Big Trouble in Nekonlon, China
© 1994 Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan Inc. / Kitty / Fuji TV
Color / Stereo / 74 minutes / Dubbed
It's just another day at the "Tendo Anything-Goes Martial Arts Training Hall," or at least it starts out that way. Everyone is enjoying a hearty meal when the arrival of a strange girl named LYCHEE and her giant elephant JASMINE throws everything into an uproar. It's not such much her arrival that's the problem (after all, strange girls and animals are arriving at the Tendo's all the time), but the fact that she's come to settle a score with small but spunky panty thief HAPPOSAI, the martial atist who originally trained not only SOUN but GENMA, as well.
As it turns out, a very long time ago Happosai gave Lychee's great-grandmother half of a legendary scroll guaranteed to bring happiness to whoever is holding it. The women of Lychee's family have been waiting for three generations now, and the prince STILL hasn't come, so Lychee's travelled all the way to Japan from China with only poor Jasmine for company.
Of course, the moment Lychee lets the scroll out of her sight who should happen to pick it up but AKANE, Soun's youngest daughter and Genma's future daughter-in-law, provided Akane and Ranma can stop fighting long enough to get married. That may no longer be a problem, however, as the long-awaited prince Kirin has chosen this particular moment to fulfill the prophecy and sweep his lucky bride off her feet...
Taking Akane with him, Prince Kirin sets off aboard his majestic flying barge and Ranma and Co. must follow them on a slowboat to Nekonron, China. RANMA 1/2 THE MOVIE, "BIG TROUBLE IN NEKONRON, CHINA" is a full-length motion picture featuring not only the regular cast from the TV and OAV series but some wacky new characters in a brand-new story not found in the original comics. RANMA 1/2 by the irrepressible Rumiko Takahashi -- Yin and Yang Was Never So Much Fun! TM
- Based on the comics by: Takahashi Rumiko
- Executive Producer: Taga Hidenori
- Director: Iuchi Shuji
- Screenplay: Iuchi Shuji, Yanagawa Shigeru, Yamaguchi Ryota
- Character Design: Nakajima Atsuko
- English Version Producer: Horibuchi Seiji
- English Version Associate Producer: Fuji Satoru
- English Version Screenplay: Trish Ledoux
- English Version Art Direction and Package Design: Higuchi Yoshiyuki
- Translation: Yoshida Toshifumi