>>2345680>The romance doesn't need to come from a villain.
It doesn't, part of the drama does. I also don't know why you keep using the word "need". Nothing "needs" to happen, it was a plot choice, like the conflict coming from two characters both being girls, or from two characters being related, or from two characters being very different, or from a manipulative alien, or any of the other infinite sources of conflict that could be used in a series. This one happens to use a 3rd party who is an asshole.
The series is compared with soap operas because it is intentionally written like one, and its events and drama mirror the format frequently used by soap operas. Takeda is a shitty source of conflict, his reasons aren't any better and he's a beta doormat. The manga would be different without Fujiwara, not better or worse. It would be a Sakura trick with NTR instead of bland comedy.>>2345688>the only character with any attitude at all
You are retarded.>two vulnerable girls at his will
They are actively doing the opposite of what he wants (to sleep with them, and for them to stop being shitty to Takeda). Hotaru is not vulnerable.
Have you even actually read this manga? Or are you just here to shitpost?