Short and sweet:
The art style took some time to get used to, but fit well. The plot was somewhat unique (still kindof a parallel history thing, but whatever) and entertaining, though some of the legendary swords were a bit odd. Voices fit well, but got a little annoying at times considering the main female spoke fast and that leaves subtitles flying by (had to play it slower or pause a few times to know what was going on). Also, a bit heavy on dialouge. The characters were typical in personality, but the situations they were in made them shine a bit.
Overall, watch more than just one episode to really get a feel and get used to the art style. Decent anime.