I’ve watched the first Soul Eater, it was good enough for my taste, yet I was expecting them to redo the weird ending they have. So I was expecting some sequel or alternative version to pop out. And here I go, something called Soul Eater Not! starts.
But alas, it doesn’t seem to be anything like the old series. Here we are not focusing on Maka and Co, instead we have a new protagonist, Tsugumi Harudori. And the whole story so far seems just like a fanservice filler, in the good sense of the word. They are just trying, it seems, to make a show that old fans can enjoy without worrying about how this is going to connect with the main series.
Obvious problem with such an attempt is that you can’t bring in big events or lasting villain characters. Because they weren’t in the main story. But what you can do is put certain characters into the spotlight, make it enjoyable by giving them time to show off their personalities.
Sounds good. Now how are you going about making a show where the enjoyment comes from watching characters live their, to some extent, normal lives? You make all the characters moe school girls in short skirts, right?.. No!
Really, I have nothing against the idea of putting a normal girl into this Death Weapon Meister Academy, but there is no need to make it just another slice of life show out of it. One of the reasons Soul Eater was good is the craziness that was in every episode. And so far Soul Eater Not did not show much of that, but instead it showed quite a few tropes of anime comedy that I am not fond of.
Anyway, I don’t know, I hope this anime turns out good, but I don’t have much hope. It was nice seeing Maka, Soul, Seed, Black Star and Tsubaki again, at least there I don’t have any reason to complain.
So tell me what you think =) Till the next time, See you (^_^)/