The (sur)Real World is written by Rodney P. Malapitan and began online publication on January 8th, 1996.[1] It currently stands incomplete at nine instalments, the most recent of which was published online on July 8th, 2000.[2]


This is the story of seven ordinary people (or so the television studio thought) picked at randon (or so the producers thought, anyways) to live in a house, and find out what happens when people stop acting scripted, and start acting real.[3]

Nippon Broadcasting Network is looking for a cheap show to make. And a show they've seen in America looks good. Called The Real World, you take a bunch of ordinary people, put them in a house together and film their day-to-day lives. And they choose Ranma Saotome, Ataru Moroboshi, Mamoru Chiba, Kyosuke Kasuga, Urd, Washu and Nuku Nuku to live in the house. 7 perfectly ordinary people. Nothing can go wrong, surely...[4]


PLOT NEEDED - This article is missing a plot summary of the events of this story.

Part 1: Where the Boys AreEdit

Part 2: And Now the Ladies...Edit

Part 3: Watching You from Afar...Edit

Part 4: Men at WorkEdit

Part 5: Divine AdviceEdit

Part 6: Love and RobotsEdit

Part 7: That Introspection ThingEdit

Part 8: No Need for a NeighborhoodEdit

Part 9: Perils & Perverts / Kyosuke Can't SingEdit



  • TASS Awards Award for Annual 1996, 12th place (tie)
  • TASS Continuing Series Award for July 1998, 2nd place (part 7)
  • TASS Continuing Series Award for Annual 1998, 7th place (part 7- tie)

FFML Posting HistoryEdit

RAAS Posting HistoryEdit

  • 1 16/02/96
  • 2
  • 3 23/03/96

RAAC Posting HistoryEdit

  • 4 26/10/96
  • 6 07/10/97
  • 7 22/07/98
  • Teaser for 9 posted only to website as per this announcement. 10/07/00

See AlsoEdit

Other External LinksEdit


  1. Post at FFML - Retrieved 03-07-2015
  2. Post at FFML
  3. Description from -M- Productions! - Retrieved 03-07-2015
  4. Description from Internet Archive record of The Penultimate Ranma Fanfic Index - Retrieved 03-07-2015