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The Matriarch Takes a Stand (格闘茶道·家元立つ! Kakutō Sadō Iemoto Tatsu!?) is the 79th episode of Ranma ½ Nettohen.

Sentaro Daimonji begs for Ranma and Akane's help after his grandmother, the matriarch, announces her intention to take a stand.

Relation to the Previous Episode


Plot Overview

Cast in Order of Appearance

Character Name Japanese Voice English Voice
Sentaro's grandmother Hisako Kyouda Pauline Newstone
Sentaro Daimonji Bin Shimada Brad Swaile
Ranma Saotome (male) Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Cox
Akane Tendo Noriko Nagai Myriam Sirois
Kasumi Tendo Kikuko Inoue Willow Johnson
Ranma Saotome (female) Megumi Hayashibara Venus Terzo
Matsu, Take, and Ume Chie Kitagawa (Matsu)
Natsumi Sakuma (Take)
Natsuko Fuji (Ume)
Daphne Goldrick (Matsu)
Cathy Weseluck (Take and Ume)



  • The phrase "take a stand" is spoken no less than seventeen times in this episode.
  • The first appearance of Matsu, Take, and Ume, though their names won't be revealed until the next season.
  • In the sub, Sentaro's horse is named Tsukikage (Moon Shadow) and is a male horse. In the dub, the horse is renamed Moonlight and is female.
  • The head tea ceremony disciple bears a resemblance to Sotatsu Jikei'ien, who won't appear until season six.
  • In the sub, the bell was to be rung 108 times. The dub changes it to an mere 100.


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