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The Amazon Love Pills Arc is the 19th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning three chapters. This arc was included in volume 10 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 8 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot Summary

After arriving at the beach, Ranma decide to set Happosai up with Shampoo's Great-grandmother in the hope it will stop him from going after the other younger female beach patrons. Unfortunately Happosai is far from impressed with Ranma's choice so hands over a bracelet to Shampoo which Cologne recognises as the same bracelet that was stolen from her village. Devastated by how his "lil' Cologne" has aged, Happosai flees with the bracelet[1]. The bracelet has three pills which will make a person fall in love with the first member of the opposite sex and vary in duration: instant, one day, and a lifetime. The instant pill is used on Ranma and he briefly falls in love with Cologne, but Akane accidentally swallows the lifetime pill[2]. While preventing Akane from looking at anyone, Ranma almost drowns her, but also allows the pill to come back up. The pill is thrown away and swallowed by an octopus who falls in love with Happosai[3].

Chapters Covered

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
Happosai Days Are Here Again
(Happy to Cologne)
All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death
One Moment to Love
(Isshun no koi)
All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death
I Won't Fall in Love!
(Dare ga horeru ka)
All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death

Major Events

  • Cologne's name is revealed.
  • Cologne and Happosai's younger selves are seen for the first time.
  • Cologne and Happosai meet face-to-face for the first time since their youth.

Characters Introduced

No characters debuted in this arc.


See Also

List of Ranma ½ manga