"I had so much Ranma stuff rumbling around in my head, I just had to get it out, all the minutiae, all the little things I had discovered and couldn't wait to share."

- Harley Acres

Ranma ½

Aimed primarily at boys from elementary to junior high school, Ranma ½ is one of Takahashi's most successful series.

The comedy manga centers around a boy named Ranma Saotome, who is cursed to become a girl whenever he touches cold water, but turns back to a boy when splashed with hot water. The story chronicles Ranma's misadventures with his fiance Akane Tendo and a large cast of other wacky characters.


Ranma ½ Perfect Edition is Harley Acres' contribution to Rumic World.

Already a Ranma ½ fan, Harley created Ranma ½ Perfect Edition on June 5, 1998 as a site on Geocities. Although Ranma ½ Perfect Edition wasn't as polished as some of its competitors (there were tons of Ranma ½ fansites at the time), it grew as Harley's skill with web design grew.

In October of 2001, Perfect Edition moved to furinkan.com, which eventually became the address for Rumic World. After Rumic World launched in May 2002, Perfect Edition became its home page until early 2003, when Perfect Edution was redesigned and moved to its own subsection so that Rumic World could move front and center.


June 5, 1998 Harley Acres' Ranma ½ Perfect Edition debuts on Geocities.
January 3, 1999 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition is completely revamped and begins its transformation from a fan site to a general information site.
April 21, 2000 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition had its 14,000th hit!
May 23, 2000 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition acquires Furinkan.com, the future address of Rumic World, through the free domain name service Namezero.
September 20th, 2000 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition had its 25,000th hit!
March 1, 2001 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition had its 50,000th hit!
April 15, 2001 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition opens the "Ranma ½ Messageboard," which eventually evolves into the current "Rumic World Messageboard".
April 23, 2001 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition had its 60,000th hit!
October 29, 2001 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition leaves Geocities entirely to escape the newly implemented ads and purchases Furinkan.com outright.
December 6, 2001 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition interviews Toshifumi Yoshida about the English casting of Inuyasha.
December 12, 2001 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition had its 100,000th hit!
May 28, 2002 Rumic World debuts.
January 22, 2003 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition is completely redesigned based on the new Tomobiki-cho.
May 28, 2005 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition moves from the main page of Furinkan.com to a subsection. Rumic World replaces it as the introductory page to the domain.
October 26, 2007 Ranma ½ Perfect Edition relaunched with a new layout based on Tomobiki-cho and the Inuyasha Companion.