In the town of Furinkan in the greater Tokyo area, martial
artist Soun Tendo operates a dojo training students in the
Anything-Goes Martial Arts technique. (The dojo does not
appear to be doing terribly well, as we almost never see
any students actually training there.)
To ensure that his family continues in the traditional martial arts, Soun makes plans with his old friend Genma Saotome that Genma's son Ranma (also a practitioner of the Anything-Goes School) marry one of his threedaughters-19-year-old Kasumi, 17-year-old Nabiki, or16-year-old Akane-and thus carry on the dojo together. Unfortunately, when Genma and his son show up at the dojo's doorstep, it appears that they have both fallen victim to a curse at a mysterious Chinese training ground known as Jusenkyo. As a result of falling in one of the springs, whenever they are splashed with cold water, they each change into the last being that drowned in the spring ages ago.
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