I’ve just finished Soul Eater now, and it’s like it really was a great series and the action parts were good too and the characters were cool, but I always have a problem when the series ends and I have to question a good bit of the things that happened in the series.
Like sure Maka killing the Kishin like she did certainly wrapped it up, and it was all happy giggly sunshine rainbow butts since she just had to punch him because bravery or something. But it makes no sense, it’s just supposed to be like Bravery beats Madness… For some reason… Because everyone has it too… So for some reason that makes sense. And although all the characters were cool with their action bits, my one complaint is that they are all strung together by friendship, which would be fine normally, but it interferes with the idea that they all have their own interesting personalities, and then near the end lots of people were just coming back to life with super powers for no real reason other than… Because friendship? Doesn’t jive a whole lot with me.
Excalibur was probably my favorite character, and he probably made a lot of the series for me. When he came to see all that was going to go down with Death City, I first thought he was actually going to lend himself as a weapon for Death for a while, but I’m kind of glad he didn’t so he could just keep going “FOOL!” XD
Soul was probably my second favorite character, even though they really didn’t explain a lot about him like what he was like before he met Maka, or was his piano playing so crazy before he obtained the black blood, or what his background was like in terms of family, oh well.
Other things that weren’t explained include whether Crona was a girl or guy, but my theory is this:
I can gather that his mother probably always wanted a girl, so she would have dressed him and done his hair as a girl and was also less likely to care about how her experimenting on him would affect him, so because he was always dressed like a girl he just assumed that was the way people dress and wore their hair, but because he was a he, he was really shy around Maka and blushes when she hugs him, and also why Maka thinks he is a guy when she first finds him. When Black Star poses the question in a future episode it was likely because the people working on the series knew he was very close to genderless.
Other unexplained things in the series include why Sid always refers to himself as he was before he was a zombie in reference to it matching how he’s acting in the moment as a zombie, but that’s likely just the noticeable anime trait they gave him as a character. And is it really as simple as saying that Blair is a magical cat with nine lives and not a witch? She certainly has magic like the witches as is evident in her battle with the five Mizune witches, and like all the other witches she is based on an animal which is in her case a cat and like the others she can transform into it, so what’s to say she’s not really just a nicer witch that lost only 1/9th of her soul, which stopped Soul from becoming a Death Scythe, and then decided to come live with them Without telling them so no one would try to kill her there?
And on the topic of witches what happened to the Grand Witch who held the witch meetings with Medusa,Eruka, and the other witches. They never mentioned killing her or anything, butEruka mentioned that she would be mad if she found out about all the goings on, so how did she never come into play or even notice when thi
ngs like Arachne coming back or the awakening of the Kishin took place? Wouldn’t she have been a very powerful player in all the battles? Also why do they call all the monsters who they kill for eating human souls and being corrupted Kishin, and then call the ultimate monster and original Kishin just Kishin as well? Shouldn’t the first Kishin who had to be trapped under the city be called something like the Original Kishin for the sake of knowing whether they’re talking about the all-powerful spreader of madness or just an ordinary monster of which Soul had eaten 99 at the start of the first season? O.K.?
More importantly why are Maka and Soul really adamant about collecting all 99 souls and 1 witch soul in the first couple of episodes so as to make Soul into a Death Scythe like Maka’s father, but then none of the characters even bring it up again after the first season? Sure a lot of important mission and grudges and evil characters start showing up, but after that it seems like the idea that some characters are on different levels of power and such than those that haven’t progressed just disappears, and then suddenly it turns into Dragon Ball Z when the power levels of characters just stops being measured and instead they just use names like Super Saiyan and characters just grow far more powerful without much explanation. I suppose that can just be attributed to action anime as a whole though.
A lot of these questions might be explained better in the Manga for the series, but I’m not one to go through that. And aside from all the confusion, Soul Eater is actually a really great action anime, and in that way I’d say it draws a ton from Dragon Ball Z when I think about it. All the family/friendship/good morals kind of stuff and the crazy powerful attacks which are always getting more powerful, and then all the characters with short tempers and silly sore spots shows that connection. But it also has a great story. Solid 8.5/10.