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The Akane vs Kodachi - Cookie Battle Arc is the 17th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning four chapters. This arc was included in volume 9 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 7 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot Summary

With everyone in her cooking class making cookies, Akane decides to make in the hope that Ranma will try some. Unfortunately, Kodachi arrives with her own batch of cookies for Ranma, stealing away Akane's in the process. After giving chase, Ranma is knocked over by Happosai and lands on top of Kodachi in a compromising position.[1]

Later that day Ranma learns that Kodachi has attained a picture of him lying on top of her (taken by Gosunkugi) which she plans to share with everyone.[1] Upon seeing how may copies of the picture Kodachi has already made, Ranma decides the only way he can stop her is by getting the original negative before Akane sees it.[2] But, despite Ranma's best efforts, Akane sees an edited version of the image which makes it appear as if Ranma and Kodachi are kissing, sending her into a blind rage.[3]

After searching the Kuno Estate Akane finds herself trapped in a vice, with the key hidden somewhere in Kodachi's cooking. Ranma eventually finds the key, but it's all for nought as Akane breaks the vice in another fit of anger. With Akane heading back home, Ranma succumbs to the hidden paralysis powder in Kodachi's cooking which allows Kodachi to take him back to her room so they can kiss for real. However, Akane secretly intervenes, helping Ranma to escape.[4]

Ranma soon catches up to Akane and agrees to try her cookies, but soon suffers the consequences later that evening.[4]

Chapters Covered

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
The Way the Cookie Crumbles
Kuro bara kukki
It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain
Negative Feelings
ネバー ギブアップ
Neba gibuappu
It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain
Take Me Out to the Bathtub
Watashi o ofuro ni tsurete tte
It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain
...I Ate the Whole Thing
Zenbu kutchau zo
It's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

Major Events

  • Akane begins trying to improve her cooking skills.

Characters Introduced


See Also

List of Ranma ½ manga