Excellent, almost throughout. Let down a little by the ending. It touches on things that you will recognise from other shows but it is done in such a way that is rarely paralleled. It is so emersive you will hardly notice the flaws.
Noticeably poor. Probably the worst thing about this anime. It has not aged well. Even in the fighting sequences, where it is at its best, its is far from good.
The anime has a 'love-hate' soundtrack. If you like guitar music then you will love this, I personally think its very good. It could get a little tedious at times. This is remedied by some excellent vocal acting. The dub is very well done, and I would recommend it even to those who think it is blasphemy.
There is brilliant development of all the characters involved. You are given an insight into how their outlook on life affects their mood and psyche. The comedic characters play their part well, the bad guys are fleshed out too and there is probably one of the best side characters in any anime. If characters are your thing then this is for you.
This is a brilliant anime, a personal favourite. Definitely worth looking past the slightly poor animation