SOUL EATER – 17
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.