I would just like to say thanks @Tappy for introducing me to and convincing me to buy Tenra Bansho Zero. It all sounded interesting but he had me at "it works better" when comparing it to Exalted.
Having watched the actual play and read through the book now I'm more excited about this game than I have been about a tabletop game in a long time.
Hopefully he runs it again in September because it will definitely be my #1 pick. I'd love to play in a TBZ game run by him... it'd be AMAZING!