->'''Genma:''' I'm a panda!\\
'''Ranma:''' And I'm a girl!\\
'''Soun:''' [[JustEatGilligan Why didn't you go into the springs that would turn you back while you were there]]?\\
(crickets chirp)\\
'''Akane:''' You guys are idiots!

Ranma 1/2: The Abridged Chronicles is an AbridgedSeries created by [=EliteslayerX=] and [=ZomgRuler=], working together under the title of Zomg-Elite Productions. Like other Abridged Series, it's an AffectionateParody and GagDub of the series RanmaOneHalf, taking one or two episodes and condensing it into about five minutes.

The series was first posted in August 2008, and has since released several episodes and a handful of specials. Given the comedic nature of the original series, much of The Abridged Chronicles is spent [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the more ridiculous aspects of it, including the {{Fanservice}}. Especially the Fanservice.

The cast consists of several other fans who auditioned for certain roles, due to a large amount of female characters with male creators. There are also occasional guest appearances from interested fans, but very few get a chance. However, the amount of actors each needing to record and send in lines, as well as the creator's lives getting in the way of making new episodes, have contributed to a ScheduleSlip.

Not to be confused with any other Abridged Series of Ranma 1/2 on Website/YouTube; this one uses the word "Chronicle" instead of "Series" because [[RuleOfCool "it sounds cooler"]].

There is not yet any web page for it, but it does have a Facebook fan page [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ranma-12-The-Abridged-Chronicles/163248993685242 here.]] You can also watch the episodes [[http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteslayerX here]]
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!!This work provides examples of:

* AbridgedSeries: But if you needed to be told, you probably haven't been paying attention.
* AllJustADream: The ending to "Akane's Dreamland."
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: As typical of an Abridged Series, such as Ryoga becoming Jewish.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ranma is a girl half the time, so he's probably gay half the time.
-->'''Ranma:''' Hey Akane, what are the chances of me being gay?\\
'''Akane:''' Same chances as someone putting butter on bread.
* BattleButler: Episode 10.
--> '''Ranma:''' What kind of butlers are you!?\\
'''Butler:''' The awesome kind.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Well, it IS the abridging of a Takahashi series.
* BowTiesAreCool: Claimed by Ranma in episode 15, complete with the obligatory Series/DoctorWho ShoutOut.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Often times lampshaded and punished.
* CallingYourAttacks: Although so far, the only attacks named are "Sexy Attack" (which is really more of a description, considering who's using it), "Akane Smash," and [[TheFrantics "Boot to the Head"]].
* TheCameo: The one-year special episode featured cameos from several other abridgers and voice actors, including [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries LittleKuriboh]] and Creator/BradSwaile.
* ClothingDamage
* DramaticThunder: First with Kuno, then with Ranma, who says that he makes it look good.
* EditingWorks
* EndingTheme: Various Songs and Artists from popculture have been used in the series thus far. Song from artists such as Music/WeirdAlYankovic, Theatre/AvenueQ, and even The Blanks' cover of Music/TheBeatles "Eight Days a Week" have been used on the show.
* EverythingsBetterWithPandas: Panda interference!
* EverythingTalks: Episode 3 featured a talking bucket of water, although it was just the narrator speaking to Kuno through the bucket.
* EvilOldFolks: Every old person shown so far is part of an organization of senior citizens seeking world domination. It has yet to be seen if Happosai and Cologne are among them.
* {{Fanservice}}: Occasionally lampshaded.
* GagDub
* HaremGenre: The harem only started to grow, but let's face it, this is Ranma 1/2, of course there'll be one. Given Ranma's complaints in recent episodes, it's likely to become an UnwantedHarem.
--> '''Ranma:''' ''Please'' don't tell me she's going to join my harem...
* ImportantHaircut / TraumaticHaircut: As with the original, Akane. The episode around it was even called "The Haircut Episode! Now We're Just Wasting Time"
* InstantCosplaySurprise
* InteractiveNarrator: The narrator in episode 1 was fired by Ranma, and replaced by a new one in episode 2. The new one will occasionally speak to (and argue with) the characters at the start of the episode.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much everyone at one point or another
* KnuckleCracking: Ryoga, with walnuts... which happened to be the only food he had on him.
* LampshadeHanging
* LarynxDissonance: Female Ranma and Akane, along with random minor female characters, are voiced by men. Several important female characters, however, are in fact voiced by women.
* LesYay: "It's always a good time for girl-on-girl action."
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Logically enough, considering the source material. Lampshaded with a generous helping of foreshadowing.
--> '''Akane:''' Rhythmic Gymnastics Martial Arts? That's the dumbest thing I ever heard of. What's next? Martial Arts Tea Ceremonies? Martial Arts Figure Skating?
* MilestoneCelebration: After its first year, a special episode was released, which mostly involved the characters [[SelfDeprecatingHumor berating the series]] and complaining about the various random [[TheCameo cameos]].
* MsFanservice: Girl-type Ranma, usually lampshaded. No word on whether Shampoo will also fit this trope.
* NobleWomansLaugh: Kodachi. The rest of the characters tend to find it annoying.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Gee, maybe Ryoga? No matter how you abridge it, he still gets lost.
--> '''Ryoga:''' North? That's up, right?
* OhGodWithTheVerbing
--> '''Ryoga:''' Oy, with the boobs, and the shirt, and the woah!
* OncePerEpisode: Several gags, appearing usually once per episode and including, most noticeably Genma doing something in panda form, accompanied by huge yellow letters exclaiming something. See the entry for more.
* RunningGag: There are several, although technically it's more of a repetition of jokes disguised as running gags. The creators themselves admit it.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Said by Akane in episode 7. Ranma agreed.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: The first half of the one-year special consisted of the characters pointing out the series' flaws. This did, however, lead up to a promise of improvements to come.
* SomethingAboutARose: Kodachi. Also a brief appearance by [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Aki Izayoi]], who accuses the former of stealing her black rose motif, prompting Kodachi to quote the trope's alternate title:
--> '''Kodachi:''' Suck my rose, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]], I had it first.
* SorryILeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Used with Doctor Tofu whenever Kasumi is present.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Kuno, all the way.
* ThemeSong: With only a few exceptions, one of Akane's character songs, "Yasashi ii ko ni Narenai" (AKA Ranma no Baka) is used.
* TheStinger
* WanderingJew: Ryoga, but that's actually just because [[DirectionlessDriver he won't stop and ask for directions]]. While normally that would be just a extreme case of NoSenseOfDirection, WordOfGod states that one of the reasons they made Ryoga Jewish was because his constantly getting lost makes for a good reference to the Wandering Jew.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: "Quit wasting our precious screentime with your will they/won't they antics!"

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