Okay, but take manga!Pluto wanting desperately to be with the other Senshi and transplant it onto anime!Pluto and you have high quality angst. (Then add it to that headcanon you have where Pluto shows up with ice cream after having followed the Inners all day because she still doesn't know how to approach them.)
I dunno, I admit that I kind of like my Pluto angst more constant low burn. I MEAN PLUTO IS ANGST EMBODIED, that’s a huge part of what I love about her. But it’s this constant sadness that colours everything, rather than an explosive “BUT I WANT TO FIGHT WITH YOU I ALWAYS HAVE” sort of moment. I’m not sure I’m making any sense. I FEEL RATHER TUMULTUOUS AT THE MOMENT.
Hm. I guess I feel the Pluto in the manga – among a great many things I could say about Pluto in the manga – doesn’t to me feel the years and the isolation it’s implied she should have. Whatever they SAY about how her life is so lonely and her duty is so absolute, at exactly no turn has that borne out. By giving her these outbursts, which are pretty fucking constantly happening, she sounds and acts functionally no different from any of the other girls. When your fourteen year old and up-to-14,000 year old sound and act the same, there’s a pretty major characterization problem happening.
I feel for manga!Pluto an awful lot, but frustratingly, it’s not for any of the reasons I think the story wanted me to.