***Spoilers... or potential spoilers below***
Five stars definitely. :-) So good. And I'm really glad at least one puppy made it through the entire show. I really like puppies and Lucy's puppy from when she was a child... well... I wasn't a happy camper after that episode. (Anime puppy love = Potato from Air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLdNlWnHpO8 ... Aaaah! love that dog).
At the very end of the last episode, I was a little frustrated (for the first time in the series). When the clock that Nyuu fixed chimed and then a mysterious figure appeared at the gate, who else would it be other than Nyuu/Lucy? I was annoyed because you were clearly suppsed to be in doubt "wait! I thought she died??... Maybe it's someone else...??". I mean, I guess it could be someone else, but I am skeptical. I so I was annoyed that they tried to make you think it was all mysterious. Maybe a cop out for actually having a reunion scene or a 'big explanation' scene. I don't know. I guess I wasn't that annoyed by it. Nevermind.
Also, what is thsi Tales of Pirates thing that is advertised all over the site??