Ranma ½ (TV)
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Rumiko Takahashi's design for Nabiki Tendo is patterned after silent film actress Louise Brooks (1906-1985).
The first time we see Kuno Tatewaki, he is pompously quoting from a Japanese classic, the "Heike Monogatari" (平家物語, "Tale of the Heike"): "The sound of the bell of Gionshoja echoes the impermanence of all things. The hue of the flowers of the teak tree declares that they who flourish must be brought low. Yea, the proud ones are but for a moment, like an evening dream in springtime." Unsurprisingly, Kuno doesn't seem to realise that the words apply far too well to his own situation.
Ranma makes a guest appearance in Volume 4 of the Meitantei Conan manga. When Conan and the Detective Boys are looking up information in a bookstore, the Detective Boys are looking at Shounen Sunday which has an image of Ranma on the cover.
Due to the negative backlash towards the English dub, Brigitta Dau was fired after playing the voice of female Ranma for the first six episodes of the TV series and the first two episodes of the OAV series. Since then, Venus Terzo has taken that role, resulting in a much improved English dub.
After playing male Ranma for the English version of the 64 TV episodes and all of the OAV episodes and theatrical releases, Sarah Strange was replaced by Richard Cox, who is best known as the voice of Inuyasha.
For the English dub of season 6, Angela Costain took a break from voicing Nabiki to attend flight school. Her sister Elaina Wotten-Costain took over the role for that duration.
According to Megumi Hayashibara, the voices for _Ranma 1/2_ were recorded on every Thursday from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.
"Equal Romance," the show's second ending theme, was remade in 2003 by the idol group Prière as the ending theme for Di Gi Charat Nyo.
In the fourth episode in the English version, Kuno calls the female Ranma his Venus, ironically referencing her actress Venus Terzo. It should be noted that Brigitta Dau was still voicing girl-type Ranma at the time and Terzo would't take over for two more episodes.
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