There are a few anime that most, if not all people have heard of. Among these are Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Attack on Titan, One Piece, and Soul Eater.
There’s only a few on that list that I’ve actually tried watching, either because of the lengthy seasons, hype, or just never really had a good way to access them. So when I saw that Soul Eater was on Netflix, I decided to give it a go.
I have to admit, at first I had no idea what was going on. The goofy drawn characters, the odd personality types, to be honest I didn’t really like it. I took a break from it for awhile, just because it was a little on the strange side. Then I came back, and to be honest? I didn’t regret it.
Soul Eater, with it’s quirky style, odd characters, and even stranger plot, was oddly enough charming. The concept behind it was good and simple, although it did get more complicated as it went further.
The whole story goes that there’s Meisters and weapons. Meisters use their weapon partner and destroy Kishin Eggs, those who eat the pure souls of humans. These Meisters and Weapons learn their trade at the D.W.M.A, otherwise known as Death Weapon Meister Academy. There’s three main groups: Maka and Soul, Black Star and Tsubaki, and finally Death the Kid, Patty, and Liz.
In the end, I’d say that it was a good amount of episodes and definitely kept things interesting. The opening was catchy (both were sooo catchy), and some of the characters were a blast. Soul’s ‘too cool for school’ attitude was fun with Maka’s top student personality, and Death the Kids crazy personality was quite fitting. Franken Stein’s (yes, that’s first and last name) mad scientist personality was incredible and unique as well.
The idea was only so so I’d say, just because of the various ideas like it, such as Bleach and Noragami. However the build up of the plot gave it a little leeway in that area for me at least.
One of my only major disappointments was the ending, as it didn’t wrap anything up the way it was built up. I’ll leave all of you to decide for yourselves, or you can wait until I talk about it in a later post. Trust me, this isn’t the end of Soul Eater for this blog.
So all in all? I’d say that it deserves to be watched. It’s funny, entertaining, yet surprisingly dark when it wants to be. There’s good themes throughout, which is nice to see instead of being a full comedy.
But hey, that’s just me. Watch, don’t watch, it’s all up to you!