Thread: Over Drive
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Old 2007-04-21, 10:33   Link #48
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I've seen too many series become a complete junk due to walking off the extremly convenient way of "concentrating on sports" and negating all other aspects of it that were actually all that was good in it. Eyeshield 21, Initial D, Hajime no Ippo - all these had went down the drain due to this grave error.
Never, ever, should "sport" become the main attraction, it should only be a tool to support character development and a setting for plot advancement.
(substitute "sport" for "combat" for series like Naruto, Bleach or Dragon Ball - those are actually the same kind of long-running shounen titles).
Of course, it is mainly true for longer than 26 episodes productions.
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