I have read this manga and to make things much simpler this manga was good, not great. The characters are the great part about this series, the story was simple and easy to follow and is what really makes someone really get into it. Unlike the anime, which ended too abruptly. One of the down sides is that it feels like the thirteen assasins feels like the Thirteen Captians from the manga Bleach. From all other aspects the manga feels and looks great along with great description among other aspects of the series.