[MA-SOC] Rumiko Takahashi

Giant Robo satelite at cosmoweb.net
Fri Mar 4 09:33:44 EST 2005

Fooey to youee!  ;-)   Rumiko Takahashi comedies are 
great... and I personally enjoy Urusei Yatsura and Ranma (at 
least the first few seasons of each) way more than Inu 
Yasha. Inu Yasha seems almost like just another fantasy 
adventure anime, with maybe some magical girl thrown in.

Trying to remember your previous posts... I have a question 
for you. Is there any *comedy* anime that you like? You 
don't like Urusei Yatsura, you don't like Ranma, you don't 
like Azumanga Daioh (I think that was you)...


J.Q. wrote:

>> I think that Rumiko Takahashi tells a lot of the same
>> story, but each new work branches out a little.
> I tend to agree. I actually am not thrilled with most of
> Takahashi's work. Her character designs almost never
> change to the point where I can't always tell who's who.
> If one were to lump her characters across several of her
> series into one image, many of the characters' faces and
> hairstyles would be indistinguishable from each other.
> While I think she IS a good artist and a good writer, I
> frequently get the impression that her writing should
> have a bite to it, and it's either lost in the
> translation or she didn't have the guts to include it.
> However, it does seem like she gets better with time, and
> that her best work are the one-shots or shorter stories.
> I didn't like Urusei Yatsura. I wasn't crazy about Ranma,
> mostly because I was expecting more out of it - that
> there would eventually be some mind-blowing transgender
> statement, but nothing ever came of it. I liked Inu-Yasha
> the best out of her major series, but that got tiresome
> fast. I think her best stuff is her horror and the
> mermaid stories - they are thoughtful, creepy, and she
> seems to put the most care into the artwork.
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