Posted by psgels on 27 May 2008 with categories: Soul Eater


A pretty decent conclusion of the previous episode. It’s nothing deep or special yet, but it does the job of keeping my interest. Soul and Maka were bound to get saved somehow, and so Stein and Maka’s father pop up at the exact right moment (was it explained how they knew that Chrona would be at the same place as Soul and Maka? I couldn’t quite catch that in the raw). The Witch Medusa also is also one of those villains with the “Sailor Moon”-syndrome (just put on a different outfit, and nobody recognizes you. I can understand Maka and her father not noticing this, but Stein seems like a sharp guy; he could have easily recognized her).

My favourite part of this episode was without a doubt the scene where Black Star suddenly barged into the hospital room. Maka was about to get a bit too angsty for her own good, and his entrance was perfect to lighten up the mood, and downright hilarious as well. This show really is at its best when it focuses at the banter between the various main characters.

7 Responses

  1. Zerozaki says:

    Maybe because Medusa was floating 200 feet above him and he never saw her face? Also, she’s got that disguising her soul trick.
    Last week we saw Stein watching the fight on a mirror; a bigger question is how exactly he got to Italy in five minutes. Maybe they also travel through mirrors.

  2. Denizen says:

    To be fair, Medusa was keeping her distance so it would be strange to suddenly say “oh hey, it’s the school nurse, who happens to be a witch now.”

    And yeah, great episode. The animation took a huge leap again, so at times it had some awesome style to it. Especially love that little sequence before Stein creates that protective spirit body, reminds me of the first episode and Sword of the Stranger.

    But yeah, some strange stuff with the whole “around the world in 80 seconds” thing. But hell, maybe Shibusen people can do that. But I think that’s what I love about Soul Eater, nothing is rational.

    And yeah, hilarious at the end. To take completely overdone slapstick humour and make it freshly funny is good.

  3. Iron Maw says:

    It’s never really explained in the manga, being able to get around the world is just something Shibusen can do. Considering who they work for and job they do, I don’t think it’s to surprising that they have the altervative means of getting around quicky.

    The Shinigami was the one who told Stein and Deathscythe where to find Chrona, though they specificaly looking for someone was able become a Kishin from eating so many souls.

  4. panaghoy88 says:

    I think the reason Stein didn’t know the true identity of Medusa was because his glasses were broken by Ragnarok’s attack. Maybe his near sighted and Medusa floating way above just didn’t work to his advantage.

  5. anon says:

    As mentioned above, Stein couldn’t recognize Medusa physically due to a combination of bad lighting, far distance, and the loss of glasses. In a certain scene in this ep, we saw Medusa from Maka position and she looked just like a black speck over the huge moon.

    As for Stein being unable to recognize Medusa’s soul, it’s because of soul protect, which makes her soul look like a normal human soul when she’s at Shibusen. Even Shinigami-sama cannot recognize her (otherwise Shinigami-sama wouldn’t hire her).

  6. Lika says:

    I think Stein probably knew the exact position of Chrona due to his ability to sense souls and therefore, their position as well (like how Maka knew about how many souls there were in the church even though she’s just a beginner). Also, as for Stein finding out her identity… well, you’ll just have to wait and see!

  7. yoooooooo says:

    when is the english sub coming out i cant find it anywhere

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    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 04:17 PM)
    The one liner Dialogue is getting on my nerves, the lack of a great villain characterisation(Zemo is a step in the right direction but still not enough) and most of all that each movie is setup to a another movie.
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