Perhaps the story was simply not basic enough for some readers to understand!Exline wrote:You guys can't tell me Toyotaro was even passionate about this arc. The whole manga tournament of power was a rushed mess. The anime's is by no means perfect, but it was definitely much more entertaining than whatever Toyotaro gave us. All the arguments about how coherent it is in terms of power scale compared to the anime should be thrown out the window since those two chapters with Kale that just made the power scale even more confusing.
But despite that, it feels like he may be getting back on track due to how well he's setting up the next Arc. It's getting me excited, but he's definitely lost my trust after this shitshow of an arc.
Joking aside, I feel the same way as you regarding the presentation of the next arc. Perhaps tournaments are not Toyotaro’s strongest suits, so this arc, which features fewer characters, will fall well within his comfort zone. Then again, considering the structure of the Zamasu Arc, I am not optimistic for it.
Perhaps my basic understanding of reading is failing a bit here, but how his thoughts a nitpick? I would understand if the user is calling to something trivial that does not affect the story, but here, it seems to be a genuine concern; it’s strange that Jiren didn’t immediately dispatch Goku right after Vegeta whom stated that, despite being weakened (last chapter) and/or expended his power, he still had more (this chapter). I can see why he would view such as “plot armor”.Zephyr wrote:There's such a thing as dramatic timing.
This is some "they ruined the consistency of my choreography-derived feats!" level nitpicking, and I am surprised it took someone this long to resort to it.
I do not want to speak for him; considering he is very much capable of defending his stance on the matter, but this nitpick comparison seems premature.
So anyways, in preparation of this chapter, I re-read the entirely of the Tournament of Power (manga), and it was not offensive, but it was not anything noteworthy. I do not feel the chaotic nature after the beginning; the characters were bland, interactions were either too on the nose, nonexistence or drag off way longer than it should (Vermoud’s thoughts on Jiren’s master was tiring).
The fight choreography—whilst some cool moments (Vegeta and Goku’s desperate attack against Jiren is one of them) is present—I can say anything about it… just your average fight, typically from Toyotaro.
Personally do not care about the gun thing, even if it seems a bit redundant about the “well, he was caught off guard” or the whole “h-he’s FAST!” kind of cliché. It seems that Toyotaro skipped the Broly part; which I assumed since another mangaka is doing a promotional manga on it (I think), he has no reason to adapt it now.
It’ll be interesting to see the evolution of Toyotaro; I think handling this large cast of characters was a bit much for him; as I said earlier, with an limited amount, I think, Toyotaro might have a better handle on it, but at the same time, it makes me scratch my chin on that thought.