while i will say that i do like this anime it deals with bullies. it also talks about being able to overcome challenges in your life. it seemed very rushed anime. while i have not read the manga i don't how it ends because i would like to hope their will be a continuation soon. through with so many series coming out it likely it could be lost in the shuffle of things. the story many times seem formic and it hard to root for characters because they seem so sad. it a really sad journey for the characters and it seems a lot of characters die before you get a chance to really enjoy them i would say try the manga and see if it better or wait for another season maybe it will be better.