So because of the winter watch for the sequel, i started watching this, surprisingly, i watched the first episode 3 years ago and was uninterested then. I still kind of feel the same way but being able to marathon it has allowed me to be able to watch it and give it another chance. My problem is that i can barely keep up with what is happening. It's so spastic. Is there a sick story that will unfold or is it these mini arcs (im on episode 3) that will look at specific super abusive characters. Do i need to watch this to enjoy the sequel that just came out? honestly there are other shows i could spend time with, im a couple weeks behind on one piece and like 60 episodes on fairy tail. and im sure there were a couple others shows from the last year that i heard(anime vice's top 10 of 2011 list) of that i can spend time with instead in similar marathon fashion. I loved Death note which kinda seems like the closest comparison.