Well, I might've had this second half of the series done sooner, but I had to unstall and blitz through a few episodes of Yes! Pretty Cure 5, which was a full translate/time from scratch effort. Anyway, this concludes Shinigami's Ballad. Maybe it descends into too much melodrama here and there, but it's short and sweet and doesn't overstay its welcome. Out of this batch, episode 6 is my favorite, though 4 and 5 are certainly good as well.
The episodic format is nice, but it does leave you wanting more, or wondering if a continuing story could develop. Perhaps the (untranslated?) light novels would provide answers. There is also a live-action adaptation, which I have not seen.