Also, even if Hori DOES care about rankings, what in the world is wrong about that? When you publish a work for a mass audience it's your job to keep an eye on what the audience wants. That's like… basic marketing.
So, in other words, we better prepare for lolis, fanservice and tentacles?
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And the idea that someone with god powers got mocked because her super strength wasnt as good as All Might's is silly to me.
Idk, pretty much checks out with fan reactions of our current world. You could be a number one in the world in any field, but make a mistake or fail or just don't be as good as someone else in something, and there comes the army of trolls and haters to take a shit on everything you've ever done.
As far as I'm concerned, Hori at least has the general public and their reactions nailed.