I didn't mean to be rude or anything so I apologize, but a) talking about the politics of a continent isn't "banter" and b) things need to stay on topic. But anyway... I digress
I was surprised when I saw Junichi Masuda's tweets about Amour lol, but a definite bonus for us
even though he isn't very involved with the anime. And for sure some of the writers are AmourShippers otherwise they wouldn't have included the side plot (because it is for Serena) to begin with. I know that for sure the screenplay writer Akemi Omode is an AmourShipper because not only did she write the majority of AmourShipping episodes, but she also tweeted something about it (albeit subtly). So at least it is recognized within the writing staff.
Here's one tweet I found
Thanks for the link!
As for the "banter", I believe that I was trying to say something along the lines of though we do stay on topic, there's always that 5% or so percentage of the time in which the thread talks about something else for a couple of posts and then comes back to Amour. Sorry!
NOTE: I PROFUSELY APOLOGISE IF I OFFENDED ANYONE.
Here's a little something that Setsuna F Seiei brought to our attention back in April: https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/722392451864858626
From my really basic Japanese skills and the help of the almighty Google, does the tweet basically say that Masuda's favourite XY character is Serena (or at least, implies it, because he retweeted it)?