Hey, Len, are you sure it's only 49 episodes? I thought it was over 100 and still going in Japan. Or has only 49 episodes been licensed? Well, either way, it is yet another anime series that I started to watch On Demand, only to have them take it off after about 10 episodes (they did this Chrono Crusade, too, so I stuck it to 'em and bought a bootleg of the series). Anyway, I really liked this show and so did my boyfriend, which is rare. I think that Ban is a pretty intreguing character. And there's a good mix of humor, action, and drama, which is essential critera for me. All in all, a good show, from what I've seen.