Speaking of favourite characters, Hattori is the best character in Bakuman. It’s true that a large part of this is down to the fact he has nothing to do with the romance aspect of the show. The only other regular character who fits into that category is Nizuma and his kapow neaah shtick has gotten old now. It’s not like there’s even much to Hattori’s character either. I just like listening to his descriptions of what goes on in the manga industry. The line about editors would write their own stuff if they could was pretty cool, as was his delivery of the line. He thinks similar to how I think and says the things I want to say to Shujin and Saiko. Well, he doesn’t do quite everything I want to do. For one, he doesn’t punch Saiko in the crotch, but that’s countered by his greater knowledge of how the manga industry works than I do, which is a fair trade off.
With Bakuman passing the Bechdel test, I’ve run out of most of the material for my Bakuman blog posts and relegated to simply staring at Gainaxing breasts. There’s 9 episodes left, what the hell am I going to talk about from now on?