Posted by psgels on 1 July 2008 with categories: Soul Eater


Well, I asked this at my Nijuu Mensou no Musume-entry already, but it doesn’t hurt to ask this again, in order to get some more reactions. Another thing that caught my attention at the reader-survey was the relatively large amount of people who’d like to see those quick synopsises that I had about a year ago back.

For example:

Short Synopsis: As it turns out, the “secret training” turns out to be getting Soul and Maka to argue with each other in order to get them closer together.
Highlights: Makes sense; character-development; finally an exciting fight in this series.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10

(Yeah, I dropped the “bad”-part of this synopsis. If I recall correctly, the original reason why I dropped it was because this forced me to say something bad about each episode).

I must say, I’m impressed. I’m still not sure why, but this fight was the most exciting of the entire series. There was a pretty nice combination between humour and character-development. That werewolf was a pretty interesting enemy to fight against. On top of that, Maka’s blood turning black was an interesting new plot-twist, making me wonder which direction the creators plan to be heading to.

On a more serious note, Windspirit rather confirmed something that I’ve been noticing for a while now: Soul Eater isn’t the right series for me to blog. It’s not a bad series by far, but I’m always struggling to say something interesting about this series, so I just tend to fill space by nitpicking on useless details. There’s an interesting line-up standing for the upcoming Summer season, and I’m already planning to blog a lot of the new series. So yeah, don’t be surprised if I end up dropping this series from blogging next week, in favour of a new series. Even though this series ironically is my biggest source of readers at the moment. ^^;

7 Responses

  1. senerikfred says:

    During the fight, did you notice? Maka’s VA. Instead of the usual monotone, when she was yelling, it actually sounded battle-cry-ish. I did give a cheer for that. It’ll amuse me greatly if she turns out to be a good screamer, like Nice Holystone’s VA.

    And the thing about Soul Eater is that most of what it has right now is still potential that we have to wait and see if Bones can live up to. The manga isn’t badly paced at all, but the chapters simply aren’t long enough to make a full episode out of each without drawing out the material. They really need to start setting their own pace soon, especially if they intend to come up with their own ending.
    Just had to get my say in there if you’re thinking of dropping this soon. :P

  2. Denizen says:

    I love what Bones have done. Squeezing two chapters into one episode is an excellent idea, really improves the pacing, which was my main gripe.

    Now it’s a superb show.

  3. K.K. says:

    Meh, Random Curiosity is probably going to keep Soul Eater anyways, so why bother…

    I’m actually reading this site consistently for Kaiba thoughts XD Cept the eps take forever to come out T_T

  4. Pegah says:

    I like the overall enjoyment value ratings, but other then that, i don’t think you need to make yourself do any more unnecessary work :P

  5. Zerozaki says:

    There was a little more at stake this fight – character development was actually advanced during it.
    I’d been wondering for a while why you aren’t happy with the fights in Soul Eater, since they’re consistently some of the best anime has to offer, but I wonder if that’s what you mean – the fights may be technically impressive, but with a few exceptions, they’ve been largely action for the sake of action, without a lot to get you emotionally invested.

  6. Kurizu208 says:

    lol after the next episode things start picking up.

  7. hide says:

    Too bad…
    Soul Eater get really really good after.
    Until ep26, but that’s another story.

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:52 PM)
    @Realist: I also noticed in that story arc with the talking cats, it mentioned cats of ulthar, which was also mentioned in a HP Lovecraft story.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:20 PM)
    We have reached the moment of truth and what we waited for in space brothers manga. The next chapters cannot come fast enough.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:16 PM)
    @Realist: Like that skull head guy a bit.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Apparently in bloodbourne they are upping the violence…I think.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:13 PM)
    @Bam: Scott Snyder at least…is one of them.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:11 PM)
    @Realist: I read that mahou tsukai no yome manga you mentioned, the two available volumes. After a few chapters I started getting more into it, but I’ll need more time/updates, looks like its doing a decent enough job setting up a fairly readable plot.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:10 PM)
    @Emma: also isn’t American Vampire written by two guys?
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:10 PM)
    @Emma: not only Amira but also Kaiser and Favaro’s dialogue and characterization was pretty weak. Their feud and reconciliation was forced as he’ll, and I just hate it when powerful demons uncharacteristically waste too much time talking to humans they could, and should, easily defeat.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:07 PM)
    @k-off: the series has some sombre and unconventional stories, it’s just that the story is told indirectly thru lore and subtlety. Demon’s Souls had a decent amount of narrative to the whole affair, albeit short and told mostly thru items and NPC encounters. But unfortunately the series moved forward on from cryptic to straight minimal storytelling. DS2 feels lazy although it has a few cool narratives, like Luciatel, but you have to play your cards right to even get to see that.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 11:55 AM)
    @K-off: Demon’s Souls brought it all tho. It introduced every single aspects that defined not only its own franchise but apparently also a whole new genre. The story and game mechanics were cryptic and for those who played it 1st was never imitated again. We didn’t know what we were playing and it challenged the shot out of us and blew our minds.

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