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Soun Tendo


Soun Tendo Soun is the father of Kasumi, Nabiki, and Akane. He has raised them alone since the death of his wife many years ago.

Soun is somewhat over-emotional and cries often. He cares about the future of his children, and wishes the best for them, which consequently leads to him getting involved when his daughters wish he wouldn't. A good example of this would be he and Genma deciding to engage Ranma and Akane whether they liked it or not.

Soun is a very talented martial artist, but shows many of the same characteristics as Genma- laziness and especially cowardice. He was trained by Happosai alongside Genma, and the two have been close friends ever since. Soun has a deep respect for his future son-in-law, and knows he will make an excellent husband for his daughter. Soun's primary goal seems to be getting his daughters married off so he can finally retire and have them take care of him.


The Meaning Behind the Name - 天道早雲

Soun (早雲) can be translated as "fast cloud." This could be a reference to his tendency to quickly run away from his problems. Tendo (天道) means "the laws of heaven and earth".

Voices:
Ryusuke Obayashi

Ryusuke Obayashi provides the voice of the high-strung Soun Tendo. His other work includes a few fatherly roles such as Kiichi Gotoh in Patlabor, Raijuta Isurugi in Rurouni Kenshin and Yokomori in DNA². He is also Daija in Inuyasha.













David Kaye

David Kaye is one of the most frequently heard voices in English anime work. Besides Ranma ½'s Gambling King and Daisuke he is also Gundam Wing's Treize Kushrinada, Kim Kaphwan in Fatal Fury, Master in Maison Ikkoku and Sesshomaru in Inuyasha.

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Soun Tendo
Kasumi Tendo
Nabiki Tendo
Ryoga Hibiki
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