I dropped it several years ago when it was first licensed because I'd just seen the anime and didn't find it that interesting. Then, in England, I happened to start looking at the most recent raws... Then I joined the SDK lj community, although I didn't really look around properly until the last few weeks (yup...during exam time ^^...I always seem to pick something up at exam time (the last one was Bleach, I believe), it's a very bad habit...-_-...)
But SDK really is crack...don't read it for the history (going by character ages, it's set in about 1605, the start of the Edo Period in Japan), no, it completely destroys it, especially the historical characters...but that's exactly what is so brilliant about the series...the characters are wonderful XD
You got: Sanada Yukimura Talk about your fangirl fantasy - he's smart, sexy, and a deadly swordsman. Just remember, he's smart enough to not let you know what he's thinking...
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However, I didn't really expect this...maybe because I haven't actually read all of the the manga - especially not volume 11 which goes into him a bit, IIRC...well, I'll just have to read it XD