Art of Ranma ½

Ranma ½ is an animation series produced by Studio Deen and directed by Koji Sawai and Junji Nishimura in 1989 (Shuji Iuchi, Akira Suzuki and Ryo Nishimura directed the later adaptations). The anime was based on the homonym manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for the manga, the movies and the series.


On a training journey in the Bayankala Mountain Range in the Qinghai Province of China, Ranma Saotome and his father Genma fall into the cursed springs at Jusenkyo. When someone falls into a cursed spring, they take the physical form of whatever drowned there hundreds or thousands of years ago whenever they come into contact with cold water. The curse will revert when exposed to hot water until their next cold water exposure. Genma falls into the spring of a drowned panda while Ranma falls into the spring of a drowned girl..