Hattori lookin’ cool
Look at that grin. That suave spiky hairstyle and those sexy lips. Hattori is the man. He performs in show what I want to do myself. He’s the one who realises what a dope Mashiro is, but also realises that he has to play to the guys wishes because he can draw pictures pretty well. He performs the deeds I desperately want the show to do. You know what I’d like to see? A spin off show about Hattori as he has to deal with the emotional and spoiled manga creators coming in trying to get their works published. Maybe one of these aspiring manga authors could be Kuroneko from Ore no Imouto and we finally have the spin off both series needed in the first place. With no incest or Mashiro.
In defence of Misa Amane
This is not a character I had ever envisioned myself defending, but some of the comments about lame female characters have been spilling over into Death Note from Bakuman. Look, she hardly lights up the stage in Death Note. She’s a bimbo idiot who wants nothing other than to get into Lights pants. But that’s how she’s written and how she’s meant to be portrayed. Her actions fit that personality and work in the context of the story. She’s meant to come off as a bimbo idiot, certainly not necessarily be likeable. Miho is meant to be a character we admire for her tenacity to stick to her guns. That’s how the show has been presenting her and it doesn’t work because of the stupidly idealistic nature of the romance. Misa Amane isn’t a great character by any means, but at least she achieves what the creators set her out to do.