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Soul Eater

Soul Eater, The story goes like this. Set in the Shinigami world and technical school for weapon technicians, the series revolves around 3 groups of each a weapon technician that has a human weapon. Trying to turn it into a “Death Scythe” and thus fit for use by a Shinigami. To make the weapon into a deathscyte they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch. So far we’ve met two of the three main sets of characters, Maka & Soul Eater, Black Star & Tsubaki, with next week episode introducing the last set Death the Kid & Patty and Liz. (Summary from: AniDB)

The very first episode of Soul Eater wastes no time and threw you right into action. The main characters, Maka and Soul, are near the end of a quest. Currently we are not given much other than the team of Soul who is a weapon and Maka who is the Meister are on the hunt for Jack the Ripper, the last of 100 souls is needed to turn soul into a deathscyte. In just that short time we get the information needed to get what is going on. Soul Eater wont try to explain itself and just tells us as much as we need for that scene. I like that.

The character designs are very solid and distinctive, with a personality and motivation all their own. Often enough, each character one has strong motivations that are more understandable, and each character is moulded out with foibles and weaknesses that make Some of the side-villains that you may develop a soft spot for just disappear towards the end.

I think it is very strange that no voice actor stands out above the rest in Soul Eater. Everyone gives  a solid performance  from start to end wich i think is very unusual for a shounen show. While the main character brings nothing remarkable to the table, the side characters will provide good opportunities for great voice work.

The openings and endings are very good. the second opening and the second and third endings are my favourites by far, while the first opening and ending aren’t quite as impressive and the fourth one kind of sits in the middle.
Soul Eater turned out to be both one of the biggest positive surprises, and maintained its high level of quality throughout its 51 episode run. It is very well crafted, and never loses sight of that or pretends to be playing at anything else

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