As requested by @mvkvhxrx , here’s the translation of a passage from Kizuna’s DVD booklet. Image courtesy of heyfuturefeesh.

The Trajectory of Haruka and Makoto

Since Haruka was taller than Makoto when there were children, I wanted to express the idea that “At the beginning, Makoto was the one who was drawn to Haruka, and by the time their height difference is reversed, so is the dynamics of their relationship, where Makoto becomes the one who fusses over Haruka.” The scene was born when I tried to imagine what started the whole “Everyone is attracted to Haruka” business. Moreover, I wanted to make an impression using the recurring theme of “Haruka and Makoto holding hands,” so Haruka is the first to extend his hand, then Makoto becomes the one who holds his out, and in the end they both reach out to shake each other’s hands; this is how I want the meaning of their handshake to change as their relationship changes. Also, in order to portray Iwatobi as one team, I wrapped the cold open sequence up with the four of them running.

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