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まめつぶ used as a counter?

のうみそがまめつぶぐらいしかない It means the dog's のうみそ is so small as まめつぶ. You could rephrase it as のうみそがまめつぶくらいの大きさしかない. [豆粒]{まめつぶ} is used to talk about the size of something, often to say how small something ...
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Question About Meaning of 副主人公

You are basically right, 副主人公 is close to deuteragonist although what exactly makes a character a 副主人公 is a little fuzzy. All the characters listed in the link (like Doc in Back to the Future) should ...
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