The perverted Grandmaster of the Anything-Goes School of Martial Arts, Happosai has taught Ranma and Genma Saotome and Soun Tendo. He is one of the strongest and most perverted character of the Ranma 1/2 series and is fond of stealing women's undergarments.
Happosai is the Founder and Grandmaster of the Anything-Goes School of Martial Arts. His exact age is a bit of a mystery but he is easily over two hundred years old, perhaps as close to four hundred years old and is in fact a contemporary of the Amazon Cologne.
Several decades ago, Soun Tendo and Genma Saotome became students under Happosai, by then a legendary martial arts master. However, both students discovered that Happosai was legendary alright. He was a legendary pervert who took a sadistic pleasure in letting his students take the fall for his many and numerous crimes (peeping at women, fondling women, stealing women’s underwear, and occasionally petty thievery) which he called “training”.
It was during this torturous training that a bond of friendship was forged between both men and later, Genma and Soun decided to cement it permanently by agreeing to wed their children together, forging a union between their families. This incidentally is how Genma's son Ranma was later promised to Soun’s daughter; Akane was nominated (and outvoted by her sisters) to take the so-called honor years later.
Finally Genma and Soun had enough of Happosai and decided to rid themselves of their “Master”. They got him drunk, stuffed him in a barrel and threw it into a deep cave with several pounds of dynamite and for good measure, sealed it shut with a huge boulder wrapped with spirit wards. They underestimated the amount of TNT however. It wasn’t enough. They did manage to seal him away for over a decade however.
Happosai was originally a character in the Ranma 1/2 manga and the creation of Rumiko Takahashi.
In the present day, Happosai finally managed to escape from his imprisonment and immediately headed for the Tendo Dojo where he promptly made himself at home and his two terrified students were simply too afraid to stand up to him. He frequently flits about the neighborhood, generally making a nuisance of himself while stealing women's underwear, peeping at women, fondling women, and the occasional bit of petty thievery as usual while freeloading off of Soun. He also amuses himself by tormenting his newest "student", Ranma Saotome who he has since declared as his heir to Anything-Goes School. Ranma objects strenuously to this honor. But considering Happosai tends to splash him with cold water to fondle his female form, anyone would too.
Despite being short of stature, Happosai is perhaps the most powerful martial artist in the entire Ranma 1/2 series having demonstrated the ability to engage in combat with ALL martial artists of any ability simultaneously and win. He has effortlessly defeated Ranma Saotome and his father Genma Saotome plus Ryoga Hibiki and Soun Tendo simultaneously; stopped Pantyhose Taro with a single finger; and humiliated Cologne. Although Happosai has been badly beaten by Ranma and others, his 'defeats' have only been the result of him being distracted by his own perverted nature. For example, Ranma has taken to throwing lingerie or flashing his female breasts to counter him.
Happosai possesses ancient and exotic knowledge in pressure points, chi manipulation, and alchemical secrets that are easily the equal to, or even surpassing Cologne. In addition, throughout his considerable lifespan, he has collected (or stolen) a number of mystical artifacts including belonging to the Chinese Amazons.
Happosai is amazingly spry for a man of his apparent age. He has demonstrated the ability to survive unaided being buried alive for over ten years without harm and has recovered from severe damage in a matter of mere seconds.
|1st manga book:||Ranma ½ #7|
|1st anime episode:||Ranma ½ #33|
|1st anime movie:||Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China|
The Evil Master
The Greatest Evil in All Japan
Grandmaster of Anything-Goes Martial Arts