The Kairaishi Mushroom Arc is the 24th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning two chapters. This arc was included in volume 11 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 10 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot Summary Edit

A Chinese delivery man sells Shampoo a Kairaishi Mushroom. The mushroom has the ability to give command to the person that eats it. Shampoo makes pork buns from it and offer it to Ranma, intending for him to hug her every time she snaps her fingers. However, while she says the command Tatewaki Kuno sneezes, making that the trigger for the command instead. Kuno and the rest of the school has a misunderstanding as Ranma hugs everyone that sneezes without control. Back at the dojo, Akane has also come down with a cold, and finds herself alone with Ranma. She grows paranoid as his sudden hugging leads her to believe that he intends to assault her[1].

Akane, not believing that Ranma is under the effect of the mushroom, attacks Ranma to prevent him from getting close. She finally believes his story when she finds him and Shampoo sharing a bathtub. Shampoo then feeds Akane the mushroom and commands her to hug everyone who is not Ranma, including Ryoga who happened to show up at that moment. This command lets her see the potency of the spell. Before things can get out of hand, Ranma feeds Shampoo one of her own dumplings and commands her to go home. Akane and Ranma then barricade themselves to prevent any more unwanted visitors. The mushroom's effect soon fades[2].

Chapters Covered Edit

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
Embraceable You
(Dakishimezu ni wa irarenai)
Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe For Disaster
Hold Me Close
(Dakishimete TONIGHT)
Sneeze Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo's Recipe For Disaster

Major Events Edit

No major events occurred in this arc.

Characters Introduced Edit

No characters debuted in this arc.

Reference Edit

See AlsoEdit

List of Ranma ½ manga

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