Anyways, Sei' s redesign occurred mainly because I wanted him to look more fragile, cuter, more feminine, more innocent, and less like Cloud Strife - and believe me, it took about a bazillion tries before I finally turned this one out. I must have experimented with a hundred crazy hairstyles trying to get it right... and eventually I wound up with this, so much more simple (which is perfect Sei, in and of itself). Looks kind of like Rei Ayanami now, doesn't he? That little ponytail-type thing gives him a bit of a unique look.
The other major change of Sei's redesign was his outfit. His old outfit looked way too precise and way too boring... this one looks more like it was patched together from what he could scavenge, even down to the bandages and uneven gloves and boots. I really love Sei's new costume - especially the bare midriff. Mrrrrrowr ^.~