So original, so beautiful, so complex ... so, so, so. This manga series really pushes the boundaries of the form and has created something that is really special and thought provoking. It's great for a huge span of ages and interests. It brings in science and mythology and lots of other tie ins. And the full color bages are absolutely breathtaking. My only complaint is that each time I pick up one of the books in the series it takes me a minute to re-distinguish between all the different characters.