Random Curiosity




Armed with the legend of Excalibur, Ox Ford visits the cave where the sword sits and easily pulls it out of the ground. Excalibur turns out not to be what Ox expects though, as the sword hardly lets Ox speak and is more concerned about telling his own story. Ox is eager to hear Excalibur’s heroic tale, but Excalibur goes off on many tangents pertaining to coffee in the morning, his family, dancing in an opera house, solving a mystery with Sherlock Holmes and Watson, adventures with King Arthur, and the love of his life. Excalibur also sings about himself at length before finally formally choosing Ox, however by this point, Ox has had enough and puts Excalibur back into the ground. Ox already has a partner and only came because he wanted to do a homework report on Excalibur, but he’s too disgusted now. The following day in class, the students have prepared their reports, and Black*Star ended up doing his on Excalibur. His report consists of only one word: Excalibur’s oft-used expression bakame (idiot).


Meh. It was amusing to hear Koyasu Takehito sing in English – the “Here we go!” cracked me up and he sang through the commercials – but that was probably more novelty factor than anything else. Otherwise, I didn’t really love or hate this episode – it was just a lot of Excalibur’s normal antics, and it highlighted Ox Ford as part of the supporting cast. And since we’re in the middle of some really good main story, the only really exciting part of this episode was the preview. Especially this. Next week should be a lot of fun.

July 28, 2008 at 11:19 pm
  • July 28, 2008 at 11:21 pmDimez


  • July 28, 2008 at 11:23 pmLobotomist

    Love this show…
    best show of this damn period along with Code Geass R2

  • July 28, 2008 at 11:28 pmspaz

    why must there be fillers :(

  • July 28, 2008 at 11:31 pmAndy

    Damn it… I’ve been waiting for the “Fight to the death” part to be animated. *Sigh* one more week and both Code Geass and Soul Eater will have to satisfy my desires.

  • July 28, 2008 at 11:32 pmBAKABAKASHI


  • July 28, 2008 at 11:35 pmwingz

    fillers are use to fill in empty story plot lines which need more time to prepare for the awesomeness…or do you wanna just see a 10 second fight and all talk?

  • July 28, 2008 at 11:46 pmjonaht

    Yay~ Excalibur again~ Love him~ LOL~
    I love THEIR emotion!!

  • July 29, 2008 at 12:20 amv1cious

    uh oh Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 29, 2008 at 12:25 amAnonymous

    Excalibur feels like something out of Ed Gorey…

    Especially reminds me of the Doubtful Guest: http://www.goblinville.com/bootique/images/gorey/gorey-doubtful-guest.jpg

  • July 29, 2008 at 12:26 amCamon

    YAY NEXT WEEK!!! Finally getting to the good stuff.

  • July 29, 2008 at 12:39 amSwiftyfire

    So this is a filler? I was wondering why I didn’t remember this from the manga.

  • July 29, 2008 at 12:45 amc_h_a_n

    EXCALIBAAAARRRR! you’re god damn annoying. can’t wait for next week ~

  • July 29, 2008 at 1:02 amGStrike-

    finally getting to the exciting part of the series

  • July 29, 2008 at 1:18 amuu


  • July 29, 2008 at 1:56 amstephh


  • July 29, 2008 at 2:56 amBROOKLYN otaku

    shit hits the fan NEXT WEEK!!

    P.S- was that a “lord of the rings” ROTK inspired scene?? GOOD LORD!!!

  • July 29, 2008 at 2:59 amalex

    love the preview~~

    can’t wait for ep 18 ^_^

  • July 29, 2008 at 3:01 amhelen

    fillers should die

  • July 29, 2008 at 3:13 amquigonkenny

    Preview for next week is filled with GAR and hotblood. Can’t wait.

  • July 29, 2008 at 6:49 amZOL

    next week looks good

  • July 29, 2008 at 6:59 amnyan-nyan

    oh dear. medusa. D:

  • July 29, 2008 at 7:12 amkikki

    Frankly, I wish all fillers were made this well. Loved all the homages Bones made, and loved Excalibur’s song-even the subliminal commercial break :P-
    Next week episode looks very interesting.

  • July 29, 2008 at 7:57 am42-42-564

    Didn’t like this episode. Personally, Excalibur and Ox (esp after seeing him animated in the exam episode) are two of the few characters in Soul Eater that I really hate. Plus, I thought the art this week really blew: semi-ok bg with an ugly character (with prolly 4 colors (2 main colors, with one shade for each color)) dancing around screen. The long pauses between jokes didn’t really help either, especially when my least fav characters are on screen. There were a whole lot of parodies going on, but I just couldn’t get myself interested in any of them.

    At least there were a few scenes of the rest of the gang.

    Ooh, and I guess I finally felt FIRSTHAND what Kid and Black Star must’ve been feeling when they were leaving the cave: Bored to death by something that was rumoured to be good (Them, Excalibur; me, episode 17)

  • July 29, 2008 at 8:26 amAznCoffee

    hey guys… anyone want spoilersss? xDD

    man, it feels so bad when you know what happens because your “friend” can’t keep his mouth shut =__=;;

  • July 29, 2008 at 9:17 amKalessin

    This episode was very boring and it was totally out of place concidering what happened last week. Anyways, I am looking forward to the next episode!

  • July 29, 2008 at 9:23 amVenire

    “best show of this damn period”

    And that is why anime fanboys are shunned from the society.

  • July 29, 2008 at 9:46 amCain

    ‘ “best show of this damn period”

    And that is why anime fanboys are shunned from the society. ‘

    Who cares? If these fanboys started worrying about everything society would say about them, well, there wouldn’t be any anime localization to begin with. It’s a bit like all those scientists who were shunned by their religious communities, if you worry about what others think about you, well, you aint doing or going anywhere in life.

  • July 29, 2008 at 11:16 amzetsu

    Well, that was a waste of time. This episode bored me to death.

  • July 29, 2008 at 11:50 amKagekyuubi

    By the end of this series Excalibur will be known as the most annoying anime character of all time. Still love the little guy though.

    Btw, anyone know what excalibur is supposed to be? Anteater seems like a good guess to me.

  • July 29, 2008 at 3:48 pmAlly

    Well, I’m thankful it was only 1 filler episode (as opposed to say, Bleach, sigh) and I think it was supposed to be one last “for the fun of it” episode since things are going to get much more serious from now on. It wasn’t that bad, much of it made me giggle and I thought what happened to the Soul Eater official website was funny.

  • July 29, 2008 at 7:02 pmKalulu

    LOL@Ox,Kid,and Black Star’s expression in the last screencap.XD
    Excalibur is funny and cute in a weird sort of way?
    That pairing has NEVER crossed my mind.
    Smells very fishy to me..Medusa is such a witch. DX

  • July 29, 2008 at 7:44 pmjmerc

    It’s interesting they are adding Ox to the equation of characters this early, simply because he doesn’t become important till later…and even then he’s not that important as it still focuses on the main 3 characters shown later on.

  • July 30, 2008 at 4:07 amVejitaSSJ8

    Soul Eater is getting better and better , it’s teh best ongoing so far , can’t wait for the next episode

  • July 30, 2008 at 7:34 pmDalson

    This was surely a dissapointing episode for me.


  • July 31, 2008 at 3:41 amKagekyuubi

    Just saw the official soul eater web site. That little guy took over the entire place.

    From what I saw, I wouldn’t be surprised if they changed the title, OP and ED the next time they bring him back.

  • July 31, 2008 at 6:12 pmMickala

    O.O umm the preview for next week.. do i see stein and medusa kissing??? WTF!!!! steins awesome he cant do that!!! i dislike Medusa she acts like a know it all and pisses me off! get off of my stein he’s mine!!!

  • August 1, 2008 at 2:07 pmLorderagon

    wow lol, sounds cool, and what’s that seems like stein may kiss medusa what an bitch xD

  • August 3, 2008 at 8:33 amradical anime fan

    Yay! The Kishin/Fight To The Death arc is finally starting!!!

  • October 30, 2008 at 3:03 pmshikaayumi

    kyaaaaa!! a kiss!?!?
    also i dont like fillers but if excalibur’s in it then i loves ‘em! ^.^
    bakame! ^.^

  • October 3, 2009 at 10:22 pmstarss

    This was…………………………. ONE ****** UP EPISODE! But it’s great for those who loves Excaliber anyway.