Ethan Colburn’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have very little experience with anime other than Studio Ghibli, so it takes a while for me to get used to the style. Once I did, I really appreciated the use of color, as well as the contrast between the nature and city.
I saw the English dub because I like being able to appreciate the animation. I didn't mind the voice acting though the songs were absolutely horrible. I did like the piano score, but the songs throughout really took me out of the movie, they sounded like they were a bad band from the late 90s and horribly out of tune. Is the music any better in the original?
The storyline is ok. The way they played with reality vs dreams and the concept of fate was interesting. I enjoyed the story enough to stay invested though I felt like the visuals were what set this film apart for me.
Given where it sits on IMDb all time (currently #73) it seems a little high, I would much rather see Akira on that list. That being said, this is a beautiful film and would highly recommend it especially if you're into animation.