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Shampoo (シャンプー, Shanpū?) is a Chinese Amazon from Joketsuzoku. She is one of the main three fiancées of Ranma Saotome and a rival of both Akane Tendo and Ukyo Kuonji. Soon after getting cursed at Jusenkyo, Ranma (as a girl) and Genma (as a panda) drop into a contest in a village of the Joketsuzoku "tribe of women heroes" ("Chinese Amazons" in English versions). Half-starved, they ...
Nov 25, 2013 · Ranma 1/2 - Anime Review HD - [Deutsch/German]Episodenanzahl: 143Erscheinungsjahr: 1989Story:Der Serienheld Ranma und sein Vater Genma leben in Japan. Der ju...Author: CityBloop Anime // Manga
Most notably, when he first enters the Nekoken, Kuno immediately realized how to avoid being attacked by Ranma and sent him running off by throwing a stick and shouting "fetch!", after which Ranma decided to climb a tree - in the anime, this was changed to Sasuke throwing a fish sausage, which caused Ranma to cease mauling Kuno and go chasing after it; upon snatching it, he leapt out of the window and up …
Kairaishi Mushroom Arc As time passed in the series, their rivalry has turned mostly friendly; as the two will sometimes talk in a civil conversation, and recurrently help each other out, although they are still easily brought to frenetically compete with each other if a problem arises, such as in the mushroom story, and Ranma sometimes still finds it amusing to make fun of Ryoga through zany minor schemes, which Ryoga in turn finds quite annoying. Ranma did however beat Shampoo twice in a fight, defeated Ukyo in a fight before he found out she was a girl , and beat Kodachi in martial arts rhythmic gymnastics. Only then did Genma read the final page of the training book, which stated that it was " Unlike Ukyo, who he at least apparently considers as a regular, non-romantic old friend, Ranma has stated outright that he views Shampoo as a pest. Bet on the Ring!! Rumiko Takahashi herself has described Ranma's personality as a mixture of nice, clean-cut, frank, energetic, indecisive, stubborn, picky, stingy, rude, aggressive and sly,  and has stated that she finds flawless characters rather boring. Sometimes, he's even taken pride in that his girl form is more attractive than Akane. Ring Proposal Heartbroken, Shampoo returns to China, where she undergoes re-training at the hands of her great-grandmother Cologne and finally receives a cat curse at Jusenkyo , which causes her to become concerned. Register Don't have an account? Pill Box Arc Other examples include when Shampoo has turned up naked and hugged him in the Tendo bath, crept into his bed without his knowledge or when they both ended up in the Kuno bathtub. Ranma and Genma manage to elude her and settle down in Nerima, thinking that they've lost her. Hot Bath! Ranma also does this to set up simple traps for Happosai or as part of schemes to fool, make fun of. The most notable consequence of this is his accidentally kicked Ryoga into the "Spring of the Drowned Pig" while pursuing his father at the cursed springs of Jusenkyo , effectively ruining Ryoga's life even further than before. This whisker causes him to have uncontrollable hair growth when in his true form. Gonna Make You Tardy! The Seeds of Tragedy Akane's Smile He is Ranma's primary rival in the martial arts, and Ranma has stated outright that he is the only one that he truly considers as such. Not knowing this, and not having the patience to listen to a warning from the local guide, Genma attempted to train with Ranma atop the bamboo poles which jutted up out of the pools. Hinako Ninomiya Intro Arc Usually right before Akane sees him through the open doorway. The preceding story arc also introduced Ranma's mother and the "man among men" pledge, which, more speculatively, may have factored into it. The Soap of Happiness A Last, Sweet Memory The Phoenix Pill However Ranma remained ignorant of his pledge for years and did not learn of it until his mother resurfaced in his life and Genma prevented them from meeting face to face due to his curse . Who Will Bell the Cat? It has been revealed more than once that the female form has a larger bust size and smaller waist size than Akane, which has infuriated the latter whenever Ranma has pointed it out . Boiling Retaliation After Mousse decided to free Shampoo from Kiima's slavery instead of taking advantage, she didn't feel the least inclination of gratitude, or even spared him a moment's thought, but rather immediately took the opportunity to hug Ranma instead. Ranma is seen as the school's primary heir. New Year's Curse Although he's never been seen to have use for them outside of the original environment, he commonly purports himself to be able to win any competition in which martial arts are involved, but frequently has to use unorthodox methods against superior foes. At the same time, he can also be very forgiving and usually doesn't seem to stay mad for very long. The Watery Grave In order to seal off the growth, the cook of the porridge gave him a sliver of Dragon's Whisker, meaning the hair growth is not present until the Dragon's Whisker arc of the main story. But then in the hospital, he discover it was the cursed jewel that made the whole thing. Even Happosai, however, has been a recipient of Ranma's compassion. You I Love The Formation from Hell He has chided Mousse for his failures in winning Shampoo, to "make her stop pestering him", and he was happy for Ryoga and Ukyo when he misinterpreted their intentions to split him and Akane up in the "Tunnel of Lost Love," assuming them to be in a relationship. When he sleeps at their home, he wore a white tank top and yellow shorts with a dark blue trim. Early in the manga Shampoo indifferently stated outright that she hates Mousse , and in the closing chapter, that he makes her sick, and that that she'd like to personally kill him for his "foolish behavior" and "ruining her happiness". By the end of the manga, he has admitted to himself that he loves her, even if it was left unclear if he mustered the courage to admit it out loud. He gets very angry and jealous when Akane has shown any evidence of interest in another man, more specifically Ryoga or Shinnosuke, has either driven him to paranoia, depression or outrageous schemes. She also offered her restaurant as collateral to help him win against the Gambling King and was willing to give up her work and greatest passion to be a proper wife for Ranma. This has served him well when changing into his cursed form or back. Dogfight Above the Peak His masculinity is so strong that he prefers to wear boxer shorts under his clothes even when he dons feminine garments such as dresses.
Ranma can mean "chaotic" or "reckless horse" or "a tangled thread. I was worried about writing a male main character because of the hundreds and hundreds of male readers, therefore I decided on the character being half man and half woman. He is the only son of Genma and Nodoka Saotome , Ranma was taken from his home by his father when approximately 2 years old to begin a year training trip to perfect his skills in the martial arts. Genma was only able to convince his wife to let them go by promising him to raise his son as a "man among men" upon pain of death for both of them. He signed a pledge and had his infant son sign it via hand print. However Ranma remained ignorant of his pledge for years and did not learn of it until his mother resurfaced in his life and Genma prevented them from meeting face to face due to his curse . While he was still a child, he befriended Ukyo Kuonji , the daughter of a traveling okonomiyaki chef and martial artist , although he was unaware that she was a girl. Genma engaged Ranma to Ukyo in exchange for her father's food cart, but he abandoned Ukyo and ran off with the cart without ever telling Ranma about the engagement or correcting him about Ukyo's real gender . Later, near the end of the trip, Genma took Ranma to a training ground in China named Jusenkyo that few people used due to the springs being cursed. Falling into them would transform a person into whatever first fell into it and drowned. Not knowing this, and not having the patience to listen to a warning from the local guide, Genma attempted to train with Ranma atop the bamboo poles which jutted up out of the pools. Thus he turns into a female version of his original form when splashed with cold water, which is only temporarily reversible through contact with hot water. Directly after this, Ranma and Genma, still in their cursed forms, went looking for food and found the Chinese Amazon Tribe holding a tournament. They then ate the food that was supposed to be the first prize reward, causing Shampoo to challenge Ranma to a fight. Ranma wins, but Shampoo gives her the Kiss of Death and had since hunted her and Genma down all over China. Nearing the end of Ranma's time training in China, Ranma stole and ate a large bowl of porridge, without knowing it was made from Dragon's Whisker. This whisker causes him to have uncontrollable hair growth when in his true form. This does not happen while in his female form. In order to seal off the growth, the cook of the porridge gave him a sliver of Dragon's Whisker, meaning the hair growth is not present until the Dragon's Whisker arc of the main story. This leads to Ranma constantly keeping his hair as a braided pigtail and never taking it out. Even after the effect wore off, Ranma continued to keep his hair in his signature pigtail style. Before this incident, Genma had made an arrangement with his best friend Soun Tendo that Ranma would marry one of the latter's daughters and carry on the Tendo Dojo. After learning of Ranma's condition, Soun's daughters Kasumi and Nabiki began to insist that Ranma choose their younger sister Akane , and rationalized that a tomboy would be a more appropriate fiancee for a man who transforms into a woman. Although Akane and Ranma were initially unwilling to be engaged, they develop feelings for each other which they generally deny and attempt to hide throughout the series. Ranma and Genma moved in as house guests of the Tendos. Since then, Ranma has endured a series of challenges from his various rivals, new adversaries, and picking up two new suitors and renewing his relationship with a former one. Female Ranma has also received a few male suitors, the most persistent of which is Tatewaki Kuno. After receiving a letter from his wife, Genma revealed that he had promised that Ranma would return "a man among men", and that if she were to discover the truth about Ranma's transformation into a girl, they would be forced to commit seppuku. Therefore, to visit with his mother, Ranma would change into a girl during her visit, and presented himself as "Akane's cousin Ranko," accompanied by her pet, "Mr. Ranma made several attempts to talk to his mother without revealing his curse to prove his manliness, but was generally thwarted by Genma or circumstances from doing so. However he eventually had enough of hiding from her and was able to save her from falling into the sea, proving his manhood. Nodoka soon after discovered that he and Ranko were the same person, but accepted his curse. Ranma can be considered of about "average" height compared to his fellow characters who are of the same age, as most of them are also around the same height, although Akane Tendo and several of the other females are slightly shorter than him, while Tatewaki Kuno is taller. His female form is shorter than his male form and half a head shorter than Akane. Ranma has a strong, athletic body forged from constant training since childhood. Ranma's female form is diminished in pure strength, but is much more agile. His female form is also depicted to be very attractive, which he discreetly takes pride in and often uses to his advantage. According to Dr. Tofu's mother, girl-Ranma has the ideal female form and was her top candidate to marry her son. It has been revealed more than once that the female form has a larger bust size and smaller waist size than Akane, which has infuriated the latter whenever Ranma has pointed it out . Later in the manga it is revealed that both their bust sizes increased, with female Ranma's breasts still staying larger. Ranma's most recognizable physical trait is his trademark pigtail, although before he was cursed he wore it instead as a ponytail . In the anime, male Ranma has black hair while his female form has red hair. In order to help distinguish between Ranma's forms in the manga, Takahashi always drew Ranma's female form with a shiny spot in her hair. However when the first chapter of the manga when published in Shonen Sunday was printed in color, it portrayed Ranma's female form as having the same black hair as her male form. Ranma favors Chinese-style clothing in the form of long-sleeved or sleeveless shirts in red colors while the other being a yellow gold short-sleeved shirt with a single slash design in each sleeve and a red single Chinese button on the collar, black pants also dark blue or blue-green in the anime , and slip on shoes.
He sometimes insults people by gloating about inflated perceptions of his prowess, or taunting them about their perceived flaws. Although they constantly fight or banter, Ranma eventually comes to regard Ryoga as a friend and helps him out on various occasions, most notably hiding his curse from Akane, who keeps his piglet form as a pet. As a gauge of female Ranma's hitting power, a few minutes of focusing her energies proved sufficient to split a 3m diameter boulder stated and shown to be impervious to the conventional efforts of the island resort owner , with a single strike,  while male Ranma managed to immediately shatter a 2m Other times he has used it to obtain favors from Kuno, or other situations when being female would benefit him. The Unbeatable Lens During the subsequent fight, Ranma finally learned she was a girl by accidentally grabbing her breasts, then pouring hot water on her to confirm she did not have a Jusenkyo curse. He here went out of his way to ensure that Shampoo didn't give him up and demanded an expression of love from Ukyo purely for ego gratification, being satisfied when she conceded. Although even near the end, during the "love leaf" Tanabata chapter, they remained extremely tense about taking the first step in expressing it, while attempting to tauntingly goad the other into confessing, but in the end they had a quickly interrupted romantic moment. Although Ranma turns into an attractive woman, he has a very strong heterosexual male gender identity, such that even while female himself, he still feels uncomfortable in the presence of naked women. He's accidentally mowed down child Hinako when late for school, but Kuno's head is his most frequent "stepping stone," which appears to be intentional since the two despise each other. Ranma has a strong, athletic body forged from constant training since childhood. Ranma's speech is casual and unrefined, using a coarse form of Japanese English in the case of the American-translated anime and manga. Jizo Statue Arc For example, she cheerfully repeatedly threw bombs at him which are non lethal by Ranmaverse standards during a duel with Ranma, since she didn't wish to give him a promised date if he either managed to prevail, or Ranma lost on purpose . The Nekoken turned out not to be a "technique" at all, but an induced psychosis. However, instead of receiving a "Kiss of Death," Ranma gets a kiss on the lips; it turns out that if a female Amazon is defeated by a male outsider, she has to marry him. However, he also lacks experience in social situations and frequently speaks and acts without considering the consequences, or the feelings of others. The other branch, the Tendo School, is practiced by Soun and Akane. Main article: Mousse-Shampoo Relationship. In the first case for love, in the second for legacy and fulfillment, and in the final two for petty pride, sadistic vengeance and conflicting interests. The Snap of Elastic Main article: Ranma-Shampoo Relationship. He has also attempted to haggle with Nabiki, clumsily tried to make her lose her eternal self-control by sifting through her room for potentially embarrassing letters, or feigned love for her, Shampoo, Ryoga, Tsubasa, and Akane under certain odd or extreme circumstances. Screamin' at the Hot Springs! However, while he has stated outright that he views her as a pest, and has occasionally shown outrage at her cruel or completely ruthless moments, Ranma usually treats her in a comradely manner. Heartbroken, Shampoo returns to China, where she undergoes re-training at the hands of her great-grandmother Cologne and finally receives a cat curse at Jusenkyo , which causes her to become concerned. Just One More Kiss His pride recurrently results in him being unable to accept defeat, and becoming preoccupied with trying to win the next skirmish against his foe. Hair Raising Rumiko Takahashi herself has described Ranma's personality as a mixture of nice, clean-cut, frank, energetic, indecisive, stubborn, picky, stingy, rude, aggressive and sly,  and has stated that she finds flawless characters rather boring. The end of the manga strongly suggests that Ranma and Akane will marry in the future. Register Don't have an account? However when the first chapter of the manga when published in Shonen Sunday was printed in color, it portrayed Ranma's female form as having the same black hair as her male form. He is angry at Ranma for taking Shampoo away from him, even though she has found him severely annoying since they were children and even stated outright that she hates him. He has often used his female form to conceal his true identity from others, most notably Ryoga and his mother, Nodoka. The World's Most Powerful Woman She has since treated their engagement very seriously and often has romantic visions of their future together. When Ranma was young, his father tried to teach him the " Nekoken " "Cat Fist" technique. Later, when Mousse was almost drained of life while enchanted into dating a magic Jizo statue he believed was Shampoo, she initially didn't care at all, and stayed home to play video games instead. She continues on the path of trying to marry male Ranma and kill female Ranma, until Ranma tricks her into thinking that the male side is a disguise for the female side. Thus he is able to move at supersonic speeds, but generally only uses it in combat situations. She dresses in various forms of Chinese clothing, usually a matching blouse and pants, over which she may wear an apron while working. It's Fast or It's Free His only attempt to directly get rid of Shampoo beyond encouraging Mousse in his efforts happened during her first appearance. Give Me a Little Hug However he eventually had enough of hiding from her and was able to save her from falling into the sea, proving his manhood. The Power of the Gekkaja Incense of Spring Sleep Shampoo Cleans Up The Terrible Truth Later in the manga it is revealed that both their bust sizes increased, with female Ranma's breasts still staying larger. If he's repeatedly defeated, humbled or otherwise feels humiliated, he takes it personally, howling statements of revenge at the moon or even crying on the floor. Shampoo has managed to gain at least two strong rivals in the herbalists Pink and Link , a pair of twin sisters who live in Yakusai , a village near Joketsuzoku. But unlike his primary foes, none of them have apparently had motivation to keep their rivalry, alternately visit the Nerima area, after the conclusion of their conflict. Later on, Shampoo managed to stand up to Akane's strength to an extent even after she had eaten Super Soba , despite not being aware of this fact.
Soon after getting cursed at Jusenkyo , Ranma as a girl and Genma as a panda drop into a contest in a village of the Joketsuzoku "tribe of women heroes" "Chinese Amazons" in English versions. Half-starved, they feed on the next available food-stuff - the feast that was to be the first prize for the contest - and are instantly challenged by Shampoo, the village champion. He swiftly defeats her, but this was a bad move. According to Chinese Amazon tribal laws, if a female Amazon is defeated by a female outsider, she must give the outsider the "Kiss of Death", hunt her down to the ends of the Earth, and kill her as Ranma tells Akane, "and when they say 'to the ends of Earth', they mean it". Ranma and Genma manage to elude her and settle down in Nerima, thinking that they've lost her. However, Shampoo eventually tracks female Ranma down and resumes her attempts at murder. She finds Ranma, this time a male, in the Tendo household—where she managed to enter courtesy of Kasumi , who thought Genma had invited her, when she was actually stalking him—and declares her intent to kill Akane for hiding female Ranma from her. However, instead of receiving a "Kiss of Death," Ranma gets a kiss on the lips; it turns out that if a female Amazon is defeated by a male outsider, she has to marry him. She continues on the path of trying to marry male Ranma and kill female Ranma, until Ranma tricks her into thinking that the male side is a disguise for the female side. Heartbroken, Shampoo returns to China, where she undergoes re-training at the hands of her great-grandmother Cologne and finally receives a cat curse at Jusenkyo , which causes her to become concerned. Realizing that Ranma had been cursed as well, she goes back to Japan with Cologne to try to marry Ranma once more, learning in the process that he is actually male. Unfortunately, this revelation came at a price: Ranma has been completely "phobic" about cats ailurophobic since childhood. Shampoo has managed to gain at least two strong rivals in the herbalists Pink and Link , a pair of twin sisters who live in Yakusai , a village near Joketsuzoku. Even if she has been chased by the Ghost Cat Maomolin a couple of times, Shampoo really has only one strong suitor, her childhood friend Mousse, whom she rejected when they were both three. Cologne has stated that this holds true by Amazon law, regardless if he manages to beat Ranma, but he remains stubborn despite her multiple rejections and frequent cruel and derisive treatment. In Shampoo's defense Mousse is very clingy, often trying to glomp her and will not take no for an answer. Then again she behaves exactly the same way towards Ranma, to an even more severe degree, and has been repeatedly shown as far more inconsiderate towards him than Mousse is to her. As is standard for the series, either behavior is frequently used in a comical manner. Shampoo generally seems annoyed and contemptuous towards Mousse, but occasionally shows some concern when he drives himself too far. Late in the series, when her love has been turned to hate by a magic jewel, and Mousse decides to take advantage to approach her, she rejects him in the normal manner, which may hint that her feelings towards him contain elements of both derision and appreciation. She dresses in various forms of Chinese clothing, usually a matching blouse and pants, over which she may wear an apron while working. Her combat outfit consists of a light colored long-sleeved blouse and pants with the addition of a dark breastplate and a pair of metal arm-guards, making her one of the few characters to wear any form of armor. For formal occasions she favors sleeveless cheongsam. Her cat form is light colored with dark ears and paws, a characteristic fringe, and similar strands that frame its face. In the anime, it has light pink fur with darker pink paws and ears. Several characters like Ranma and the Jusenkyo Guide has commented that Shampoo is cute. During the Phoenix Pill arc, a date with her as the prize was enough to motivate dozens of onlookers to participate in the Snowman Race. Her cat form is also considered adorable by Kasumi. Shampoo shows elements of the tsundere character, given her initially hostile temperament towards Ranma Saotome   before slowly becoming more attracted to him until she finally stops her plans for revenge in favor of ensuring her marriage to Ranma. She is manipulative. She has repeatedly shown as devious   and strategic  as well as not being above scheming, [ citation needed ] play-acting [ citation needed ] or completely ruthless behavior to advance her position towards the object of her attention. Given Shampoo's violent and protective behaviour, she views anyone who attempts to get between her and Ranma as an "obstacle" which must be killed. With her knowledge of pressure points and moxibustion ,   Shampoo is open to the idea of manipulating other's will to her advantage, whether that be to eliminate Akane  or increasing the likelihood of Ranma returning her feelings for him. Nudity is also not a problem for her, as she rather enjoys being naked and has attempted to seduce Ranma many times, even in dangerous places like under a giant bell. Early in the series, Kasumi Tendo had a talk with her about modesty. Although she did cease her faint-inducing habit of popping out of the tub naked anytime Ranma tried to take a bath, the conversation has apparently had little effect on her behavior other than that. Having been trained in the martial art techniques of the Joketsuzoku since birth, with Cologne as her personal instructor and the young female village champion, Shampoo is an excellent armed or unarmed fighter, is very swift and acrobatic, and strong enough to casually walk right through reinforced stone walls on a regular basis. These include a dao, spear, a bow, and a variety of polearms, including a Monk's Spade. Shampoo is outclassed by Ranma however, and was effortlessly overpowered the first few times she has seriously faced him in combat. She suffered a 1-hit loss during her village's martial arts competition, where the goal was to knock the opponent off the log they were standing on, and an accidental identical result when focused on killing Akane, both times before she was powered-up by Cologne. After Ranma lied to Shampoo that she was a girl all along, Shampoo made a strike at female Ranma, but Ranma's hand was positioned to block it, and Shampoo stopped herself before delivering it. During the "Reversal Jewel" arc, Shampoo was again outmatched in unarmed combat, despite his holding back by only using restraining tactics, and her 'programming' to truly hate him. In comparison, Mousse has displayed vastly superior mettle in several of his battles with Ranma, although this has gained him very limited respect. While Shampoo has been shown to join Ranma against Taro and the Phoenix tribe in the manga and fights against other opponents in the anime, it could simply be due to her being available at the time, or, more pragmatically, being suitable for the story purposes. Thus, this is by no means conclusive evidence of her ranking. Her only shown skirmish with Ukyo beyond a couple of brief, or off-screen free-for-all gang-ups against Ranma, Hinako, or Genma , happened during the onsen race, and consisted of Shampoo being kept busy deflecting Ukyo mini-spatulas, while their feet were tied to Ranma and Ryoga's respectively, but Ukyo didn't use her more powerful special techniques, and also managed to hold her own against Ranma for a much longer time during their initial conflict. Ukyo's better performance is at least partially due to being surrounded by a hot grill and that Ranma initially held back, but she also managed to avoid two of his attacks and strike him with a flour bomb when this was no longer the case, as well as fight and parry with Ryoga for a brief time before being overcome. In the end there has been no clear-cut contest of relative skill between the two in the manga. In the anime continuity their comparative ability is more clearly displayed.