I guess i'll start.
This was a blind buy for me and what a blind buy! While the artwork may be a little dated that shouldn't keep someone from checking out a good and very well told story. I like how the series showed pretty acurately what happened with the royalty and their lifestyles but also contrasted how those actions affecfed the commoner to the point of rebellion.
Action, suspence, romance, deception, politics, rebellion. Taken right out of the history books you really can't dream up a fictional story this good.
If you are on the fence or just haven't got to it, give it a shot. It's titles like this that are what anime is all about.
"There's no medicine to cure idiots." - Natsumi Tsujimoto