I am writing this during my 3rd day of Covid infection/quarantine. It is absolutely beyond shit but I shall push through it to deliver some saucy quality reviews. Soul Eater is truly a masterpiece that transcends time and never gets old no matter how many times you watch it. I mean what other anime has this kind of originality where you’ve got a spirit that can transform into weapons? I could name a few but that’s not the point! Where here for the unique art and animation style! BAKA!
Apparently, Soul Eater sets place in the Nevada United States….I’m not sure how that works as all animes are set in Japan, but hey, it’s anime, so anything goes. You’ve got your big ass weapon school called Death Weapon Meister Academy (DWMA for short) where young meisters are trained up to hone their skills in wielding their death weapons. To be honest, I haven’t really got my head around this anime, much like death note, I’m just here for a good time lol.
You got your best girl Maka Albarn who is a 2 star-Meister at DWMA. Her trusty partner Soul Evans who comes from a Demon Weapon Race is a non-chantant hot head whose goal is to become a death scythe by eating 99 kishin (evil human) souls and 1 witch soul. As always, the dynamic duo came very close to completing their task in the first episode where their hopes and dreams crumbled before their very eyes. The last remaining soul was a fake witch’s soul lol. This was the moment when I knew I was going to love the anime lol.
We get introduced to a bunch of other crack heads such as death the kid, death star and probably the funniest of all was the shinigami who is the principal of the whole academy. Did I mention that Maka’s dad is a ladies’ man who is the strongest death weapon in the world? I guess good looks and success really runs in the family. Then who can forget the antagonist of the whole story? We’ve got the brainwashed Crona, who’s the puppet to her mother Medusa.
For an anime that was made about 20 years ago, the animation, music and story aren’t half bad. The character development was long and a little tedious at times but the comedy made it a smoother ride. Give this anime a chance and I’m sure you’ll be hooked it the tenacity, drive and courage of the characters. 9/10 in my books. I tip my hat to the creators.