A flawed but intriguing entry to the Monogatari franchise.
Still imperfect - but a fantastic slice of sci-fi action.
It doesn't always find breathing room to fully explore its world and characters, but this is nonetheless a reasonably entertaining and well-presented series that works beyond its Boys' Love origins.
While the last third leaves something to be desired, this film still shows plenty of persona-lity.
Atrocious 3D CG animation is a disappointingly appropriate accompaniment to a lightweight and predictable story. This is far from what Cyborg 009 fans deserve.