I really wasn't sure how I was gonna feel about them doing a modern Japanese remake of The NeverEnding Story but giving Atreyu a motorcycle and making Falkor into a giant mech were brilliant creative decisions, bravo.
Objectively, this is a really good and a really important film. Did I enjoy it? Sure, from time to time, though the romance that takes up much of the runtime never grabbed me nearly as much as the survival efforts in pre-bombing Japan. I have a lot of respect for this film and everything it does excellently, but I also don't have much desire to ever watch it again.