OMG! It’s the rare limited edition Pokemon…Symmetru!
This week I’m bringing you the start of our new, out-of-the-box Soul Eater blogging. Episode 03 was the end of the Soul Eater prologue and I think it’s an appropriate starting point for our “SRS Business” blogging. After the obligatory summary and thoughts I’ve begun work on our “SE Character Reference Sheet”. It takes a fair amount of work/time to fill in the information there so I’ve only done our main characters for this week. This sheet will continually be updated and revised (so long as the anime continues) and is based on EVENTS SHOWN IN THE ANIME SO FAR. Yes, some information not listed here has been revealed in the manga, but until it appears in the anime, I consider it “unknown”. Any help filling in details is welcomed, be it aliases, quirks, (anime current) information, etc. More characters will be added next week, and I’m planning on at least 2 or more characters added per episode. Enjoy!
Death the Kid appears as the final character in the Soul Eater prologue as we watch his battle against the Egyptian Pharaoh Anubis and his own personal…”difficulties”.
You just wait Tony Hawk, someday I’ll have 18 of my own games on multiple consoles too…
It’s been almost a week since I first watched this episode, and I’ve discovered one important fact: I’m going to keep saying the same crap over and over again when it comes to this show. I love the soundtrack, I love the fight scenes, the voices, everything. I would say that episode 03 was by far the funniest episode I’ve watched so far…it had me rolling laughing at Death’s “I’m filth, I’m swine, I should die!” antics, Patty’s psychotic child-like laughter, Liz’s paranoia and her reaction to being licked by a “kinda cute” mummy. That’s what I love about Soul Eater, the soul! Every character has quirks and faults and while full of shoneny GARness, manages to remain extremely human and accessible.
Highlight: I’ll admit it…Patty and Liz wrapped up in mummy dressings…Hawt. (with a capital ‘H’) Other than that, any scene where Kid was flying around to that ridiculously awesome JPOP theme song.
Next Week: Maka and Black Star battle a zombified Sid in a graveyard during “extended classes”.
Note: I’m writing about our protagonists as if they’re being monitored from the antagonists’ perspective and vice versa. Hence the “threat” evaluation. Also, I held back on a lot of the “funny” that will be added in the future due to not wanting to spoil the anime.
Soul Eater Character Reference Sheet
Name: Maka Albarn
Information: Maka Albarn, Shibusen technician and partner of Soul Eater. Daughter of Death Scthye and an as of yet unknown female scythe technician. Harbors a strong distrust for all males, with the exception of her weapon partner, Soul Eater. Appears very down-to-earth and level-headed.
Battle Performance: So far all we’ve been able to ascertain is her armed combat abilities. Maka wields her partner Soul in the form of a scythe with above-average skill, however due to a lack of data, she is currently not considered a threat.
Quirks: Small chest, jealousy towards females with larger chests, and an obvious bitterness towards her “cheating” father.
Name: Soul Eater
Information: Soul Eater, Shibusen student and partner of Maka Albarn. Origins are currently unknown. Obsessed with all things “cool” and manly. Can’t seem to handle his women.
Battle Performance: Reports so far state that while usually in weapon form, Soul can transform parts of his body into weapons and, in a way, wield himself. This does not appear to be overly effective though, and his threat is determined by the status of his partner, Maka.
Quirks: Bleeds from the nose at the appearance of beautiful women and wishes he was a GAR as Kamina (see: TTGL).
Name: Black Star
Information: Black Star, Shibusen technician and partner of Tsubaki Nakatsukasa. Origins currently unknown. Appears to be a trained assassin, although he is fatally flawed by his fixation on making himself the biggest, most noticeable character. Although a bit of a pushover normally, Black Star is a force to be reckoned with once he becomes serious.
Battle Performance: While fairly capable with his weapons, Black Star’s tendency to expose himself at the wrong times for theatrical purposes make him a minor threat. Once he starts to take a battle seriously, his prowess for both hand-to-hand and armed combat jump to exceptionally high levels.
Quirks: Currently competing against Blair on Shibusen Idol (and losing), angry because Death the Kid will always be more popular than him, wishes Tsubaki would bathe with earplugs.
Name: Tsubaki Nakatsukasa
Alias: the Dark Demon Blade
Information: Tsubaki Nakatsukasa, Shibusen student and partner of Black Star. Origins unknown. How she puts up with Black Star we may never know, especially considering she is an extremely talented and professional student. Tsubaki is capable of shifting into multiple weapon forms.
Battle Performance: No independent battle action has been shown yet, although she is capable of serving as a decoy for her partner when necessary. Due to her partner, her threat level is determined by his seriousness. Ability to shift into multiple weapon types does rank her higher than Soul Eater though.
Quirks: A defender to bathing women everywhere, currently competing in Shibusen’s Next Top Model, Riex’s current SE crush.
Name: Death the Kid
Information: Death the Kid, Shibusen shinigami and partner of Patty and Liz Thompson. Son of Shinigami and an unknown partner. Obsessed with perfection, Death the Kid (casually known as “Kid”) is already a shinigami, but wishes to collect souls for his weapons like everyone else. He’s got an odd passion for symmetry and so he wields two weapons partners, doubling the amount of souls he must collect. Travels around on a flying skateboard.
Battle Performance: When faced with a symmetrical opponent, Kid is even less threatening than freshman Shibusen technicians as he is rendered totally incapable of fighting. Once that symetry is destroyed, Kid becomes a psychotic madman harnessing immense destructive power. If he’s around and your hair doesn’t part down the middle, GTFO.
Quirks: Has attempted to make an appearance in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Again, handles his women much better (and rougher, I might add) than Soul, has more mood swings than a teenage female on the rag.
Name: Patricia & Elizabeth Thompson
Alias: Double Team Demon Guns
Information: Patty and Liz Thompson, shinigami weapons of Death the Kid. Origins currently unknown. Sisters with very distinct personalities, the Thompsons serve not only as Kid’s weapons, but as his moral support as well. Patty is the younger sister with a larger bust size (which drives Liz crazy) and a very child-like personality. Elizabeth is the older sister with a smaller bust size who has a more age appropriate attitude.
Battle Performance: In the hands of [a functional] Death the Kid, Patty & Liz live up to their alias “Double Team Demon Guns”. Even without Kid, the duo is capable of using one sister as a weapon while the other sister wields her. This is a significant increase in battle prowess compare to Soul/Tsubaki, although no solo skills and abilities have been found yet.
Quirks: Both sisters are competing in Shibusen’s Next Top Model.
So that’s what the character sheet looks like. By the time this show is done it’s going to be huge! My goal is to create a informative, humorous, and yes, slightly opinionated point of reference for current/future visitors/viewers of the show. I’m not trying to make a Wiki, but something personalized for my tastes and those of the readers at THAT. Chip in, and let’s turn this into something great.
No no no, you don’t walk away from that. *sigh*
So what do you think, is this kind of content worth waiting until the weekend for? Or would you rather just have the churned out summary/thoughts ASAP?
Any stats you’d like to add to the character sheets? (IE: favorite color…and no, I’m not adding that)
I’ve got “competitions” planned for the future. Mostly spoofs off of popular American TV shows, hence Shibusen’s Next Top Model and Shibusen Idol. Any other ideas?