Ugh yes. When will mangaka wake up and realize this isn’t funny or endearing?
It really isn’t, like at all.
And especially when you think about all the other routes you can take win terms of humor (like Reigen is fucking hilarious, and I will never not laugh my ass off at Dimple’s hopes and dreams being destroyed inadvertently by Mob), this shit is just lazy writing.
I think about Brook from One Piece in regards to this, and how easy and how much more rewarding it would have been if they’d made his ‘comedy shtick’ literally ANYTHING but being a pervert and badgering girls about their panties.
Like, he’s an old ass man. Have him be overwhelmed with technology! Make his age a running gag! Like, the possibilities are endless.
So many characters would be so much more likable and hilarious (even the ones with vaguely scrappy-doo like attitudes, even!) if their creators would just remove that. I’d even like Sanji if that part of him was removed, and everyone on my blog knows how much I hate canon!Sanji.