It's the official English physical release today and THERE STILL WASN'T A THREAD, so as is my wont, I'm fixing that. so let's talk about our burning souls and all, yeah? ---- Nael's ACTUAL impressions: oh god I watched it last night FINALLY and I never want to stop watching it. I was a little surprised but in retrospect unsurprised that the animation in the shorts and the beginning wowed me more than the later part, but now that I've slept on it I realize that it's because that has more character animation rather than the mech animation, which is just more compelling to me. also Lio is not only my fave and INTENSELY my type, but he's also Transition Goals, oh my god, I love him SO much I also really appreciate Galo as a departure from the Standard Imaishi Protagonist, in that he's entirely aware that he's a total hothead and actively goes off to cool his head somewhere when he gets the chance! He's self-aware! I love him!