There is just one word I can think of to describe my experience while watching this anime. Wow. From the beginning it captivates you immediately and doesn't give you any time to buckle up for the ride before it goes full throttle into the story which at first seems just a horror story about monsters vs humans
However, as the story continues you are immediately vested in the characters growth as people and what their lives mean in the middle of this seeming chaos unfolding around them. The development of each character is natural and does not feel forced - every individual has a unique personality and all of them matter to the overall story arc
There is a balance to the storytelling, there are moments of intense action, sadness, and humor that it helps drive the human elements of the story. The way it explores humanity from prey to predator.. Parasyte to host is spectacular and kept me on the edge of my seat. At the end of every episode I found myself diving into the next one to see where the story would progress
In conclusion, to quote a very near and dear friend of mine..
I was always on the edge of laughing, crying, and screaming, but in the end, it was totally worth it.