- Dec 9, 2014
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I'm not really surprised. And as someone who watches Steven Universe, I'm similarly unsurprised comments like that pop up here.Like i've been saying. It's setting him up to rush through the trials, then do nothing of story relevance for another 20 episodes before moving on to ula'ula.
That seems to be the formula for this show
The show has the problem of trying to adapt the games and compete with Yo-Kai Watch, the anime of which seems to be very heavy on the Slice of Life and the comedy.
With that said, there is also the matter of the obligatory villain subplot. Which only interfered with Ash's goal a total of...once, and by the time that happened the tournament was effectively over for him anyway (Blasted Blast Burns and Dragons ). It's possibly that the show decided to focus more on adapting the Aether Foundation and Ultra Beast subplot instead of being about Ash's trials (mirroring the importance of the trials to the overall narrative in the games ).