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Volume 1 of Ranma 1/2

Ranma ½ began publication in September 1987, appearing in Shōnen Sunday after the ending of Rumiko Takahashi's previous major work, Urusei Yatsura. From September 1987 until March 1996, Ranma ½ was published on a near weekly basis with the occasional colorized page to spruce up the usually black and white manga stories. After nearly a decade of storylines, the final chapter was published in Shōnen Sunday 1996, Volume 12[1], finalizing the manga with a total of 115 Arcs.

Following publication in Shōnen Sunday, the manga was then published in tankōbon form until 1996 the pages were published in normal black and white. Ranma ½ was eventually serialized into 38 of these volumes. In 2002, Shogakukan opted to republish these under a new format, the shinsōban. These were essentially the same as the tankōban save for a different cover.

In addition to the regular storylines, Ranma ½ has had several special releases. First, the Ranma ½ Memorial Book was published just as the manga ended in 1996. Acting as an end-cap to the series, it collects various illustrations from the series, features an interview with Takahashi,[2] and includes tidbits about Ranma such as summaries of his battles, his daily schedule, trivia, and a few exclusive illustrations. Second, Movie + OVA Ranma ½ was released to illustrate the two part OVA "The One to Carry On" and the third movie, Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix. Finally, guidebooks were released for three of the Ranma ½ games; these included not only strategies, but also interviews.[3]

United States publication

Viz Media, a company owned by Shogakukan and Shueisha, published the English version of the manga. Viz started publishing Ranma ½ in 1993 in a monthly comic book format. Because of the time needed to accumulate material, subsequent volumes became relatively slow to come. Each graphic novel covers roughly the same amount of material as a tankōbon, but Viz incorporated minor differences in grouping so that the English language version spans 36 volumes rather than the Japanese number of 38. Volume 36, the final volume, was released in stores on November 14, 2006,[4] thus making it Viz's longest running manga, spanning over 13 years.

On March 18, 2004, Viz announced that it would reprint a number of its graphic novels. The content remained the same, but the novels moved to a smaller format with different covers. In the case of Ranma ½, the covers shifted from a variegated style to a more uniform cover. In addition, the price dropped to $9.95.[5] However, the title would still retain its "flipped", left-to-right format, like the first edition.

Origins

Takahashi drew inspiration for Ranma ½ from a variety of real-world objects. Some of the places frequently seen in the series are modeled after actual locations in Nerima, Tokyo, both the home of Takahashi and the setting of the series. In addition, links have been shown between the manga and people, paintings, and even films.[6]

Manga

1st English Edition/2nd Japanese Edition

2nd English Edition

1st Japanese Edition

SS Viz # Viz English Chapter Title Story Arc
1 1 1 Here's Ranma Introduction
2 Ranma's Secret
3 I Hate Men! Tatewaki Kuno Intro
4 Never, Never, Never
5 To the Tree-Borne Kettle-Girl
6 Body and Soul
7 You'll Understand Soon Enough
8 Because There's a Girl He Likes Dr. Tofu Intro
2 9 You're Cute When You Smile
10 The Hunter Ryoga Hibiki Intro
11 Bread Feud
12 Showdown!
13 A Bad Cut
14 Who Says You're Cute?
2 15 The Transformation of Ryoga
16 He's Got a Beef
17 Kodachi, the Black Rose Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics
3 18 The Love of the Black Rose
19 Take Care of My Sister
20 I'll See That You Lose
21 Hot Competition
22 I Give Up
23 Darling Charlotte Martial Arts Figure Skating
3 24 A Kiss in the Rink
25 Lips at a Loss
26 Lips at War
4 27 I'll Never Let Go
28 Burning the Bridges
29 Ryoga Explodes!
30 The Waters of Love
31 Kiss of Death Shampoo Intro
32 You I Love
33 Akane Gets Shampooed
34 Shampoo Cleans Up
35 Formula #911
36 Bie Liao (Goodbye)
5 4 37 Looking for a Weak Spot Neko-Ken
38 Weak Spot - Found!
39 Cat Hell
40 Cat-Fu
41 You'd Have Kissed Anybody?
42 Shampoo Rides Again Full Body Cat's Tongue
43 Attack of the Wild Mousse
44 The Martial Arts Magic Show
45 Cat's Tongue Got You?
46 The Phoenix Pill
47 All's Fair at the Fair
6 48 War of the Melons
49 Naval Engagement
5 50 Kitten of the Sea
51 Care to Join Me? Breaking Point
52 Training Meals
53 The Breaking Point
54 The Immortal Man
55 Fast Break
56 The Way of Tea Martial Arts Tea Ceremony
57 Meet Miss Satsuki
58 Proposal Accepted
7 59 It's Fast or It's Free Martial Arts Takeout
60 Eyes on the Prize
61 Noodles, Anyone?
62 I Won't Eat It!
6 63 The Evil Wakes Happosai Intro
64 He's Something Else
65 Bathhouse Battle
66 Moonlight Serenade
67 The Wrath of Happosai
68 The Scent of a Woman
69 Fathers Know Best
8 70 Instant Spring Dojo Destroyer
71 No Need For Ranma
72 The Destroyer Strikes
73 Just One More Kiss
7 74 Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? Romeo and Juliet
75 Romeo? Romeo? Romeo?!
76 Not Your Typical Juliet
77 A Kiss to the Victor
78 Quest for the Hidden Spring Japanese Nanniichuan
79 The Trouble with Girls' Locker Rooms
80 From the Spring, Springs a Message
9 81 The Way the Cookie Crumbles Akane vs Kodachi - Cookie Battle
82 Negative Feelings
83 Take Me Out to the Bathtub
84 ...I Ate the Whole Thing
8 85 "Okonomiyaki" Means "I Love You" Ukyo Kuonji Intro
86 Saucy Reply
87 Ukyo's Secret
88 Ryoga vs. Ukyo
89 Love Letters in the Sauce
90 Ryoga's What?!
91 At Long Last... the Date!
10 92 Happosai Days Are Here Again Amazon Love Pills
93 One Moment to Love
94 I Won't Fall in Love!
95 The Abduction of...Akane? Mousse Returns
96 Duck, Ranma, Duck!
9 97 Akane Becomes a Duck
98 Fowl Play
99 The Happiest Mousse
100 Tsubasa Kurenai Busts Loose! Tsubasa Kurenai
101 Lunchtime Lunacy
102 The Perfect Match
11 103 Ryoga, Come Home Ryoga Goes Home
104 Oh, Brother!
105 Get Lost, Yoiko!
106 The Ultimate Technique Happosai's Ultimate Technique
107 Get the Secret Scroll!
108 The Fire-Burst of Terror!
10 109 Embraceable You Kairaishi Mushroom
110 Hold Me Close
111 Akane's Power-Up! Super Soba
112 Super Badminton
113 Serious Side Effects
12 114 The Return of the Principal Principal Kuno Intro
115 Journey into the Principal's Office
116 The Principal of the Thing
117 One Hairy Day
118 Shear Folly
119 Gonna Make You Tardy!
11 120 The Soap of Happiness Waterproof Soap
121 Cupids, Draw Back Your Bow
122 Don't Follow Me
123 Who Do You Love?
124 Give Me a Little Hug
13 125 The Legendary Moxibustion of Evil Ultimate Weakness Moxibustion
126 The World's Weakest Man
127 Weak for Life?!
128 The Valley of Moxibustion
129 Training in the Spiral of Hell
130 The Inflammable Man
12 131 The Roar of Heaven
132 The Great Rematch
133 St. Happosai
134 Burn, Happy, Burn
135 The Paper Chase
14 136 Ranma Reborn
137 Who Will Bell the Cat? Ghost Cat
138 Kitty Takes a Bride
139 Swim Like a Hammer Akane's Swimming Lessons - Principal Kuno
140 Courage Under Water
141 Step Outside! Yotaro
13 142 The Mark of the Gods Mark of the Gods
143 Face Off!
144 The Mark of the Pig
145 Akane Guesses the Secret!
146 Santa's Little Disciples Santa's Disciples
15 147 When You Wish upon a Sword Wishing Sword
148 May I Cut In?
149 The Final Wish
150 The King Is Wild Gambler King
151 Never Bet Your Life
152 Put on a Poker Face
153 The Virtues of Training
14 154 Target: Pigtail Dragon's Whisker
155 Let Your Hair Down
156 The Whisker's Secret
157 Hair Raising
16 158 Let's Go to the Hot Hot Springs Obstacle Course Race
159 Screamin' at the Hot Springs!
160 Three-Leg Scramble
161 Hot Bath!
162 Ranma Gives Up?!
163 The Final Choice
164 A Goal Too Far
15 165 Kung Fu Stew Martial Arts Dining
166 Bad Manors
167 La Miserable
168 Lekaraté de Foie Gras
17 169 Bathroom Training
170 Who Masters What?
171 Dinner Wars: The Final Course!
172 Do Not Dessert Me
173 Hand-Me-Down Ranma Ranma Engaged to Nabiki
174 The Terrible Truth
175 Nabiki's Feelings
176 I'm the Victim Here!
177 I'm Sorry, Akane
178 Maze of Love
16 179 The Curse of the Scroll Cursed Scroll
18 180 Spring Demon Pantyhose Taro Intro
181 The Demon's Tale
182 Find Akane!
183 S.W.A.T. (Save Widdle Akane Team)
184 The Watery Grave
185 The Geyser Traps
186 Boiling Retaliation
187 The Snap of Elastic
188 What's in a Name?
189 Back to the Freak-ture!
190 And Back and Back and Back…
19 17 191 Melonhead Watermelon Island
192 The Horror of Party Beach
193 Catcher in the Rind
194 The Sauce of Ten Years Sauce of Ten Years
195 For the Love of Sauce
196 The Truth About the Truth
197 The Honeymoon Period
198 Please Hate Me
199 Nightmare on Hot Springs Street Octopus Trap
200 Paper Dolls of Love Paper Dolls
201 The Pill of Obedience Pill of Obedience
20 18 202 The Lion's Roar Shishi Hokodan vs Moko Takabisha
203 Prelude to Defeat
204 Unlucky Blow
205 Emotional Impact
206 Lion Versus Tiger!
207 The Weight of Victory
208 New Year's Curse New Year's Cat Spirit
209 Ring Proposal
210 The Plum and the Prune Harumaki
211 Sibling Warfare Tatewaki vs. Kodachi
212 The Scandal Breaks!
21 19 213 When Daddy Was Strong Cradle from Hell
214 Time to Leave the Nest
215 The Cradle from Hell
216 Mark of the Cherry Blossom Sakura Mochi
217 Akane's Feelings
218 Storm of Petals
219 L! O! V! E! Martial Arts Cheerleading
220 Cheerleading for Love
221 Win One for the Lover
222 Equals in Love
223 Love vs. Love
22 20 224 Love Always Wins
225 Ranma Meets His Mother Nodoka Saotome Intro
226 A Man's Vow
227 Risky Reunion
228 Even If It's Just a Glance
229 Mother and Son… Together!
230 Sudden Hate!! Reversal Jewel
231 Say You Love Me!!
232 Love's Counterstrike
233 Who Loves Who?
234 The Phantom Lingerie Phantom Lingerie
23 21 235 Pantyhose Taro Returns! Pantyhose Returns
236 The Black Secret
237 The Hot Water Fortress
238 Tentacular Spectacular
239 Stomperella Heron Island
240 The Fairy Tale Ending
241 The Violence of Cooking Violence of Cooking
242 The Carp of Misery Fishing Pole of Love
243 Carpy Deum
244 Quit Carping
245 One-Punch One-Punch Armor
24 22 246 The Guest at the Cat Café Musk Dynasty
247 The Animal Kingdom
248 The Lost Treasure
249 Battle of the Hot Springs Women!
250 Race to Treasure Mountain
251 Death on Treasure Mountain
252 The Tragedy of the Pail
253 The Waterfall of Secret Treasure Revealed!
254 An Ever-Elusive Treasure
255 The Confession of Rage!
256 Rise Up, Ranma!
25 23 257 A Man Again!
258 Welcome Home, Ranma!
259 The Ultimate Teacher! Hinako Ninomiya Intro
260 The Eight Mysterious Treasures
261 The World's Most Powerful Woman
262 Go for the Pressure Points!
263 The Formation from Hell
264 The Eight Treasures Change Return
265 The Ultimate Health Regimen
266 Akane's Journey Ryugenzawa
267 Recovered Memories
26 24 268 The Secret of the Forest
269 The Water of Life
270 In the Shade of the Forest
271 See Ya, Akane
272 The King of Beasts Emerges!!
273 The Orochi and Its Fury
274 The Eight Head
275 Take Care of Her
276 Blow Your Horn!!
277 Let's Go Home
278 These Words I Send to You
27 25 279 Danger: Home Visit Ahead! Hinako's Home Visit
280 Target: Soun!
281 Danger: Fight Path of Love!
282 The Unbeatable Lens Lens of Invincibility
283 Tearful Apology!!
284 The Lowliest Jerk
285 Demon Dog of the Sea Demon Dog Swimsuit
286 Compliment Me!
287 Curséd Cave of Broken Loves Curséd Cave of Broken Loves
288 Exit of Misery
289 Give Back the Tests!! Stolen Test
28 26 290 Mother, I Am Ranma Ryu Kumon
291 Thousand-Mountain vs. Thousand-Sea
292 Ranma vs. Ranma
293 Intensive Training!!
294 A Letter from Mother
295 Quick as Lightning- The Thousand Seas!
296 House of the Sea, House of the Mountain
297 Thousand-Mountain Tragedy
298 The Invisible Strike
299 The Truth of the Secret Scrolls
300 Ranma's Tears Ranma's Tears
29 27 301 The Terror of the Phoenix Sword! Phoenix Sword
302 The Immortal Phoenix Sword
303 The Seeds of Tragedy Pink and Link
304 Motherhood Flower, Please
305 Shampoo - Captive!
306 The Forest of Poisonous Plants
307 The Ultimate Medicine
308 Evil and the Bean Evil Oni
309 The King of Poverty's Challenge Kinnosuke Kashao
310 The King of Debt vs. the Queen of Debt
311 For the Love of Ten Yen
30 28 312 Spring Comes to Ryoga Akari Unryu Intro
313 LOVE the Pig!
314 The Perfect Couple
315 Experimental Herb · Towering Hair Hair Tonic
316 Infinite Battle "Ki" Infinite Ki
317 Let's Study!
318 The Tragic Legend of the Black Cherry Tree Cursed Cherry Tree
319 Ranma Catches a Cold Nodoka and Ranma's Cold
320 A Hot Reunion?!
321 Ranma Till Morning
322 The Cursed Spatula Cursed Spatula
31 29 323 Happosai's New Disciple Rakkyosai
324 Secret Treasure * Brocade Butterfly
325 Special Move * Wild Butterfly Dance!
326 Lucky Day… My Family's Away! Ryoga's Lucky Day
327 Alone With Them Both
328 The Umbrella of Love The Umbrella of Love
329 Get Ready for Swim Class! Akane's Swimming Lesson - Hinako
330 Cold Summer Noodles Noodle of Power
331 The Doll of Vengeance Doll of Vengeance
332 The Doll's Trap
333 Aloha School Aloha School
32 30 334 The Glowing Girl Rouge
335 The Other Rouge!!
336 Source of Power: Owner's Manual
337 A Beautiful Friendship
338 Beware! Blows of Strength
339 The White Lily White Lily
340 Battle of the Boyfriends!
341 The Chosen One Battle Dogi
342 Ranma's Plot
343 The First Time I Said What I Felt
344 The Great Divide
33 31 345 Love Medicine Densuke
346 Kasumi Gets Mad Angry Kasumi
347 The Mushroom of Time Mushrooms of Time
348 To the Mushroom Forest!
349 16cm Short
350 The Two Shampoos Jizo Statue
351 Payback's a Saint
352 The Drawn and Quartered Horse Horse Prayer Tablet
353 Saotome Family (Onsen) Vacation Onsen Vacation
354 Stop That Octopus! Hayato
355 Masked Death Match!
34 32 356 Shotgun Beans!! Shotgun Bean Plant
357 The Little Heart Valentine's Chocolate
358 Whack the Principal! Repentance Room
359 Bow Down!
360 Busted! Battle of the Busts
361 The Punishment of Perv-Boy!
362 Mama, Papa, and Tata
363 Looking His Best
364 See Me for What I Am
365 Incense of Spring Sleep Incense of Spring Sleep
366 The Three-Year Smile of Death Three-Year Smile of Death
35 33 367 The Two Ranmas Cursed Mirror
368 An Isosceles Love Triangle
369 Get That Compact!!
370 The Ultimate Couple
371 Playing House Playing House
372 The Sisters of Terror! Konatsu Intro
373 The Saddest Kunoichi
374 Runaway Ninja!
375 Ranma vs. Konatsu
376 Konatsu's Happiness
377 Bamboo Leaves of Love Tanabata
36 34 378 The Conspiracy of Jellyfish Beach Jellyfish Beach
379 Coming Soon Meeting Akari
380 A Visit to the Family Grave Saotome Family Treasure
381 The Saotome Family Reunion
382 A Mother's Doubts
383 Ranma's Seppuku
384 Reunion and Farewell
385 Goodbye Ranma?! Ranma Moves Out
386 A Package from Mother Pill Box
387 Bet on the Ring!!
388 The Sales Force Substitute Chef
37 35 389 Messenger from Jusenkyo Jusendo
390 Battle for the Map!
391 Egg Shampoo
392 China Bound!!
393 The Prince of Ho'o Peak
394 The Labyrinth Beneath
395 Dogfight Above the Peak
396 Akane in the Spring
397 Bad News at Jusenkyo
398 Akane Breaks Out!
38 36 399 The Phoenix and the Dragon
400 The Saffron Egg
401 The Spout of the Dragon
402 A Last, Sweet Memory
403 Saffron Reborn
404 Ranma Battles Saffron!!
405 The Power of the Gekkaja
406 Akane's Smile
407 The Final Chapter

3rd English Edition

  • Volume
Vol# Volumes Release Date ISBN Viz Media
1
  • Volume 1
  • Volume 2
March 11, 2014 ISBN 978-1421565941
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2
  • Volume 3
  • Volume 4
May 6, 2014 ISBN 978-1421565958
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3
  • Volume 5
  • Volume 6
July 8, 2014 ISBN 978-1421566160
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4
  • Volume 7
  • Volume 8
September 2, 2014 ISBN 978-1421566177
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5
  • Volume 9
  • Volume 10
November 4, 2014 ISBN 978-1421566184
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6
  • Volume 11
  • Volume 12
January 6, 2015 ISBN 978-1421566191
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7
  • Volume 13
  • Volume 14
March 10, 2015 ISBN 978-1421566207
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8
  • Volume 15
  • Volume 16
May 5, 2015 ISBN 978-1421566214
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9
  • Volume 17
  • Volume 18
July 14, 2015 ISBN 978-1421566221
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10
  • Volume 19
  • Volume 20
September 8, 2015 ISBN 978-1421566238
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11
  • Volume 21
  • Volume 22
November 10, 2015 ISBN 978-1421566320
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12
  • Volume 23
  • Volume 24
January 12, 2016 ISBN 978-1421566337
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13
  • Volume 25
  • Volume 26
March 8, 2016 ISBN 978-1421566344
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  • Volume 27
  • Volume 28
May 10, 2016 ISBN 978-1421566351
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15
  • Volume 29
  • Volume 30
July 12, 2016 ISBN 978-1421566368
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  • Volume 31
  • Volume 32
September 13, 2016 ISBN 978-1421566375
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17
  • Volume 33
  • Volume 34
November 8, 2016 ISBN 978-1421566382
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18
  • Volume 35
  • Volume 36
January 10, 2017 ISBN 978-1421566399
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  • Volume 37
  • Volume 38
March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-1421585802
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References