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The Reversal Jewel Arc is the 55th story arc covered in the Ranma ½ manga, spanning four chapters. This arc was included in volume 22 of the Weekly Shōnen Sunday tankōbon and volume 21 of the Viz Media tankōbon.

Plot Summary

Cologne lets Shampoo choose a piece of antique jewelry from her collection. Shampoo chooses a brooch from a box. The brooch can control the wearer's emotion depending on how it is placed. If it is right side up, it amplifies the love one has even more, whereas if it is upside down then any love the person has for one turns to hate. She puts it on upside down without knowing the effects and begins hating Ranma, running him over with her bike and ignoring him every other time. Ranma then boldly claims that he will make her love him again [1]. Ranma attempts various tactics he read from a magazine, but nothing seems to work[2].

Suddenly he is greeted by Cologne, who tells him that the only way for Shampoo to love him again is to tell her that he loves him. He accepts this idea, and after getting Ukyo to tell him that she loves him, is confident that it will work. He proceeds to the Cat Café, where Cologne and Shampoo prepare[3]. Once he gets there, he begins to get nervous and stall. When he finally comes to saying the words, it is overshadowed when Akane says "I love you" to him first, thanks in part to Mousse placing the brooch in an upright position. Ranma is glad to have won his love battle but ends up in hospital when he remarks on Akane's weight[4].

Chapters Covered

Image Chapter Number Arc Number English Chapter Name Japanese Chapter Name Anime Counterpart(s)
Sudden Hate!!
(Totsuzen dai-kirai!!)
Shampoo's Sudden Switch - The Curse of the Contrary Jewel
Say You Love Me!!
(Suki da to ie!!)
Shampoo's Sudden Switch - The Curse of the Contrary Jewel
Love's Counterstrike
(Ai no gyakuryu)
Shampoo's Sudden Switch - The Curse of the Contrary Jewel
Who Loves Who?
(Kokuhaku no yukue)
Shampoo's Sudden Switch - The Curse of the Contrary Jewel

Major Events

  • Shampoo finds the Reversal Jewel, a brooch which can control the emotion of the wearer. She wears it in a way to make her hate Ranma.
  • Ranma attempts to win her back by telling her that he love her.
  • Akane helps Ranma win Shampoo back by having the brooch on her.

Characters Introduced

No characters were introduced in this arc.


See Also

List of Ranma ½ manga