Oh, geez. :D I have to get a new set actually. The last disc in particular had several moments which skipped over. When I finally got around to trying to repair it, it just didn't help. That's what I get for buying used, I suppose. Like One Piece, there is a rich cast of eccentrics, but Rain Spider, DP, and that wuss spy that "escorted" DP in the desert are my faves.
And the whole setup is unique. Maybe its lack of standard formulae contributed to what seems to be a lack of popularity, even here. And now I'm reminded of Firefly again, and am depressed.