After having it recommended to me for years, a few weeks ago I decided to just dive into it and see if I enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised by what I initially expected to be your average run-of-the-mill shounen with a plucky young protagonist eventually morphing into something far darker and engrossing. By the Yorknew City arc I was hooked, and then by the end of the Chimera Anr arc I was gobsmacked. Some people really haaaaated how much it dragged on and the supposed unnecessary time spent on side characters, but fuckem I really liked it. I'm still reading the manga so the giant walls of text haven't cropped up yet.
So yeah uh I guess have any of you folks read/watched it? What did you think? It's definitely up there with my favorites.
The second ED is straight fire.