Hard Battle, or Ranma ½ Hard Battle is the third season of the series. It aired from April 20 through September 21, 1990 and consist of 24 episodes. Episodes in this season are Nettōhen episodes 23-45 in order, with one exception: Nettōhen episode 51 is inserted as episode 63, between Nettōhen episodes 44 and 45. It was broadcast as part of season 4 in Japan.
The opening theme of this season is "Full of Memories" (思い出がいっぱい Omoide ga Ippai) by CoCo while the closing theme is "Lambada Ranma" (乱馬ダ☆RANMA Ranbada Ranma) by the "Ranma ½ Choral Ensemble," composed of the anime's original seiyū. In Japan, "Full of Memories" was used as the opening theme for the 24th to the 45th Nettōhen episodes and "Lambada Ranma" concludes each of the 24th to the 38th Nettōhen episodes. A second closing song, "Present" (プレゼント Purezento) by Tokyo Shōnen, was used in the 39th to 54th Nettōhen episodes; it was never heard in the English dub. In fact, the closing song for Ranma ½: Outta Control, "Friends" (フレンズ Furenzu) by YAWMIN, was mislabeled as "Present" during the first eight episodes of that season.