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Old 2012-05-05, 18:23   Link #44
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Originally Posted by LunarMoon View Post
Why? In the novel, Kiritsugu received development from Volume 1 via use of an omnipotent narrative. Some solid development of his character was long overdue, in the anime, especially since the a good portion of the information communicated through the novel, in reference to the Kiritsugu flashback, was also done so through the narration. Ufotable decided to show it, while actually developing the characters on the island.
Everyone gets development this way, though. They show more of his scenes with Illya in the Boxset. Nothing of Kiritsugu was missed (and some of his scenes only describe his arsenal rather than his mindset...).

Developing irrelevant characters in a flashback =/= good pacing.

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