The Gambler King Arc is the 35th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning four chapters. This arc was included in volume 15 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 13 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot Summary Edit

Ukyo is outside getting ready to open her restaurant when she realizes an old face from her and Ranma's past has come back to haunt them. Ten years ago, when she and Ranma were little children a man defeated them in a card game. Ranma betted the dojo and lost, and the Gambling King now came to claim his ownership[1]. The Gambling King turns the dojo into a casino and Ranma attempts to win back the dojo. However, almost everyone who challenged the King lost part of the property. Nabiki managed to win back most of the house, but lost it all again when the King cheated[2]. Ranma starts training his poker face to make his tell more difficult for the King. He ends up challenging the Gambling King with a bandage around his head to conceal his face[3]. As the game goes nowhere, the Gambling King attempts to cheat, but is defeated when Ranma also cheats. Ranma then starts working at Okonomiyaki Ucchan's to pay back Ukyo for when she allowed him to stay at her place[4].

Chapters Covered Edit

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
The King Is Wild
(Bakuchi o Kingu [K])
The Dumbest Bet in History!
Never Bet Your Life
(Ashita ni kakeru gyanbura)
The Dumbest Bet in History!
Put on a Poker Face
(Tokkun! poka feisu)
The Dumbest Bet in History!
The Virtues of Training
(Gyakuten gyanbura)
The Dumbest Bet in History!

Major Events Edit

  • The Gambling King comes to claim what Ranma lost in a bet over 10 years ago.
  • Tendo family almost loses the house, and Nabiki tells Ranma of the King's tricks.
  • Ranma defeats the Gambling King and all possessions return.

Characters Introduced Edit

References Edit

See AlsoEdit

List of Ranma ½ manga

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