This sort of argument is pretty pointless. I simply stated my preference and I'll just consider myself lucky an author shares my taste for once.
I like Kakeru when he's more aggressive and doesn't let Haiji handle everything.>He's actually not his coach anymore by the end of the series
Kakeru joins Haiji's works team by the end of the novel and his reaction in pic related to Haiji talking about his new team suggests the same.>>3490542>In the novel or the anime?
Novel but I have no proof and maybe it's just fujoshi exaggerating after all.
Miura talked a bit about Kakeru and Haiji's contrasting personalities and Haiji and Sasaki pulling Kakeru in different directions here http://cobalt.shueisha.co.jp/write/column-miura-shiwon/003303/
but I can't access that page any longer. I should probably start saving more.>>3490670
Yeah, I sometimes translate and share some infos.