I had heard about this series when I got "I Dream of Mimi". It was made to sound rather...risque. Some were calling it Hentai. I figured that it couldn't be as risque as "Mimi" was.
Turns out I was right.
This was a sweet story. Some would say a bit predictable...
True...but no more so than in most superhero comics.
Almost all the characters were likeable (Sorry, Kotoro, you're a BIT too much over the top, even for an anime...), filled with life, convincing, and enjoyable to watch. The plotline, for the most part, was solid, as well.
However, I did think that the aforementioned plotline began to fragment a bit as it neared the conclusion, just when I was beginning to hope that everything would all come together and be answered. (Most specifically, time travel and causality regarding Kazuya/Kotaro and thier destinies). (I would've preferred the 11th episode to address these logical problems, rather than being the enjoyable 'filler' episode that it came off being, IMO.) Then again, that MAY be intentional on the creators' part, and it may all be resolved if they choose to do more episodes in the future. I DO hope they do so, as the characters all but BEG to be developed further...
The additional CD in this set was was enjoyable to read through, with behind-the-scenes info on the series, the characters, and the creators.
(I thought that Kotoro's 'music area' on disk #1 was cute, but unnecessary.)
The audio character snippits in the 4 DVD's were enjoyable. I'd love to put them as sounds on my computer.
All told, even with those few minor quibbles, I heartily believe I got my money's worth with this set. It's another gem for my growing anime collection and WELL worth the money, IMHO.
(One last question...If May, at a foot tall (Barbie-sized) costs $1,450,000...how much would the full-sized Sara, Mami, Kei or Rena be? $1 billion?)