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The series is almost 3 decades old now How can people still

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The series is almost 3 decades old now

How can people still hate one character so much?
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I don't hate anyone. Only Kodachi is a bit annoying.
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>>133113177
Because the internet in the 90s was a much different place of the internet today. Back then we survived by hating Akane, hating her fans, and hating everything else that challenged our headcanon.

You just wouldn't understand.
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>>133113405

Is there any series whose fandumb is more entrenched in headcanon than Ranma's?
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>>133113717
>fandumb

Most of the fan-created stuff is actually good when it comes to Ranma. The art is decent and the fan fiction is actually well written (if you go way back).
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>>133113177
But I love her. She's adorable and I don't understand how some people can resist the impulse to hug her.

The other girls are cute too though. Akane is just special.
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>>133113840

I'm still waiting for RAALS to update senpai

Ranma fanfiction usually completely disregards all attempts at being true to canon though, you can't deny that
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>>133113984
>RAALS

Fucking die, scum. Shampoo 1/2 continuation series when?
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>>133113717
If you weren't there, you can't understand what anime fandom was like 15 years ago.

Fansubs were all on VHS tapes, were both difficult and expensive to get, ran months or years behind first release, and many series didn't have translations at all. Official releases were similarly slow and expensive with an even smaller selection, but they at least had wide distribution so they formed the common ground for fandom.

Ranma was one of the most easily found of the official releases. You could usually find somewhere in town to rent some tapes from, though they wouldn't have the full series. Heck, I don't think the full series had finished it's official release yet. The Ranma manga was also getting an official release, though very slowly, making it one of the few series that was available in English.

So all the fans know Ranma. They also don't have the full series, either anime or manga, so they know it's unfinished. And they want more. So what do they do? They start writing more. The Fan Fiction Mailing List was just flooded with Ranma fanfic. It was like the common trade language for the emerging anime fandom to trade ideas and stories in, a base material they twisted into new genres.

Five years later it was an entirely different landscape. Digital anime fansubs were bringing over new series in decent quality with only a week or two delay. Manga scanalation was a thing that was picking up steam. There wasn't such a desperate hunger for new material driving people to cannibalize what little they had into a vast sea of headcannon and fanfic.

It was entirely a product of a brief window of specific circumstances.
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>>133113232
Kodachi a best, though.
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>>133114811
To hell with that. The bitch who writes The Autumn Effect has vanished from the face of the world AGAIN.
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>>133113920
And by "special", you mean "a self-absorbed retard", right?
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>>133113177
Shampoo fans passed down their salt and mad to their children, and their children's children.
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>>133117057
That was more an anime thing. The manga version was a far better character over all. A lot of the hate was due to people only being familiar with the anime.
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>>133117057
But pretty much all Ranma characters were caricatures that acted in insane and retarded ways.
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>>133113177
Akane is lovely
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>>133113405
>>133115291

I've been waiting a long time for someone to put that era into words. Thank you.
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>>133116744
got her laugh stuck in my head now
>>133113177
not just her, fuck ranma too
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>>133117374
And Akane fans are still blaming Shampoo fans for everything even thought there were barely any of them in the 90's.

Cry more.
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I always liked Female Ranma and Ryouga.
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>>133115291
But it led to cancer such as calling "chui" or the mace that Shampoo has into "bonbori" (paper lantern).
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>>133120054
Then you're going to love Genma's Daughter.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7603977/1/Genma-s-Daughter
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>>133115291
>Fan Fiction Mailing List

My African American brother from another mother!
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>>133113177
Akane is hated for mostly the last half of the manga which everyone remembers a lot more then the first half. In the first half Akane overall much nicer to Ranma while Ranma was generally a huge fucking prick. Then somewhere along the lines their rolls were reversed.

The reason why Akane's bitchiness is hated more then Ranma's dickey though is because Akane has a whole family to back her up including Ranma's family and characters like Ryoga and Kuno, even when she's wrong. And of course the double standard shit.

That being said, Akane isn't a cunt per say, she's just a cunt to Ranma and while I my think Ranma would be better off with Shampoo (had they met under different circumstances) I still like Akane as a character and she blows the competition away when she's at her best (too bad it's few and far between).
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I wish Akane had kept the long hair. Then she could have actually given Shampoo a run for her money in the looks department.
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>>133113177
>Tfw dropped Ranma because of Akane

How can she be so unlikeable? She has literally no redeeming qualities.
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>>133120904
Short hair Akane is shit.
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>>133120692
>The reason why Akane's bitchiness is hated more then Ranma's dickey though is because Akane has a whole family to back her up including Ranma's family and characters like Ryoga and Kuno, even when she's wrong.

ITT: Things that never actually happened.

Read the manga. Stop reading fanfics.
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YAPPA PAA
YAPPA PAA
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>>133120904
IMO, the long hair never suited her and the only reason she had it in the first place was to make herself more like her older sister and get Dr. Tofu's attention.

That said, cutting it off should have taken a bit more time instead of happening within the first volume of the manga.
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>>133119984
Stay mad, broboy
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>>133120692
Everyone forgets that in the latter part of the manga, Ranma went well out of his way to take a jacket that brought out Akane's full potential because it made her stronger than him.

Copypasta elsewhere.
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>>133120692
>Akane has a whole family to back her up including Ranma's family

Genma and Soun only cooked up schemes to get them to marry and generally made the arranged marriage situation worse.
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>>133121212
>Everyone forgets that in the latter part of the manga, Ranma went well out of his way to take a jacket that brought out Akane's full potential because it made her stronger than him.
Holly shit please kill yourself you bullshit spreading faggot. Ranma originally got the Dogi for himself you stupid fuck
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>>133121233
Did the anime catch up or did it go anime original just because?
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>>133121153
>>133121175
>>133121212
Oh yeah, here is another reason why Akane is still hated after all these years. Her fans are obnoxious irredeemable cunts.
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>>133121334
I'm not sure how I was being obnoxious. All I said was that I don't agree that she's better with the long hair and gave my reasoning.
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>>133121153
That's just the reason Rumiko gave her in universe. The truth is she changed it because she didn't think Akane looked tomboy enough with the long hair.
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>>133121295
AND because it made her stronger than him! Do you remember the Super Soba?
>>133121385
Don't mind him, he's just some anal-pained Shampoo fag who can't get over the fact that the Geocities Akane Sux Webring days are over.

She's not even my favorite character or favorite of the Tendos, but you clowns can't ever shut the fuck up about her and even go as far to making shit up. Ranma's not that fucking hard to remember
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>>133121387
I think she was right. It also makes her a bit more distinguishable from her previous female protagonists as well.

There, she's just a bit too similar looking to Mana from Mermaid Saga.

>>133121510
She's not mine either. I think my favorite character is Kuno, but admittedly there's not much to talk about there.
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>AND because it made her stronger than him!
It was purely an accident that it fit Akane and not Ranma's girls side.
>Do you remember the Super Soba?
You mean the one Akane accidentally ate and that it was supposed to be Happys lunch?
>anal-pained Shampoo fag
It seems like you're the one who's anal-pained since you're completely making shit up.
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>I think she was right. It also makes her a bit more distinguishable from her previous female protagonists as well.
Nope, the sister from One Pound Gospel looks just like her.
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>>133121655
Fuck, I had forgotten about that. Her male characters aren't much better in that regard either.
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>>133113177

Akane in season 1 is fine. I'd even venture to say she's a good character. And I even grew to find her cute.

The problem is, after her hair is cut, she becomes not only a bitch, bu a generic bitch. And the story as a whole just becomes filler. The manga was bad enough. But the anime made it even worse, basically becoming 'The Happosai Show: Featuring Ranma and co'.

Akane isn't really the problem. The problem is Rumiko Takahashi never doing anything with Akane except at the very beginning and very end. Which is ironic because she originally made Ranma to try and redo the story of Urusei Yatsura, where she wanted Shinobu to be the focus. But Ranma turned out to be so bad, Shinobu in UY still came out as a better character even when she didn't win.
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>>133121985

Chubby Akane is best Akane.
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>>133121599
What you're failing to see is that you're forgetting the events in which something by accident benefits Akane, and Ranma goes out of his way to "correct" it, not because it's the right thing, but mainly because it hurts his pride, a.k.a a petty reason.
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30 years later and people still have the same arguments they did back then. That's almost impressive.
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>>133125758
Waifu war never changes.
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>>133113177
Seeing people call Akane evil is pretty funny since all the girls in this series act like insane bitches. E.g. Ukyo shows up at Ranma's wedding and starts throwing bombs around. Shampoo was on a quest to murder someone because she was defeated in a duel. (Also Ryoga in the fishing pole story decided that murdering Ranma and informing Akane of that fact to be the most effective way to win her heart.)
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Just look at this smile and try to tell me you wouldn't want to protect it.
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>>133126257
I looked at it and tell you that I have no intention of protecting that smile.
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>>133126257
Go away, Ranma
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>>133115291
VHS? You high? 15 years ago I was downloading 480p avi anime on Streamload with stolen 10mbps internet. The VHS generation is way older than only 15 years. Realmedia anime was also pretty easy to find in the net, even if the quality was painful
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>>133121212
Said jacket was also self aware and a pervert IIRC.
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Maybe the only good point of Akane was that she was voiced by Hidaka Noriko. Such a charming voice she has.
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I never understood how people could hate any of these characters when Happosai was the most annoying motherfucker in the entire thing.
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>>133113177
Part of me wants to say that Akane was fine but my knowledge of Ranma is so mixed up with fanon at this point I really can't say for sure.
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>>133126798
This guy knows what's up.
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>>133126830
Try rewatching it. I gave the series a try last year and quit sometime around the 3rd season. It's really hard to stand akane
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>>133126727
Hidaka a best. Her voice is perfect.
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>>133126798
I used to hate him so much as a kid because I completely failed to see how he could get so erotically worked up over stolen panties.
It's different now.
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>>133113177
lol, just finished watching the series this week and i hate akane and ranma when they are together... would rather see ryoga and akane together.
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>>133127327
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afmZof60PuU
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>>133126257
I want to smash that abusive smile with a hammer, yes
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>>133128429
>abusive smile
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>>133113177
I actually liked her, its just Xampoo was so best girl

Also its been 2 decades dude, not 3, we are old but not that old.
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>>133130026
Manga is from 1987. Closer to 30 years than to 20.
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>>133121042
If people actually based their opinions on Ranma 1/2 characters off the manga rather then half remembered fanfics the landscape would be *completely different*

It's amazing how often I can ask someone's opinion on a character and a good half their thoughts on them comes from fanfiction tropes rather then canon.

Also, Akane a QT and Best Girl
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>>133113405
That sounds awfully familiar.
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>>133130279
Probably because the exact same thing happens every day on /a/, only with newer shows.

Plus ça change
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>>133115291
Well spoken.
Only thing I disagree is that that the VHS era was before 15 years ago.
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>>133126403
nice
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>>133130336
/a/ is actually able to watch the anime and read the manga they bicker about.

The state of the Ranma fandom was *awful* in that there was very little access to the anime, Viz hadn't finished publishing the manga in the U.S.

A a lot of fans had to go off of was the first few episodes, smattering of other random episodes they could find, and the first movie (The first movie alone is responsible for a *ton* of fanfic tropes.)

Left with nothing to do but stew, they created fanfics. And then fanfics inspired by *those* fanfics. Characters became warped as fanfiction drifted. Popular fanfics ended up being more influential then Takahashi's work.

I will never forgive that jackass Zen for writing The Bitter End, an awful fanfic made to portray his waifu Ukyo as perfect. It then created a festering wound in the entire fandom by warping a lot of people's perspectives on Akane to that of a violent psychopath.
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>>133130643
Man, hearing this makes me glad I don't live in the US and had very limited access to the internet when I first got into the show.
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>>133130812
I'm ashamed to admit I only recently realized just how bad it was.

Reading the Manga was an eye-opener.
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>>133126474
Tech came in slowly. I was using VHS as late at 2005-6
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>>133126403
FOR ANTS
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>>133113177
With all due respect, only delusional manchildren hated Akane. She is the only girl in ranma with actual character development, try to prove me wrong and fail miserably.
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>>133131949
She gets character development from "unknown slightly hostile girl" to "extremely hostile".

Not so much "hate" then "your equally as worthless as Ranma's other brides"
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>>133132067
I don't get this reasoning. Akane turns more dere over time, not more tsun.
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>>133132121
It makes sense if you've read a ton of fanfics where she gets more and more violent.
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>>133130643
was the ranma fandom basically mad max in internet form or something jesus
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>>133132954
It was an interesting time. I can't really think of any other fandom like it.

Granted, it left a whole mess of problems behind for anybody interested in the series later, but hey.
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>>133132954
Akane was turned into a psycho bitch, Shampoo was turned into a slut, and Ukyo was turned into a saint.
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>>133133939
Reminder that the Ranma 1/2 anime was made by DEEN.
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>>133130173
But lets be honest most of us know it from the anime that started broadcasting in the west around 1992
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>>133113405

We also fought viciously over the true color of Shampoo's hair.
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>>133113840

>the fan fiction is actually well written

Ah, Girl Days.
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>>133134234
I don't think Ranma 1/2 was ever broadcast though. Wasn't it video only?
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>>133126474
>Realmedia anime

guhhhh

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