This was one of the earlier anime that I watched. I remember coming to a point when I didn't know what to watch so I googled the top 20 anime and this was somewhere in that list. so without knowing much about it I watched it. and for the most part the beggining matched my expectations.... then came the afterstory. words cannot describe the tears I cried after that. I felt like someone had ripped my heart out. I litterally came to a point where I had no tears left and I was just a lifeless form just sitting there continuing the show in hopes of a happy ending.