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Back to the Way We Were... Please! (悲願!普通の男に戻りたい Higan! Futsū no Otoko ni Modoritai?) is the 99th episode of Ranma ½ Nettohen.

Finally Ranma, Ryoga and Mousse have a chance to return to their original selves. But only one Nannichuan powder is real, the other can turn them into something unknown...

Relation to the Previous Episode

The "Instant Spring of Drowned Man" from Danger at the Tendo Dojo! returns; with Ranma still recalling how the previous package he used was defective.

Plot Overview

Cast in Order of Appearance

Character Name Japanese Voice English Voice
Ranma Saotome (male) Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Cox
Ryoga Hibiki (Human,P-Chan) Kōichi Yamadera Michael Donovan
Mousse (Human,Duck) Toshihiko Seki Brad Swaile
Shampoo Rei Sakuma Cathy Weseluck
Genma Saotome (panda) Kenichi Ogata Robert O. Smith
Ranma Saotome (female) Megumi Hayashibara Venus Terzo
Kasumi Tendo Kikuko Inoue Willow Johnson
Nabiki Tendo Minami Takayama Elaina Wotten-Costain
Akane Tendo Noriko Nagai Myriam Sirois
Soun Tendo Ryūsuke Ōbayashi David Kaye



  • The Chinese man who sold Ranma the shadow incense back in Ranma Versus Shadow Ranma! returns to give the gang the Jusenkyo powder.
  • This episode suggests that Jusenkyo may go back more than 65 million years, given that one of the powders was for a "Spring of Drowned Pteranodon". The other was for a "Spring of Drowned Sabertooth". Neither of these are elaborated on in future episodes and not at all in the manga.