I agree with the first reviewer. This series still has a lot of hooks without fish, and I say we go fishing. You'll hear more music, upcatching and rather deep music. They did a great job with the music and development to the characters, as well as a very original story. This places 2nd in my collection, right next to Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, and I plan for it to keep its spot. This series deserves more, comic, more seasons, regular tv show, or something. It's a little over rated, maybe it should be for nine and up. However, they only have so many choices (All, 12+ 13+, 15+, 16+, 17+, and 18+.) I hope later on people decide to do a second season at least. As I said kinda, the characters are well developed, but still need small holes to be filled. Like what about Hikaru's family? What happened to Koharu's mom? Will Seira smack one on Coach Kido? (It's obvious she likes him). So this very much relates to the Australian review, well done. This DVD only was the best out of the seires. It's like one of those series that it's better as it goes. Over all, the whole series was fantastic. Wonderful voice overs! Speaking of which, since Kelli Cousins (Seira) is Kurumi in Steel Angel Kurumi (cutesy character) it takes a while getting used to, but I'll talk about that in a review for Steel Angel.