It's hard not to see resentment toward the United States in Anno's body of work as a whole. C'mon, just look at the Hawaii situation in the backstory of GunBuster. That's enough on its own. And then his statement in that interview that there are no adults in Japan because they live under "big daddy" US, and then elsewhere when he said Captain Kirk exemplifies American arrogance... He likes to show different countries working together but throughout his works the United States always presents a threat.
I know they're very different movies with very different focus, but I have difficulty understanding how one would consider Shin Godzilla both "more mature and fully formed" than Shiki-Jitsu.C.A.P. wrote:This is the best film Anno has done that is not Evangleion related (and I'm talking as someone who hasn't seen much Godzilla movies). I don't know how he did it, but he even surpassed his previous live action films. As much as I hate to agree with Gendo'sPapa, he's right: This is the most mature and fully formed live action film he's ever done.