I just finished watching the whole series. All I can say is, I'm completely blown away! This anime is full of everything. Action, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, War, Romance. The storyline is completely original, all the characters are lovable and well integrated and even though the ending is quite sad however I found it to be really satisfying. So I may not have seen many anime series but I find it hard to believe there would be many better to this caliber. Not sure what I could compare it to, however I think its up there with the best easily. Anybody else feel the same way? Only those who have seen the anime fully should really voice their complete opinion.