In my personal opinion one of the best and more dramatic mangas i've seen. LOTS of blood but with a needed purpouse, not just to fill the blanks. The characters are just great, you can see how they evolve and mature... or not! Combined with a pretty good story, i've heard people say is a lil' slow, but for me the rhythm was just fine.
A rare jewel, totally recomended for those who love the style, the gore/blood and dramatic turns in histories.