Hello, and welcome to the latest installment of Anime of The Week #64! Do you like action? Do you like fantasy? Do you like unique artstyles? Then this anime is for you! The anime is Soul Eater .
Apr 7, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009 (Spring 2008)
Death City is home to the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy, a technical academy headed by the Shinigami—Lord Death himself. Its mission: to raise “Death Scythes” for the Shinigami to wield against the many evils of their fantastical world. These Death Scythes, however, are not made from physical weapons; rather, they are born from human hybrids who have the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons, and only after they have consumed the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch’s soul.
Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who only seems to care about what’s cool, aims to become a Death Scythe with the help of his straight-laced wielder, or meister, Maka Albarn. The contrasting duo work and study alongside the hot headed Black☆Star and his caring weapon Tsubaki, as well as the Shinigami’s own son, Death the Kid, an obsessive-compulsive dual wielder of twin pistols Patty and Liz.
Soul Eater follows these students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world’s threats while working together under the snickering sun to become sounder in mind, body, and soul.
Soul Eater is an anime that I had fond memories with growing up. Watching it again, it was an enjoyable ride from start to finish. The characters were very likeable and their designs alone stood out compared to other characters that were around in the late 2000s, as the anime’s artstyle was definitely unique, to say the least. The characters were also likeable, each with their own backstories and why they choose to fight the enemies of the series. The fight scenes were also fun to watch, whether it’s an actual fight between two characters, or its an emotional struggle that the characters goes through. Though the anime does get a few laughs now and then, one episode I remember in particular was based around an exam that takes place. That got a few laughs out of me, at least. The music is also a delight to listen to, especially the anime’s first opening, being named “Resonance”. Though it was clear to me that some songs were more memorable than others. But I’m sure you’ll find your favorite song when you take a listen. Overall, Soul Eater was a delightful show to watch. With its interesting characters, unique artstyle, and fun action scenes, I believe that Soul Eater is an anime worth watching, for both new and old anime fans.
1 Season(s): 51 Episodes
Thanks for reading, and see you on the next Anime of The Week! 🙂