Great early developments, but was really one of those times the anime crowd killed everything because edge was so obvious, you were suppose to read it as a brief enjoyment.
Esdeath was an interesting villian, until Kubo stole her running character archtype. Something was just really scummy about that particular time, it was the same with Chitogi and Koromo Amae the season before.
Personal autism but that killed my enjoyment of all franchises involved. Like wait until their run is complete at least.