Just finished watching it too.
Why do people like this anime? I .. don't get it and I guess that I never will.
It's not "gar", it's not epic, the characters are forgettable, I was glad so many of them died, first anime that shows alpha males as awesome and memorable (good fucking god), it was just a bunch of horrible anime cliches that have been repeated over and over again all packed together in a neat, pretty box.
I praise the animators/designers, but good fucking god wtf was that shit.