Exline wrote:This is the major problem of trying to keep everything consistent.
Again, I disagree with that. Toei's complete disregard for consistency and inability to execute the arc's basic premise makes their story feel like an incoherent mess. I don't think their characterization of major characters (and even minor ones, like Ribrianne) is handled as well as it is in the manga, nor is it written within the context of a battle royale like it is in Toyotaro's version.
What you're arguing makes the manga "boring" and "unmemorable" is exactly what I think makes the manga exciting and memorable. The tournament is supposed to feel hectic, sporadic and turbulent; that's what keeps it fresh and avoids the formulaic issues of the anime.
Exline wrote:The Ribrianne gag was pretty funny as well this chapter. It's a breather from the many fights we were shown in the beginning of this chapter involving the other U7 participants. I don't see whats wrong with gags and characterizing some characters. It's make for some entertaining content that doesn't dramatically halt the pacing of the arc.
You're definitely mischaracterizing my argument here. I never said there was a problem with gags or characterization, and I think the manga does a better job of both. I'm saying the anime rarely does them well, using Katopesla as an example. I'm saying in-depth characterization isn't required for all the minor fighters because they have other purposes within the narrative.
Gags obviously need to stay, otherwise it wouldn't feel like Dragon Ball
. Whether they halt the pacing of the arc depends on how they're implemented.