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Sasuke's "Mission: Improbable" (佐助のスパイ大作戦 Sasuke no Supai Daisakusen?) is the 17th episode of the fifth season, Martial Mayhem, of Ranma ½ and the 104th episode overall.

Sasuke Sarugakure is at risk of being fired from his position unless he can set up a date between his master and his "pigtailed goddess".

Relation to the Previous EpisodeEdit

None.

Plot OverviewEdit

Cast in Order of AppearanceEdit

Character Name Japanese Voice English Voice
Sasuke Sarugakure Shigeru Chiba Robert O. Smith
Tatewaki Kuno Hirotaka Suzuoki Ted Cole
Ranma Saotome (female) Megumi Hayashibara Venus Terzo
Akane Tendo Noriko Nagai Myriam Sirois
Nabiki Tendo Minami Takayama Angela Costain
Ranma Saotome (male) Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Cox
Soun Tendo Ryūsuke Ōbayashi David Kaye
Kasumi Tendo Kikuko Inoue Willow Johnson
Genma Saotome (human, panda) Kenichi Ogata Robert O. Smith
Happosai Ichirō Nagai Paul Dobson

QuotesEdit

"I'm pathetic. I can't go to the pool unless I put on a girl's swimsuit." - Ranma Saotome

"I sweated torrents of perspiration waiting in here for 3 days and 5 hours, but it was worth it" - Sasuke Sarugakure while waiting in the mailbox

TriviaEdit

  • The exploding payphone is reminiscent of the self-destructing tape often found in Mission Impossible. As Sasuke is acting as a spy in this episode, it does seem appropriate.
  • In the sub, the new ninja servants are named in order: Kokichi, Hanbei, Heizo, Shikanme, and Yashichi. The dub never gives any of their names and only two of them (Kokichi of the Koga clan and Heizo of the Iga clan) reveal their origins; the other three simply say they're their rivals.
  • Yet again music from Maison Ikkoku is used when Sasuke is debating whether or not to peek at female Ranma.
  • The last episode in season five where Angela Costain voices Nabiki. Her sister Elaina Wotten-Costain will replace her as Nabiki for the remainder of this season and all of season six. Angela will return to the role in season seven.

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