Ending spoilers ahead:
I seriously did not like the way it ended though. It was so abrupt. I wanted the main character to continue travelling with Mataichi's group, but instead he just quits? What's up with that? Bah, what a drag.
Overall I find it hard to complain though since the rest of the series was so awesome. Damn, Mataichi was badass. I always feel so depressed when a great series ends, though. Well, anyway, to anyone else who watched this series, post your thoughts on the ending.