Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 10:49 am
Holy Hell wrote:
Whut? No he isn't.
Everyone loves him.
Now Hitsugaya..that faggot is an awful, awful overhyped character.
Well, look. Let's think of a Bleach character. Like Chad. I always thought Chad had a great design and he even has my favorite power: that just one big giant mechanical looking fucking super arm thing.
But his character is so weird. He's like this big huge gorilla that lumbers around going "uh uh uh me love... friend" and then gets beaten around because he's also autistic and has poor cognitive skills. Nobody around him ever really notices his existence even. Like, he adds some grunts into the conversation, but everybody else does too so he doesn't really have a place. Does he have a goal in life or a reason to follow Ichigo?
A lot of Bleach's cast kind of feels disjointed like that. Kubo just strings together large batches of one-note characters to artificially enhance his world and in a sense, it kind of works. It at least feels populated. It's just, once you look at the cardboard characters a little more closely and they tip over, it feels strangely eerie and empty.
A large majority of them are just awful, awful.
While you're mostly right about the 2 dimensional nature of most of the characters, you still have to remember it's a shonen manga.
If you're looking for depth, you're looking in the wrong section. (There probably are exeptions, but just look at the average)
We all know Bleach is rather like a rehashed DBZ, with swords (yes, common analogy).
While both can be described as a vicious circle of fighting/ get stronger, I always felt like Bleach focused more on quantity then quality.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the comic, but while DBZ focused mostly on the main character and adding single enemies when the "story" called for it, Bleach kind of "overloads" with the amount of characters, thus sacrificing character depth.
The thing that ticks me off is while originally a small (no pun) character such as Hitsugaya gets so much background due to a popularity contest, while 90% of the rest gets nothing at all.
Yet, Kubo keeps adding new characters to the mix, rather then focus on the current cast.
So yes, In a way it is expected, But it's not that the characters are awful, just that most are underdeveloped.
Still, love that Fox guy, crazy scientist, Shunsui and Rose.
Wait, This turned out more like an agreement, then a rebuttal.
Edit: didn't see your post there Pickens, so yes, agreed on the whole development thing.