Ninja no Himitsu (The Ninja's Secret) Part 5 Based on characters created by Takahashi Rumiko Written by Joseph Palmer Inspiration by Nikki Kim Late evening, street outside NekoHanten Ryouga and Akane are hiding out in an alley across from the Nekohanten. They have a view of the front of the restraunt. Voices are heard coming from the front door SHAMPOO Hiba-chan, I take order now COLOGNE Hurry back! There's still lotts of cleaning up to do SHAMPOO Be right back, delivery only 20 Kilometres away! SHAMPOO exits shop with delivery box, Hops on bike (With all appropriate bouncing...) and rides off. Street scene, evening. POV (as if camera was mounted to shampoo's bike) 38 cute frames of Shampoo riding her bike for the Shampoo fans) View zooms back to show wide angle, "Camera" Position stops, shifts left and pans to follow SHAMPOO as she rides by off into the distance RANMA comes from between buildings into frame muttering, walking into the camera RANMA (Calling) Akane! (pause) Akane! (Muttering) You now, this is NOT how I planned to spend this evening. He Looks between buildings RANMA Why is this sort of thing ALWAYS happening to me? What is it with that girl today anyway? He walks past the "camera" down the sidewalk. (Pan to follow) He turns between buildings Akane and Ryouga cross street from other direction into nekohaunten COLOGNE (Heard through door) Irashai! [Welcome] Ryouga and Akane greet her unintelegibly. Interior view of Nekohanten Colonge holds the old book, flipping through pages COLOGNE (Laughs) Now this I haven't seen this in many, many years! AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) What? You've seen this book before? RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) Can you tell us what it says? COLOGNE Of course I ccould, but there are some powerfull secrets here. I shouldn't be revealing them to you kids. AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Please, you've got to help us! COLOGNE Where did you get this? AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Happosai bought it in a used book store yesterday morning. COLOGNE Bookstore? I wonder how it got there? Brief Veiw of Mousse listening in from kitchen RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) What does it matter how it got there? Can you help us? Interior of Nekohaunten COLOGNE Why should I help you? AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) We think Happosai used something from the book on us... COLOGNE (With great surprise) What???? RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) Here! We found the book open to this page. Ryouga taps a post-it note sticking out of the book Colonge opens to the page and begins to read COLOGNE Wo ho ho ho ho! Did you two share a bath recently? AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) (Blushing) It's not like that! RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) I slipped on some soap! Thats all! AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Anyway, what does the book say about it? Brief view of Shampoo returning to the back door of the Nekohaunten. She enters and hears Ryouga and Akane talking to Colonge, She ducks beside a doorway and listens. COLOGNE Normaly I wouldn't help you since you, since are engaged to my son-in-law, but I must because I am partly to blame for what happened. AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) How are you envolved? COLOGNE I wrote this book. RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) How could you put the instructions for something so dangerous into a book? AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) PLease! You must help us! Brief view of Ukyou walking home from the baths in a robe, carriying her bath bowel and towel. She hears the comotion in the Nekohanten and pauses. Ukyou Hmmm? COLOGNE O.K. Lett's see here. (Reading) "The formula of exchange can be used to swap ...". RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) (Interupting) Yeah, Yeah we know all THAT. Outside Ukyou is seen hiding under a window, her head cocked listening COLOGNE Hmmph. the impatience of youth. Let's see here.. It's a blue liquid... There are a lot of detailed instrucions for making the formula, some warnings about propper handling during the process.... AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) It can be explosive! RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) That explains the mess in Happosai's room... Outside Ranma is walking down the street, he hears the voices Ranma stops and presses himself against the front of the store, he cocks his hand to his ear. COLOGNE ...Hmm the formula is poured into a large tub of water and both people get in... RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) That much we know. COLOGNE Letts see...a list of ingredients... I have everything here but "kaseikinomi" seeds. Wait, there's something added here... She holds the book close to her face, tilts it right and left COLOGNE It's very faint, something about Jyousenkyo.... View of Ranma, he turns startled at the word "Jyousenkyo". COLOGNE It's a warning... (reading) If a person when cursed... View of shampoo listening intently. COLOGNE ... use the formula ... View of Mousse in kitchen, he pushes up his glasses. COLOGNE ...the curse... Ryouga (in Akane's body) leans forward straining at every word. COLOGNE ...will be transfered.... SPFX Screen splits into 4 seperate frames for (L to R) Shampoo, Ryouga, Mousse, and Ranma. COLOGNE ...even if the water is hot... ...to the other person. Shampoo, Mousse, Ryouga and Ranma, each get an evil grin on their faces. BGM Starts out heavy and ominous, changes to light "video game" style Shampoo's frame enlarges to fill the screen, dream disolves to Tendou Bath SD (Small body cute form) Shampoo pours formula into tub She turns on cold water, turns into cat, hides behind bucket SD Akane enters bath, gets in tub Shampoo Cat jumps into air above tub. SHAMPOO Cat Nyan! Nyan! AKANE Kiyaaaaaa! Shampoo Cat jumps in tub Large flash Shampoo Emerges, ZOOM In to edge of tub SD Akane cat emerges sopping wet from the tub. [I can't wait to see what the illustrators do with that! --J.] SD Ranma rushes into bath RANMA AKANE! He looks around sees Akane Cat RANMA NEKO! SHAMPOO Now Akane is cat! Now husband take shampoo on date! Shampoo walks out with Ranma on her arm, RANMA (quivering) Neko..... Neko..... Ne.........ko Close up of Akane Cat AKANE Cat (Mornfully, with resignation) Nyaan Mao ! (Ranma!) Dream Resolve back to shampoo Shampoo laughs under her breath Shampoo's frame reduces in size, back to the Cursed group, each in their own frame. Shampoo turns right towards Ryouga. BGM Ryouga's "Elephant trumpet" theme. Ryoua's frame enlarges, dream disolve to Tendou Bath SD Ryouga pours formula into tub Turns himself into Pchan using shower Hides behind bucket SD Ranma Enters and gets in bath, SD Ranma Ow, so hot... He Slides into water SD Ranma Ah..... thats better! Pchan jumps into tub Flash of light SD Rouga emerges holding Ranma -Pchan by his ponytail Ranma -Pchan fights with SD Ryouga, gets free and turns on Shower SD Ranma-chan appears SD Ranmachan C- C- Cold ! SD Ranmachan jumps into steaming tub Emerges as Ranma-Pchan SD Ryouga So, Ranma, who's P-Chan now? RANMA Pchan Baweeeeeeeee! Disolve to SD Ryouga and SD Akane Holding hands under SD Sun. Ryouga is holding Ranma Pchan under his foot. Dream resolve to Ryouga, he laughs under his breath Ryouga's frame reduces in size, back to the Cursed group, each in their own frame. He turns to Mousse. BGM: Military drums (a la Hogan's Heros Theme) Mousse's frame enlarges, an evil grin crosses his face. Dream dissolve to tendou bath SD Ranma is sitting in the bath, looking out the window Exterior overhead view of Nerima SD MuMu flys into veiw wearing bomber goggles and a leather cap, he's holding a vial of formula with bomb fins in his feet. He pivots on one wing and begins a dive bombing run. SFX: Diving Airplane sound. MuMu Eye view of Tendou Home MuMu lines up the bath window and lets the vial go. He pulls up unto a 360 degree loop to give his "Bomb" time to reach its targer, then he follows the vial. Vial eye view of falling towards house, passing through the window entering the tub. SFX: Minor splash Underwater veiw of fins falling off the vial, the blue formula mixing with the water Veiw of SD Ranma in tub SD Ranma Huh? What was that? SD Mumu flies through window into the tub, splashing ranma with a huge wave of water. While the wave is in the air, a bright flash occurs. Mousse emerges from tub, Ranma-duck is seen Paddling on the surface. Dream dissolve to SD nekohaunten SD Mousse is sitting at table SD Shampoo appears carrying large serving platter with cover SD Shampoo Mousse defeat Stupid Ranma duck again! I make favorite dish! She opens the lid, a cooked Ranma Duck is under the cover. Dream resolve to Mousse, he chuckles evily Mousse's frame reduces in size, back to the Cursed group, each in their own frame. He turns to Ranma. BGM: Panda theme from first series Ranma's Frame grows to fill the screen He frowns, scratches his head thinking a moment then smacks his closed right hand into his open upturned left hand (Note, he does this in the Manga to signify that he has an idea) Dream dissolve to tendou backyard SD Ranma and SD Genma are fighting, they end up in pond SD Ranmachan and SD Panda emerge from pond SDRanma (In high pitched SD Voice) Com'on Pop, Lets change back before breakfast! SD Panda Bahhro! (Sign) O.K. Tendou Bath SD Panda enters tub overflowing the sides SD Ranma-chan undresses and pretends to wash She pulls a vial out of the towel wrapped around her waist SD Ranma-Chan Hey Pop! Look! Godzilla! She points out the window) SD Genma Where? Where? SD Genma looks out window SD Ranma-chan pours vial into the bath SD Ranma-Chan Hey Pop, about that training trip to jyousenkyo... SD Genma Yeah... SD Ranma-Chan You know this girl curse SD Genma (Beat) Yeah... SD Ranma Chan How about you being the girl for a while? SD Ranmachan Jumps into the air above the tub She holds her nose and plunges in cannonball style A huge wave covers Genma Bright Flash The water receids revealing SD Genma -Chan SD Ranma He he! Looks like I've got two moms now! See you at breakfast- MOM! Dream resolve to Ranma A sly grin comes over his face RANMA Heh Heh Heh... Ranma's frame shrinks revealing the other frames. They all smile and laugh ominously. COLOGNE Shimata! The seeds! Interior view of Nekohanten AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) What's wrong? COLOGNE They're from a bush that only grows in china. RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) Oh boy... not another trip to China. COLOGNE There's no point, the bush is extinct. The shogun had them all burned. AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) But... Happosai has some. RYOGA (In Akane's body and voice ) We've got to go back and get those seeds. AKANE (In Ryouga's body and voice) Lets Go! Ryouga and Akane run from Nekohanten. Exterior veiw of NekoHanten Ranma Picks up discarded newspaper and hides behind it as Akane And Ryouga run out. Ranma jumps onto the roof and makes off for home. View of Ranma running and jumping rooftop to rooftop RANMA Here's my chance to get rid of my curse and get even with pop ... End of Part 5
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Ninja No Himitsu 1995 Joseph Palmer
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