Originally Posted by DarkSageRK
It's okay, but the pacing is off and lots of scenes don't fit well (I'm not talking about the anachronological storyline, which I thought was cool).
When people talk about how good it is, they're only thinking of the scenes aboard The Flying Pussyfoot. But since, oh, 40% of the story takes place in New York, you have to deal with the many lows that accompany that setting (the NY information brokers are terribly boring).
There are some standout characters in the cast, but while you could tell there were some cool things going on with them, everything felt rushed, like it was directed by someone who was in over his head.
All in all, it's an 8/10, so it's still good. And it's definitely what I'd class as something that I could recommend to someone new to anime (because it's set in the USA). But don't be fooled by people telling you it's the greatest thing ever because it's not.
I tend to disagree, probably because of the jumping around the timeline you aren't always seeing the "boring" part (Which is all background stuff setting up what happens of the Flying Pussyfoot.) Maybe it ends up being a gimmick, but it works.
Nice to see the Blu-Ray at a reasonable price. Back when I was originally watching it, the Blu-Ray was just too pricy.