Ok, so I found this when I was looking for some more anime to add to my collection and I liked the premise, vampires v the church, so I decided to give this a look. Whilst it was nowhere near what I was expecting, this anime draws you in from the very first episode, wasting no time in getting to the action.
The series follows Abel Nightroad, a travelling priest throughout various locations. Each set draws you in and while you dont learn as much as you wish about certain characters, you grow to love them. As the series goes on, you start to see the bigger picture and the story grows into much more than a simple premise.
Essentially, this anime looks at discrimination and the question, what is right and wrong? And the fact that we judge people before knowing them, or their story. We judge before we know why they do what they believe is right.
I have seen a few reviews complain about the ending, but in actual fact, it is powerful and emotional but im not giving anything away. Just a heads up, if you listen to what Esther says, you actually understand why it ends the way it does and I was not disapointed nor did I feel cheated, I felt closure but im not guaranteeing this for everthing.
As for the soundtrack, I thoroughly enjoyed it, (especially the opening and closing) and feel that it added to the depth of the anime, echoing the various moods throughout.
On this DVD collection, like many others, you get a clean opening and closing, trailers for other anime, (you get a couple on each disc) and a tarot card gallery, (bassically tarot cards depicting the characters from the series.) Also, the cover is reversible which I found pretty cool.
On the last disc there is a gallery in the form of a slideshow to the closing track, which is a beautiful way to close the series.