The Password is Courage

I’m not a big anime watcher, usually only falling back on it when I’m in a coding slump and feeling really bored. It was on one such occasion that I picked up Soul Eater. It’s rare to get such a character-driven story out of mainstream anime. The characters, music, art design, style… all of it clicked with me. I fell in love with it from the first episode.

I stopped watching about a month before the story ended so that I could see the final five episodes all in one go. Well, it ended late last month and I only just got around to watching them. Maybe because I was busy, maybe because I didn’t want to admit to myself that it was over. Little of both, probably.

In the end it was a disappointment. Soul Eater could have been so much more, if only they had focused on the characters instead of devolving into a huge action battle. I guess such an ending it is to be expected from something based on a shōnen manga, though from what I’ve heard it deviated quite a bit from the source, which is still ongoing. Maybe I’ll pick that up.

Posted on April 28, 2009 in Anime, Soul Eater, TV

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