Perhap he didn't like a part of the second series, but would have to keep whatever that was because that is what happened. I seem to recall reading an interview with him and Anno about Yamato and it seems he didn't like the character change in Dessler after the second film. I don't think he means the change in side, but the change in behavior (I think the term he said was samurai-like). I'm not entirely sure what he means. I liked Dessler in the second series onwards and it got to be a cheer moment if Dessler arrived to save Yamato.
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