I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
This is going to be a fun book if this keeps up. So far, the characters' answer to everything seems to be "stick an AI in it!" or "build a robot!"
Case in point: It's two weeks before Boomerang Squadron will be expected to serve as an honor guard. They're antisocial misfits who view this as an insult, so it's decided that it would be easier to build robot stand-ins for honor guard duty than to convince 120 squadron members to behave.