Ranma goes clothes shopping with Nodoka and Akane while trying to avoid being discovered in her male self.
Continued from Previous ChapterRanma and Akane stare quietly at each other not knowing what to do. Just as Ranma apologizes Akane slaps him while covering herself with the other hand. Nodoka then calls out to her to see if she's alright. Ranma frantically climbs over the wall as Nodoka tries to open the curtain that Akane is holding. Then Akane shows to her that nothing's wrong. Upon climbing over to the other side, Ranma finds it occupied by a large old woman taking off her top and climbs back over to Akane's side. A shocked Akane quickly closes the curtain again to prevent Nodoka from looking inside. She whispers him to get out and Ranma tells her that he's trying and doesn't want to look at her flat chest anyway.
Suddenly Nodoka hears a loud thud from inside and Akane comes out fully dressed. Nodoka doesn't see anyone else, but still wonders about the male voice. Unknown to her, Akane had smashed Ranma's body into the ceiling. She walks up to a vase nearby and throws it at the ceiling to turn Ranma back into a girl while Nodoka remained distracted. They meet up later to have dessert.
Nodoka is concerned about the very bruised Ranko, seeing her frequently disappear and fighting Akane. She then thinks that there might be a possible connection between the noises she heard in the changing room and Ranko's disappearance. While she is distracted by this, a waitress carrying hot soup trips and changes Ranma yet again. She moves over to the next booth and splashes herself with a cup of ice water and returns. Nodoka is none the wiser but notices the stains on Ranko's shirt so she decides to go buy her some new clothes.
They go to a lady's clothing store and pick out a new outfit. Akane compliments Ranko by saying she looks very lady-like. The store had a promotional game that offered a trip to a health salon. Akane wins it and shows it to Ranko. She looks through the brochure and mentions that there is also a treatment for breasts which she tells Akane she can use. Akane crushes her under her foot and tells Nodoka that she will be heading home now and takes off. As Nodoka and Ranko watch her from the store, Nodoka asks if she and Ranko had a fight. Ranko then realizes that Akane might be mad at her. Akane is indeed angry about how the jerk keeps insulting her breasts ever since they first met.Ranko and her mother pay a visit to the trip that Akane had won. Nodoka chooses the hot water treatment for Ranko and tells her that she will be waiting outside. Ranko has no choice but to put on a towel and play along. When Ranko walks in, she sees an empty room with a body marking on the wall with a water gun aimed at it. As soon as the door closes, Ranko removes the towel and quickly puts on the clothes she had and opens the window to escape. Just as she is ready to leave, the water jet activates and bathes her in hot water.
In the lobby, Nodoka is reading a magazine when she hears the staff looking for Ranko. She then sees a male figure running outside wearing the clothes she bought for Ranko. Ranma gets called as a pervert crossdresser by people so he leaves the clothes behind and runs home in his underwear. Nodoka picks up the clothes and wonders who that boy was.
Back home, Ranma is with Nabiki and is just relieved that he's home. Nodoka comes by and he's forced to douse himself in cold water. She shows Ranko her clothes and asks what happened. Ranko is unable to come up with an excuse when Nabiki chimes in. She fabricates a story about a pervert crossdresser who came into the therapy room and stole Ranko's clothes before running off. Ranko is not happy with the story but Nodoka buys it. She unsheathes the katana saying the pervert must be punished. Ranko follows Nabiki out to talk to her and Nabiki tells her that Akane came home upset and it's probably her fault.
Meanwhile, Akane is in her room lifting a dumbbell. Around her room are various magazines and beauty products on increasing bust size. Ranma comes up from behind and inadvertently surprises her and Akane hits him with the dumbbell for not knocking first. He tells her that he came to apologize, which gets her attention. He apologizes for hurting her feelings and it looks like they reconciled. Then he asks her what he said that was terrible anyway. Akane explodes in anger and beats him up.Kasumi and Nodoka are downstairs having a cup of tea when they hear the commotion above. She makes her way to Akane's room and hears a man's voice. Nodoka looks through the crack and grabs Ranma's pig-tail, recognizing it as belonging to the pervert-boy that stole Ranko's clothes. She unsheathes her blade to punish him. Akane just calmly watches.
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