|Date:||April 10th, 2003 08:18 am (UTC)|| |
I really enjoyed the movie too, on a number of levels. It was better than most non-anime movies that I've seen lately. The characters had depth, the action was exciting, the comic relief was hilarious yet somehow story-appropriate. The animation was of good quality and visually interesting without being distracting from the story. I liked a number of the minor characters as well, like the pilots. The dubbing was well-done, too; I was under the impression that it would have subtitles, so it was a relief to be able to fully enjoy the visual experience.
When the credits rolled, I was surprised by how many different animation houses were involved in the project. It felt too consistent to me to have that many people involved in its production.