I'm a huge fan of the Pacific Rim movie series (meaning I love the first one and loathe the second) and checked out this anime as a means to see where it was situated in the universe.
Can't really say I'm disappointed: the story, while predictable, was somewhat solid and really followed the Blackout comics. It was nothing too deep, and probably not the best that could have been done with the franchise, but it was a fun ride!
Loved the animation despite some janky moments (I don't really hate CG, Polygon Pictures worked well on this one), and I honestly fell in love with the soundtrack. It felt very reminiscent of the first movie, which was amazing!
Only negative thing about the series is that it forces me to acknowledge that Pacific Rim Uprising is canon, but I hate it too much to do it.
Great series, can't wait for season 2!