotome in female form goes to the male side of the skating rink's Public Bath and takes a hot Bath to return to male form with all of the unnamed males in the bath being confused about what just happened,
"Bathhouse Battle! We're in Some Hot Water Now"
"Hot Springs Battle Royale!"
Ranma ½: Tendou-ke no Oyobidenai Yatsura!
- Released August 30th, 1992
Nabiki Tendo strips and then takes a Bath in her houses Undermount Bathtub. She leans on the edge and then opens the window. It later cuts back to her still in the bath Arm Resting with both arms when the entire cast ends up breaking into the side of the house through the bathroom, interrupting her bath. This special has shows flashbacks to many other bathing scenes in the series.
Ranma ½ OVA
Ranma ½ Artbook
|Bathers||Genma Saotome • Ranma Saotome • Akane Tendo • Tatewaki Kuno • Ryouga Hibiki • Nabiki Tendo • Shampoo • Ukyo Kuonji • Kasumi Tendo • Mousse|
|Related articles||Furo • Stripping • Towel • Bath Attempt • Bathrobe • Arm Washing • Mixed Bathing • Dream Bath • Clothed Bathing • Bath Bonding • Bath Kick • Skinny Dipping • Shampoo • Action Bathing • Shower • Hot Spring • Barrel • Public Bath • Swimsuit • Peeping • Bubble Bath • Soap|
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|Bathing Scenes from 1989|
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