“That gives you a reason to live, just like that human, right?”
As i was re-watching episode 15, i realized that AngraMainyu!Iri was referring to Shirou with that line, which made me realize what a horribly clever parallel the new fate stay night anime has created with this scene in Illya’s flashback. under the cut because this got a little long for a picture post.
Shirou/Rin is great because it's such an equal relationship
UBW canon Rin:
*rearranges her entire life, throws away her chance at ever reuniting with Sakura, hamstrings her own magical capacity, and explicitly makes it an obligation to spend her life protecting Shirou*
UBW canon Shirou:
Rin is hot and I like her, when I'm not busy chasing my dream to make myself happy
a helpful guide to anime/VN characterization differences
Visual novel Rin, a complicated, difficult, lonely young woman torn between her kind heart and her cold pride, all the while yearning to see both her sister and the boy she befriends safe and happy:
The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it.
ufotable anime Rin, a cute and highly palatable tsundere love interest:
B-baka Shirou, it's not like I'm your girlfriend!