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Ranma ½ Season 3 “Hard Battle” (1990)

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Season 3

“Hard Battle” (1990)

There is a lot of miscellaneous episodes but A LOT of CUTE ones!. You can really see Akane and Ranma’s relationship starting to emerge. CUTE. When Akane and Ryoga go on a date Ranma definitely wont let that happen and Akane most definitely lets him know when he’s crossed the line with other girls. They also stand by each other and help each other out  when things get tough/ embarrassing for themselves. Like when Akane grows whiskers or when Ranma’s personality turns all girl. Ranma always saves Akane out of want or subconsciously and Akane’s always worries about Ranma…the Plot is definitely thickening between their love. I also love Ryoga how he defends Akane’s honor Ryoga so sweet but so fickle.

Ukyo Kuonji

Episode 41: “Ranma Gains Yet Another Suitor” – Akane is on her way home and sees Genma fainted. Ranma runs over and saves Akane from a big spatula weapon aimed for her. A person is standing over them and runs away. Ranma goes to chase the person but Genma wakes up and he stops him. We find out that Genma abandoned this person and a child. The next day that person is in the same class as Akane and Ranma. Ranma recognizes the person as his old child hood friend. Ukyo (the persons name) is mad at Ranma and challenges him to a duel. Ranma realizes Ukyo is actually a girl and Genma made a a deal with Ukyo dad that Ranma would marry her-although Akane was first. Ukyo wants to take out her anger on Ranma for abandoning her. To get her to stop Ranma tells her that she’s cute. Akane hears and gets jealous and then Ukyo finds out that Akane is his first fiancée. Ukyo decides to go after Ranma.

Episode 42: “Ryoga & Akane: 2-Gether, 4-Ever” -Ryoga’s back he over hears that Ranma has a new fiancée. He duels Ranma for Akane’s sake.-Cute Ryoga faints when he wakes up he’s about to tell Akane his feelings but Ranma butts in. Ukyo knows Ryoga likes Akane and she sets them up on a date. There’s a message sent about the date but Akane thinks its a challenge letter from Ukyo. Ranma stepped on it and smudged it while he was chasing P-Chan-slept with Akane. Ranma hears about the date and asks Kasumi where Akane is. She says Akane was excited about something and she wants Ranma to stay out of it. Ranma definietly wont let that happen. Akane finds out it’s actually a date. Ryoga is about to confess his feelings when girl Ranma in disguise comes and says he’s Ryoga’s Fiancée. Akane realizes its Ranma. Ryoga tries to confess to Akane again but Ranma tries to splash him with water. Ranma and Ryoga run away. Akane finds them and Ranma asks if he spoiled her date. Akane replies that he’s jealous. Ranma tells her she’s an alley cat and with one little love letter and she’s ready to date someone. Akane kicks him and she takes Ryoga on a real date. Ukyo and Ranma go on a date to make Akane jealous. They all end up on a lake and Ranma starts calling out ‘P-Chan’ and ‘oinking’. They get to the shore and Ryoga runs away he turns into P-Chan and Akane finds him (still not knowing he’s Ryoga) she wants him to come home with her, he does and Ukyo finds out Ranma secret- he turns into a girl.

Episode 43: “Sneeze Me. Squeeze Me, Please Me! Shampoo’s Recipe For Disaster”– Shampoo makes special buns for Ranma every time someone sneezes he hugs them. He eats them and Shampoo starts sneezing. Ranma uncontrollably hugs her. Akane sees and gets jealous. When Akane gets home (she’s alone) she’s feeling sick and starts sneezing out of control. Ranma comes home and asks if she’s been sneezing he backs away from her. She gets angry and then sneezes he grabs her and starts hugging her. She punches him and asks if he’s crazy. She sneezes again and he hugs her again. She starts hitting him. Akane starts feeling sick and she goes to bed. Ranma checks her and she’s burning up and gets her some Meds. He also realizes that she’s tiny and fragile even though she always acts tough. Akane thanks him and she sneezes Ranma hugs her and they have a moment- cute -then Shampoo barges in. They both end up on either side of room denying anything happened. Shampoo has made something else for Ranma. Akane sneezes again and Ranma hugs her but this time she slaps him and calls him a pervert. Ranma says he doesn’t want to hug her and he can’t help it. She leaves the room crying. Shampoo and Ranma go upstairs and Shampoo wants to give the food to Akane so Akane will hate Ranma. Ranma wont let that happen so he grabs Akane and runs away from Shampoo. Ranma gets Shampoo to eat it and he tells her to go home and she listens.

Episode 44: “Rub-a-Dub-Dub! There’s a Pervert in the Tub” -Akane goes on a trip to a hot spring. Hopposai tries to sneakily go with Akane. Ranma stops him and he gets mad. He tries to use a special technique but has forgotten how. He wrote it down and all three of them (Ranma, Soun, Genma) and the old man go to find it. It just so happens its near Akane’s hot spring. Ranma and Happosai end up in the hot spring with the girls. Happosai tries to get Akane and Ranma pops out of the water in front of Akane and protects her. Akane gets ticked because Ranma is there. They get the scroll but they can’t translate it. Akane and the girl Ranma play tennis to attract Hopposai. Happosai accidentally destroys the scroll so he makes up his own version and destroys himself to only come back later.

Tsubasa Kurenai

Episode 45: “I Love You! My Dear, Dear Ukyo” -Ranma gets another challenge letter this time from a Tsubasa Kurenai she’s in love with Ukyo. Tsubasa wants to fight Ranma to win over Ukyo. They think Tsubasa likes Ukyo because she thinks Ukyo is a guy so Akane reveals that Ukyo is a girl. Tsubasa already knew and its because she’s a girl that she’s interested in her. The next day Ranma and Tsubasa have a bake sale whoever sells the most gets Ukyo. Ranma looses. Ukyo makes it clear she doesn’t like Tsubasa. She gets upset and Ranma tries to cheer her up. She falls in love with Ranma. Ranma invites Tsubasa to the park but shows up in his boy form. Tsubasa doesn’t like his boy form and she goes to hit on Akane but Ranma stops her and rips her clothes and we find out the Tsubasa is actually a boy and he’s just a cross dresser.o_O

Episode 46: “The Witch Who Loved Me: A Japanese Ghost Story”-Soun has to look after an ancient cursed bra. Happosai takes it and wakes up the ghost in it.

The Witch

The ghost likes Ranma and hypnotizes him. Akane throws water on him and he turns into a girl. Hopposai goes after the ghost she’s so freaked out that she disappears.

Episode 47: “Transform! Akane the Super-Duper Girl” -Akane accidently east Hopposai’s super noodles this make her extremely strong. Ranma’s upset because he can’t beat Akane. Akane and Shampoo have a table tennis martial arts fight. Ranma finds out that the noodles have a male side effect and will give Akane whiskers. Soun asks Ranma to give her the cure, Akane wont take it. Ranma has to fight Akane in the fight whiskers pop up on her face she runs and hides up a tree. Ranma goes up the tree and says they’re actually kind of cute and gives her the antidote the whiskers fall off and Akane apologizes she thought he was jealous of her. He tells her he’s disappointed he thought she would know him better by now. He then tells her that he’s happy she’s back to normal..-CUTE At home Ranma beats Akane again and again. o_O

Episode 48: “The Killer From Jusenkyo” -Genma, Shampoo, Mousse and Ryoga get abducted by the Jusenkyo ‘control’ guys. They all have been using their Jusenkyo powers inappropriately. Ranma has to save them.

Episode 49: “Am I…Pretty? Ranma’s Declaration of Womanhood” -Ranma gets hit hard on the head because of Akane. When Ranma wakes up he starts acting really feminine. Ranma really starts thinking that he’s a girl and doesn’t want to inherit the dojo anymore. Soun changes Ranma into his boy form and Ranma flips out. To make Ranma feel better Akane takes him out shopping. He starts crying before he leaves because all the skirts make him look fat. lol. At the mall Ranma starts prancing around looking at everything like a girl and puts a bra up to himself and asks if it would look good on him needless to say Akane is embarrassed. Ranma has to go to the washroom but doesn’t want to go to the men’s so he turns into a girl. At night Ranma comes to Akane’s room scared of the dark he sleeps in Akane’s room. Hopposai wants Ranma to wear a bra Ranma gets scared and Akane saves him. Hopposai then jumps to Akane to wear it but Ranma subconsciously punches Hopposai. Akane begs Ranma for the boy Ranma to return she doesn’t know what to do if he stays that way. Ranma says he wont change. She hits him and he hits his head and returns to normal.

The invisible Man

Episode 50: “Final Facedown! Happosai vs. The Invisible Man” -Akane and Ranma team up to stop Hopposai panty stealing.

Episode 51: “Les Misérables of the Kuno Estate” -Sasuke gets kicked out of the Kuno’s house. Akane see him and brings him home since he has no where to go. Susuke can’t believe how nice the Tendo house hold is. He spends the night meanwhile Kuno is going crazy with out him. Kuno goes to find him to apologize and he goes back home.

Episode 52: “Ghost Story! Ranma and the Magic Sword” -Akane Ranma and Ukyo fight a ghost in the school late at night.

Episode 53: “All It Takes is One! The Kiss of Love is the Kiss of Death” -The family goes to the beach where they discover Happosai has 3 love potions. They get one of the pills from Happosai and Shampoo gives it to Ranma the first person he sees is Akane and falls in love with her but he’s just pretending the pill was actually just in his mouth (he didn’t swallow it). Genma comes and makes him swallow it though by accident. He sees the Ghoul first and falls in love with her. Ranma comes to his senses the pill he took was only an instant love pill. The two left are the day pill and the forever pill. Akane accidently swallows one of the pills they blind fold her so she doesn’t look at anyone. Happosai keeps trying to get Akane to look at her. Ranma suggests that she look at him but he was just joking. She hits him and leaves him- makeing her way blind folded. The ghoul says she she swallowed the life time pill and Hopposai goes after her. Ranma goes after Hopposai. Ryoga has made it to the beach and sees Akane. He goes towards her but Ranma hits Ryoga out of the picture. Ranma keeps on fighting off Happosai so she doesn’t fall in love with him. Ranma gets a hold of some hot water and changes in a boy so she can fall in love with him instead of falling in love with some jerk. Akane takes off the blind fold theres a moment but she coughs it out and she hasn’t fallen in love with him…yet.

Episode 54: “The Ultimate Team-up!? The Ryoga/Mousse Alliance” -Ryoga and Mousse join forces. Ryoga is at first reluctant to the idea because as long as he’s a pig he can be with Akane, but Mousse persuades him and tells him when Ranma and Akane are married they will have no use for him and throw him out. Ryoga decides to join with him. Ranma fights them both but Akane’s life almost gets input in danger. Ryoga now regrets his decision and turns back to a pig. Akane starts cuddling with him and saying she’s going to have a bath with him Ranma gets angry and they fight. P-chan gets embarrassed and runs away Ranma chases after him. Cuts to a scene of the man Ryoga running and Ranma chasing yelling angrily at him about Ryoga wants to have a bath naked with Akane and they fight.


Happy. Hopposai

Episode 55: “Back to the Happosai!” -Happosai has a magic mirror the families including shampoo and the Ghoul (not including Kasumi or Nabiki) go back in time to China. Here we find Hopposai and the ghoul were in the same village in China. The ghouls real name was Cologne she was beautiful and Hopposai was basically the same ugly, short and less wrinkly. Cologne kinda liked Hopposai but he was a jerk. AnywaysHopposai tries to teach himself some manners it doesn’t work and they go back to their real time.

Episode 56: “Kodachi the Black Rose! The Beeline to True Love” -The Dojo’s broke from the three free loaders staying there. Ranma wants to help out so he tries secretly to pass out flyers for the dojo Akane sees him and tires to help. Akane has and idea she gets Ranma to change into a girl and dress in a cute bunny suit and they get people a ton of people to come to the open house held the next day. Kodachi finds out about Ranma situation and wants to help him. She comes to live with them and provides food for the entire family. Akane gets jealous because of Kodachi. Kodachi steals all of the guys they recruited from yesterday to go to her own Dojo she made just for Ranma. Ranma tells her he doesn’t need Akane or Kodachi to provide for him. She runs away and that’s it.

Episode 57: “The Last Days of Happosai…?” – Something’s really wrong with Hopposai he’s dying. While Hopposai is till alive Soun and Genma wants Akane and Ranma to get married in 5 days. Ranma doesn’t think anything will happen and the old man will pull through, Akane hopes he’s right. Before Akane goes to bed P-chan comes back. That night Ranma has a night mare Akane and him are married and they have a baby the baby looks just like Hopposai. He gets up and goes down stairs and sees Akane in the Dojo. He tells her he had a bad dream and they talk about the future. He sayst he still trying to get used to the idea and he doesn’t really mind, it might not be that bad doing what they say.- CUTE At that moment P-chan comes and attacks Ranma. The next day Soun and Genma are not doing well. Akane gets a recipe for a potion she has to make it for 3 days. Everyone in the house gets sick accept Akane an she has to look after them all. The potions makes Hopposai healthy and so she has to give it to everyone.

Episode 58: “Two, Too Violent Girls: Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung” – Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung from the Amazon woman tribe (the tribe that Shampoo and Cologne are from) come from China to see if Shampoo has destroyed Ranma. Shampoo gives them the kiss of death to protect Ranma. Akane talks Ranma into helping shampoo. He wins and when the girls figure out he’s a boy all three of them want to marry him. The two go home in the end because Shampoo was there first. Akane then brings up their parents arrangement for marriage, Ranma tells her that its different and they blush. Cute..lol.

Episode 59: “Ranma and the Evil Within” -Hopposai makes Ranma’s girl side come out in a evil spirit form. Every night it takes the really Ranma out on a little romantic get away. Ranma starts falling in love with his evil girl self. Akane figures out what’s happening and tries to save him. They get the help from Cologne and Shampoo and in the end Akane defeats her.

Episode 60: “Enter Ken and His Copycat Kerchief”- Someone is taking photos of Ranma. One day on the way to school while Ranma’s bugging Akane he hears clicking and a photographer pops out. He tells them he will return. He’s the copy cat Ken. One night Ranma goes out and sees Ryoga they fight but its really copy cat ken. He then turns into Ranma. Akane comes and one of the Ranma’s gets beaten. The Ranma that wins hugs Akane so we know it can’t be him. Ranma actually looses. Ryoga, Kuno and Mousse all got beat by copy cat Ken so they all train together. Ken becomes Hopposai disciple when Ranma returns home from training he’s able to defeat Ken.

Episode 61: “Ryoga’s Miracle Cure! Hand Over That Soap”-Ryoga writes a love letter to Akane. The Tendo/Saotome family go to the public baths and Ryoga is there with his letter it slips out of his hand and Genma gets it. Shampoo is there also and has a special soap it makes it so you wont change from the Jusenkyo curser. It slips out of her hand and goes to Ryoga and he washes with it. Genma gives the letter to Akane but Ranma pulls it form her before she can read it. He starts reading it out loud Ryoga comes and hits him. Ryoga gets splashed with water but he doesn’t change. He thinks he’s cured. He tells Akane to read the letter but it’s ruined and she can’t read it. Ranma wants to find out what’s going on and Shampoo explains what happened with the soap. Ranma and Shampoo give Ryoga a fake letter from Akane inviting him out on a date -to get the soap back. Their plans fall through and they get Akane and Ryoga to meet up for real this time Akane figures out it was actually Shampoo who wrote the letter. Akane is disappointed in Ranma as usual and she takes Ryoga out on a real date. They go to this haunted house and a trap door opens. Ranma takes Akane and Ryoga is left with Shampoo (thinking its Akane) looks for the soap all over his body. Akane gets back to Ryoga when they leave Ryoga can’t control himself and picks up Akane. Ranma gets ticked off Ryoga kicks the soap into Ranma mouth. Ryoga starts pursuing Akane trying to hug her and nearly kills her but Ranma saves her like usual. Ryoga goes nuts looking for her Ranma poses as Akane and says he’s scared and he then turns back into P-chan only to hear that Akane thinks whoever Ryoga ends up with she would feel sorry for her.

Episode 62: “Fight! The Anything-Goes Obstacle Course Race” -Tendo + Saotome Family, Kuno Family, Mousse, Ryoga, and Shampoo join this obstacle race, 1st prize is a trip to China. At a certain part during the race They all have to partner up. Ranma goes with Ryoga, Akane and her Dad, Mousse and Shampoo. It ends up just Ryoga and Ranma at the end. Ryoga wins but on his way to China he gets lost.

Episode 63: “Ukyo’s Skirt! The Great Girly-Girl Gambit” -Ukyo wants to start acting more like a girl so Ranma will like her. Right now he’s treating her like one of the guys. Even after she changes and every boy is after her he still doesn’t really care. Some how Akane thinks Ranma and Ukyo are going to get married. Akane, Kodachi, Shampoo, and Ukyo have a contest to see who be the best wife and Ranma has to pick. No one wins a bunch of people come and beat up Ranma. In the end Ranma tells Ukyo that she’s cute.

Episode 64: “Ranma Goes Back to Jusenkyo at Last” -Ranma wants to go to Jusenkyo just incase the springs dry up. They steal Hopposai’s mirror. They first go into the future- Hopposai fault. They see Akane as an adult and Ryoga as her husband. Ranma’s exact expression is. Someone Shoot me ..lol. They see their three kids and when splashed with water they all turn into piglets lol. They then take the mirror and go to Jusenkyo. They almost succeed in changeing themselves back to normal but it fails in the end. Then we find out its all a dream.

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