|Reviews for Ranma Gets A Clue|
| Marylinn chapter 13 . 1/22
I found your story online and you are quite the writer. I know it's been many years since you wrote this story, but I'm really enjoying this story even it's been years since I re-watched Ranma 1/2.
| shugokage chapter 13 . 3/12/2013
Great chapter and amazing story good job!
| shugokage chapter 2 . 2/1/2013
Awesome job on the talk between Men!
| shugokage chapter 1 . 2/1/2013
| tuatara chapter 13 . 1/23/2013
Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed in this story. It's certainly not bad, but it just did not do much for me. Though perhaps others might enjoy it more. Oh well….
| Compucles chapter 11 . 1/21/2013
You seem to have a strange grasp on the combat skills of the Nerima Wrecking Crew. While Akane does put too much strength into her attacks and gets sloppy when she loses her temper, she does have exceptional skill and technique by normal standards. Kodachi has never been able to touch her outside of her gas attacks, while Ukyo never fought hand-to-hand in the manga and would probably lose pretty badly if she tried to fight a calm Akane that way (although your depiction with an out-of-control Akane was quite valid). Shampoo, on the other hand, simply outclasses Akane in strength, speed, technique, and probably ki control as well. It would take a lot more training than depicted here for Akane to reach her level. Overall, I'd rank them like this at the end of the manga:
A: Ranma, Cologne, Happosai
B: Shampoo, Mousse
C: Akane, Kuno
D (/-): Any "normal" fighter like in the Hentai Horde
F: Non-fighters like Kasumi and Nabiki
?: Dr. Tofu (we never see him fight)
By the way, since when does Anything-Goes have its own belt system or an obligation to accept any challenge? Yes, Ranma's pride causes him to accept just about any challenge, but even he would balk at unreasonable stakes or conditions where he has nothing to gain.
| Luioomba chapter 1 . 4/9/2012
Soo I just read the first chapter so far and I am LOVING it! I see it continues so I'm excited to read! Just wanted to say that :D.
| J Luc Pitard chapter 13 . 3/16/2011
Wonderful story! Good fun and I'm glad you did the epilogue. It tied things up (was wondering when Mom would come in) and then gives us an open ending.
I really like the roles Tofu and Mousse play in this. Never gave much thought to either character, really. In particular, I was laughing at the way you had Ranma befriend Mousse and confess his situation to him. Well handled.
Loved the interweaving of plots and the way the dream told the story of the sealing of magic (with Akane's also introducing our villain.) You kept the feeling in line with the series and I really enjoyed reading this. Please write more, for this or any other fandom that strikes your fancy.
| Ganheim chapter 1 . 5/20/2009
Ranma miraculously enough,has managed to stay male throughout the night,
[This isn’t unusual, much less ‘miraculous’]
and his heart
" he just lives to torment me,"
[Where’d the instigation for this come from? All Genma did was roll over]
rope on the
unaffected for a
containing he could
[_what_ he could]
"Well go on, Ranma," Kasumi prompted,
[Out-Of-Character: Kasumi knows that Akane’s overenthusiastic in many things, and while she may say ‘it’s nice that she tries’ she’s never coerced anybody into eating Akane’s cooking. Particularly if it’s at ‘toxic’ level]
"thank you Akane
[OOC: Ryouga may lie when he eats Akane’s bad cooking, but Ranma calls it what it is. If it’s nasty he calls it so]
"He didn't even give it a chance
[Actually, he did]
"Ranma you jerk!"
[Although I thank you for not using unnecessary Japanese, she’s still going to at least have a twinge of appreciation for his effort – the only other time he’s not gone out of his way to avoid eating her food is that one time she made cookies, and even though he got sick she smiled at him]
reaction that Akane's cooking seemed to bring out in him.
[Passing out? That’s a reaction to something inedible, not something to insult her]
if not out of, L-love,
[Lame and interruptive]
[She sleeps in pajamas, she’s still likely to get mad if she finds him in her room uninvited]
in that she usually managed to keep her covers on herself while sleeping,
[1: should end in period 2: she sleeps on a bed with tucked-in covers, while he sleeps on a futon with a blanket that is easily tousled 3: Ryouga has mentioned that she ‘tosses and turns’ harshly (“No, usually it’s worse”)]
Taking a seat gingerly on the edge of her bed.
[What happened to the stealth? Adding even a portion of his weight to the mattress is going to cause it to shift and quite likely for her to wake up]
Can it be that I really do care for that uncute tomboy?
[ There was very little of this highly cliché conflict (as I remember) in canon, the issue was that he has a whole brigade (hyperbolically speaking) of fiancées and he cares about all of them. He may not love them all, but he has concern and appreciation for all of them. He’s got a woefully small social circle, and that’s why he’s never pushed the fiancées away: they’re the only friends he’s got, and the ? weren’t speaking nonsense when they added “two can be as bad as one” (?)]
into the almost scalding water,
[ Furos typically aren’t any warmer than ? C, (100 degrees Fahrenheit), I wouldn’t exactly call that scalding. Granted, I have a higher heat tolerance than some people]
Moving over to the dresser where he kept his clothes,
[Don’t they usually bring their change of clothes to the furo changing room?]
[Missing comma after ‘Kasumi’]
but he just started to stare at the beauty
[He’s seen better before elsewhere. Of course, this complaint about completely unneeded narrative fluff wouldn’t be needed if there was some manner of label in the summary warning that there was ‘waff’ or ‘fluff’ or overly sappy romantic moments or whatever you want to call it]
new leaves that were also growing.
[As opposed to new leaves that are shrinking]
out here…" Ranma thought
[If it’s thought, you should use some formatting or punctuation that’s _different_ from standard dialog to help your audience differentiate]
I like a fair divergence. This isn’t an interesting divergence, it’s a ball of fluff and it’s not worth trying to read the rest of the way through. I don’t necessarily mind a more romantically-minded story, as long as there’s some warning. However, this story’s summary gave the impression that Ranma would so some soul-searching and actually come to some intelligent conclusions. Drooling over Akane is not an intelligent step forward, nor is it true to either the characters or canon (Ranma has much lower-key displays of affection, and while canon Ranma and Akane like each other they don’t have these moments that remind me of a deer staring at an oncoming train). Fixing the wealth of formatting, spacing, and other technical flaws would also help.
| Wrin chapter 13 . 3/21/2009
I was getting kind of worried when it started to head off into the land of magic and ancient evils and such, but this story was really good! I didn't really like the ending (IE Happi returning and re-cursing people), but it really fits with Takahashi's style of never getting anything truly done. I suppose it works.
| Akane Taniyama chapter 4 . 3/19/2009
You should write more!
| RegularRaven chapter 4 . 3/17/2009
This was so cute
| O'Donoghue chapter 13 . 2/1/2009
Epilogues are never easy and rarely satisfying, but you at least kept this one fun. Thanks for your work.
| mikebreslau chapter 11 . 1/28/2009
"Akane, going full boar, tripped" - "full bore"
This one's tricky: "was socute sometimes" You wrote "socute" when you should have written "so cute" Note the space. This is especially important at the end of an italic phrase - the space between words will appear smaller as the italic letters lean into the space provided. Thus "cute sometimes" yields two spaces, and so looks better.
"pad to pop Akane, not" - comma after pop, unless you mean for the pad to bop Akane.
Once I chose to call myself an author my internal editor (silent until then) has been working overtime...
Good story. Liked it before, still like it now.
| mikebreslau chapter 2 . 1/27/2009
Not to be confused with "When Bakas Learn" (although similar is some respects) this is a realistic, but OOC story that's enjoyable to read.
I've read it before, and I'm reading it again, which says a lot.