History YMMV / RanmaOneHalf

20th Mar '18 1:04:35 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Some fans prefer ''Female'' Ranma/Akane to male Ranma/Akane, since they tend to have a more peaceful rapport than the endless BelligerentSexualTension between Akane and Ranma in male form.

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** Some fans prefer ''Female'' ''female'' Ranma/Akane to male Ranma/Akane, since they tend to have a more peaceful rapport than the endless BelligerentSexualTension between Akane and Ranma in male form.
20th Mar '18 1:04:08 PM Isaac_Heller
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** A lot of fans prefer to pair Ranma up with any of the other suitors aside from Akane due to her bipolar behavior. He has been paired with Shampoo, Ukyo, Kodachi, Kasumi, and Nabiki. Which are the most prominent and popular girls of the cast. Less often is for a minor character to be promoted to love interest in fan fics and fan art, with the most popular options being sports rival Azusa Shiratori and teacher Hinako Ninomiya. {{Original Character}}s and {{crossover ship}}s are just as common.

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** A lot of fans prefer to pair Ranma up with any of the other suitors aside from Akane due to her bipolar behavior. He has been paired with Shampoo, Ukyo, Kodachi, Kasumi, and Nabiki. Which are the most prominent and popular girls of the cast. Less often is for a minor character to be promoted to love interest in fan fics and fan art, with the most popular options being sports rival Azusa Shiratori and teacher Hinako Ninomiya. {{Original Character}}s and {{crossover ship}}s are just as common.


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** Some fans prefer ''Female'' Ranma/Akane to male Ranma/Akane, since they tend to have a more peaceful rapport than the endless BelligerentSexualTension between Akane and Ranma in male form.
10th Mar '18 12:18:40 AM WeightLiftingGoblin
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** As far as the series goes, it was quite popular in France and the USA. In the latter country its popularity was such to the point in the early 90s anime fandom, functionally every Western Otaku had watched Ranma at least once.
25th Feb '18 9:15:24 PM Malady
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* TheShipYard: Most, if not all, varieties of {{Shipping}} described here have shown up in both canon and FanFic -- most notably the Ghost Ship, when in the anime Gosunkugi acquires a girlfriend who is an ''actual ghost''.
22nd Feb '18 8:25:18 AM JamesAustin
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** Tsubasa Kurenai is a fairly common character in older fanfiction, despite only getting one mutual anime/manga story, a bit-part in an anime {{filler}} episode and a cameo in the first movie.



** Tsubasa Kurenai is a fairly common character in older fanfiction, despite only getting one mutual anime/manga story, a bit-part in an anime {{filler}} episode and a cameo in the first movie.
10th Jan '18 6:29:06 PM Juneberries
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Akane Tendo is one of the most popular characters in France.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Akane Tendo (or, [[DubNameChange "Adeline"]]) is one of the most popular characters in France.
22nd Dec '17 1:21:19 PM WanderingBrowser
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* NeverLiveItDown: In a series like this, there are a number of moments for various characters that are regarded as particularly infamous; no matter that they might have been once-off events or the circumstances behind them, the fandom will rarely, if ever, not bring them up.
** Akane Tendo has the infamous DoubleStandard from the very first story, where she walks in on Ranma in the bath, calls him a pervert for this because he's the boy and that makes him a pervert, then slaps girl-Ranma when she accidentally walks in on Akane after Akane knocked her out cold earlier. There's also the "Japanese Nanniichuan" story, where she obliquely calls Ranma a freak by stating that his body (because of the curse) is "sick and twisted".
** Shampoo has the first Pantyhose Taro story, where she secretly plans to assassinate Akane if she finds her first (never mind that Mousse was planning the same for Ranma). The manga compounds this by having her try to kill Nabiki and take Ranma for herself in the manga version of the "Nabiki, Ranma's New Fiancee" arc, and by having her disrupt the wedding in the final arc by showing up and throwing bombs.
** Ukyo will never live it down amongst fans of the manga that she ''teamed up'' with Shampoo in the Nabiki-attacking and wedding bombing scheme.
** Genma Saotome has his own list!
*** The Cat-fu/Freestyle Cat Fist training is one of the series most infamous moments of BlackComedy, and lives on in infamy; in the eyes of most fans, that's when Genma went from a mere loudmouth BumblingDad to an outright [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]].
*** Agreeing to engage Ranma to Ukyo for her dowry, then stealing it. Combined with an anime InNameOnly adaptation of the Martial Arts Takeout race where he is revealed to have offered Ranma's hand in marriage for personal gain on at least two other occasions, and the Picolet Chardin introductory arc, and everyone presumes Genma has sold Ranma's hand to a ''lot'' of people.
*** The "Genma Gets Weak" story is more or less the foundation for the idea that Genma was constantly stealing Ranma's food in their training in fanon. It's also been latched onto by the "Genma's an abusive dad" fans, for Ranma's gleeful pursuit of revenge once he realizes Genma is weaker than he is now and for how Genma's "anti-Ranma move" is basically freaking Ranma out by hugging him.
*** The manga has the infamous scene from the final "Ranma must hide from his mom" story where Genma ''attacks his wife'' to steal a cheap family heirloom to pawn for some money.
21st Nov '17 9:42:34 AM N8han11
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*** There is a split here between the anime and manga. In the manga, Ukyou and Ryouga go together like oil and water - I.E. not at all. In the anime, there are tiny hints.

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*** ** There is a split here between the anime and manga. In the manga, Ukyou and Ryouga go together like oil and water - I.E. not at all. In the anime, there are tiny hints.



* DamselScrappy: Akane has moments where she could be seen this way, all the way to the end of the manga. On the other hand, she typically reacts by trying to escape on her own, and in many cases does manage to at least initially break free of her kidnappers. But typically, unless her captor either isn't serious about it at all (Cologne) or too weak to hold her (Principal Kuno), her kidnapper outclasses her so badly she still needs Ranma to save her in the end.

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* DamselScrappy: DamselScrappy:
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Akane has moments where she could be seen this way, all the way to the end of the manga. On the other hand, she typically reacts by trying to escape on her own, and in many cases does manage to at least initially break free of her kidnappers. But typically, unless her captor either isn't serious about it at all (Cologne) or too weak to hold her (Principal Kuno), her kidnapper outclasses her so badly she still needs Ranma to save her in the end.



** [[TheRival Ryoga Hibiki]], at first, though he was so popular he ended up being a BreakOutCharacter. This was to the extent that Creator/RumikoTakahashi actually ended up creating a girl from scratch solely so that Ryoga could break out of AllLoveIsUnrequited and be free of the LoveDodecahedron and find some measure of happiness. [[MagnificentBastard Nabiki]] also qualifies.

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** [[TheRival Ryoga Hibiki]], at first, though he was so popular he ended up being a BreakOutCharacter. This was to the extent that Creator/RumikoTakahashi actually ended up creating a girl from scratch solely so that Ryoga could break out of AllLoveIsUnrequited and be free of the LoveDodecahedron and find some measure of happiness. happiness.
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[[MagnificentBastard Nabiki]] also qualifies.



* FanPreferredCouple: A lot of fans prefer to pair Ranma up with any of the other suitors aside from Akane due to her bipolar behavior. He has been paired with Shampoo, Ukyo, Kodachi, Kasumi, and Nabiki. Which are the most prominent and popular girls of the cast. Less often is for a minor character to be promoted to love interest in fan fics and fan art, with the most popular options being sports rival Azusa Shiratori and teacher Hinako Ninomiya. {{Original Character}}s and {{crossover ship}}s are just as common.

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* FanPreferredCouple: FanPreferredCouple:
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A lot of fans prefer to pair Ranma up with any of the other suitors aside from Akane due to her bipolar behavior. He has been paired with Shampoo, Ukyo, Kodachi, Kasumi, and Nabiki. Which are the most prominent and popular girls of the cast. Less often is for a minor character to be promoted to love interest in fan fics and fan art, with the most popular options being sports rival Azusa Shiratori and teacher Hinako Ninomiya. {{Original Character}}s and {{crossover ship}}s are just as common.



* FoeYay:
** The fans tend to give Ryoga/Ranma a lot of this, regardless which gender Ranma is in at the time. Possibly based upon the fact that Ranma resorted to the "dress as a cute girl and flirt with Ryoga mercilessly" tactic whenever he needed a strategic advantage. Not to mention that, with the series reliance of BelligerentSexualTension, well...
** Note that, canonically, Takahashi decisively punctured and made fun of this interpretation with the "Fishing Rod of Love" story. [[spoiler: Ranma turns into a [[{{Yandere}} murderously obsessive stalker]], and eventually pushes Ryoga into considering killing him/her in extreme disgust. Ditto for Ranma's reaction at the end, free of the influence, when Ryoga tries to hug Akane and proclaim his love... but got the wrong target. They're both completely heterosexual.]]

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* FoeYay:
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FoeYay: The fans tend to give Ryoga/Ranma a lot of this, regardless which gender Ranma is in at the time. Possibly based upon the fact that Ranma resorted to the "dress as a cute girl and flirt with Ryoga mercilessly" tactic whenever he needed a strategic advantage. Not to mention that, with the series reliance of BelligerentSexualTension, well...
** Note that, canonically, Takahashi decisively punctured and made fun of this interpretation with the "Fishing Rod of Love" story. [[spoiler: Ranma turns into a [[{{Yandere}} murderously obsessive stalker]], and eventually pushes Ryoga into considering killing him/her in extreme disgust. Ditto for Ranma's reaction at the end, free of the influence, when Ryoga tries to hug Akane and proclaim his love... but got the wrong target. They're both completely heterosexual.]]
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** That nickname was coined for him in January 2000.
* HoYay: There's enough of this (mostly between Ryoga and Ranma -- not aided by Ranma's GenderBender deal) that the series has its [[HoYay/RanmaOneHalf own page]] on the trope. Taken to epicness in the Love Rod mini-arc. It gets so convoluted that Akane honestly thinks Ryoga is gay, much to his dismay.
** Quite a lot considering the implications of Tatewaki's crush on Ranma.
** During the Koi Rod, manga-exclusive arc, Ryoga accidentally "catches" Ranma with a magical rod that forces the victim to fall in love with the user (while trying to get Akane). While Ranma spends most of the arc transformed into a woman in an attempt to appeal to Ryoga, there are some instances in which male Ranma publicly admits his love for Ryoga. Due to a confusion by the end of the arc, Akane and her sisters believe that Ryoga used the rod on Ranma purposefully and are mystified as to why he has chosen Ranma as his special one.
** Both cases double as FoeYay.
* IAmNotShazam: The Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire is a ''training'' technique, not an actual attack. It is basically composed of removing several chestnuts from on open fire by hand without getting burned, success means that the trainee is now not only very fast, but accurate. The anime usually has Ranma [[CallingYourAttacks shouting this]] when he uses his RapidFireFisticuffs, however.

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** That nickname was coined for him in January 2000.
* HoYay: There's enough of this (mostly between Ryoga and Ranma -- not aided by Ranma's GenderBender deal) that the series has its [[HoYay/RanmaOneHalf own page]] on the trope. Taken to epicness in the Love Rod mini-arc. It gets so convoluted that Akane honestly thinks Ryoga is gay, much to his dismay.
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* IAmNotShazam:
** Quite a lot considering the implications of Tatewaki's crush on Ranma.
** During the Koi Rod, manga-exclusive arc, Ryoga accidentally "catches" Ranma with a magical rod that forces the victim to fall in love with the user (while trying to get Akane). While Ranma spends most of the arc transformed into a woman in an attempt to appeal to Ryoga, there are some instances in which male Ranma publicly admits his love for Ryoga. Due to a confusion by the end of the arc, Akane and her sisters believe that Ryoga used the rod on Ranma purposefully and are mystified as to why he has chosen Ranma as his special one.
** Both cases double as FoeYay.
* IAmNotShazam:
The Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire is a ''training'' technique, not an actual attack. It is basically composed of removing several chestnuts from on open fire by hand without getting burned, success means that the trainee is now not only very fast, but accurate. The anime usually has Ranma [[CallingYourAttacks shouting this]] when he uses his RapidFireFisticuffs, however.



*** It should be noted that when Cologne locked Ranma as a girl during the Phoenix Pill story, Shampoo did everything in her power to help get it reversed. When Akane accused her of being up to something, she in turn accused Akane of being a lesbian.



* MagnificentBitch: Nabiki when she is motivated to make a genuine effort, as in the Kinnosuke Kasha-Oh story.

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* MagnificentBitch: MagnificentBitch:
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Nabiki when she is motivated to make a genuine effort, as in the Kinnosuke Kasha-Oh story.



* MisaimedFandom: Nabiki is easily one of the most distinctive and compelling characters in the series. However, in at least the manga, she is also the one who is most uniformly shown as genuinely amoral and malicious, whereas even Pantyhose Taro, Shampoo, and Happosai are given a few PetTheDog moments. Among several other things, she let Ranma and her family take the fall for her debts during a "let's make the opponent pay for everything" duel and took no responsibility herself even as the accrued debts ruined them, blackmailed male Ranma for a staged apparent rape for the fun of it, and repeatedly swindled kindergarten kids. Yet, she is recurrently greatly favoured and farfetched rationalised in simultaneous contrast with ones that are generally nice, with the bad moments as an exception, and much stronger contrasts, whether due to EvilIsSexy, OppositesAttract, lack of other cerebral or relatively sane characters, sense of style, strict familiarity with the anime and fanon, or the writer identifying very strongly with her sociopath nature. Takahashi herself, while personally amused by her, continuously drew Nabiki as a devil.

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* MisaimedFandom: Nabiki is easily one of the most distinctive and compelling characters in the series. However, in at least the manga, she is also the one who is most uniformly shown as genuinely amoral and malicious, whereas even Pantyhose Taro, Shampoo, and Happosai are given a few PetTheDog moments. Among several other things, she let Ranma and her family take the fall for her debts during a "let's make the opponent pay for everything" duel and took no responsibility herself even as the accrued debts ruined them, blackmailed male Ranma for a staged apparent rape for the fun of it, and repeatedly swindled kindergarten kids. Yet, she is recurrently greatly favoured and farfetched rationalised in simultaneous contrast with ones that are generally nice, with the bad moments as an exception, and much stronger contrasts, whether due to EvilIsSexy, OppositesAttract, lack of other cerebral or relatively sane characters, sense of style, or a strict familiarity with the anime and fanon, or the writer identifying very strongly with her sociopath nature.fanon. Takahashi herself, while personally amused by her, continuously drew Nabiki as a devil.



* ReplacementScrappy: The anime-only character Sasuke replaced Gosenkugi in many of the manga storylines (often without [[OutOfCharacterMoment adjusting the plot to accommodate the change]]), and is looked down on (particularly by manga purists) for costing the show Gosenkugi's macabre-based humor. However, others feel that Sasuke fit many of those roles just as well, if not better, and he really comes into his own when allowed his own stories. Even some diehard "manga-only" fanfic authors are only glad to use him (it helps that he fills a unique role: an actual servant for the Kunos to boss around).

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* ReplacementScrappy: The anime-only character Sasuke replaced Gosenkugi in many of the manga storylines (often without [[OutOfCharacterMoment adjusting the plot to accommodate the change]]), and is looked down on (particularly by manga purists) for costing the show Gosenkugi's macabre-based humor. However, others feel that Sasuke fit many of those roles just as well, if not better, and he really comes into his own when allowed his own stories. Even some diehard "manga-only" fanfic authors are only glad to use him (it helps that he fills a unique role: an actual servant for the Kunos to boss around).



** Ranma's curse may be considered this. There is no [[FanFicFuel (canon)]] exploration of the [[LossOfIdentity possible]] MindScrew of being able to [[GenderBender switch sexes so easily]]; Ranma is unquestionably assumed to be a straight male, yet he has apparently never considered actively using his PowerPerversionPotential, and yet he has ''also'' gotten so used to seeing the female body from his [[AttractiveBentGender cursed form]] that he can IgnoreTheFanservice (at least, while the girl's not touching him). The primary plot-related purposes for Ranma's curse consist of subjecting him to ModeLock (and thus sending him scrambling to undo it), dangling a cure in front of him, arranging for Kuno/random male villain of the week to hit on him, and give Ranma an excuse to take Akane's place in various feminine MartialArtsAndCrafts challenges.
*** Some claim that, after a while in the anime, the convenient buckets of water even stopped appearing, and Ranma typically spent the whole episode either male or female (and usually only the latter when it was a plot point). So they also wasted plenty of perfectly good gags and FanService. It got to the point in the anime where the general rule was that the hottest shot we get of [[AttractiveBentGender female]] [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Ranma]] is the episode title screen, where she wears a tight but otherwise demure one-piece swimsuit. On the other hand, the manga version (which covered 38 volumes, whereas the animated version stopped at volume 21) continued to draw upon Ranma's curse for endless gags, characterization, and the odd moment of drama involving Ranma's mother. And yes, for {{Fanservice}} as well.
** Additionally, unlike in the manga, anime Ranma's curse isn't revealed to the school early on. This could have been used for tension or humour, but very seldom is past the first season, and ultimately results in a very unclimatic reveal. Admittedly, it isn't too dramatically revealed in the manga either, but Ranma's classmates explicitly knowing about the curse and poking fun at it opened avenues to plenty of humor, making the anime approach quite a let down.

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** Ranma's curse may be considered this. this:
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There is no [[FanFicFuel (canon)]] exploration of the [[LossOfIdentity possible]] MindScrew of being able to [[GenderBender switch sexes so easily]]; Ranma is unquestionably assumed to be a straight male, yet he has apparently never considered actively using his PowerPerversionPotential, and yet he has ''also'' gotten so used to seeing the female body from his [[AttractiveBentGender cursed form]] that he can IgnoreTheFanservice (at least, while the girl's not touching him). The primary plot-related purposes for Ranma's curse consist of subjecting him to ModeLock (and thus sending him scrambling to undo it), dangling a cure in front of him, arranging for Kuno/random male villain of the week to hit on him, and give Ranma an excuse to take Akane's place in various feminine MartialArtsAndCrafts challenges.
*** Some claim that, after After a while in the anime, the convenient buckets of water even stopped appearing, and Ranma typically spent the whole episode either male or female (and usually only the latter when it was a plot point). So they also wasted plenty of perfectly good gags and FanService. It got to the point in the anime where the general rule was that the hottest shot we get of [[AttractiveBentGender female]] [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Ranma]] is the episode title screen, where she wears a tight but otherwise demure one-piece swimsuit. On the other hand, the manga version (which covered 38 volumes, whereas the animated version stopped at volume 21) continued to draw upon Ranma's curse for endless gags, characterization, and the odd moment of drama involving Ranma's mother. And yes, for {{Fanservice}} as well.
** Additionally, unlike *** Unlike in the manga, anime Ranma's curse isn't revealed to the school early on. This could have been used for tension or humour, but very seldom is past the first season, and ultimately results in a very unclimatic reveal. Admittedly, it isn't too dramatically revealed in the manga either, but Ranma's classmates explicitly knowing about the curse and poking fun at it opened avenues to plenty of humor, making the anime approach quite a let down.



*** Mousse Goes Home To The Country: We never see Mousse leave Nerima or interact with his family, as the episode promises. Instead, Mousse hangs around Nerima pulling a passive-aggressive "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" routine until Shampoo and Cologne convince him he can stay.

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*** Mousse "Mousse Goes Home To The Country: Country": We never see Mousse leave Nerima or interact with his family, as the episode promises. Instead, Mousse hangs around Nerima pulling a passive-aggressive "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" routine until Shampoo and Cologne convince him he can stay.
21st Nov '17 9:36:15 AM N8han11
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** Particularly annoying when people complain about the fanart since Takahashi has had Ranma with a multitude of colors such as purple, pink, green, blond, and blue in noncanonical art such as on the covers and the art book.



*** A lot of fans also consider the whole [=NekoKen=] incident as him crossing the MoralEventHorizon , dismissing both of his excuse (that he didn't read the full manual and that it was just him being dumb, not cruel or negligent) by bringing up that he ''is'' a martial artist and a martial art teacher, who should know that you never teach a technique without knowing it in detail (and if he didn't, he should have never taught anything to anyone) and that he threw Ranma into the pit more than once



* [[OneSceneWonder One-Episode Wonder]]:

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13th Nov '17 12:44:30 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Inverted with Akari Unryu and Konatsu, who did appear in several manga stories, either wholly or as cameos, but who made so little an impact with the fandom that normally only the most devout mangaphiles are aware they exist -- Akari has it somewhat better, having a longer run than Konatsu did and being the OfficialCouple for fan-favorite Ryoga Hibiki.



** Ryoga/Akane: Ryoga can't even bring himself to confess to Akane, who has never given any real indication that she likes him as more than a friend.



** Ryoga/Akari: Akari loves Ryoga. That's it.

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** Ryoga/Akari: [[DesignatedLoveInterest Akari loves Ryoga. Ryoga]]. [[FlatCharacter That's it.it]].



** While not particularly egregious for their time, the series' portrayals of Chinese characters and attitudes toward LGBT sexuality would not go down well in the 21st century. Shampoo was pretty much the poster child for AnimeChineseGirl and the others weren't much better. Plus any hint of homosexuality was met with immediate disdain or disgust from most of the cast. To the extent that gays and lesbians were labelled as "perverts" and Ranma once tried to "fix" a lesbian (actually a crossdressing male) by taking her on a date. These days, where international audiences are concerned, it's unlikely the material could get away with that kind of thing, which would called out ''a lot'' more harshly.

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** While not particularly egregious for their time, the series' portrayals of Chinese characters and attitudes toward LGBT sexuality would not go down well in the 21st century. Shampoo was pretty much the poster child for AnimeChineseGirl and the others weren't much better. Plus any hint of homosexuality was met with immediate disdain or disgust from most of the cast. To the extent that gays and lesbians were labelled as "perverts" and Ranma once tried to "fix" a lesbian (actually a crossdressing male) boy) by taking her on a date. These days, where international audiences are concerned, it's unlikely the material could get away with that kind of thing, which would called out ''a lot'' more harshly.
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