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Swimming with Psychos (あかね, 涙の水泳大特訓 Akane, Namida no Suiei Daitokkun?) is the 89th episode of Ranma ½ Nettohen.

Relation to the Previous Episode


Plot Overview

Winner's Training

Learning to Swim, Part 1

Learning to Swim, Part 2

Learning to Swim, Part 3


Cast in Order of Appearance

Character Name Japanese Voice English Voice
Akane Tendo Noriko Nagai Myriam Sirois
Ranma Saotome (male) Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Cox
Tatewaki Kuno Hirotaka Suzuoki Ted Cole
Ukyo Kuonji Hiromi Tsuru Kelly Sheridan
Principal Kuno Tatsuyuki Jinnai Scott McNeil
Genma Saotome (panda) Kenichi Ogata Robert O. Smith
Soun Tendo Ryūsuke Ōbayashi David Kaye
Nabiki Tendo Minami Takayama Elaina Wotten-Costain
Kasumi Tendo Kikuko Inoue Willow Johnson
Ranma Saotome (female) Megumi Hayashibara Venus Terzo



  • The anime version has Ranma's curse hidden from the students for much longer than the manga, which is why Ranma hides in various forms while he is a girl. In the manga, Ranma's secret had been revealed by this point so there was no need to hide.
  • Akane's swimming skill is more improved compared to the manga counterpart. In the manga, Akane is unable to swim even with a lifebuoy, at which point the other schoolmates tell her to give up.
  • The way Ranma uses signs while wearing a polar bear suit is similar to Genma using them while a panda.
  • In dub, after knocking Kuno away, she growls that there is no way she'll let anyone see her in a bathing suit. In the sub, she merely calls Kuno a "pompous clod". The dub line conflicts greatly with the episode (and the show itself) given how many times she wears them during, before, and after this episode.
  • Neither Ukyo or Kuno appeared in the manga version of this story, therefore their inclusion is anime-original. The swim tournament aspect was also anime exclusive.
  • In the manga, Ranma never showed up in the initial scene with Principal Kuno and Akane. His clobbering of the principal with the bench for making up a new rule was originally performed by Akane and it was never shown how she got out after the principal pushed her in (most likely he did it off panel), but the anime shows Ranma throwing her a lifebuoy.
  • In the sub, the principal calls Kuno "Tacchi" but in the dub he refers to him "Kuno keike".
  • Tatewaki Kuno tells Akane that western swimming techniques will be of no use to her and attempts to instruct her in the Japanese military arts methods of swimming. In Japan, swimming training was not used in order to win races, rather there were swimming schools that were designed to train swimmers to tread water while wearing heavy armor. Two major Japanese swimming schools include the Nihon Eihou and the Koshiki Eihou.


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