too many anime out there cater to fanservice finally a anime which is for mature adults.
I can rewatch this again and again becuase of the art and music. a historical serious take on samurai and these two protaginists in particular.
Art... 5/5 top notch for animation, the still images, pan shots, unique direction of fights, really exceptional. The blu-ray looks beautiful really crisp and clear.
story....4/5 really really interesting, morally you wont route for anyone in particualr they are all pretty hideous chracters, they spend thier time practising sword play from dawn till dusk. The story has twists, revenge, and blood. Its pacing is joy to watch. Absolute masterpeice although not finished but the manga is close to finishing if you wish to c find out what happened.
Music...5/5 genuinley stunning sets the brooding mood, and tone of the series. accompanys the scenes almost perfectly.
please note: the english dub is far superior to the sub which is rare in anime. fit perfectly well, actors are perfect.
overall for 6.99 you cant go wrong.