How was she so popular? Watch enough episodes of any of her shows and it feels like you're trapped in a never ending time loop!
Her work was fun and fresh back then.
Because despite the reptition, she some how manges to write series with some charm, humor and half-decent action in them.
It's pretty shameful that someone like Ranma has more character to him than what passes off as main characters today. A good majority of them have become so bland, we don't even refer to them by name, we say "MC"
Back in the 80s and 90s, we had so little access to anime that stuff like Ranma and Maison Ikkoku were considered the 'lesser known' works. And obsessed over for not being mainstream like Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball.
Now her series are mainstream and forgotten.
But the pacing of Takahashi works makes Ranma and Urusei seem painless.
I never watched Inuyasha because I didn't have cable to watch on Cartoon Network and didn't get into watching seasonal anime until 2006. Did I miss out on something great?
Not really. It was good for a while but ran into the same repetition issues as Ranma and it's more painful when she's doing that while trying to keep up the pretense of a story with a genuine plot and not just a martial arts comedy.
should I go back and finally watch Final Act?
I think it is, to an extent, one of those "you had to be there" kind of shows. It was marred by pacing problems and there's about 40 episodes of filler.
On the other hand though, the music was great and the anime looked pretty nice for how long it was.
>They should be entry tier, but the sheer length of them is enough to put off newbies that can't handle anything over 26 episodes.
At the very least, Urusei has some good movies.
Toonami really screwed around showing Inuyasha.