Soul Eater: Part One
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Maka is a Meister and Soul is her Weapon. As students at the Grim Reaper’s Death Weapon Meister Academy, their study habits couldn’t be more different. But in battle against the supernatural forces of evil, they’re a freakin’ lethal team.
That’s when Soul transforms – literally – into a razor-sharp scythe, and every defeated wicked soul he sucks down makes him more deadly. That’s when Maka unleashes the merciless slayer within, wielding her partner and dropping monsters. Seriously. Monsters. Like the witches, werewolves, and zombies that lurk in the shadows and feed on the souls of the innocent. Every freakish ghoul Maka and Soul take out strengthens their bond, and fighting alongside their fellow Meister/Weapon classmates, Maka and Soul are the world’s last line of defense against evil.
The comedy-fantasy Soul Eater (2008) takes place at the Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school run by the Grim Reaper to create pairs of fighters, one of whom transforms into a weapon wielded by a partner called a "Meister." Too-cool-for-school Soul turns into a scythe that fussy Maka uses; infinitely patient Tsubaki becomes a variety of weapons for motor-mouth assassin Black Star. The quartet must collect the souls of evil humans that could become the terrible demons called Kishin. They're joined by the Grim Reaper's powerful but addled son Death the Kid, who worships the principle of symmetry. The machinations of the evil witch Medusa balance the nuttiness with a serious threat. The mixture of freewheeling silliness, imaginative designs, and supernatural adventures may remind viewers of Gurren Lagann, but the artists push the visuals even further. The designs of Soul and Black Star are essentially collections of angles; the lumpy-looking sun and moon leer woozily from the sky as if they were just back from a prolonged binge. Not surprisingly, Professor Franken Stein looks like he was haphazardly sewn together from spare parts, but so do all his accessories, including his bento box. Otaku have eagerly awaited the American debut of Soul Eater, and the series has all the elements of a cross-Pacific hit. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, risqué humor, nudity, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
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Soul Eater focuses mainly on the Death Weapon Meister Academy which was set up by Death himself to train weapons and meisters into fighting the forces of evil known as Kishin. A weapon is a person who can actually transform into a, well, weapon. A meister then wields that weapon and fights with it. The primary protagonists of the series are Maka, a young meister, and her weapon, Soul, who can turn into a scythe. At the start of the show, the two are working on collecting 99 souls and then the soul of a witch so as to turn Soul into a Death Scythe, a weapon that can be wielded by Death himself. There are two more meisters the show focuses on: a ninja assassin named Black Star whose massive ego will either humor you or annoy you. His partner, Tsubaki, is a perfect foil to him, though, as she is quiet, calm, and smart. The two make for an entertaining pair, but Maka and Soul's pairing are much more interesting in my opinion. The next meister is Death's son, Death the Kid. Kid is perhaps the most entertaining character of the show. He is, to put it simply, a perfectionist and so is obsessed with perfect symmetry to the point that he will vomit up blood if he sees something un-symmetrical. That or demolish it. He carries twin pistols named Liz and Patty who have their own little quirks that make for a highly entertaining team to watch.
The rest of the characters are also a joy to watch, especially Maka's father, who is the current Death Scythe. The witch Medusa, despite only being around for a few scenes, has the potential of becoming one of the most sinister villains of recent anime.
The voice acting is well done for both Japanese and English voice actors. Laura Bailey's impression of Maka is a bit more softer than Junko Takeuchi, but both manage to pull off her character well enough in their own ways. I actually preferred Micah Solusad's Soul better than the Japanese seiyu, but both performances are great. As for the rest of the performances, I can't help but think that Black Star's and Kid's English actors are not as good as they could have been. The Japanese seiyu's manage to pull off their respective characters very well, but I think there could have been better choices for the English voice actors. The rest of the cast I have no complaints with on either side.
And now for the visuals, and oh boy, what a visual treat. Seriously, perhaps the best selling point of this series is the animation. The character designs are gorgeous and unique, the fight sequences are so incredibly well done you will find yourself watching them over and over again. The backgrounds are fleshed out and also unique, creating a whole new world that's as interesting as it is enjoyable to watch. The unique take on the Sun and the Moon is also a visual highlight. This is serious eye candy, folks.
The music for the show is great as background and also for listening. I intend to get the soundtrack as soon as it comes out in the States. The opener sounds a bit too serious for a show like Soul Eater, but it is still awsome to watch and deserves to be considered one of the best anime openings. The ending theme is just as good.
Overall, Soul Eater is perhaps the best anime I have seen since FLCL and Evangelion. The animation is by far the best I have ever seen (and that's saying a lot)and the plot is as entertaining as it is interesting. The characters are fun, though some may annoy you a little, and the voice acting is good on both sides. Regardless of whether you are new to anime or not, I highly recommend Soul Eater. Watch it. Love it. Thank me later.
The one thing im wondering about is the price diference in between this first dvd and the rest of the episodes.......... almost twice the price on the others....
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