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The Full Body Cat's Tongue Arc is the ninth story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning nine chapters. It was included across volume 4 and 5 of the Viz Media publication and in volume 5 and 6 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday publication.

Plot Summary

Shortly after learning of Shampoo's return,[1] Ranma meets her great-grandmother who tests Ranma's worthiness of becoming Shampoo's husband by using the Full Body Cat's Tongue on him, making even lukewarm water feel scolding (thus leaving Ranma unable to turn back into her male form).[2][3]

Once Ranma narrowly beats Shampoo's childhood friend, Mousse,[3][4][5] she begins working at the newly opened Cat Café in the hope of getting the Phoenix Pill from Shampoo's great-grandmother which can cure her from the Full Body Cat's Tongue.[6] Although initially unsuccessful, Shampoo's great-grandmother decides to show Ranma the Katchu Tenshin Amaguriken; a technique she could use to take the Phoenix Pill from her.[6]

Despite failing to get the real Phoenix Pill,[7] Ranma follows Shampoo and her great-grandmother to a beach where they've set up business for the summer.[8] There Ranma enters a race where the winner will get to date Shampoo (who currently holds the Phoenix Pill).[8] However, once Ranma eliminates every other contestant, she begins fighting against Shampoo's great-grandmother as final test to prove her worthiness.[9]

Massively outclassed,[9] Ranma resorts to using the Nekoken to get the upper-hand and, although she still doesn't win, Shampoo's great-grandmother hands over the Pill for how much spirit Ranma showed during the fight; although she comments that she isn't done with Ranma yet...[10]

Chapters Covered

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
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42
1
Shampoo Rides Again
シャンプー再来日
(Shampoo sairainichi)
This Ol' Gal's the Leader of the Amazon Tribe!
Vol5Chapter7.png
43
2
Attack of the Wild Mousse
ムース襲来
(Mousse shurai)
Enter Mousse! The Fist of the White Swan
This Ol' Gal's the Leader of the Amazon Tribe!
Vol5Chapter8.png
44
3
The Martial Arts Magic Show
格闘演芸会
(Kakuto engei-kai)
Enter Mousse! The Fist of the White Swan
Vol5Chapter9.png
45
4
Cat's Tongue Got You?
猫舌やぶり
(Neko jita yaburi)
Enter Mousse! The Fist of the White Swan
Vol5Chapter10.png
46
5
The Phoenix Pill
秘薬THE不死鳥丸
(Hiyaku THE fushicho-gan)
Behold! The "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" Technique
Vol5Chapter11.png
47
6
All's Fair at the Fair
夜店でバトル
(Yomise de batoru)
Behold! The "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" Technique
Vol6Chapter1.png
48
7
War of the Melons
スイカ割りバトル
(Suika wari batoru)
Cool Runnings! The Race of the Snowmen
Vol6Chapter2.png
49
8
Naval Engagement
婿とりマリンウォーズ
(Muko tori marin wozu)
Cool Runnings! The Race of the Snowmen
Vol6Chapter3.png
50
9
Kitten of the Sea
突撃 シー・キャット
(Totsugeki shi kyatto)
Cool Runnings! The Race of the Snowmen

Major Events

  • Shampoo opens the Cat Café with her great-grandmother.
  • Mousse is revealed to be a childhood friend of Shampoo.

Characters Introduced

References


See Also

List of Ranma ½ manga

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