Friday, October 4, 2013

Soul Eatober - Episodes 6-7

"The New Student"

This was my favorite episode back in the day. Basically the only one I watched repeatedly.

So Death the Kid, Liz, and Patty arrive at Weapon-Meister Academy and Black Star and Soul immediately challenge them to a fight. Maka, Tsubaki, and Dr. Stein watch. The episode is mostly centered on comedy and exposition. Well, exposition as in Maka and Dr. Stein discuss soul wavelengths and shit.

From what I recall, I had two revelations with this episode: this episode was fucking hilarious, and Maka is FUCKING ADORABLE!!!

I've started to come up with my own ideas for stuff. Either they're headcanons or fanfics, not sure yet. I do like the idea of Dr. Stein and Maka being...what does one call it? I think I like the idea of that teacher/student sort of relationship, or rather master and apprentice. Basically, during the fight, Dr. Stein tells Maka to use her ability to read the souls of others and give observations of what she sees. I like their interactions. Their connections to Death Scythe (or "Spirit") adds in a certain emotional element.

Oh yeah, and I love the ending theme "I Wanna Be" by Stance Punks. At one point I had that song on my iPod. Might need to add that again.

"Black-blooded Terror"

Maka and Soul go to Italy for a mission and then encounter a meister named Crona who has a weapon named Ragnarok inside him (Crona's gender has been a subject for debate, considering Crona's androgynous appearance. Something about the anime saying "he" and the creator saying "she" and the manga just repeatedly saying "Crona". Fascinating topic, really.)

So this episode gives us a glimpse at the, I'm assuming, main villain for this arc, who is a witch that had made Crona and Ragnarok the way they are. Also, she is voiced by Luci Christian. Quite a few Ouran cast members on this show, and from what I've heard, the same could be said about the original Japanese casting.

The episode ends on one helluva cliffhanger. The clever bastards made this the last episode on the first disc.

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