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Authors and Websites

Transpacific Fanfiction


The Works of D.B.Sommers

  • Recommended by User:antvasima
  • One of the most well-known long-time Ranma fanfiction writers, and continued past the 90s, helping to keep the FFML alive throughout the 2000s. In addition increasingly dedicated towards keeping the characterisation, mood, and comedy mostly consistent with Takahashi's original vision. Perhaps best known for writing Shampoo 1/2, but has arguably improved considerably since then. Avenging and The Things We Wish For are some of the more noteworthy. There is also a side-story to the former called Defending by David Dee, starring Gosunkugi of all people, as the protagonist.
  • Shampoo 1/2
    • Recomended by Pata Hikari, User:Flairina
    • Pairing: Ranma and Shampoo and a whole lot of others
    • Summary: An Alternate Universe fic where Ranma stumbles upon, a now transgendered, Shampoo earlier than in canon. From there things branch of into a rather epic AU.


The Works of Richard Lawson

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Author of Ranma story cycles from the late 1990s. His three main Ranma works are
    • Thy Inward Love: A Continuation fic which attempts, with reasonable success, to tie up all the loose threads left by the end of the manga, creating a small but well-done Fan Verse in the process. In addition to the main storyline there are a number of side stories covering events in the years after its conclusion, including a crossover with Lawson's other Ranma series, Thy Outward Part, and another with Zen's infamous The Bitter End. It also has a sequel series called Magic, which no longer seems to be available anywhere on the Web.
    • Thy Outward Part: The story of Ranma's years at college after he has been locked permanently in his female form, told mostly from the perspective of a male pre-med student who falls in love with the brooding, moody martial arts mistress.
    • Roses of Shadow: When Ranma loses the Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics contest with Kodachi, he honors the terms of the bet and reluctantly moves into the Kuno home to be with her. There he learns that Kodachi and Kuno's lives are considerably darker than he expected, and discovers that the only hope he has of being freed to return to Akane is to get Kodachi the professional help that she strongly denies that she needs.


Ranma 1/2 Fanfictions By Joseph Palmer

  • Recommended by User:Tendou Akane, User:antvasima, User:Looney Toons,Kjyl
  • Reviews of the Seasons and Colors stories by Taleswapper: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • Short, award winning stories that focus on the budding romance between Ranma and Akane. Palmer was among the first authors to take Ranma Fanfiction from screenplay format to prose.
    • The Seasons Series (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn) looks in on the young couple as the year passes. The Colors series (Red, Orange, Black, After Black, Yellow (incomplete) and Manilla) expands the focus to include more of the Nerima cast. Revenge (Revenge?, A Conversation with Nabiki) has the cast crossing into this world to interact with the author. Short Stories (Hot, Yuuki) were written on request, Hot is a self-parody of the author's style, and Yuuki was a one hour challenge that took substatually longer. Ninja no Himitsu is a script fic in professional screenplay format(incomplete). The site also has: Audio mp3 renderings of Red, Winter, Spring and Summer; Author's photos of real world Nerima; Artworks


The Works of WFRose

  • Recommended by User:Lanky, User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Author of quite a large variety of stories, wandering through a variety of concepts while still retaining a rather differently twisted sense of humor. Some of his completed stories include:
    • Older: Ranma arrives at the Tendo dojo with his father and discovers that the agreement, while still valid, was made with the Tendo women a little bit older than normal. Nabiki is the one to take the engagement and she's thirty-seven. Kasumi has a kid near Ranma's age and Akane is happily married. Written mainly as a drama with some comedy elements.
    • Age of the Warhorse: An X-Men crossover where a young, canon Ranma is summoned into a Crapsack World where Apocalypse made him one of the Four Horsemen. Written mainly as a dark adventure.
    • Ranma 1/2: Easy Target: Ranma is an assassin, by way of The Big Hit. With all of the trimmings you'd expect from a story which fuses both into one serving. Comedy, with some action.
  • Additionally, WFROSE has a history of doing some really, really grim, disturbing, eyebrow-raising, or otherwise out-there stories and playing them for laughs. Little Pretty Biohazard features a T-Virus infected Kasumi and the rest don't get any more sane. Of shifting quality.


  • Akane the Suicidal
    • Recommended by User:Khym Chanur
    • Synopsis: When Ranma first arrives at the Tendo home, Akane is not a Tsundere but a sweet girl... who is constantly trying to kill herself. Not because she's depressed or hates life; in fact, she's a very cheerful and upbeat person. No, she keeps trying to kill herself just because. Ranma is roped into being her "one-man 24/7 suicide watch". Done mainly as a dark comedy with some drama.


  • Ranma the Amorous Oversexed Nympho
    • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror
    • Pairing: Everyone/Everyone else.
    • Synopsis: A retelling of the series with one crucial difference. Instead of falling in the spring of the drowned girl, Ranma fell into the spring of the drowned amorous oversexed nymphomaniac. Can the world survive the first ever master of the Anything Goes Sensual Martial Arts? Better Than It Sounds. Lots of sex jokes, but also full of characterization. Written mainly as a comedy.


MZephyr

  • Recommended by User:Zeful, User:Robert, User:Cryptic Mirror (recommending Adamantine Mist only)
  • This author only writes Ranma/Akane pairings, but does it well enough, and with enough variety to keep it interesting. His stories usually keep the respective characters mostly IC, with some variation for the situation at hand.


Tales of Shampoo by Rob Barba.

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Only two stories, but each is a huge epic, set in a post-manga timeline, with changes and evolutions undergone by nearly every character. In Tales of Shampoo 1, we find Shampoo is living in San Francisco several years after Ranma and Akane got married, content and happy as the proprietor of the city's best Asian-fusion restaurant. Then an unexpected visitor from Japan arrives and throws everything into chaos. Tales of Shampoo 2 is a massive flashback that tells how things got from canon to the state they are at the start of Tales of Shampoo 1.


Chibi-Reaper

  • Recommended by User:Vindictus
  • Author of several stories, notable because of his dark humor and the interesting plots and sub-plots of his fics. Chibi-Reaper is listed here because most of his fics are Ranma crossovers of one kind or another.
    • Towers and Titans is an unfinished [and apparently dead] fanfiction written early in Chibi's career. It involves Ranma visiting one of those shops, and getting a cursed board game that he, Genma, and the Tendo Family get sucked into.
    • Carried Off is one of Chibi-Reaper's more recent fics, and the only fic that he has ever finished. In it, the Tendo Dojo is challenged by Suika from Touhou Project, who quickly defeats Ranma and, as the name of the fic suggests, carries him off. Includes some Squick, although your mileage may vary on that due to it being played quite straight and in a funny manner. Carried off now has a sequel, 'Away To Neverland'.


General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

To Tell a Hawk From a Handsaw by N. Reynolds

  • Recommended by ijp92
  • Synopsis: Ranma realizes how messed up his life is, and comes up with a plan. Ranma pretends to be mad in order to outmaneuver his "friends" and "family." Insanity inspired by Hamlet, with influences from unpopular culture.
    • The dialogue is Shakespearian level wordplay. It was actually painful for me to find something to criticize when I first read this. The only fault I can find is that Ranma is too smart (not that I care). And maybe some what-could-have-been's due to the story taking on a life of its own.
    • Essentially, this is as close to an adequate happy ending for Ranma I've ever found. The biggest flaw, Ranma's sudden burst of intelligence that made the story possible, is easily forgivable considering the result. Some of the dialogue is truly outstanding, and deserves to be quoted even out of context.

Right Moments by Judah (warning: a couple of the subplots are somewhat lemon)

  • Recommended by User:Snuffy, User:antvasima, Kjyl
  • Synopsis: Ranma, following the wedding fiasco from the manga series, delivers a poignant line to Akane, which goes unheard... except by Happosai, who takes it as an invitation to lock Ranma in a Groundhog Day Loop of that one day, until Ranma is able to live that day just right!.


Girl Days by Rob "Kenko" Haynie

    • Has a distant sequel in the form of Redheads which involved Ranma and Akane being sucked into The Slayers universe. Unfortunately, a deadfic, though ended much sooner.

The Shadow Chronicles by Mark MacKinnon

  • Recommended by User:Of Science, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: Starts with confusing sightings of Ranma in two places at one time. From there, it spins into a wide-reaching storyline involving demons, parallel dimensions, and a lot of tragedy.


On A Clear Day You Can See Forever also by Mark MacKinnon

  • Recommended by User:Of Science, User:antvasima, User:Yin Lihua, User:Looney Toons, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: Ranma from The Shadow Chronicles travels the dimensions, seeking to forget the horrible tragedy he's been through. His travels end when he finds himself mysteriously trapped on a fantasy-themed world. Meanwhile, a certain priestess has had a vision of a red-haired girl causing some sort of catastrophe. The city it takes place in is like fantasy meets New York meets New Orleans at Mardi Gras.


Relentless by Grayson Towler

  • Recommended by User:Of Science, Sackett, User:antvasima, User:Cryptic Mirror, User:Tyoria
  • Synopsis: It all starts with Happosai up to his usual thieving pastime. Unfortunately, this time, the temple he steals from has a powerful demon under its control, one that can adapt to any move used against it, and doubles its power if anyone assists against it. Fortunately for Happosai, he's still skilled enough to make sure some other sap takes the blame. Unfortunately for Ranma, he happens to be that sap, and Ryoga & Ukyo are also dragged along for the ride, running against the clock...


Guardian by Black Dragon6


Ranma Goes To War, a two-parter (second chapter is called Once more into the Breach - it also has a short spinoff) along with the sequel Chasing The Wind, available at the same link both by J. Austin Wilde

  • Recommended by User:Sackett, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: Darker and Edgier, Ranma and company gets to grow up through war (wich is very well depicted, and incredibly, the characters manage to remain rather coherent. Plenty funny at time, if only when Ranma and crew are saved by Akane's cooking. Although the sequel returns to the series more fantastical elements. Also, in the sequel, Kuno finally gets his moment to shine with his own side adventure (/w Nabiki and Ukyo as his beautiful companions... or so Kuno thinks).


The Ends by User:Twoflower

  • Recommended by User:D Mint, User:Looney Toons, User:Cryptic Mirror, User:antvasima, User:Tyoria
  • Synopsis: Post-wedding; Ranma, due to a convergence of forces, realizes just what a mess his life is with all the fiancees and rivalries he has... so he tries to find a way out. Described by the author himself as "My farewell to Ranma ½, and my condemnation of it." An interesting meta fanfic. It references dozens of other Ranma ½ fanfics as Ranma searches for his happy ending.


The Bitter End by Zen

  • Recommended by Freezer, User:Looney Toons, Sackett, User:Cryptic Mirror, @Fiver2
  • Synopsis: A dark take on Ranma and Akane's relationship, focusing on increasing Akane's violent tendecies, Ranma being unwilling to defend himself against her, and going into psychological motivations behind their behaviour.


Hearts of Ice by Krista Perry Fisk

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, Sackett, User:antvasima, User:Robert, Thurhame, User:Cryptic Mirror (with reservations), Kjyl
  • Synopsis: Exiled to the realm of myths and legends by Cologne's magic, Akane must fight to survive as the sole mortal in a land of deadly supernatural creatures. To make matters worse, time runs faster there than on Earth, and her very existence is being "written out" of the human world. Her quest to return to the mortal world before she's grown far too old for Ranma, paralleled by Ranma himself holding desperately onto his memories of her even as the world around him erases her existence, while Cologne schemes to thwart both of them, all drive this fic to a heartbreaking climax, and a heartwarming ending.


Crossed Wires and its sequel Mixed Signals by K. Hyam

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror, User:Pata Hikari, Sackett
  • Synopsis: Ryouga and Ranma decide to put more emphasis on the "friendly" part of their friendly rivalry and end their feud. Needless to say things never run smooth for Ranma. What with Ryouga having to pose as "Ranko's" boyfriend, Ukyo ending up as Shampoo's other husband (don't ask) without either of them breaking their engagements to Ranma, and the ultimate body swap roulette it's a comedy of epic errors even by Nerima's standards.


The Titans and the Lost Boy by Lathis

  • Recommended by Comartemis, User:antvasima, User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Synopsis: When Ryouga crosses paths with the Teen Titans and agents of H.I.V.E. in the Chinese wilderness, a chain of events is set in motion that will thrust Ryouga into the spotlight of his own adventures. When martial arts mayhem meets super hero hijinks, chaos ensues.


Dark Titans, by Lathis

  • Recommended by Comartemis, User:antvasima
  • Synopsis: The sequel series to The Titans and the Lost Boy, Dark Titans focuses on the aftermath of the battle with H.I.V.E. as the Nerima Wrecking Crew adjust to the circumstances that they find themselves in.


Lure the Tiger from the Mountain, by Allyn Yonge

  • Recommended by User:Operation Shoestring, User:Looney Toons, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: They say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Ranma, like his father, is a con artist. Meanwhile, the Tendo clan has suffered rather more than in canon, and its daughters are all the more dangerous for it.


Ryouga Versus The Roadrunner by Rowan Seven


Magical Girl Ranko vs Z Fighter Ryouga, again by Rowan Seven

  • Recommended by User:slain, User:antvasima, User:whitetigah
  • Synopsis: A multi-crossover continuing from where "Road Runner" left off, Ryoga somehow found his way onto Namek, and learns enough that in his next match with Ranma, his rival is out with the first punch. In a search to find a style to counteract the insane speed and strength Ryoga has, Happosai tells him about Pretty Magical Girl Martial Arts. You can figure it out from there.


In the Lunchroom, by Trimatter


The Dark Lords of Nerima, by Claymade (link)

  • Recommended by User:antvasima, Nanya, Kjyl
  • Crossover with Sailor Moon, is not a Fuku Fic.
  • Synopsis: One Youma manages to escape being killed by the Senshi during one of their battles and is subsequently rescued by Ryouga, next thing you know both the Dark Kingdom and The Senshi are convinced dark forces are brewing Nerima, but don't worry Ranma has a plan... Ok, worry.


Grand Tour and its sequels Journey, Odyssey and the currently written Walkabout, by User:Drunken Grognard

  • Recommended by User:Neep, User:antvasima, jakesolong(First two parts only)
  • Crossover with Lyrical Nanoha, various Star Trek series, Slayers, Berserk, Sailor Moon, and some cameos
  • Synopsis: Ryoga's unparalleled ability to get lost gets boosted by a suspicious artifact and sends him skipping through dimensions. Concerned with what his jaunts are doing to the fabric of the dimensions, the TSAB sets out to stop him, and brings Ranma along to help track him down. Hilarity, unexpected confrontations, and asskicking most righteous ensue.
    • The sequel divides its time between the Inner Senshi going to Mid-Childa to train under Nanoha while Ranma, a provisional agent of the TSAB, aids the others in defending Japan from a strange new enemy. More crossovers occur (including Hellboy and Black Lagoon).
    • The third story focuses on the consequences of all these dimensions becoming aware of each other and gaining access to dimensional transfer technology, as Grand Admiral Thrawn makes his classic mistake -- focusing on his crew and his enemies and paying almost no attention at all to what his allies are doing -- and things from beyond begin to intrude.
    • The fourth and current story returns to Japan as Ranma tries to gain some stability in his life. Unfortunately for him, his father engaged him to a resident of the Magic World. And just as Nanoha and Fate was getting maternity leave...
    • Has its own TV Tropes page here.


Relatively Absent by Mark "Togashi Gaijin" Shurtleff

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: When Sailor Pluto kills herself with a timestop at Mugen Gakuen, the Gate of Time decides it wants a different guardian, one who will not impose her own agenda on the Gate's ancient mission and on the course of the future. The only candidate it can find, though, is a critically-injured Ranma, locked in female form and buried deep under a landslide in the aftermath of a failed confrontation with Prince Herb over the Chisuiton.


Paradise Lost by Andy Kent (Also available here.)


Black Roses, Bandannas, and Koopa Shells by Shritistrang (Also available here.)

  • Recommended by User:SAMAS, User:Boss Goji
  • Synopsis: Kamek the Magikoopa is furious when his granddaughter Kimmy quits Bowser's service and runs away to marry a "renegade" Koopa from the Mushroom Kingdom. In his anger, he curses her unborn children, one to become delusional, and the other to have No Sense of Direction. In order to protect them from Kamek, Kimmy has to reluctantly leave them on Earth, with only two enchanted keepsakes to keep them safe: A black rose, and a spotted bandanna. Sixteen years later, Kimmy comes back to Earth to find her children, who, if you haven't guessed by now, go by the names of Kodachi Kuno and Ryoga Hibiki.


Timeslip

  • Recommended by User:Sackett
  • Synopsis: A nice short story that explores an AU while maintaining continuity with the Canon. It's only eight pages long in MS Word.


Smoke & Mirrors by M. Loader

  • Recommended by Sackett, User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Synopsis: Do you love Kasumi Tendo? Wish she got to be The Hero for once? But how, what with the whole Yamato Nadeshiko thing? Here is a fanfic for you in which Kasumi remains in character as a Yamato Nadeshiko while demonstrating exactly why you should never ever cross one.


A Wasted Wish by Tail Kinker

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, lanky, User:whitetigah
  • Synopsis: Ranma gets a wish from Skuld, and asks to learn more about his mother and the grandmother he never knew. The next thing he knows, he's got three days to spend twenty years in the past -- with an unconventional, rebellious little redheaded fireball named Nodoka. Time Travel, but not a Peggy Sue or a Fix Fic -- in fact, Ranma is warned that if he changes too much, his wish will be undone and everything will be reset. WAFFy, but not Glurge.


Ghost Story by Mike Loader (Direct link to download.)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Cryptic Mirror (with reservations)
  • Synopsis: Extreme Dark Fic. Twenty years after the events of Ranma ½, two teenaged boys dare themselves to investigate a local urban legend, only to discover a decades-old mystery -- and several deadly secrets.


Ranma and The Doctor by Turbanator

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin: a crossover with Doctor Who (Tenth Doctor). After failing to get his curse unlocked at the end of The Musk Dynasty arc Ranma faces spending the rest of her life as a girl with no hope of a cure. Until The Doctor turns up and takes her on a series of adventures through time and space (with Kuno and Ryouga along for the ride). In progress fic, takes place during Doctor Who season three with Ranma taking the place of Martha.


The Ranma Horror Kuno Show by Arthur Levesque

  • Recommended by Storvik
  • Synopsis: Ranma and Akane, lost in the woods, come upon a building where all of their main antagonists (Kuno, Kodachi, Ryoga, Shampoo, Mousee, Ukyo) have met in secret to fight amongst themselves to decide which of them is most worthy of Ranma/Akane/"The Pig-Tailed Girl", with the plot line loosely following The Rocky Horror Picture Show (including parodies of all of the songs sung by the cast). Hilarity Ensues, culminating in a free-for-all battle between all of the characters using a new martial arts style (geisha fu) which involves the use of boas, sequins, corsets, and high-heeled shoes. Takes place sometime around the seventh season of the TV series, given the presence of Ukyo and Ryoga using the shishi hokodan. Light on romance, heavy on slapstick and humor.


The Virus by Chris Jones

  • Recommended by User:Andyzero, User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Through a combination of Washuu and Mihoshi from Tenchi Muyo!, Ranma's Jusenkyo curse has become a highly contagious virus that spreads across the world. This results in massive social, political, and comedic change as both global society and the cast of other anime have to deal with everyone becoming Gender Benders. This was followed by other authors writing about what the world might be like if everyone was able to switch gender. The full archive can be found here; http://vffa.ficfan.org/author_cjones.html


Pastpresent by Susan Doenime

  • Recommended by Sackett, User:Looney Toons, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: Genma dies, and leaves behind to Ranma his journal. How exactly did Genma and Soun become such good friends? And how did he ever convince Nodoka to marry him? Set before Soun and Genma studied under Happosai.


Heir To The Empire by Ozzallos

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Shay Guy
  • Synopsis: Sailor Moon is missing the Ginzuishou, the golfball-sized magical gem which acts as talisman and focus for her powers. But why does Ranma have it? And what are these memories it seems to be awakening in him?


Ryouga Crossover and sequels by Mark Latus

  • Recommended by Jinx
  • Synopsis: Ryouga Hibiki arrives at the Tendo Dojo, much to the surprise of Nabiki (who he claims he's engaged to) and P-chan. Then Ryouga Hibiki arrives -- and wonders how he got there from China, where he's married to Shampoo. In all, seven Ryouga Hibikis arrive, all from different timelines and all engaged to different girls. However, one of them is an imposter with a deadly plan. Can they work out which, before it's too late? Its sequels continue the meetings between different Ryougas.


Akane by Kirinin (Also avaliable here.)

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror, Sackett, User:whitetigah
  • Synopsis: Akane wakes up with total amnesia regarding six months of her life, and who is this Ranma girl she keeps imagining and how did she die?


The Truth and the Tempest by Neon-Ronin

  • Recommended by User:No Such Method Error, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: Right after the end of the manga, as Ranma and Akane finally work out their relationship, a young man with extraordinary powers appears in Nerima. He's after the source of some chaos stream, and of course the NWC is heavily involved. Ranma and Akane are in for a big surprise and have to undergo heavy ordeals, when finally All Hell Breaks Loose...


Hell Is A Martial Artist by Ozzallos (Crossover with Oh My Goddess)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons User:slain
  • Synopsis: Hild, the supreme ruler of Hell, has found a new plaything in a gender-cursed martial artist from Nerima. Ranma Saotome has found an apparent ally and refuge in a strange "magical girl lawyer". But when Urd accidentally prompts a deepening of their friendship to levels unexpected by either, the nature of the game changes for both.
  • Comments: Certainly a unique fic in is choice of protagonists and in the execution of their relationship, but in no way a shipping fic. As with anything by Ozzallos, the text is rife with word choice and spelling errors, but the strength of his narrative can carry a reader past the spelling problems.


Something's Fishy Here by Jack Staik

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Khym Chanur
  • Synopsis: As Staik himself puts it, "A Horatio Alger type tale of what a boy can accomplish with an unlimited supply of corpses."
  • Comments: How can a story with so many dead bodies littering the scene, including Ranma's, be so funny? How can Ranma still get the girl and live happily ever after? Read and find out. Delightfully, wickedly funny.


Bishonen Senshi Sailor Moon by Ryo-Wolf

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Synopsis: 1000 years ago, Queen Serenity used the Ginzuishou to send the souls of the Senshi into the future to be reborn as normal girls. However, something went terribly wrong. For some reason, they were reborn as male martial artists instead. Yes, this time round Ranma is Sailor Moon (and he isn't happy about it at all).
  • Comments: An affectionate parody of your standard Fuku Fic, sadly a Dead Fic but what there is is very good and worth a read.


Careful Destiny by Todd Hill.

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Ranma uses a wish to get rid of his curse, but doing so changes the entire world around him -- and his own history -- to something he doesn't recognize. How will he cope with being a sedentary geek with an annoying sister -- and no relationship whatsoever with Akane, who is engaged to Kuno?
  • Comments: A classic from the 1990s, incomplete but still being written -- the author released the latest chapter in 2007. Also the source of an equally classic Lemon sidestory, A Careless Destiny.


Ranma's Apartment by Chris Jones (Crossover with Ah! My Goddess)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: One day too much of the usual, and Ranma snaps. He storms out of the Tendo home and vanishes, leaving the lives that had orbited him in ruins. He enters college (carefully out of sight of the Nerimaniacs), and finds himself sharing a dorm bathroom with his next-door neighbor: Megumi Morisato. Meanwhile, Akane has gone goth and seems to have moved on with her life -- but secretly she and Ranma are seeing each other. Of course this can't last...
  • Comment: Five chapters exist of this story, which is incomplete (though surprisingly not annoyingly so -- the last extant installment ends on a satisfactory-enough note that you don't mind it being a deadfic quite so much).


Second Chances by Lord Archive (Crossover with Ah! My Goddess)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: When Ranma dies battling a demon summoned by Happosai, Akane almost dies of grief. It takes a wish from Urd to give her hope and life -- and Ranma -- back; Akane returns to the day she first met Ranma, with all her knowledge and training from her time with him intact, determined to save him and not make the same mistakes again.
  • Comment: Unusual for a Ranma Peggy Sue, in that it's not only Akane, but an Akane well-trained by Ranma. Another incomplete, epic work from the 1990s, and despite the author being one of the less technically-adept writers worth a look, if only for its somewhat different approaches to some of the characters.


Give Peace A Chance by Stephan "User:Twoflower" Gagne

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Ryoga's older brother Kosumo was the heir to the family's martial arts style and dojo until he went to America and discovered the Grateful Dead. Now he's back and calling himself "Cosmo", and he's a pacifist. And Ryoga is consumed by a mixture of fury, envy and confusion.
  • Comment: An early classic by one of the early greats of Ranma fiction, who has since gone on to groundbreaking original work like Sailor Nothing.


Pagliacci by Ed Becerra

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Gosunkugi's got a plan -- he'll go to Jusenkyo and jump in the pool of drowned hero, come back, defeat Ranma, and win Akane's heart. Unfortunately, Jusenkyo doesn't work quite that way. Gosunkugi comes out a hero, all right, just not the kind he expected...
  • Comment: Incomplete, of course, but wickedly funny nonetheless. The pool that Gosunkugi actually jumps in will have you chuckling, as will its effects on the poor schlump. Don't miss the wonderful but unfinished side story by Rob "Kenko" Haynie (of Girl Days fame).


Magical Girl Nanoha 1/2 by Lost Star (AU Crossover with Lyrical Nanoha)

  • Recommended by Nanya, User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: A simple meeting between two characters creates changes that snowball from a small chance encounter. The interactions are hilarious, and very much in character. Plus it is one of the few fanfictions that this troper has ever seen that makes both Shiro and Genma awesome without them doing anything directly.
  • Comments: Not the first crossover seen between Ranma and Nanoha, but this one is quite well-done. It is basically a re-telling of the first and second season of Nanoha, but done well enough that even those unfamiliar with it can follow the storyline easily enough. The author also does an incredible job at blending the two universes together, and is working on showing how the changes cause the ripples. Quite worth the read.


Le canard a la Peikin by Sinom Bre

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: When the Tendo sisters visit the Nekohanten in search of Peking Duck, they only contribute to the stress afflicting Shampoo that day -- much to Mousse's distress.
  • Comments: A very funny short that derives almost all of its humor from the collision of characters -- and will probably leave you rolling on the floor. Original Flavour.


Making Kittens by Sinom Bre (Crossover with All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, implied off-screen crossover with Ah! My Goddess)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Nuku-Nuku's a real girl now, sort of, and guess what? She's next on the fiancee hit parade. Unfortunately for Ranma, she triggers the Neko-ken... or is that fortunately? Depends on who you ask.
  • Comments: Another funny, funny short from Bre, borderline off-color but without being explicit. Part of what makes it work is that so much of it is told through dialogue, as though the reader were eavesdropping on the action.


Grave's New Life by Nanya (Crossover with Gold Digger)

  • Recommended by Thrythlind
  • Synopsis: Instead of re-merging with Brianna, Grave Digger takes off into the wilds of Jade just as Ranma is banished there by coincidence. They meet causing all sorts of changes to both time lines.
  • Comments: Essentially complete, the ending does leave some question as to what happens from that point.


Genma's Journal by Thrythlind

  • Recommended by Nanya, User:Robert
  • Synopsis: Nabiki decides to rummage through Genma's stuff and finds his journal. A few photographs and copies later and everyone finds out that they've been played for fools.
  • Comments: One of the earliest fics that portrays Genma as a Magnificent Bastard and set the bar that many other fanfics followed afterwords. Plus has a great line about the "clouds and the rain".


Ryoko Saotome by Thrythlind (Crossover with Tenchi Universe)

  • Recommended by Nanya, User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Synopsis: Tenchi and Akane both died during the final battles, leaving Ryoko and Ranma heartbroken.
  • Comments: Well-written, complete, and with a planned sequel. Nagi is given slight Character Derailment, but the writing is solid enough. It leaves you wanting more.


Journey by Daniel Ruth (crossover with Palladium Rifts)

  • Recommended by Three Headed Dog
  • Synopsis: Many stories focus on the end of the Journey; this fic focuses on the journey itself. Ranma deals with a lot of things in other realms.
  • Comments: Likely my favorite fic, but it has not been updated in years.


Forcibly United by Gaming Ikari (crossover with Black Lagoon)

  • Recommended by lanky, User:antvasima. User:whitetigah
  • Synopsis: A magical artifact leaves Ranma and Ryouga bound together at the wrists. Cologne knows someone who can help, but the pity is the man lives in Roanapur. With no other leads, the boys head there to try and fix their problem. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: Better Than It Sounds. Ranma and Ryouga have a good Back-to-Back Badasses dynamic, and the author manages to portray the Black Lagoon cast almost scarily in-character. The author manages to hit the sweet spot which blends the tone of Ranma ½ with the tone of Black Lagoon almost perfectly. The story is already over 60,000 words long, with an uncommonly high technical quality to the writing.


Featherbrite's Tale by Gregg "Metroanime" Sharp (chapter list and links are at the bottom of that page)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Titania, Queen of the Fairies, has won The Bet. The tiny change she makes in the life of a very young Ranma leads first to his acquiring a small faerie creature as a friend, and then inexorably to Ranma and the rest of the usual cast becoming ersatz Sailor Senshi who find themselves locked in a war with the Unseelie Court and their Yakuza pawns.
  • Comments: This is a Fuku Fic in a world where Sailor Moon remains fiction; in fact. Sadly, it is a Dead Fic, but clever readers can work out the most probable intended ending from the information available to them. Despite Sharp's rather uneven technical skill, and evidence here and there of him changing concepts in mid-stream, Featherbrite's Tale is still a fun read. Just be prepared for the frustration of the premature ending.


Am I Smart? by Penguin-sa

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Cryptic Mirror, User:whitetigah
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the anime episode "Am I Pretty?", except this time, Ranma imprints on Nabiki.
  • Comments: Well written, with a good eye for characterization. However, be warned that this is one of those stories that end with Ranma deciding he is actually a "she" and treating the Loss of Identity as a good thing, with "Ma-chan" merely deceiving the others into thinking that "he" has come back during the ending.


Pantyhose Taro, I Choose You! and its sequel, Evolve, Pantyhose, Evolve!, by David Tai


Ukyo Kokiri Ukyo by Shritistrang

  • Recommended by User:SAMAS
  • Synopsis: A retelling of Ocarina of Time with a twist: Nearly every character is related to a member of the Nerima Wrecking Crew. Ukyo is Link's other childhood friend and companion, Ranma is the half-brother/sister of the Zora Ruto, while the Tendo sisters are Impa's daughters.


Kasumi The Biker Slut by Trisha L. Sebastian (Arguably NSFW)

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: After one fanfic-standard afternoon in Nerima too many leaves her kitchen in a smoking ruin, Kasumi Tendo decides her life needs a slight change.
  • Comments: Not a literary masterpiece, but a fun skewering of what was already standard Ranma fanon in 1998.


Ranmatronic by Kadunta

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Synopsis: A Ranma/Tron fusion-fic. From the author: MCP couldn't compute Ranma's curse, so he had to be removed from the physical world. Nabiki thought she was smart, but not enough to stay out of trouble. Let us follow them as they try to return to the real world.
  • Comments: Previously a Dead Fic, but Kadunta has recently returned.


A Ralts In Moonlight by Usagi-Hasano

  • Recommended by User:Flairina
  • Synopsis: Ranma/Pokemon crossover. Ranma falls into the spring of drowned Ralts and is transported to the Pokemon world. He still changes genders- but he can't become human. Uh oh.
  • Comments: One of the few good Ranma/Pokemon crossovers out there. Currently waiting for updates.


Big Human on Campus by Black Dragon6 (Crossover with Rosario+Vampire) - Has a Trope Page

  • Recommended by Darkholm, User:antvasima, lanky, jakesolong
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Ranma gets booted out of Furinkan after dealing with Saffron, and ends up on the bus to a new school called Youkai Academy, meeting a rather timid guy named Tsukune on the way. At least this place can't be worse than Furinkan, right?
  • Comments: Ranma doesn't replace Tsukune, but rather they go to school together and build up a companionable friendship. Tsukune retains Moka's affections, and Kurumu's as well, but not the other girls'. The characterizations are believable, the dialogue is entertaining, and the spelling and grammar are good. It is especially funny to watch Ranma try to convince people he's human while simultaneously destroying every enemy he encounters.


Ranma is Dead by Gary Kleppe


Wild Effect by Largo

  • Recommended by Kalaong, Leonite Rider
  • Synopsis: The Illusive Man resurrects Ranma Saotome and sticks him on the Citadel to show the galaxy just how extraordinary Humanity is. Hilarity Ensues. No, seriously; less than an hour after s/he wakes up, s/he charms Avina, Goomba Stomps Udina, beats the stuffing out of a krogan, then gorges hi/rself on Turian food without going into convulsions. It just gets weirder from there. Nihilus is amused... and impressed.
  • Comments: Ah, yes, somebody has finally used the Launcher Of A Thousand CrossOvers - and proved again why Instant Awesome Just Add Ranma ½ works. Adding everyone's favorite Gender Bending lunatic to the Mass Effect universe with only a single moment of Angst, we're going to see Ranma take on the Reapers as only s/he can. In chapter 5 we hit Eden Prime; it's going to be a wild ride!
    • Leonite Rider: I agree with the above comments. The fact that there are, as of this comment, only 4 chapters written with 5 and 6 on their way, it is a very impressive fanfiction. Not only is there excellent characterisation of Ranma (as far as I know), but Nihlus, the Hanar Preacher, Sarren, Harkin, Anderson and Udina all appear on the Citidal and are all characterised well. This is all topped with a quick appearence by Garrus, Ranma realising that something is messed up with Saren internally through her ki sensing, Ranma's emotional mix when they arrive at Earth, the Illusive Man actually showing a motive that can make you like the charcter, and finally a heartwarming friendship between Nihlus and Ranma, and this is before Eden Prime! And the best part is that Ranma is going to be working alongside Shepard. As an afternote to this comment, this was made by someone who's Ranma info has been gathered through other Fanfiction.
      • For those who are concerned about it, Ranma is un-modelocked in Chapter 7, via something provided back in Chapter 4. Saren also gets stuck in Ironic Hell when shortly after being abandoned by Sovereign, he gets tagged by Drowned Boy Water and turned human.

The Anarchists by Materia-Blade

  • Recommended by Flairina
  • Synopsis Ranma wakes up... in a bed... in someone else's body... and he's in THE FUTURE?! And who's this white queen people keep talking about?
  • Comments Crossover with Sailor Moon. A "corrupt sailors" fanfic, and a very good one. All I have to say is, enjoy.

Tales of the Foxcat by Ozallos

  • Recommended by Flarina
  • Synopsis Betrayal leaves Ranma in the Narutoverse, in a thirteen year old body. He meets a young blond-haired boy and the destinies of both are changed forever.
  • Comments HOW. IS. THIS. NOT. HERE. YET?!?! Just read it. I HATED Naruto prior to this, but now...

Last Curtain by Nikholas F. Toledo Zu

  • Recommended by Zulaq
  • Synopsis When the universe achieves its purpose, what happens then? (Taken from FF.net)
  • Comments This one-shot is sort of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead meets Ranma. That's all that really needs to be said about it.


Ranma/Akane

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the Official Couple.

Ranma and Akane: A Love Story by Eric Hallstrom

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Robert
  • Pairings: Ranma and Akane. Duh.
  • Synopsis: A year later than in canon, a world-weary, scarred and female Ranma shows up alone in Nerima, and almost immediately becomes entwined in the life of a tired, despondent Akane Tendo. A master of swordsmanship and a chi control that verges on (and at times actually becomes) magic, Ranma rescues Akane from a slough of despair and becomes her teacher. Like any version of Ranma, though, chaos follows where (s)he goes -- and a far more powerful Ranma brings far more powerful enemies with him/her.
  • Comments: A literary masterpiece that must be read to be appreciated. Technically this is a crossover, but the crossover elements are mostly peripheral to the existing story and don't require any familiarity upon the part of the reader. Sadly, it's a Dead Fic, which is all the more heartbreaking because of the scope of the entire project of which it is a part, and the tantalizing hints about that project which are given during the story's first segment.
    • In early August 2009, Hallstrom announced he was going back to work on Ranma and Akane: A Love Story, starting with reposting and revising the existing chapters, though nothing has been heard since.
    • User:antvasima: From what I remember of this (I read it years ago so the memories are fuzzy) it was written in a very poetic and quite moving style, but also gave an extreme Possession Sue impression about Ranma "herself", and the heavy-handed brutality and condemnation in combination with a very unlike Ranma tone and characterisation made it much less enjoyable than it should have been considering the technical quality.

Comes The Cold Dragon by Donald Granberry

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Robert
  • Pairings: Ranma and Akane, Nabiki and Herb
  • Synopsis: After the failed wedding at the end of the manga, Ranma begins demonstrating symptoms of combat fatigue, and Doctor Tofu worries what might happen if a martial artist of his caliber were to snap and go berserk. And when Ranma manifests a powerful new ki ability with little control while Tofu tries to treat him for PTSD, it only makes matters worse. Then, just to complicate matters, Ranma begins hearing voices in his head...
  • Comments: An extraordinary work, epic in size but sadly incomplete. There are Lemon and Lime bits, but they are small (and/or optional) and support the storyline; there are also Ho Yay-ish moments, but that's all they are, moments, nor are they a major part of the story -- there is no slash here. Oh, and keep an eye out for the Cameo by Jacques Cousteau. (No, I'm not making that up.)
  • Well written but very out of character.

Tales of Ranma and Ranko by Jack Staik and Lady Tesser

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Robert
  • Pairings: Ranma and Akane, Ranko and Dr. Tofu, Ryoga and Shampoo, Kasumi and Pantyhose Taro, Nodoka Saotome and Ichiro Hibiki, a few others
  • Synopsis: Akane, expecting to find Ranma cheating on her in a secret lair, instead discovers both the depth of his feelings for her and an untouchable, potentially unbeatable rival previously unsuspected by anyone in Nerima. With everything to lose, she opens herself to him, prompting a cascade of events that not only shatters the Love Dodecahedron in which the Nerima Wrecking Crew have been trapped, but also reveals long-held secrets and plots.
  • Comments: The defining work of a married pair of fanfic talents who burnt very brightly for a very brief time in the late 1990s-early 2000s, before apparently withdrawing from fanfiction entirely. This is an epic work of comedy leavened with drama, and its only true fault is that its last extant installment, Our Wedding Day, remains unfinished. Especially noteworthy for all but ignoring Fanon conventions of the time, instead striking off into entirely new territory in both concept and execution, and succeeding beyond all expectations in the process. Warning: there is some minor lemon content in a couple places (including an optional lemon scene you have to go out of your way to read), and some unusual romantic pairings throughout.
    • User:Thrythlind: If anybody ever wonders when I decided to make "Buzzing of Hornets" and "Lively Dance of the Apache" staple techniques of the Saotome-Ryu in my fics, they need to read these fics. Granted, their "Buzzing of Hornets" isn't a technique, but I liked the joke they made and used it to describe the name of the Saotome "Get-them-so-mad-they-can't-think-straight" gambits.

Destiny's Child by Duncan "Fire" Zillman (AU Crossover)

  • Recommended by User:Hasegawa Rayven, User:Shay Guy, User:Robert
  • Pairing(s): Ranma/Akane, Ranma/Rei
  • Synopsis: What if Ranma had been born during the 1600s, and on his visit to Jusenkyo, he fell into the spring of Drowned Young Girl? Now, when he is splashed with cold water, he turns into a 12-year-old girl that never ages, and the only way for him to turn back is through painfully scalding hot water.


Sincerely, Akane by Angela Jewell

  • Recommended by Sackett
  • Pairing: Akane/Ranma
  • Synopsis: Akane has been issued a challenge by her girlfriends. Write a love letter to Ranma. Does "I don't hate you... much" count? Apparently this is going to require multiple drafts before it resembles a love letter -- and even then it's the oddest love letter you'll ever read.


Tendo-Saotome Anything Goes by Kirinin (Also avaliable here.)

  • Recomended by Pata Hikari, User:whitetigah
  • Pairings: Ranma and Akane
  • Synopsis: Has been described as Ranma as a Shojo series. Before the story starts, Akane accidentally breaks Kuno's leg, which causes her to become reluctant to fight at all. Ranma confesses his curse to Akane, they let the rest of the Tendos think that Ranma is actually a girl and that Genma has gone crazy. What follows is a quiet, relationship focused story as Ranma and Akane grow close and learn how to deal with people... without fighting.


The Key To A Successful Interview Is A Good First Impression! by The Sage of Toads

  • Recommended By: Chuckg, User:whitetigah, User:Looney Toons, Kjyl
  • Pairing: Ranma/Akane
  • Synopsis: As the title suggests, Ranma makes a good impression on Akane in their first meeting, prompting a healthier start to their relationship, and the two find themselves facing the lunacy of their everyday lives side by side, rather than at each others' throats.


Ranma, the Second Time around by Kayemsi

  • Recommended by: User:Shadic The Hedgehog
  • Synopsis: A Peggy Sue Fic wherein Ranma, after dying at the hands of demon summoned by Happosai, is given a second chance to meet his fiancees and family by a mysterious entity. Despite fixing almost all the old problems, several new ones pop up, and some of the old ones appear before Ranma could prepare for them! WARNING: This story is over one million words in length!
  • Pairing(s): Akane/Ranma. Others appear, but will be left unspoiled.
  • Tags: Peggy Sue, Romance, Action, WAFF

Slash and Pseudo-Slash

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between two male characters, or two female characters, or between Ranma as a woman with a male character.

Genma's Daughter by Deborah Goldsmith

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons, User:Cryptic Mirror, @/antvasima ("Equal Halves" only)
  • Pairing: Ranko(Ranma)/Ryouga
  • Synopsis: An Alternate Universe Fic that doesn't look like one until well into the manga storyline: what happens if Ranma's reunion with his mother reveals a secret his father has been hiding from him since he was a toddler -- the secret of Ranma's very identity?
  • Comments: The theme is to everyone's taste, but the story is very well written. If you like it, be sure to follow up with its sequels, Equal Halves (complete), in which Ranko of Genma's Daughter met the Ranma of the canon world via a wish by Kuno and spent much of the rest of the fic trying to get back to her own universe. There is also Notes From Julliard (still in progress).


Worlds Fall Apart by CreamSoda1382

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror, User:Shay Guy, User:whitetigah
  • Pairing: Ryouga and Girl Ranma
  • Synopsis: Ranma was born as a girl, but Genma still engaged her to Akane. When Soun Tendo found this out he made a wish to a Chaos Goddess, who alters everyone's memories, or possibly events to set up the the canon scenario, with Ranma being the cursed Boy/Girl we all know and love, curses, fiances and chaos, Oh My. From there the story jumps forward to about halfway through the manga series when a botched magic spell returns Ranma to girl form. At first she is confused and violent, but as her memories start to return she adjusts to her new/old life and develops feelings for a certain not lost any longer boy. Unfortunately, she still has to deal with all the old troubles.


Ranma's Husband by Roses-Are-A-Weed

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Pairing: Ranma and Original Character, Kasumi and Original Character, and Akane and Mousse
  • Summary: Genma's gone and sold Ranma's virtue yet again. To make matters worse Ranma is stuck as a girl due to the old seppuku thing. You know the drill.


Happily Married by Kirinin [Also avaliable here.)

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror, User:whitetigah
  • Pairing: Ryouga/Ranma (principal ship), Akane/Ukyo (Minor ship)
  • Synopsis: Ranma wakes one day to find that a couple of things are different. Nothing major -- just a new life complete with child, dojo to run, and, most importantly, a spouse: Ryouga Hibiki. Problem is, the last thing Ranma recalls is being sixteen...


Together: A Tale of Transformation and Tragedy By Rowan Seven (Dark Fic)

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror, User:whitetigah
  • Pairing: Ryouga/Ranko (Ranma)
  • Synopsis: After Ryouga saves Nodoka from a mugger she wishes that Soun Tendo's niece, Ranko, would fall in love with such a manly young man unaware that Ranko is really her son Ranma in disguise. Tragedy Ensues.


Kunoification by Ozzallos

  • Recommended by User:whitetigah, User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Pairing(s): Ranma/Kuno, Akane/??? (Probably Daisuke)
  • Synopsis: Nabiki stumbles across one of the biggest secrets at Furinkan to date.


Female Fiancees' Fun by Bast (NSFW)

  • Recommended by User:The Evil Dr Bolty
  • Pairing: Akane/Ukyo Lemon fic... It Makes Sense in Context
  • Synopsis: Shampoo tries to win Ranma over with a powerful aphrodisiac...but hits Akane with it instead. Subsequently, Akane figures that Ukyo is the only person she can trust to keep her away from Ranma without killing her.


What's in a Name? by Muishiki

  • Recommended by Dont Kill Bugs
  • Pairing: Ranma/Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Ranma and Harry Potter meet sixteen years after their respective stories ended. Both bear emotional scars after Akane died during the battle with Saffron, and Ginny died in childbirth. Ranma, who has been locked in girl form since the battle with Saffron, offers to teach Harry martial arts in exchange for him teaching her magic. A year-long journey of self-realizations ensues.


Other Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The More Things Change


Heart Of Glass by Firewind

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror, User:Tyoria
  • Pairing: Ryouga/Ukyou (eventually, kicks in late)
  • Synopsis: It all begins when Ranma finds a missing child poster with a familiar face on it. But Ryoga's not talking. Unwilling to give up, Ranma begins to search for answers...and finds that Ryoga's past is not what he'd expected. As his past rushes to meet with the present, Ryoga's life begins to swirl out of control. It is up to Ranma to repair the damage that has been done, damage done to something dangerously close to breaking... a heart of glass.


Mystery Tour Bus

  • Recommended by Sackett
  • Pairing(s): Ukyou/Ryouga
  • Synopsis: Ukyou and Ryouga put on a mystery bus tour -- it's a mystery where they are going because Ryouga is driving. Silly, but well written. One of the Ranma Fanfic classics.


A Tale of Two Wallets by Jim Robert Bader

  • Pairings: Ranma/ Shampoo/Nabiki
  • Recommended by Comartemis
  • Synopsis: The realization that she is bored and lonely and the opportunity to solve both problems at once (and possibly make a few bucks on the side) prompts Nabiki to become Ranma's fiancee rather than Akane... with absolutely no idea what exactly she's getting into.


The Wild Horse Thesis by Lisa Grey (Crossover)

  • Recommended by User:Inkki Bookman, User:Looney Toons
  • Pairing: Ranma/Asuka/Rei
  • Synopsis: Gosunkugi uses a magic spell to send Ranma into Neon Genesis Evangelion, where he expects Ranma to die a quick, messy death. Luckily for Ranma, Evangelion was one of his favourite shows. But what Ranma doesn't know is that Gosunkugi sent the Tendos the tapes of Ranma's life in Evangelion so they could watch his "demise".


I Want A Refund by Red Dragonfly

  • Recommended by Sackett, User:Looney Toons
  • Pairing: Kuno/Nabiki... in a rather warped courtship
  • Synopsis: After Akane and Ranma (finally) succeed in getting married, Kuno devotes his full devotion to his only remaining love: the pigtailed goddess. Then he discovers that his love is actually a man... and that everyone knew. Particularly Nabiki Tendo. Vowing vengeance, Kuno challenges Nabiki to a battle of wits, demanding a full refund as his prize if he wins. Nabiki finds this a wondrous opportunity to make money and have some fun at the same time. However, she soon discovers that Kuno's stupidity is surprisingly dangerous when fully focused on her instead of Ranma and Akane.


Chasing the Rainbow by rewind gone nuts

  • Recommended by Kishou, @/Redfortune
  • Pairing(s): Ranma/??? (Either Shampoo, Ukyo or Kodachi; while it was more open to begin with, the author has revealed a much clearer plan for the future in the more recent chapters)
  • Synopsis: After receiving and digesting a long lesson in might-have-beens and could-bes, Ranma decides to start making his own plans for his life and his future. Sequel to Another Rainy Day in Nerima, in which Ranma watches the serial effects of what could have happened in potential one shots via a magic mirror. As a result, in this story, Ranma decides to resolve his fiancee troubles by legitimately dating them one at a time.


Chúi on this! by Franzibald

  • Recommended by User:Cryptic Mirror
  • Pairing: Ranma/Shampoo. Hints of Akane/Ryouga and Ukyou/Mousse too.
  • Synopsis: Happosai sets out to torment Ranma, so far so usual just another day in Nerima. Needless to say it goes horribly wrong, not just splitting Ranma into male and female, but then transforming Ranma's male and female halves into a pair of Chui. It's a race against time for the NWC to find the cure, and just because Ranma is an animate inanimate object doesn't mean the parade of crazy martial arts challengers will stop either.


Choices by Dyne

  • Recommended by High Pixie
  • Pairing: Ukyo and Ranma
  • Synopsis: Ranma is sick and tired of his life choices being dictated to him by his father and those around him. After a pep talk from Ukyo, he decides to take the bull by the horns and start making his own decisions from that point forward. While he immediately revels in his newfound freedom, he must also learn the harsh lesson of personal responsibility lest his choices lead to the death of another.
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