The art style was different, but it brought the entire story together since it had that feudal feel to it. The story was beautifully written, and the added conflicts were amazingly done. The characters were all loveable (even the baddies) and unique in their own ways. I loved the development of the main two characters, though. Kou and Chiyo are adorable together. I think my only complaint is, it felt too short for me. I wanted it to last longer.