I am a fan of the original series, Dantalian no Shoka and was excited to pick up this spin off. However, it was a huge disappointment for me. While we have the same characters embarking on another mystery set in a girls school, there is more fan service than story -- not my cup of tea. In fact, the fan service takes center stage rather than any real story. The artwork is lush and I believe it is not the same mangaka from the original series (not that it means anything). So, think high school seinen story smashed up with Dantalian no shoka and you get Dalian Days. Even Huey and Dalian are drawn significantly younger. Anyway, it wasn't for me.