Alternate Series Title: Ranma Ż
Originally serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from September 1987 to March 1996, the story revolves around a 16-year old boy named Ranma Saotome who was trained from early childhood in martial arts. Ranma Saotome- a 16-year-old martial artist- and his father traveled to China. There they are cursed by Jusenkyo; from now on his father turns into a Giant Panda when splashed with cold water, while Ranma becomes a female version of himself. With many fiancees and rivals, Ranma must become the best in anything-goes martial arts.