My reaction as well. Also, why was this made or at least aired on TV? I know that the promo said that it was best to not get caught up on the plot, but after just one short, it already feels like this was made primarily because of Mamoru Oshii's other works. If someone unfamiliar was behind this, it probably wouldn't be airing on TV at least. If this was their way to celebrate their 20th anniversary, it already seems like a poor choice, or at least a really strange one.