The story is classical, man vs. environment and the promise of future doom, but the concept work is incredibly original. Giant mutated whales serving as submersible carriers for hordes of crab-drones piloted by fish-women seems so unreal yet scarily plausible; the advantages of having such long term strike capability is awesome.
The animation is excellent, the CG blends flawlessly with the anime. It's even on par with animation done recently. The fluid motion is extraordinary. Today's CG still possesses a degree of clumsiness and hurriedness that is present in BS6.
The music is very catchy, it enchances the futuristic quality of the series with a modern jazz jam, very stylish.
Also, it should be noted that TrezKu13's review/criticism is not valid on grounds of totaly stupidity and lack of explanation (too much opinion, no substance).
Firstly, radar doesn't work underwater. They use SONAR. And if you bothered to pay attention, they can't find the whales very easily because their biomotor signatures are hard to detect; they run silent, especially in their coccoons. And satellites can't pierce the water's depths, even if their control stations, mostly located on LAND, which there is not alot of anymore, remained intact.
The pilot is the viewpoint of the story. The flashbacks help us understand the pilot through his past. He didn't "blab his life story" to the fish-girl BECAUSE THE FISH-GIRL DOESN'T TALK. He just sequenced flashbacks because when you're trapped on a chunk of metal in the South China Sea, you'd like to look back on your life before you die a horribly slow death.
A pod of whales don't die. Only one does. The rest of the whales die in combat and they inflict as many losses as they recieved. It's called a battle you know, the cool part of an action series.
A Tomahawk cruise missile is a sea to land missile that cannot function underwater. Try the word torpedo. There were more than two of them. And it's not highly unlikely the shark-man survived. He is part shark, you know. And if his ship sinks, there's always WATER outside. Hitler survived a suitcase bomb two feet away from him, why can't Verg survive a volley of torpedoes into his ship?
No important character dies within five minutes of introduction. Only the unknown submarine captain, the short old guy who's the leader of the entire operation, the commander of Atlantic Fleet, the rogue whale, and Zorndyk dies. All of them don't play too important of a role. Unless you talk of the pilot's old comrade, who actually didn't die; he got turned into a fish-man.
I think I've sufficiently stomped on your "review"