Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Addict Overview: Soul Eater
Maka Albarn is an up and coming meister who's just bagged her 99th soul and is one more away from turning her partner weapon, Soul Eater Evans, into a Deathscythe, a personal weapon to the powerful Grim Reaper. Unfortunately a strange turn of events has lead her to capture the soul of a catgirl instead of that of a witch and our duo now must start over from the beginning. That is the supposed premise of Soul Eater right from episode one. You'd think the rest of the series would follow the cookie-cutter "Villain/Creature of the Week" formula that shows like Pokemon follow, but after a few episodes that completely changes as a lurking evil plans to make it's move, which could plunge the world in madness and lead to the downfall of Lord Death himself. The world of Soul Eater is really unique. It takes place in an alternate version of our world where monsters, zombies, witches, werewolves and other creatures exist alongside normal humans. This world is watched over by the Grim Reaper himself, who forms a special academy to train a future generation of fighters who will carry out missions that involve keeping the peace and hunting down anyone who has decided to consume the souls of the innocent and willingly corrupt themselves to gain power, also known as Kishins. These fighters are known as Meisters, individuals with exceptional fighting skills, and Weapons, special individuals with the ability to transform themselves into certain weapons. All who attend the Death City Weapon Meister Academy, or the DWMA, live in Lord Death's personal city, known as Death City. This location serves as the main hub for most of series.