I thought it was brilliant.
Especially in its delivery, its conveyance of innocence.
Who was the true, pure innocent, in the movie?
Not the dog, not the Major, not the dolls, not Togusa, not his child - Batou.
Despite his life, all he has lost, he hasn’t lost that spark in him.
The movie does a grand job of conveying this.
Batou is an eternal romantic.