I just finished watching this series and I must say that the ending is kinda dissappointing. It was left open-ended (I assume so that there could be a season 2 but so far I haven't heard anything about that - anybody know something?), and nothing is really resolved.
None of the main characters from the beginning even turned out to be actual main characters, instead they just seemed to be more a means to get to what seemed to be the actual story. The whole series just turned into one giant flashback.
Now, this is great if the series was intended to go longer (or is going to go longer). I mean it's the ultimate background setup for what is to come, but unfortuantely, I'm not going to hold my breath for a second season.
Which leads me to assume the entire anime of Tenjou Tenge was merely to inform everyone of the reasoning behind the rivalry between Mitsumi and Maya. Wonderful.
Would anyone who has read the manga please let me know if the story goes beyond this, and if so how is it? Because, I really want to know what goes on beyond the ending to the anime. Thanks.
Other than the ending, I found the story, animation, and especially the action to be extremely well done. If it wasn't for the ending this would have been one of my all time favorites. But, then again, that is how most anime I've seen turns out...