Originally posted at myanimelist.net.
Then I realised something. After this scene, the camera never cuts away all the way to the end. I went back and watched the movie from the beginning and realised the camera never cuts away during the entire movie. Not one of the greatest scenes in the history of anime after all. Cannon Fodder is the greatest one-take in the history of anime, and if it were in live action then it would be the best in cinema, period.