It is a different feel to the usual portrayals of the Shinsengumi, but the essence of the uncertainty of their positions and the need to honor their code was very powerful. The part that I think that touched me most was Kano asking if he had a future. By that time, after the Ikedeya, everyone had a different vision and he had tried to find where he should go, but the group was following different paths.
Music was hauntingly beautiful and the scenes were simple, yet deep. It was like an older, classical type of movie, but that is my favorite kind so I really enjoyed it.