You know, I was actually happy for them when I read the comic. Jet and Yukiro are my favorite characters, they've gone through more hardships than some of the others and in turn it's nice to see good things happen to them.
I've always liked Mike, and so far Riz is a solid character.
I wanted to ask, I noticed a really dramatic change in the storytelling style from one arc to the next. At first the stories were simple and action packed, and now they are much deeper and character oriented with still plenty of action. I noticed this about the time that Jet lost his ear and nearly died, (I kinda hoped the ear loss was permanent but I'm over it.)
What brought on this change?