and yet he chooses to protect and serve our little planet

Shonen and the Value of Life of Tertiary Characters

I’m watching more shonen anime than I normally do recently, and I feel like writing a bit about Value of Life in these shows. Primarily I am making observations from Dragon Ball, Gurren Lagaan, One Piece, and Hunter X Hunter. Those, while major hits in the genre, aren’t a complete sampling. My comments are really just to indulge my own stream of conscious babbling. Spoilers abound.

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