I'm no5t sure I'd go quite as far, but I am also definitely excited to see HF.
I also find it hilariously ironic that the movie that was supposed to "surpass Eva and crush demon slayer"
is now being overshadowed by 3.0+1.01 because of the delays on both.
I am far from a Tomino apologist but two things about that quote. 1) It was about G-Reco, not HF as Tomino may have written the book 30 years ago, he has nothing with this film. 2) Tomino added he needed lofty goals like that to keep making anime in his 80's, I think he's fully aware he's not coming close to Eva let alone Demon Slayer.
Otherwise, I am looking forward to this movie. But, like Killer, I'm getting burned out on UC, and almost all my favorite Gundam shows are alt universe shows. So yeah, much more excited for Seed.
I mean, predictability is the central attraction and the narrative hook that we've all come to expect from the Evangelion franchise. How come Anno can't realize this? Twice? - FreakyFilmFan4ever