Sunday, April 10, 2011

Soul Eater

Plot: The story Soul Eater is about an academy that's for meisters and weapons. The job of a meister is to use their partnered weapon to collect ninety-nine evil souls and one soul of a witch, so that their weapons become a death-scythe that will be used by their principal, Shinigami-Sama.

The series revolves around three different teams: Maka and her partner Soul; the son of Shinigami-sama Death the Kidd and Liz and Patti; and Black Star and his partner Tsubaki. All three of them must defend Death City from the evil and insanity that lurk everywhere from the evil witches to even themselves.


The studio that directed and animated Soul Eater was Bones (which has also done other well known series such as, Wolf's Rain, Full Metal Alchemist, Angelic Layer, Ouran High School Host Club, and many more.)

From what I've learned from Soul Eater's creator, Atsushi Okubo, his inspiration for the art was Tim Burton, and you can easily tell that's the case when you first look at Death City. The art in the anime is spectacular. It's eye candy for me. Seriously. Bones definitely put a lot of effort into the artwork.


I loved almost all of them, to be honest with you. Soul, Maka, Death the Kidd, Black Star, Tsubaki, Liz, Patti, Chrona, Ragnarok, Stein, Medusa, Spirit, Shinigami-Sama, Marie, Mifune, Blair, Excalibur (even if he's purposely the most annoying anime character in existence) get the idea.

My point is that all the characters were unique and different in their own ways and all very lovable.

The only character I didn't care about was Asura. Now I say this because besides the fact that he was the main antagonist of the series, he wasn't treated like one. Yes, he had a lot of powers. Yes, he defeated Shinigami in battle and made Death the Kidd want to get revenge, but I never felt that he was so horrible that he absolutely needed to die. I felt that in some ways, Medusa really took that role. Now as much as I liked her character because she's intelligent, charismatic, sinister, manipulative, scheming and powerful, but her actions were more hateful and cruel than what Asura had ever done. And what really irked me was that even though Maka and Stein defeated her in battle that lasted a couple of episodes, it felt all back seated compared to the inevitable fight against Asura.


Soul Eater's soundtrack is probably one of the best aspects of this anime. Especially the Openings. In fact, the first Opening of Soul Eater is very well-known amongst us Otakus.

All in all:

Soul Eater is a great anime for those who like action, comedy, adventure, and some drama with a good helping of epicness. Again, the only downfall the anime really has is that it doesn't have a solid villian.

I rate it 9/10

Friday, November 27, 2009

Air TV and the movie

The plot for AIR TV and movie is about a homeless street performer Yukito, who is trying to find the winged girl in the sky (a fairytale he learned from his now deceased mother.) He arrives to this town with nothing, but a puppet and an empty stomach. Misuzu, a girl who desperately wants a friend, offers him a place at her house with her adopted mom. Because of the fact that he suspects Misuzu is the winged girl in the sky, he accepts. And, thus begins the story.

Well, I heard how good this series was from a very good friend of mine and she highly recommended it. So, naturally, I wanted to try it. And, I somewhat recently finished watching the entire show.

I have to say, I really liked and appreciated AIR. The art was very pretty. There was a lot of detail. The plot was very nice and enjoyable. The music was also nice and didn't overdo it. Misuzu, Kana, Haruka(the adopted mother/aunt), and Yukito were, in my opinion, the best characters on the show.

On the other hand, although the plot was good, I think it started to slow down too much later on. And, I didn't dislike them, but I didn't understand the purpose of the two other girls Kano and Minagi. And, I wished that the show explored the realationship of Yukito and Misuzu and Misuzu and Haruka a little more. They both so interesting and heartwarming. Then, I really didn't understand the ending to the TV version(there's two different ending.) It was a little confusing to me.

So, I'm going to give this a three and a half out of five.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Earl and Fairy

I happened upon Earl and Fairy one day, as I was bored, surfing YouTube for fun. And, I saw the there was a AMV, for Earl and Fairy (Although, I didn't even know what it was, at the time.) So, I watched it and decided to watch to see how I would like it. Well, I just recently finished the whole twelve episodes (Usually, I would be very disapointed that it lasted for such a short amount of time, but I think the series would've lost peoples' interest, if it kept going) and here's my thoughts on it.

For one, the plot was good. I liked how they've set the time frame to somewhere around the Victorian times and, how they've set in Europe. Also, I appreciated that the creator of Earl and Fairy obviously tried to make the show different from most. Also, I found it fun that everyone was introduced to the different types of fairies that came into the series (as short as it was) Then, I liked Lydia Carlton's character (the main heroine) she's independant and generous, but obviously insecure about herself (which, in my opinion, makes her more realistic.) The artwork was okay. The colors were pretty and elegant and the artists obviously put a lot of detail into the clothing.

On the other hand, there were a few things that kept reacurring that was okay at first, but quickly started to get old. For example, both male characters Kelpie and Edgar (he's the guy in the picture) kept endlessly trying to capture the heart of Lydia, who's made it clear to both of them that she's not interested. Then, even though Lydia keeps on refusing them, it's pretty obvious that she likes Edgar, but is constantly in self denial. Then, I found it very odd how Edgar looks and acts A LOT like Tamaki Souh from Ouran High School Host clubs.

Anyway, I would give this a three out of five.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Instant Teen: Just Add Nuts

I found this story at Borders, about two years ago during Christmas break. I ended up buying the first volume, on a whim. And, I recently just finished the entire series. But, I felt a little disappointed. Anyway, here's my thoughts on Instant Teen.

For one, the plot was pretty good, for the most part. The artwork was okay. I have definitely seen better. Then, I kinda liked the compare and contrasting both of the life between a child and an adult.

However, I didn't like how harsh everyone was to young Natsumi. I mean, she was in third grade. Her best friend Asuma and the doctor (as they both knew her secret of changing ages) they expected a lot of maturity from her. The doctor didn't yell at her best friend when he was acting somewhat childish. I found that pretty unfair.

Anyway, I give this a two out of five.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Attention All HitsuHina Fans!!

I apologize for taking so long to post my avatar that was promised. Anyway, here's an avatar that's 150x150. As you can see, it's one of the famous romantic pairings (And, one of my personal favorites) Hinamori Momo(A.K.A. Bedwetter Momo) and Hitsugaya Toushiro (A.K.A. Shiro-Chan) from the famous anime/manga Bleach. My rules are the same, and I hope you enjoy!  

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I have read, yet another series done by the creator Matsuri Hino. I found it while I was in a
book(Yes, I go to a lot of book stores.) and I was curious when I saw WANTED. Although, it's only three chapters long, it's a story in my opinion that's hard to forget.

For one, it has an excellent plot! I don't see many stories that revolve around pirates that aren't intended for boys. So, that in itself, was intriguing. Then, I found it funny that the characters Armelia and Skulls acting very much(And, looked like them a little) like Yuuki and Zero from Vampire Knight. Then, the artwork was very good as usual.

On the other hand, my only problem is that I was disappointed that Matsuri Hino isn't keeping the series going (I don't know if she'll continue it or not.) As I said before, it's only three chapters. And, it left me wanting more, so I was sad about that.

Anyway, I give this a four out of five.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Meru Peri

I had started this series very recently, but I haven't finished it, yet (I'm very close to it now.) I've heard of Matsuri Hino's past work Meru Peri, after I first started Vampire Knight. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it very much, but after I started reading, I quickly grew to love it and here's my thoughts on the story:

For one, the start of the story grabs your attention quickly. It doesn't drag the plot. Then, I liked how of Airi was like myself (Straight forward and one track mind.) It was nice for other people to relate to that. Then, it was interesting to Aram have almost the same situation as Loki (Matantei Loki Ragnarok.) And, it's a very sweet and light hearted story. And, if someone is looking for something that's not dark, then I would recommend Meru Peri.

On the other hand, I did not like Aram's brother. He was really creepy.

Well, all in all, I would give this a five out of five.