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Ranma runs into a shady man who runs a secret black market store on Furinkan High's campus! Principal Kuno wants him off the grounds, but this is one feisty merchant that won't go without a fight. Then, Ranma, Ryoga and Mousse travel into the mountains in search of the legendary Spring of Drowned Man in an attempt to restore their original forms. Will the three martial artists be successful, or will paranoia tear them apart? Plus, what is Genma thinking when he names Ryoga as the interior of the Anything Goes School of Martial Arts!?
Ranma 1/2 Random Rhapsody Vol. 2 - The Way We're Not (Contains 3 episodes)
In the last volume, Back to the Way We Were... Please, a peddler offers Ranma, Ryoga, and Mousse the answer to their prayers: a powder that will reverse the curse of the Spring of the Drowned Man that causes them to transform into a girl, pig, and duck, respectively. They buy three envelopes of powder, only to discover the labels are missing. One envelope contains the magic antidote; the other two are unknown substances, and bathing in them could produce horrific results. The efforts of the trio to figure out whose envelope is whose and which one contains the curse-ending philter provide the special brand of slapstick comedy that has made Ranma 1/2 an international hit. Typical insanity reigns in the other two episodes. Ranma wanders into a deserted corridor of Furinken High and stumbles across a strange old man who guards a dark secret about the school's nutty principal in "The Secret Don of Furinken High." The filmmakers spoof the look of historical manga to depict the old geezer's tangled memories and fantasies. In the third episode, an argument over a batch of stolen candy escalates into Genma disinheriting his son. But if he does, what happens to the fractious "engagement" between Ranma and Akane? Things eventually get sorted out, but there's no way any situation in Ranma could be described as "back to normal." Not rated; suitable for ages 12 up: slapstick violence. --Charles SolomonSee all Editorial Reviews