Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma, show up at the Tendou dojo after a journey to China. There, the two had fallen into cursed springs. Whatever died in those springs is what Ranma and Genma will turn into. Ranma turns into a girl while his father becomes a panda. However the transition only takes place if they come in contact with cold water. And hot water reverses it. But that is only one of Ranma`s many problems. His father and Mr. Tendou make a deal that has Ranma and Akane, Mr. Tendo`s youngest daughter, both get married so they can take over the family dojo. Until then, they remain engaged and unhappy.