Exline wrote:But it's his characters to mess with. Let the writer do what he wants with these characters. I felt tension because they were getting eliminated pretty quickly as if the Universe 7 was really in danger. It was very unexpected imo, thinking at first they'd be able to hold their own like in the anime.
I wonder why you felt that,there is no sense of peril if the weakest of the team are knocked out.
I don't see the manga fan pandering as much as the anime. Sure it may have a small homage in a panel but the anime goes out of their way to recreate moments we've already seen and it's getting annoying. Especially the scene at the end of the show with Goku and Vegeta. Kale, although I like her character and friendship with Caulfila, is the worst offender of shameless fan service.
Yes it does but most of it goes to Vegeta.
favoritism and Fanservice are two different things. And I'll never understand why people keep claiming Vegeta is Toyotaro's pet. Goku was already established as his favorite character, but he's trying to be a smart writer by avoiding him steal the show like in the anime. Even in the First Chapter of the ToP, he shows off Androids 17 and 18 getting eliminations as opposed to Goku and Vegeta bashing other competitors immediately. He even has Frieza be the first one to eliminate a whole universe.
They are different things but they go hand in hand most of the time,also a few examples where he did something different does not prove anything when the majority shows otherwise.
Vegeta barely got his fight in the God of Destruction Arc in the manga.
Barely?Him having a sparring match with Beerus forcing him to get serious that half of a chapter dedicated to it is something 'barely'?
And whats wrong with giving Vegeta new moves? You sound as if you;re upset because your characters are not being used the way you want them to be used. I'm not trying to say you're wrong for feeling that way, but don't make such accusations like that because you're angry over other characters "not doing enough
Nothing is wrong with Vegeta getting a new move,the problem is Vegeta getting a new move that is another generic ki blast that obliterates 2 opponents he could not 1vs1 a few seconds ago while battle damaged.
The problem is Toyotaro not using the cast correctly and him showing needless favouritism to Vegeta to the point it hurts the narrative of the story.
So he is not being a smart writer or anything,he is a fan who became a manga author who follows Toriyama's outline while shoving as much fanservice for his favourite character when he can.