The film sparked controversy less than two years after it was released when on March 20, 1995, the religious cult released sarin gas on several lines of the Tokyo Metro subway, killing a dozen people, injuring fifty and inflicting temporary vision problems to a thousand other commuters. The film scene in question was when a group of airships flew over Tokyo and crashed, releasing colored gas that was shortly deemed harmless. See more
Fifty years ago, all the effort and passion Japan put into the war resulted in Hiroshima and defeat. Then the Americans came - bringing their nuclear deterrent, their Cold War, their Hollywood-chewing gum war, and now, all over the world, bullet wars, civil wars, death. We've become a rich nation, and what is all our wealth and power built on? The bloody corpses of all those wars.