>>88512 There is no best boy or girl in the series because EVERYONE except Kasumi is a terrible person, to the point Kasumi instead being overly sickly sweet and kind is one of her major gimmicks/jokes.
>>88522 Ryoga's dense AND a jerk. Goku and Gohan mean well in their obliviousness, Ryoga was a selfish schemer who was just terrible at schemes. There's nothing wrong with that though, everybody being loony jerks is what makes Ranma funny.
I started watching the anime a few years back and I thought it was kind of fun. Then I read this line on the Wikipedia article: >Although the characters and their relationships are complicated, they rarely change once the characters are firmly introduced and settled into the series. I immediately lost interest.
I wonder why that is. Inuyasha kinda felt lacking in that department too, and that was an honest-ass Romance story where the two romantic leads are pretty obviously going to end up together...and they did...but they never once kiss in the original manga. Like, not once. Seriously, during the course of the series he kisses his undead ex-girlfriend more than his actual love interest he ends up sort-of marrying.
As in he does it at all.
The anime changed this by adding one in during the finale, and the non-canon second movie has one, but we have a romance franchise in which the two romantic leads, and lead protagonists of the series never once kiss in the source material.
It's silly, but I've always wondered why. Like if Takahashi had a specific narrative reason or purpose. The series never really depicts either Inuyasha or Kagome as particularly chaste or having some gender/sexuality issue that would prevent or affect an actual physical display.
Miyazaki movies pretty often have a similar set-up, a male and female lead, but they don't often go into a story with the intention of romance, Miyazaki just personally thinks that being obligated to have your male and female leads automatically end up in a relationship is bullshit.