And it's GREAT.
Granted, I don't think it's everyone's cup of tea. There's a lot of Japanese history thrown in your face and if you know zilch about Japan, you should stay away. But the animation is incredibly SPIFFY and cool and everyone LOOKS japanese [yay]. If you know Peacemaker Kurogane and other Bakumatsu-related stuff, you might be a bit put off by the different looks everyone is sporting [like I was with Souji Okita, whut].
The music is epic and soothing at the same time AND THE USE OF VIOLINS. I'm weak to violin music. The main heroine is okay, but NEEDS TO BE MORE USEFUL ARGH. And Akizuki Youjirou needs to talk more. But I like him. He makes awesome woobie faces and had the biggest man-crush on Sakamoto Ryoma and Okita Souji.
Okita Souji broke my heart in so many pieces. SOB. And I can't handle Akizuki's sadfaces. They're too ...sad. DDD: Other than that, I LOVE KANNA the half European/Japanese shooter who is cool. Too cool. [hearts Kanna]. Sousetsu has his own mad-cap agenda which is slowly unfurling.
RAKAIYA, please STAY dead. The amusing thing is that the main villain in this anime is a ghost skull. Yes, a ghost skull. Creepy one too.
Other than that, I really like it. It's...appealing in its own distinct way. It's complete and can be torrented if anyone is interested.
[points to icon] EMO FACE DDD: