Just finished Maison Ikkoku and really enjoyed it, definitly my favorite romantic comedy animu
I'm thinking of starting Urusei Yatsura, but I'm not sure what order I should be watching in (has like 50 movies and ova's) any advice from fans?
Also, as a side note, is Ranma 1/2 worth watching?
Still don't know how someone who could create something so good could go on to make inuyasha
>implying you'll get any responses about something that isn't flavor of the month or shitposting material
I'm in the same boat as you anyway. I'm interested in watching Urusei, but I have no idea where to start.
read the manga, watch the movies. Ranma is OK, nothing to serious, if you like comedians go for it
BTW best ending
Maison Ikkoku was the only Takahashi work with a great ending.
I tried watching Urusei and got through 30 episodes, and lost interest.
Ranma is my favorite anime. Definitely a must-watch.
Watch the series if you want, in my opinion the manga is better, but they have some differences, the movies don't follow the plot of the anime, except for the 5 movie that is the ending. Some of the ovas follow the plot, others don't.
Just watch/read both Ranma and UY.
It's unfortunately the last good thing she did before Inu-yasha and tarnishing a good reputation.
Also look up her short stories, and mermaid scar. She has issues with giving her creations proper endings. (excluding ikkoku)
With the television series, the first 106 or so episodes were animated at Studio Pierrot and directed by Mamoru Oshii. It starts out really cheap-looking but gets better.
Then the rest of the series is handled by Studio DEEN. I can't say much about it because I've not gotten to that point yet, though I've heard the budget goes up a bit.
>you will never see the Musk Dynasty arc animated
Why even live?
I want to, but nobody is helping me on the order
I've heard movie 2 is the best one and some of the Ova are essential to the plot, does anyone have a rough order to watch it in? Google didn't help
Too yaoi-esque for them, I guess.
Take it easy Godai, I'm not the one who waited five years like an idiot for another idiot
Hey OP just saw your thread.
Maison Ikkoku is extremely good.
Ranma is great.
Urusei is also great but I haven't finished it yet. I'm still at episode 95. There are so many. Haven't seen any OVA or movies though.
I'd advise you to watch ranma 1/2 before urusei, it's closer to maison.
And finally I leave you with these words: Coach tanaka should've won the Kyouko.
Possibly but over all it was funny as hell. Too edgy for early 90s tv maybe?
I second this notion.
Ranma OVA/movie order doen't matter much. Just watch all of TV, then go into movies then OVAs i think.
Given Ranma's intended target audience, maybe they just decided it wasn't a relevant arc to animate.
Can't speak for either, but I can tell you Maison Ikkoku is far better than any generic harem we see now
It's legitimately funny, has characters you come to like that arn't just cardboard cutouts (the tsundere, the imoto etc) and (perhaps most importantly) the animation and character design of these early 80's - 90's shows are far more suited for comedy than the ridged unflexible stuff that pervades today
Ranma is only a harem anime in the sense of the massive cast of characters. The harem aspect is actually a symptom of how shit-tastic Ranma Saotome's life is because he literally doesn't want it.
I don't know if Urusei Yatsura really counts as a harem either. I think we all know that Ataru would love for that to be the case, but the fact is that no woman except for Lum would have him.