I got into this series after I had finished Darker Than Black and I was a little skeptical when I started this. Now that I have finished all 26 episodes of this amazing series I consider it one of the best 8 hours and 40 minutes I have ever spent with an anime series. The story is one of the most well written I have seen in a while. Reijis character was very compelling and I loved Eren. Cal, I am a little bit in between on. On one hand, she was a very cute child and on the other she was a very scary Phantom. For those of you who have not seen the series, I will not spoil any plot details but I must warn you that the ending is very ambiguous and although I understood the meaning of it perfectly I dont know if anyone else would. This anime is very dark for those of you considering it but if you can stand a show with very little humor in it, you will love the hell out of this series. The first opening theme "KARMA" by Kokia made its way onto my all time anime theme favorites list as well as the 2nd ending theme "Transparent" by the same artist. Musically, this series was given one of the best scores ever written for an anime series. It almost sounds like you are listening to a concert hall performance with visuals. Every single note fits each scene perfectly and invokes the right emotions. The animation quality was very top notch, on par with "D Gray Man". Overall, if you like dark anime, well written plot lines, and a great musical score in your anime, give this one a try. Just dont expect to like the ending.