This show stands out amongst its peers thanks to it's unique visual style. I haven't read the manga but I'm going to assume this show is a literal, panel-for-panel translation of the source material. Instead of seeing the action play out full frame like you might see on other manga adaptations, you'll see a lot of pillarboxing and letterboxing. It sounds terrible on paper but works! I've seen something similar attempted before but the results weren't as interesting to watch. There's something different about this show. Whatever it is, it doesn't hurt that Studio 4°C worked on the animation.
Actually I just remembered The Maxx kind of did this and it was awesome. But I was thinking of manga adaptations before, not American comics.
Soichi Negishi tries to take the band in another direction.