From reading the first and introductory manga in Shonen Jump to discovering that it had been made into an anime I have been utterly hooked on the series. Its copious amount of fan-service is adequately and masterfully balanced by an eternally endearing love story between man and monster, or monsters as it soon becomes apparent through the progression of the series. The personalities of the characters are hilariously absurd much of the time, but when it all boils down into a more serious context a certain and special richness can be clearly seen: in spite of their superficial differences, each character shares an enormous bond to the other, the bond of family. This dysfunctional family structure is what drives these characters to fight tooth and nail for each other, and with a pleasantly predictable outcome. Overall, this is a series worth investing time in and watching, it will bring a smile to your face and lift your spirits.