I didn't know what this anime was about at first. I saw it on Crunchyroll one day and decided to watch it. I fell in love with it. It is sort of a kids show, but it is really dramatic. At the beginning it starts out slow, then it just hits you in the face with all the dramatic stuff.
Once it starts going, you go through the main girl, Erin's life. You see all the tragedies and the corrupted live she lives. I would say this anime is really unique. If you are looking from something different than normal anime this is going to be one of your new favorites.
Wow, how do you explain how awesome this story line is without spoiling anything. The story line is beautifully written. This story like fits in with everything you see and hear. This has a bunch of irony in it, situational and dramatic. Sometimes you can expect it, or predict it to happen. Most of the time you don't know whats going to happen next. The story line will bring you to tears.
The animation seemed normal. The vibrant colors the artists chose fit right in the storyline though. The only thing that bothered me was at the end, there was an episode with a blizzard, and you can't really see whats happening during that time. The best animations were when the Ohju (birds that represent their "country"). The animal animation was beautiful.
The main character, Erin goes through so much in this series. She's really smart. I don't know why anyone would hate her. She has a great personality. The writer is very creative with her.
The other characters were very different. The two comic relief characters Nuk and Mok are really funny. Some characters are sub-characters, but you don't really get to know them much because they aren't shown most of the time.