Character profile for Genma Saotome from Ranma ½, Vol. 1 (Ranma ½ (US 2nd), #1) (page 1)
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The story revolves around the Japanese teenage boy Ranma Saotome who has trained in martial arts since early childhood. As a result of an accident during a training journey in China, he is cursed to become a girl when splashed with cold water, while hot water changes him back into a boy. Many of the characters are similarly cursed to turn into animals or other creatures when splashed and are skilled in different and unusual types of martial arts. The large cast's intricate relationships with one another, unusual characteristics, and eccentric personalities drive most of the stories. Although the characters and their relationships are complicated, they rarely change once they are firmly introduced and settled into the series. A year-old proficient martial artist, he spent most of his youth on training trips with his father.
Ranma's insensitive father. Long ago he arranged with his closest friend, Tendou Soun, that their children would marry. While training Ranma at the remote Chinese training ground Jusenkyou, Ranma kicked him into Shonmaoniichuan where a panda drowned years ago. Genma emerged as a panda, and as their guide explained the spring's curse, still went on to whack Ranma into Nyanniichuan. Unlike Ranma, he doesn't have much trouble with his curse, and becomes quite accustomed to living as a panda comporting himself with human dignity even as he sips tea and plays shogi with Soun.
Enjoy the glory that is Ranma! Her I will tell you a little bit about each of the characters. I hopr you like it. Ranma Saotome : He is the heir to the Saotome's everything goes school of martial arts. During a journey of training across China, with his Father, he fell into a cursed spring in Jusenkyo and now changes into a girl whenever cold water hitshim, and changes back with warm water. His father and Soun Tendo arranged for an engagement between him and Akane.