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
Commanders sitting far from the front lose touch with the battle that's being fought. They become too optimistic, decisions are made that have no bearing on what the facts might be. This is even more true when the war is being lost.
Inspector General Kaiho
You're talking nonsense, Gotoh. We're not losing a war, there's no war going on!
You're proving the point - perfectly! There is a war going on! Declared by Tsuge when he returned home. And he undertook his abortive peacekeeping mission to prepare himself for that!