For Ranma ½ fans looking for more anime similar to the manga and anime's tone, style, concept, and theme, there are a number of titles to choose from. The following list ranks the best anime that are like Ranma ½, with the order determined by votes from anime fans like you. Based on the popular manga series by Rumiko Takahashi, the anime Ranma ½ originally aired in 1989 from April 15 to September 16. Of the story, Takahashi had noted the target audience was women and children. The 18-episode martial arts-themed anime, along with the manga, are considered among the first to make an impact on U.S. readers.
Similar anime to Ranma ½ include InuYasha, Urusei Yatsura, and Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, which also combines action, comedy, and martial arts. Other anime like Ranma ½ are Maison Ikkoku, Dragon Ball and its martial arts tournament, and Rin-ne, which shares another similarity with Ranma ½ with its supernatural element.
If you notice any anime like Ranma ½ missing, feel free to simply add them to the list yourself and help this recommendations list grow!
- Rin-ne, known as Kyōkai no Rinne (lit. Rinne of the Boundary, officially subtitled as Circle of Reincarnation) in Japan, is a Japanese manga series and 2015 anime series. As a child, Sakura Mamiya, gained the power to see ghosts. Her classmate Rinne Rokudo, a boy of mixed human and shinigami heritage, helps lingering spirits finally pass on to be reincarnated. ...moreBuy on Amazon
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- Full Metal Panic! is a series of light novels written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Shiki Douji. The series follows Sousuke Sagara, a member of the covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a hot-headed Japanese high school girl. Individual chapters are published on Monthly Dragon Magazine, followed by a paperback compilation released by Fujimi Shobo's Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. The novels are split between stories focusing on Sousuke's mission as a soldier of Mithril and comedic side stories centered on his life at Jindai High School. The series has been adapted into different media; including three animated television ...moreBuy on Amazon