..is by far the weirdest thing on Dragon Ball Earth.
What is he, anyways? There's nothing quite like him on the planet, or anywhere else.. Kami, Dende, and Piccolo are aliens. Talking animals are fairly common place. Buu, he's a magical being, and demons and other weirdo's are from hfil/otherworld.
If I didn't know better, I'd almost think Popo was Toriyama playing a "blackface" stereotype, but maybe there's a cultural reference I'm missing?
But yeah, the racist overtones are rather blatant.
"The Grand Admiral was smart and subtle, but never used his brilliance to show up or humiliate anyone.
He demanded results, but never perfection, and had amazing stores of patience for those who were truly working to their fullest ability.
It was a pity Thrawn's style of leadership hadn't spread through the rest of the navy.
If that happened, he suspected, the Empire would stand forever."
Watch much Godzilla? They had a HILLARIOUS rendition of New York city that had a black pimps driving around shooting at cops, like it was an everyday thing. Japan could totally import other cultures racist memes.