In terms of combat and action, this show is right up there with pre-Pein Naruto.
The setting, theme, and ideologies of the show tie in very closely and help make the plot more bearable. But in the end, the plot in shown to be all for moot.
As anyone can say, after watching a show for a period of time, you begin to find people you enjoy and dislike very quickly. This show does an EXCELLENT