I just love listening to this opening, it really grabbed my attention from the the time the music started. I like that there are multiple voice because it feels like it works since there is Mashiro and Takagi.
Since the series spanned a decade it feels really nostalgic to see the boys in their middle school uniforms. I really enjoy seeing the little clips of their everyday life in this opening, especially their passion for manga which they manage to retain throughout their struggles.
Whenever I read or watch this anime/manga I wonder how much of it is based on the experiences of the manga’s creators Ohba and Obata (like if the struggle about ending Reversi is actually about Death Note and stuff like that).
This anime really made me appreciate the work of manga-ka and also gave me some insight into how the industry works.