If you can't site that it's high budget, then it's just speaking out of your ass. I got my sources from a various amount of places, but just a simple google search and clicking the first ANN link backs it up.
Anime, however, goes much, much lower. A typical show can cost as little as US$125,000 per episode. On occasion a very well-off production can go north of US$300,000 per episode, but that's pretty rare. Budgets for an anime are never made public, but that's the general level things are at.
The soundtrack is the only hype I can see people getting from this show. It's the same reason I have it downloaded, because it atleast helps said boring scenes.