Real Name: Tendou Akane
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: School girl
Affiliations: Musabetso Kakutou Ryu, Tendou Dojo
Enemies: Shampoo (Xian Pu), Kodachi
Known Relatives: Tendou Soun (father), Tendou Nabiki (sister), Tendou Kasumi (sister)
Base of Operations: Tendou Dojo (Heaven's Way Dojo), Tokyo, Japan
First Appearance: Ranma 1/2 tankubon #1
Powers/Abilities: Akane has incredible, near superhuman strength, is clumsy (by local standards anyway, which still makes her pretty spry compared to a normal person), and a very good master of martial arts. She has the ability to pull mallets from thin air with which to beat Ranma (anime, not manga) whenever she gets angry, which is often. She's an incredibly bad cook.
History: Akane is the youngest daughter of martial arts master Soun Tendou, and an expert fighter in her own right. She is at the stage that while she is starting to get crushes on men (especially more mature ones like her family's doctor), she finds boys annoying and refuses to admit she likes any of them. This proves to be a problem when her father's old friend Genma Saotome sends a letter informing the Tendou family of his imminent arrival, as the two parents had pledged that their offspring (one of Sounu's daughters and Genma's son Ranma) should marry back when the children were infants. When it transpires that Ranma is cursed, sometimes transforming into a girl, Akane's elder sisters drop the obligation of marriage onto Akane, who is less than enamoured with the idea, especially as Ranma has shown himself to be a better martial artist than her.
Ranma and Akane constantly argue and fight (often physically), and won't recognize that they are falling in love with each other. Akane gets angry each time Ranma acts as if he is not in love with her, or when Ranma is near the other girls that are in love with him (Ukyou, Shampoo and Kodachi). There's another boy who might have fallen in love with Akane: Tatewaki Kunou, a master in Kendo Fighting and chief of the Furinkhan School's Kendo Team. However, Akane hates Kunou, and each time Kunou wants to take her in his arms or tries to kiss her, she kicks him away (showing her incredible strength).
Comments: Created by Rumiko Takahashi. Her voice is provided in the anime by Noriko Hidaka.
Thanks to Scott Ryktarsyk for many additional details about Akane.
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