Reviews for Rune Soldier Ranma
Yami no Ninaite chapter 10 . 2/27
Loved the story. Too bad it's been over a decade since updates.
kyugan chapter 6 . 8/24/2020
If we're talking the 'perfect Knight who could do no wrong', then she should've aimed for a Galahad rather than a Lancelot :3
Kinda ironic that the son of the round tables biggest manwhore (srsly, how many women did Lancelot have affairs with?) would be so virtuous even the Devil couldn't get him to sin.
Baki Hanma chapter 10 . 7/7/2020
This is the best Ranma/Rune Soldier crossover ever!
nihongogakusei chapter 10 . 7/6/2020
Loved how this was written. Any chance of an update?
Gary Go chapter 10 . 6/2/2020
Wonderful fanfic. Please update it.
Cliff Hangar chapter 10 . 5/4/2020
What's the hold up? When will this be updated?
xanamarion3 chapter 10 . 3/18/2020
To Me Ranma and Shampoo meant to be together
I know I'm probably going to catch a lot of flack from Ranma and Akane supporters with flame mail and so on, but I'm going to say what I think needs to be said anyway.

Keep in mind that this is Ranma 1/2, and I'm fully aware that there has to be some suspension of disbelief in Ranma and Akane's "love/hate" relationship, but when you try to stretch the same recurring high-jinks and slapstick humor over a period of two years and 37 volumes, it goes way beyond the point of suspending one's disbelief to utter ridiculousness. At some point in even couples that abuse each other (whether slapstick or not) need to start developing and showing their feelings more openly if there's going to be any hope of a long lasting relationship. To me, Ranma and Akane are like oil and water and they just don't mix together.

Ranma loves martial arts. It's his whole life for he's been trained in the art almost since birth. What perplexes me is how Ranma can rationally be romantically attracted to a girl who doesn't seem to have nearly same level passion in the arts as he does. Akane Tendo is offten called a good martial attest and though she is definitely better then the averige person, she's lacks the same love and dedication for martial arts that Ranma and most of the other cast members have.

Now, we all know that Akane 'does' train herself even though you barely see it after the first anime season (or after volume one of the manga) but it's not "if" she's training, it's "how." Most of the Ranma 1/2 cast evolve their techniques, learn new ones, and learn to improvise with a few secrete moves. Akane however, never does anything beyond running in the mornings, breaking bricks and beating up straw dummies of Ranma, and that's usually when she's angry and needs to let out stress. She's never seen trying to learn new techniques or advance herself in the Anything Goes Style. Also, whether It's pride or a sense of inferiority toward most of the cast, Akane has never bothered to ask for help beyond asking Ranma to be her sparing dummy.

Ranma 1/2, OVA 5 'The One to Carry On' part one.
In the OVA OVA Nabiki states: "Akane doesn’t take martial arts seriously. She only jogs to keep in shape." (according to the DUB)

Akane does in fact "get serious" about her martial arts in this OVA and even asks Ryouga for help in her training. It was refreshing to see, but after she and Ranma finally defeat Natsume and Kurumi she reverts back to the same routine of breaking bricks and so on... Also, this OVA is an anime only storyline so Akane throughout the manga still remains at the same fighting level as in the beginning.

Now it might seem like I'm bashing Akane but none of this is really wrong in it' self. It's a fact that most people 'do' only take martial arts as a hobby and to keep in shape. The frustrating part is how Akane blusters about how she can take care of herself, how she's a martial artiest too, and yells at Ranma to take her seriously in a sparring match. This goes right back to why his attraction to her makes no sense. I can't understand how someone could fall in love with an individual who obviously doesn't share the same passion and value in Anything Goes Martial arts, and on top of that, acts as if she's just as good as any of the other cast members and even more so, denies any help from Ranma even when he's not being his usual jerk self.

I would imagination that such behavior would be extremely off-putting and a definitely unattractive especially for someone who can get as hot headed as Ranma can sometimes. But since Akane is deemed the main girl she is destined to win Ranma, no mater how forced it may seem.

This is only one of many problems I see with them being together but I see a much bigger problem here and it's one that all the Tendo's and Saotome's are guilty of. There seems to be a
blatant double standard which is always in favor of Akane. I'm well aware that Ranma, is in large part, deserving of a smack or two when he's being a jerk or completely insensitive. And I also know that much of the abuse is merely a part of the slapstick humor (IE punting and so on) but what about when things aren't Ranma fault? What about the times when Akane's just overreacting?

While bickering in itself is not so bad, in the case of Ranma 1/2 it frequently degenerates into Akane inflicting massive bodily harm on Ranma. For instance; When Shampoo happens to come across Ranma she will usually run him over with her bike and latch onto him with a death grip hug. It's quite obvious that Ranma is unhappy and desperately wants to get away from her. However, Akane lets her irrational jealousy get the better of her every time and will beats the tar out of him or bop him on the head. The beatings are also usually followed by some rude remark like "pervert!" or "jerk!"

Akane getting angry at Ranma for no reason also happens a lot in the anime, like in the second Ranma movie when Happosie destroys Kuno's boat and Ranma gets blamed for it. In he dub version, when Ranma protests that it was Happosie who broke the boat Akane retorts by saying "It's the same thing."

Ranma 1/2 movie 2 'Nihao My Concubine'
There are times when Akane 'has' caught Ranma in some really bad situations, like the time when she caught Shampoo sleeping with Ranma in her first introduction arc or the time she caught Shampoo naked in the bath with Ranma when she came back with Cologne. The unfortunate thing is that Akane doesn't give Ranma the benefit of the doubt or allow him to explain the situation. In her eyes he's automatically labeled a pervert and a jerk.

Ranma 1/2 volume 4 (English) volume 5 (Japanese)
Ranma is in no way accountable for what Shampoo (or anyone else for that matter) does but apparently Akane seems to think so and punishes him for the actions of others. Akane however has 'intentionally' used Ryouga multiple times to get at Ranma and make him jealous. Something which Ranma has never done to Akane.

In the 'Tunnel of Lost Love" arc. Ukyo pretends to be sick to get Ryouga's attention but Ranma comes to her aid instead and offers to give her a piggy back ride. Akane easily gets jealous and decides to run of with Ryouga to make Ranma jealous.

Ranma 1/2 volume 25 (English) volume 27 (Japanese)
Throughout the entire series, Akane seems operates on a different standard of behavior and all of the people who aren't after Ranma themselves support this standard. It is perfectly fine for her to beat him, insult him and generally inflict torment upon him, but he doesn't dare try and to do the same to her because of what the fallout will be from the other Tendo's, from his own parents, and even from characters like Ryoga and Dr. Tofu. Akane is basically given free reign to trample over Ranma in whatever ways she likes, but everyone Ranma has major contact with (exept for his other fiancees) sees nothing wrong with this and forces Ranma to go along with it without complaint. It's essentially always Ranma's fault until Akane can calm down enough to apologies (which can take day's sometimes).

While it IS the family's fault for supporting and encouraging Akane's bad behavior, I still find her behavior in this matter repugnant. Akane still has to take some personal responsibility for her own actions and she seems to see absolutely nothing wrong with the way she treats Ranma, despite it being unfair a lot of the time. If anything, she seems to prefer listening to others who back her up and make her out as always being in the right.

A good example of this is the fight with her at the start of the Nabiki- Ranma's Fiancee storyline. Ranma, literally, did nothing to get Akane mad - he came into her room to apologies for using a piece of embroidery he'd mistaken for an old rag to clean the dojo and commented that it looked like she'd forgotten to stitch on the letter "C" when Nabiki asked if she'd misspelled the word "cat". Akane is mad at Nabiki for stealing all of her clothes, and because Ranma makes one trivial barely-insult (along with a deed he did apologies for- using it as a rag in the first place), she hits him.

After dinner, Kasumi, Soun and Nabiki all pretty much tell him to apologies to her. Nobody even suggests that Nabiki should apologize and they outright deny it when Ranma brings it up.

Ranma 1/2 season 5 episode 22 'Nabiki Ranma's New Fiancee!'
This kind of behavior shows that Akane is extremely over-possessive and has an unhealthy lack of trust for Ranma. While both Shampoo and Ukyou may be similarly over-possessive of him; they usually show their over-possessiveness by trying to get closer to him, rather than beating him up for even looking at another girl in the wrong way.

In fact, Akane's trust issues with Ranma are so bad that in volume 11 of the manga she somehow gets the notion that Ranma is going to rape her, just because he keeps hugging her.

Ranma 1/2 volume 15 (English) volume 17 (Japanese)
Later on in the same story arc/episode Ranma goes back to apologies to Akane along with Nabiki. Akane, feeling like they're ganging up on her, gets mad again and punches her outside deck into a million peaces. Akane falls on her butt and then realize that Nabiki doesn't know how to take a fall like she does. She then sees Ranma catch Nabiki and gets angry enough to slap him because he says "You're not like Akane. You're a weak ordinary girl". If anything that was a complement to Akane's abilities and an insult to Nabiki. It's apalling how Akane seems to take a lot of what Ranma says in such a negative light.

Ranma 1/2 season 5 episode 22 'Nabiki Ranma's New Fiancee!'

Ranma 1/2 volume 15 (English) volume 17 (Japanese)
This scene also makes me think that Akane is a bit of a hypocrite. This goes back to my earlier statement about her blustering that Ranma doesn't take her martial arts abilities seriously. Well, he obviously thought she was a good enough martial artiest to handle herself in this situation but she got angry just because he took care of a 'non' martial attest like Nabiki first. It also accrued to me that if Ranma HAD caught Akane instead of Nabiki, she most likely would have gotten mad and said something like "I don't need your help." or "I can take care of myself" right before she saw Nabiki get hurt from the fall. Then, not only would she belt Ranma but he would have been hated by her. The sinareo HAS happened before. Poor Ranma was in a lose lose situation.

Ranma 1/2 volume 1 (English) volume 2 (Japanese)
This kind of behavior shows that Akane is extremely over-possessive and has an unhealthy lack of trust for Ranma. While both Shampoo and Ukyou may be similarly over-possessive of him; they usually show their over-possessiveness by trying to get closer to him, rather than beating him up for even looking at another girl in the wrong way.

In fact, Akane's trust issues with Ranma are so bad that in volume 11 of the manga she somehow gets the notion that Ranma is going to rape her, just because he keeps hugging her.

Ranma 1/2 volume 10 (English) volume 11 (Japanese)
Even after Akane realizes that Ranma was only _involuntarily_ hugging her because of Shampoo's love mushrooms, she's _still_ suspicious that Ranma's going to try something. It seems utterly ridicules how she could be terrified of him one minuet and then have some cute moment where she blushes toward him the next. When you really like someone, the thought of them possibly raping you because of some hugs would never enter your mind.

Ranma 1/2 volume 23 (English) volume 25 (Japanese)
Later on it's revieled that not only was Akane not listining to Ranma explination but she conveniently only remembered what she deemed as the negative parts of the conversation

Ranma 1/2 volume 23 (English) volume 25 (Japanese)
There is also the fact that Akane is always forcing poor Ranma to eat all her cooking, even though she herself knows it's toxic. Then she gets mad at him for not wanting to eat it. Well, if I were Ranma, I would do the same thing. It's not right for her to force her poisonous food on her fiance and family members. I know that Akane just wants to improve her cooking skills but she should do what every chef does before they serve their food; taste it herself first.
Ranma is also somewhat over-possessive of Akane himself. In the OAV "An Akane to Remember", he didn't give her a chance to explain the situation with Shinnosuke and almost immediately tried to fight with him. After Akane stops Ranma from trying to beat up the poor guy, he just walks off thinking that she's fallen in love with him. A mutually over-possessive relationship like this is surly lacking in trust of each other.

Ranma 1/2 OVA 8 'Reawakening Memories' part 2
As well as not trusting each other, they also lack in mutual respect. Ranma is scene multiple times teasing Akane about her body, martial arts, and her other lacking skills, even though he knows she's over-sensitive about them. Akane does much of the same thing when, calling him a pervert and womanizer.

I am aware that, they eventually calm down a bit as the story goes on but even at the very end of volume 38, they're still bickering about their unsettled business and Akane is the first one who starts the argument. You would think that after about two years and having a life threatening experience in China, that the two of them would just stop the fighting already, but not in Ranma 1/2. It's like Rumiko has this whacked idea that the longer you fight and deny your feelings for someone, the stronger that _somehow_ makes them. In the end It seemed like it was back to the old grind for Ranma and Akane.

Ranma 1/2 volume 35 (English) volume 34 (Japanese)
The fact that they let their pride and embarrassment get in the way of how they feel, shows me that their feelings must not be that strong anyway. Akane almost had to die for Ranma to even think the words "I love you." If you can't even say you love a person when you think their dying, that really doesn't say much about your romantic feelings for them.

To add insult to injury - when Akane confronts him on the ESP "I love you" thing, Ranma goes and denies it, even when she's standing there ready to marry him. Despite all the heart-ships they just went through both of them are still ashamed to tell each other the truth about their feelings. I know that this is suppose to be the "recurring joke" that makes their relationship unique and funny, but after watching the same denial and bickering in the span of two years and 38 volumes, it stops being funny and gets to the point of ridiculously stupid. Even for a comedy romance.

The bottom line - if two people are really in love with each other, they would just *admit it* and not care who else knew about it; especially if you're willing to get married to that person.

So why do these two like each other? and why does everyone happen to think they are "Meant To Be?" Well, most of the actual romance between Ranma and Akane seems to be nothing but pure fluff with cute and awkward moments together. Neither of them show anything to signify a deep romantic connection or bond with each other. Their whole romance seems to stem from nothing but "Aww, they’re such a cute couple when they're not fighting." The romantic feelings 'seem' to be there, but the necessary chemistry for sustained happiness together isn't.

I think Ranma has a serous case of "First Love" syndrome. I say this because Akane was the first girl that he ever got to really know (Ukyo doesn't count since he thought she was a boy). He was forced to live under the same roof with her and see her everyday, so he got to know Akane pretty quickly. The same can't be said for Ukyo or Shampoo, which gives Akane an automatic advantage over the other girls from day one. Not to mention that Shampoo and Ukyo have to go to work everyday, making their time with Ranma probably less then 1/4 of the time Akane gets with him. Quite unfair. It makes me think, that if Ranma had gotten to know Shampoo or Ukyo first, then he probably would have gotten attached to them instead of Akane.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not denying that the two of them care for each other, but a successful relationship/marriage should have more than that; it should have a mutual trust and respect for each other - (Like Ryoga and Akari) without which a relationship will not survive the ravages of time, or if it does, it will not be very pleasant for either party. It seems like the only reason these two are a canon couple is because Rumiko Takahashi deems it so, not because Ranma and Akane actually complement one another as a pairing.

Akane as a character in her own right, is actually a very nice girl. For some reason, it seems that being around Ranma brings out the ugliest side of her and he usually gets the butt end of it. In the end, we don't hate Akane, just the way she acts and treats Ranma. Akane would probably benefit much more with someone like Ryoga or even Genji Heita (from the anime), who she hit it off real nicely with.
XenosTheTerraGod chapter 10 . 10/31/2018
Nice job bro
Helixical chapter 10 . 9/10/2017
Huh, it got worse. That's impressive.
Helixical chapter 8 . 9/10/2017
This story is a singularity of shitty Ranma 1/2 fanfiction tropes. Ranma is a Mary Sue, and the side characters are Flanderized to hell and back.
Perseus12 chapter 10 . 8/23/2017
tremainmarion4 chapter 1 . 8/3/2017
It a good fanfiction
Treant Balewood chapter 10 . 5/30/2017
This was definitely hokey in some parts could be hard to read. Felt too forced towards RS I think, but was ultimately a decent read, Thanks for Writing!
142 with an 8 chapter 10 . 3/26/2017
love the story alot but where are the other twenty chapters that was to come?
Kithrin chapter 6 . 11/5/2016
i know you dont appear to be writing, but could you fix the lack of quotation marks last few chapters?
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