This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Me, one episode in: "Haha knowing Anno, I can't wait for these two to psychologically breakdown and regress into abstract pencil sketches."
Me, end of the show: "Oh."
But seriously, Anno outdid himself. The first 2/3s of this show was impeccably paced, with every emotional beat and visual gag landing just the way it was meant to. I'm continually impressed by his seeming ability to transform production "limitations" into confident, purposeful aesthetic choices. Even before the final 1/3, there were…