The actors are excellent at capturing the feel of the anime characters, and the world looks beautiful, but man, trying to cut dozens of hours of plot down to 135 minutes — I don’t envy that task. Sadly it seemed like too little and too much all at once, and the pacing was all over the place. Hard for me not to compare the two — maybe it plays better if you haven’t seen the anime — but plot-wise, it doesn’t hold a candle. All “best moments” and no depth.
And no Major Armstrong!! 😭✨