Is Tatara inferior to Yuuri in terms of character?
I like Tatara, but Yuuri is definitely a better character imo (and I refer only to the Tatara from the anime bcs I haven’t read the manga).
I think Yuuri is much more unpredictable as a character than Tatara.
Tatara never really surprised me, he may struggle a bit at first but you know he will always give his best at some point. With Yuuri, I was always nervous during his performance, because we all know he’s good, but even after Victor coaching him, he never stopped to feel unconfident sometimes. But also, despite his shyness and anxiety, he could all of sudden showing a total different side of him.
From the anime of Ballroom, I can see that Tatara seems to be a nervous and shy character who will gain confidence through dancing.
The fact that Yuuri is already a talented pro skater is already a big difference for me, we could think that being in his position he would be a confident and an ambitious charac, but actually he still has anxiety problems and doesn’t realize his own skills.
Personally I identify so much more with Yuuri, despite of his appearance, he has actually a deep and complex personality.
Tatara is not a bad character but he doesn’t offer much imo.