Beatiful art and animation, solid story.
Amusingly, the only seyuu I recognize is Eri Sendai, plaing the little tea-bussing girl: I know her for the main role in Rocket Girls.
I wanted something like 12k, only not cut into pieces. Moribito would be ideal, it if were available. So far Saiunkoku seems like the ticket. The main downside is, it's annoyingly long. But I'm not in a rush.