Ranma Saotome (早乙女 乱馬 Saotome Ranma?) is the series main protagonist. He spent most of his youth on training trips with his father. The last of these trips led them to Jusenkyo, China. There he fell into a cursed spring and ever since, when he is doused with cold water, changes into a female version of himself. His male half is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi in the Japanese anime and by Sarah Strange and Richard Ian Cox in the English dub. His female half is voiced by Megumi Hayashibara in the Japanese anime and by Brigitta Dau and Venus Terzo in the English dub.
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