The animation is very sharply drawn filled with a monochromatic palette of browns and greys all engulfed in this dark atmosphere. The colors were very soothing for me as there were no sharp contrasts. The sound effects are among the best and most realistic I ever heard in any anime. As for the script, well I had a really hard time not dying of boredom while the story unfolds.
This movie was devastating in the way that only subtlety can create. Some say "lack of character development"--I say it's all in their faces and their actions. Some say "heavy-handed" allegory--I say true to the spirit of the myth but conveyed through an alternate setting.This is for people unafraid to pull back the veil of cynicism long enough to fully acknowledge the sweet pain surrounding their defensive bubble.