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Summary:

Word gets out that Shinigami-sama’s son is enrolling, so Black*Star takes Soul and waits at the front of the school for him. Death the Kid is actually three hours late on his first day because he spent so much time at home making sure everything was perfectly symmetrical before he left. When he finally does arrive, he admires the symmetry of the school building and is devastated when Black*Star unintentionally destroys that symmetry by standing on and breaking ones of the spikes sticking out the main skull structure. This pisses Kidd off enough to fight, and he has no trouble handling both Soul and Black*Star. Soul attempts to attack him from behind, but Kidd stops Soul’s blade with his gun and counterattacks by shooting Soul in the gut. This fight attracts the attention of the students inside the school, and Maka, Tsubaki, and Stein go outside to deal with it.

Since Maka has the ability to see people’s souls, Stein has her look at the ones of Kidd, Liz, and Patty as part of a special lesson. Maka observes that the three soul wavelengths are indeed matched up, and she realizes that the three admire each other. Stein confirms this by explaining that Liz and Patty admire Kidd’s dignified soul since the two of them were raised on the streets. Kidd, on the other hand, admires the sisters’ positive souls because they’re different from his own highly-strung self. Back in the fight, Black*Star and Soul decide to attempt what they call a friendship union, but all that ends up happening is Soul turning into his scythe form and landing blade-side down on Black*Star’s head. This cuts a deep gash on Black*Star’s head, and he’s subsequently unable to pick the scythe up. Maka knows that the reason for this is that the pair’s soul wavelengths aren’t matched, and Stein asserts that before fighting an enemy, a meister and a weapon have to face each other as partners.

Soul and Black*Star thus choose to break up but stay friends, and while they’re hugging, Kidd shoots them both in the head. As the two get back up, they decide that they have to finish what they started, so they renew their attacks on Kidd. Black*Star eventually manages to grab Kidd’s leg and pulls him onto the ground, giving Soul an opening to slash at their opponent. This doesn’t do much to faze Kidd though, and he responds by performing a Resonance of Souls with Liz and Patty. It turns the two girls into large gun attachments and puts Kidd into what he calls Execution mode, allowing him to fire the Death Cannon. Using this on Soul and Black*Star succeeds in knocking them both out, but afterwards, Kidd loses consciousness too. Maka realizes that when Soul had earlier slashed at Kidd, he had cut some of Kidd’s bangs, and Kidd didn’t notice the broken symmetry until after the explosion. Soul and Black*Star decide that this means that they came from behind to win, and Maka and Tsubaki are reunited with their respective partners.

Shinigami-sama then shows up since it’s his son’s first day and decides to take Kidd home for today. With Shinigami-sama right in front of her, Maka tries to see what his soul looks like, but she doesn’t see anything at all. She thus concludes that he doesn’t have a soul, not realizing that his is so big that it covers the entire school.

Preview

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I could probably once again talk about how this was a fight episode that still didn’t do much for the overall story, but I actually really, really enjoyed this episode because it was hilarious, and the fight was tons of fun to watch (I say that a lot about this series, but this was even more than usual). I laughed through the entire yuujou gattai (friendship union) scene that went so horribly wrong for Black*Star and Soul, and Kidd shooting them while they were declaring their friendship was pretty funny too. I also liked the twist of how the very last shot of the episode reveals that Shinigami-sama’s soul is big enough to cover the entire school. I can only imagine what kind of fighting power he wields.

Next week looks to involve one of the girls who’s shown in the OP, so I assume she’s a recurring character and thus plays a fairly important role in the story. I doubt it’ll end up being as funny as this week was, but the BONES team has thus far done a wonderful job on this series, so I’m looking forward to it.

May 12, 2008 at 6:03 pm
37 comments »
  • May 12, 2008 at 6:11 pmChansteR

    Episode looks sweet. Its all about that action and kid looking awesome as well.

  • May 12, 2008 at 6:13 pmjime

    yeahh!!! i have been waiting for this episode XD!!

  • May 12, 2008 at 6:24 pmKona

    Next episode is going to be awesome. We’re finally getting Chrona!

  • May 12, 2008 at 6:26 pmSigurd-kun

    Woah…….This will be funny….everyone will meet in dis epi

  • May 12, 2008 at 7:13 pmRmX

    Ah, great lulz were had.

    Now bring me the next ep so that we can get some serious fights again.

  • May 12, 2008 at 7:45 pmwere

    nice ep very hilarious, cant wait too see Shinigami-sama in action with his soul able to cover the entire city. i wonder thou is that really his soul or it is some kind of barrier to protect the city.

  • May 12, 2008 at 7:47 pmSadmask

    Oh yay Chrona!

  • May 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm42-42-564

    chrona ftw!

  • May 12, 2008 at 9:28 pmCain

    Ragnarok ftw!!! Anyway, this has to be the best ep so far, really love the scene where blackstar and Soul are running toward each other, cute ;)

  • May 12, 2008 at 9:46 pmCherubium

    Male Love FTW…….

    Seems like a lot of BL this season. Good for girls……..

    Good thing Kid shot them before anything else happened.

  • May 12, 2008 at 10:20 pmTen_Ryu_Oh

    To answer were >> Shinigami-sama uses his soul & body to fixed onto the ground to seal and stablise the Kishin underneath the city. So if Shinigami-sama plans to move out of the city, the whole city WILL move with him too. (Took from comic XD)

  • May 12, 2008 at 10:25 pmKaitune

    Next Ep… FINALLY!!! Good that we are getting to the main storyline…

  • May 12, 2008 at 10:41 pmRmX

    @Ten_Ryu_Oh: Learn to use spoiler tags.

  • May 13, 2008 at 1:09 amRandomGuy

    That’s actually not just the school, it’s the entire city… the school is at the very tip top of that mountain or whatever it is, you can see it if you look closely.

  • May 13, 2008 at 2:52 amSana

    Oh man I wish this show and Macross F got more attention than Code Geass. Anyway it seems this episode is going to be good, can’t wait for the subs!

  • May 13, 2008 at 3:27 amphatmlrd

    I wonder if Bones will continue to do one chapter per episode throughout all 51 episodes. Or if they’ll stop half-way through to give it an original ending like with Full Metal Alchemist?

  • May 13, 2008 at 4:25 amJacob

  • May 13, 2008 at 9:07 amCain

    Chrona is a boy.

  • May 13, 2008 at 9:50 amSadmask

    Isn’t Chrona a girl? Or is his/her gender actually undecided?

  • May 13, 2008 at 9:57 amCain

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • May 13, 2008 at 10:15 amphatmlrd

    @Cain & Sadmask
    Chrona is a girl.

  • May 13, 2008 at 11:11 amCrazyguy

    @phatmlrd

    chrona is a boy

    read the manga.. seriously… -_-

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:05 pmSadmask

    Different scanlations, actually. In some, Medusa says Chrona is her daughter. In others, Medusa refers to Chrona as her son.

    In Wikipedia, they say Chrona’s gender is unpecified, though most scanlations have taken to calling Chrona a female.

    Like, wtf. o_o

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:19 pmSanDo

    CHRONA !!!

    I still think in her as a girl…but…he / or she…ROCKS !
    and Ragnarok !

  • May 13, 2008 at 2:15 pmmonica

    i’m pretty sure that shinigama-sama’s soul actually covers the entire city of Death, not just the school

  • May 13, 2008 at 6:41 pmkarasu

    Chrona is a girl. You idiots who are reading those scans are…well, idiots. Did you really think they translated right when they can’t even type properly in correct English grammar?

  • May 13, 2008 at 7:13 pmlol_matt

    @Cain

    You are wrong. Medusa refers to Chrona as her daughter, not son. You are right about Chrona being attracted to Maka though. YEAH FOR YURI!

  • May 13, 2008 at 8:58 pmJay

    This episode had some priceless moments. I couldnt wait for the sub n ended up watching the raw.

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:11 amCox

    Is anyone Subing this>>>?!

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:12 amCox

    NM here is a list :D

    AnimeYoshi
    Generation neXt-Onibaku
    Anime-Empire & … nsubs
    Rumbel-subs
    Anime Enlighten … twork
    Lonewolf Fansubs

  • May 14, 2008 at 2:27 pmZoe

    @karasu

    The manga never uses gender-specific pronouns or nouns for Chrona. Medusa always says “kodomo.” Even the official episode 7 summary does the same thing–always “kodomo” rather than kanojo/shounen/onna/otoko.

  • May 15, 2008 at 3:11 amTan-Tan

    Chrona is a girl. Medusa called her her daughter.

  • May 15, 2008 at 9:58 amCain

    @Tan-Tan
    Read Zoe comment, I think we should stick with “we don’t know if it’s a he or a she” for now, until next week that is :)

  • May 15, 2008 at 11:31 amCrazyguy

    my heads beginning to hurt now so lets just say chrona has no gender and has neither a prick or a hole >_<

  • May 15, 2008 at 9:26 pmphatmlrd

    @Cain
    How far into the manga have you read?
    I’ve read up to chapter 33 and it’s pretty evident to me that she is a girl. But if you’ve read further I’ll take your word for it.

  • May 16, 2008 at 12:42 pmZoe

    @phatmird
    I treat Chrona as a girl, but even all the way up to 47 they deliberately keep it ambiguous.

  • September 1, 2009 at 11:59 pmstarss

    I just started picking this up and I LOVE how eccentric and crazy it is! However, I can’t get a grasp on the mythology of this whole world. It just seems like the author put down whatever was of interest- it looks like the show is aimed solely at graffiti artists instead of teen boys.