Main Characters: Ranma, Akane
Run dates: April 15, 1989-September 16, 1989, October 20, 1989- September 25, 1992
Episodes: 18, 143
Anime background: Ranma 1/2 had a run from April to September but was canceled due to low ratings. It was renewed in October and placed in a different time slot, which helped the anime last longer.
Plot: Ranma 1/2 is a comedy about a boy who falls in a cursed spring while training with his father, the spring’s curse causes him to change into a girl when splashed with cold water. Throughout the series, many of the other characters fall in springs with different curses, including Ranma’s father. The story follows Ranma, as he deals with his numerous fiancees, most of whom his father arranged, then forgot. Ranma, though annoyed by this, won’t admit who his true love is, which causes confusion and chaos.
Why I chose this anime: The anime itself is quite hilarious and the characters are interesting, albeit a bit shallow at times. I enjoyed the story and still find it quite unique. It was also quite amazing that not only did the anime return after being canceled, but that it did well and ran for a few years.