Quote from wolfinthesheep
I dunno, considering what the series started out as, I was moderately surprised that the mangaka managed to expand and add depth where I expected absolutely nothing. And did it without making a poor excuse like "he wasn't a bad person, he's a good guy now". At most, the monstrous characters came off either as broken individuals who could eventually fix themselves, or as cowards who became something they didn't like. And to me, at least, El and Tsuki were obviously two sides of the same coin, both playing Sora as a pawn, so I never expected El to be anywhere as evil as he was initially portrayed.
Considering the whole story started as pathetically shallow, and absurdly black and white, it somewhat impressed me that the bad guys ended up being...well, not likeable...but eventually forgivable?
Then again, I haven't seen how the series ends (in either the original or final versions).
I totally agree. the ending chapters added depth and it wasn't as if it came randomly out of the blue. it worked well in the story and considering it from start to finish it was a pretty strong finish which seriously boosted my overall opinion about the manga.
Some people are like slinkies, not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.