"Dande and Kibana, who hadn't appeared in a while"
Now that's an understatement if I've ever seen one.
"The staff has a solid grasp on how to write Satoshi now"
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But also, aren't they kind of admitting here that they didn't know how to write Ash's character at the beginning of JN? Why is this something you have to relearn, when you have so much veteran writing staff on the team...