I hated the character design so much (the manga was better), and the voice acting was crap. Basically i had to force myself to watch this in the beginning, but because of how long this thread became and thinking "this might turn out to be shuffle 2" I kept watching it. (The 'shuffle 2' comment was because I didn't expect much from it in the beginning but turn out to be a very dramatic series)
Aparrently it turn out to be a decent series except it turned out to be one of those series where everything went "splended" in the end and everyones happy. I was thinking that Suzuka and Yamato would get together in the beginning and we get to see how their relationship develops, something like karekano. In my opinion that would of been better a storyline, as the story goes on more and more of Suzuka background will be revealed while having a relationship with Yamato. Then, maybe - but this is my way of how this could turn out to be a great drama - Suzuka was going out with Yamato because he reminded him of Tsuda and things happen between and breaks up. They sort things and they get back together, maybe. thats how much i can come up with rearranging the storyline a bit. Anyways it wasn't too bad of a series plot wise, everything else was poor imo.
Yamato did reminded me of myself when I was in elementary school where I was on the track/relay team and was a 100m sprinter and was the anchor in my relay team. Brings back memories.