Ninja no Himitsu (The Ninja's Secret) Part 3 Based on characters created by Takahashi Rumiko Written by Joseph Palmer Inspiration by Nikki Kim A CITY PARK SFX Birds chirping, cicadas chirping, the sound of a train. AKANE (In Ryouga's body) Is walking through the trees. She is still wearing the robe and slippers from the bath. She looks back and forth, searching between the trees. AKANE (In Rogues voice and body) (Shouting) RANMA NO BAKA! RANMA, where have you gone? AKANE (To herself in her own voice) I'd better stop yelling, my voice is sounding funny. AKANE (In Ryouga's body) sits on a nearby retaining wall. AKANE (To herself in her own voice) I don't remember this park being so big. I've been walking for hours. AKANE (In Ryouga's body) She (he) begins to drum her fingers on the edge of the wall Close up of fingers: When her index finger hits the wall, the wall explodes. AKANE (In Ryouga's voice and body) Kiyaa!!! AKANE (In Ryouga's body) flies across the sidewalk and bangs her head on the sidewalk AKANE (In Ryouga's voice and body) OW! OW! OW! AKANE (In Ryouga's body) feels her forehead and finds the bandana pulls off the bandana and looks at it Another remains. AKANE (In Ryouga's voice and body) Ryouga-kun? AKANE (In Ryouga's body) looks at her hands and wrist bands looks at her pants, opens the robe to find Ryouga's clothes AKANE (In Ryouga's voice and body) How did I end up in Ryouga's clothes? AKANE (In Ryouga's body) looks under the front of the t-shirt AKANE (In Ryouga's voice and body) KIIIIYAAA!! AKANE (In Ryouga's body) faints dead away. LATE IN EVENING AERIAL VIEW OF TENDOU RESIDENCE SFX A DOG BARKS (Probably Bess again) AKANE'S ROOM RYOGA (in Akane's body) is searching through the closet pulls out a jacket and puts it on opens the top drawer of the dresser DRAWER Contains many of Akane's underthings RYOGA (in Akane's body) Blushes, closes his (her) eyes and slowly closes the drawer he (she) opens another drawer with his (her) eyes closed he (she) holds her breath opens one eye, he (she) exhales opens both eyes and pulls out a headband he (she) puts on the headband he (she) walks across the room and opens the door STREET SCENE Late evening STREETLIGHT flickers and "binks" on. RYOGA (in Akane's body) is walking down the street, looking down each side street. RYOGA (in Akane's voice and body) (Calling out) Akane-San! Akane-Saaaaaan! KUNO Approaches from behind Hugs RYOGA (in Akane's body) from behind KUNO Oh! Tendou Akane! What fortune has crossed our paths on this evening? RYOGA (in Akane's body) Freezes Shakes Turns and bashes Kuno on the head with his (her) elbow KUNO Is slumped on the ground with the fingers of both hands in the surprise position. A huge bald lump has appeared on the top of his head. RYOGA (in Akane's voice and body) but speaking in masculine Hey! What kind of a pervert are you anyway! Attacking a fellow in the dark like that... I ought to teach you a lesson. KUNO Gets up and holds out his bokken at ready KUNO Finally...... Finally the heavens have granted my prayers. An ordinary night like this has transformed into my fondest dream! A challenge! Tendou Akane has at long last challenged me! My heart cannot contain the emotion of the moment! Tendou Akane, I will endeavor my best so that I may date you! RYOGA (in Akane's voice and body) but speaking in masculine WHA- WHA- WHAT???? DATE YOU? YOU PERVERT! RYOGA (in Akane's body) Kneels and touches a finger to the ground. RYOGA (in Akane's body and voice) Ba kusai ten ketsu! (Breaking point technique!) Nothing happens. Ryouga (to himself, in his own voice) Huh? Why doesn't it work? He tries the other index finger RYOGA (in Akane's body and voice) Ba kusai ten ketsu! He (She) tries the index fingers of with both hands at the same time. RYOGA (in Akane's body and voice) Ba kusai ten ketsu! RYOGA (in Akane's body) to himself in his own voice WHAT? The exploding point technique! It's not working! POV Kuno Sees Akane with both hands touching the ground VFX "Real" View of Akane dissolves into Akane wearing a kimono in a submissive bow position (jokiki?) KUNO Tendou Akane, My heart trembles! we have not yet begun our contest, But I shall accept your surrender.... and take you on a date now! RYOGA (in Akane's body) SHAKES visibly, fumes to blue green KUNO Tendou Akane, You must endeavor to tame your passions! The night is still young! RYOGA (in Akane's body) Wraps fingers into a fist, and launches a right that lifts Kuno into low earth orbit. AERIAL VIEW OF CITY AT NIGHT Passing over houses and streets Train passes underneath (Train sounds) pass over edge of park begin to zoom to an open area zoom closer and closer to sidewalk in open area View of Akane (In Ryouga's body) lying on the sidewalk Explosion and stars, Add a few Easter egg frames of Ranma-chan and Akane "Camera" pulls back to reveal last few seconds were Kuno's reentry as seen from Kuno's point of view. CITY PARK AT NIGHT AKANE (In Ryouga's body) Sits up at the intrusion KUNO Is balanced on his head, fingers in "Surprised" position He slowly tips over and ends up sitting with his legs and arms crossed KUNO Tendou Akane, I KUNO TATEWAKI am defeated by the strength of your passions! Now I must return to your side to claim my prize! AKANE (in Ryouga's body and voice) Wha- What are you talking about? KUNO I have lost a challenge by Tendou Akane, and must return now to begin our date! AKANE (in Ryouga's body and voice) Nani-yo! I'll never go on a date with you! KUNO Rocks his head back and forth, his neck cricking, stops KUNO SO JUST WHO IS ASKING YOU ?!?!?! KUNO Jumps to his feet and addresses Akane (Ryouga) with his bokken AKANE (in Ryouga's body) Jumps to her (his) feet and stands ready to deflect the attack AKANE (in Ryouga's body and voice) Any time, pervert! KUNO Lunges forward sword outstretched AKANE (in Ryouga's body) Holds out her hand in ready position The end of Kuno's bokken hits the index finger of her right hand AKANE (in Ryouga's body and voice) KIYAAAAA... VFX SLOW MOTION: AKANE (in Ryouga's body) Turns her (his) head and squeezes her (his) eyes closed CLOSE UP OF SWORD HITTING FINGER SWORD Freezes the instant it hits the finger A small point of light appears between the finger and the sword The light works its way down the edge of the sword and towards the tip. The sword glows brightly, beams of light emerge at odd angles, large explosion. VFX: Return to Normal Speed CITY PARK AT NIGHT LARGE CLOUD OF SMOKE Dissipates to reveal KUNO Still standing at ready his hair is blown back and colored light brown his bokken has been turned into a feather duster of long thin strands. AKANE (In Ryouga's body) Is still cringing Opens one eye KUNO Tilts his head to the left Some Wood Dust from the explosion slides off his head to the ground. He shakes his head and all of the dust comes off as a cloud. The cloud falls to the ground KUNO But time waits for no man, not even Tatewake Kuno, age 17, The Blue thunder of Furinkan high school. He turns to face "Ryouga" I would destroy you here where you stand, but for now I have to return to my date with Tendou AKANE. KUNO Turns and runs out of the park AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) AKANE? (pause) Hey Wait! AKANE (In Ryouga's body) Gives chase Street Scene Akane (in Ryouga's Body) Is walking along, looking down alleys for Kuno AKANE (To herself, in her own voice) I could swear he was just in front of me... Akane (in Ryouga's Body) She stops in front of a store and sees her reflection AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Ryouga-kun! Akane (Ryouga Body) Turns, but no one is there. She turns back slowly and notices that the reflection is of her. She moves closer to the glass and rubs "her" face AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Eeeeaaaaa! I'M RYOUGA! But How... Flashback Dream Sequence: From Point of View of Akane in the bath. Slow Motion scenes of earlier events, each sequence ends in a freeze frame dissolving to Color pencil sketches of the frame. 1) Ranma and Ryouga entering Bath 2) Happosai Entering 3) Ryouga Falling towards tub 4) Bright flash (Ranma and Happosai are shielding their eyes) Return To Akane rubbing face in store window An out of focus face appears in the reflection , focus dissolve to Ukyou UKYOU Ah! Ryouga-kun, I thought that was you, Long time no see! You want something to eat? AKANE (In Ryouga's body & Voice UKYOU!..... San... Ukyou turns and walks down the street waving to Ryouga to follow UKYOU Come on Ryou-chan! It's right next door and not even you could get that lost! AKANE (In Ryouga's body & Voice Ah... Hai! Interior of okonomiaki shop Ukyou is cooking an okonomiaki for "Ryouga" "Ryouga" picks up a glass of water and examines "his" reflection in it. UKYOU So, Ryou-chan, how are things going with Akane? AKANE (In Ryouga's body & voice) Hm? oh.. ha ha ha, O.K., (Hand behind Head) Ah, tonight I can't seem to find her house, though. UKYOU Poor Ryouga, Hm. I have an idea! If you'll wait a bit I'll start another one for Ran-chan, then I'll Walk you to the Tendous. You know, when I finally marry Ran-chan, AKANE-chan will become available! I'll even put in a good word for you. AKANE (In Ryouga's body & voice) RANMA's such a jerk.. What do you see in him anyway? UKYOU We've been engaged since we were little, you know. And he is so handsome and brave AKANE (In Ryouga's body & voice) But all he ever does is practice and eat. UKYOU Well, the eating's O.K., I like cooking for him. AKANE (In Ryouga's body & voice) But what about his little problem? UKYOU Oh that's not so bad, anyway "she" can help out in the shop sometimes. She could spell me when I have to take care of the kids. AKANE (In Ryouga's body & voice) KIDS? UKYOU Yup. I want one of each. I have it all planned out. Dissolve to traditional Japanese wedding Ranma and Ukyou in traditional costumes UKYOU (Voice over) Our Wedding will be so beautiful! UKYOU in fancy kimono, face mostly obscured by a veil UKYOU (V/O) Everyone will be there UKYOU'S Father and Genma near front, waving celebration fans UKYOU (V/O) (Sigh) It will be so romantic. Close up of Ranma & Ukyou looking in each other's eyes. Out of focus flames appear behind them Camera Angle lifts over their heads to reveal that the flames are Coming from Kodachi, Shampoo and Akane, who are sitting together. Soun, Nabiki and Kasumi are in the row behind, and Soun is crying noisily into a handkerchief. Okonomiyaki shop: AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice)(Sarcastically) Oh boy. UKYOU A girl's got to have dreams, you know. Scrubs counter Pauses and looks up What's your dream, Ryouga? Close up of pitcher of water with ice cubes. The ice shifts making a tinkling sound. AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Well I... I don't Know UKYOU I dream about Ran-chan every day. (Deep sigh...) AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) You... you think life with Ranma is so wonderful? (Ticks off point on fingers) He's inconsiderate. He argues all the time. He never does his school work. He sneaks out on his chores. (Shouting) AND... HE EATS LIKE A PIG ! ! ! ! UKYOU You're talking about my Ran-chan you know. Cool it Ryouga. UKYOU Picks up the pitcher of water swings it back. VFX Slow motion of pitcher as Ukyou swings it towards "Ryouga", the icy water leaves the pitcher, strait towards "Ryouga's" head. [ Fun Fact #1 : As of the end of the Manga, and all of the Anime and OAVs, Rumiko Takahashi has yet to reveal Ryouga's curse to Ukyou... ] End of part 3.
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