I've noticed this show has taken a lot of beatings on this forum, and I have to say... I don't really get why it has. Wolf's Rain has a unique premise, likable and memorable characters, great music, and a good blend of drama and action. I'll admit, episodes 15-18 are completely useless, however I don't understand why the show was panned to such a degree. In fact, I'd even say Wolf's Rain is up there with Bebop as one of the greatest anime ever made. It doesn't appeal to everybody, because some episodes don't really contain all that much action, so action fans probably wouldn't be fond of it, however to be panned where it was a general consensus that WR was awful, doesn't make sense to me. As for it being a flop on [as], I don't think it was as big of a flop as people claim. It did have 3 runs, and back in the day beat Inuyasha in ratings a few times. Was it as big of a hit as FMA, Bebop, FLCL, Trigun, Big O, GITS, et cetera? No. But was it a complete flop of a show? I don't really think it was.