Now looking at it I can see that they aren’t going for the manga or the current anime’s look. This has the feel and aesthetic of the 1995 animated movie, and let’s be HONEST with ourselves, the Major looked nowhere near asian in that film. She looked super caucasian. They did that on purpose with the 90’s film to grab a broader audience (which it did). It also seem to follow a lot of the same beats as the film, including using exact scenes like the image below.
The effects look solid and it holds a cool anime-live action presence that I was worried would looked forced like most live action anime adaptions.