I bought this collection having seen it previously at a friends. A few years on it is just as enthralling.Having never played/read the hentai it was originally based on (honest) I find the level of balance between character, story and production value excellent. Although some of the characters do add a level of unnecessary fat to proceedings (what does Sakura add?) The conveyance of angst, feeling, ambition and determination make this one to watch over and over. Hey it's even got some myth and legend background also! Everybody wins.