Ranma and Akane discover that Genma has lied to the family about the promise made to Nodoka. She never made the promise. In fact, Genma kidnapped Ranma as a child and told him his mother was dead. Nodoka, being warned by Genma to stay away, shows up for a visit. During this visit, she lets it slip she knows about the curse (she's an avid sports fan and follows Furinkan High's events religiously). Ranma and Akane begin to unravel the lies and half truths Genma has preached for the last ten years. Both make decisions concerning their various relationships, especially towards Genma.