>>169773814>manga has a much better writing than anime
It baffles me how people defend it. The last chapters shat on everything the anime was doing, ironically by making Hiro more outspoken>It destroyed the need for episode 4>It denied Mitsuru his ego shattering trip>It denied Hiro his needed character progression>It makes APE look like a joke
All of this is now meaningless. The manga just forgot that P13 is totally expendable to the adults, so much that they would let a technicality be the cause of a team wipe; Nana just changes her mind because>Oh Hiro is right, he didn't die, let's send him out!
while the point was that the rules were absolute and Hiro had to swallow his pride to save his friends. Then, 02 not piloting with Mitsuru doesn't pave the way for Hiro to experience jealousy and fear: jealousy because he was crushed that someone else hot to pilot with 02, and fear because he saw once again that 02 is dangerous, which he he will overcome when confronted by her being taken away.
Yabuki's work on 02 is also completely off the mark, his is much more domineering, especially when he changed the dance-through-the-door scene in 02 dragging Hiro to Strelizia, which is something she wouldn't do. Hell, it took darling's love confession to maker her consider "rebelling".