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Summary:

Despite all eight Death Scythes having been called, only three other than Spirit (aka. Maka’s father) have shown up at Shibusen: Justin, Marie, and Azusa. Marie in particular doesn’t want to be there and would rather get married and retire. The more practical of the two, Azusa convinces Marie not to marry a toilet. Stein meanwhile finds Spirit polishing a candle holder in order to try to score some points with Shinigami-sama because he thinks that he’s going to get demoted and transferred away after what happened with the Kishin’s revival. The four Death Scythes plus Stein eventually meet with Shinigami-sama to talk about Ashura, and Shinigami-sama explains that they don’t need to worry about Ashura’s movements so much as how to deal with his wavelength of madness. This wavelength stirs the madness that sleeps at the bottom of every person’s soul, and it’s contagious. The problem, however, lies not in an outbreak among normal people but rather in the awakening and strengthening of evil forces. Because of this, Shinigami-sama decides on some reassignments, and luckily for Spirit, he gets to stay at Shibusen as Shinigami-sama’s weapon. Marie is the one who gets reassigned as Stein’s new partner, and Azusa gets to both search for Ashura and take over Marie’s Oceania area responsibilities. Shinigami-sama, however, decides not to do anything with Justin for now.

At around the same time, Soul drags Maka outside for a game of basketball with Black*Star, Tsubaki, Kid, and Patty. Soul decides that a normal basketball game would be boring, so he proposes having the captain of the losing team be subjected to a punishment: if Kid’s team loses, then they’ll adjust all the picture frames in his house by two centimeters, and if Maka’s team loses, then she has to go on a date with her father. Marie and Stein are there to watch the kids as the game begins, and though Marie is depressed about not being able to find a husband, seeing the kids play brightens her mood about the task at hand. Spirit arrives at the basketball court a little later than everyone else because Shinigami-sama had spoken with him privately about how Stein is being controlled by madness. Shinigami-sama had assigned Marie to Stein because her soul wavelength will have a positive influence on Stein’s soul, and he asked Spirit to care for Stein as well. Spirit now observes out loud to Stein and Marie that the kids are trying to get back their normal lives after all the abnormal things that happened. Maka’s team ends up losing, so she’s forced to ask her father on date, much to her embarrassment and his delight. Meanwhile, Sid comes to see Shinigami-sama about what to do with Chrona, and Shinigami-sama decides to let Chrona experience Shibusen as a student.

Preview

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For a transition episode, this was pretty good. It even managed to be funny with the toilet scene. I’m liking the new characters as well, though it seems like only Marie (voiced by Honda Chieko) will be around for the time being, and that’s a shame cause I enjoyed hearing Azusa being voiced by Yukana. The most interesting thing out of it was probably the fact that Stein is being controlled by madness, especially since it appears from the preview that Medusa embodies that madness (either that or she’s back already). I’m curious to see how the new woman in his life counteracts that and if he’ll ever go rogue. The main focus next week though should be on Chrona getting to experience Shibusen, and I found it a little odd that the preview barely shows Chrona at all. The new OP and ED should also be coming soon – either next week or the week after.

September 22, 2008 at 1:21 pm
35 comments »
  • September 22, 2008 at 1:36 pmYamiKakyuu

    Oh they have the Stein scene Ive been waiting for in this!

  • September 22, 2008 at 1:44 pmshiru

    yay justin law!anime is catching up to the manga based on the preview on next week’s ep :P

  • September 22, 2008 at 1:51 pmthe burnt shadow

    Lolz, Marie’s such a strange character. Wanting to mary a toilet and then destroys it, because she was told some wierd stuff about it. Can’t remember though. I wasn’t exactly expecting her clothes to be partly yellow, probably because I’m used to seeing her black and white…

  • September 22, 2008 at 2:32 pmMukizu

    Looking forward to chibi Medusa and Stein’s madness!

  • September 22, 2008 at 5:56 pmDragoniangirl

    I’ve been waiting for this episode. I can finally see Justin is action. ^^ I hope they keep the scene with Chrona and Mr. Corner.

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:02 pmLulu FTW

    Just how much longer is it running? It’s a great anime, and I hope that it lasts a bit longer than 26 episodes.

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:05 pmGundam maniac

    hurray, omni any idea up to where the anime’s gonna cover?

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:07 pmdesho?

    WHERE’S THE FALL PREVIEW DAMNIT?!

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:51 pmCain

    <3 Marie!!!

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:57 pmYamiKakyuu

    @Lulu FTW: its scheduled 51 epis so far so def more then 26

  • September 22, 2008 at 8:02 pmXavier

    uuu Justin in action wil be a fun thing to watch (:

  • September 22, 2008 at 8:02 pmSadmask

    Hurry! I want Mifune! MIIIFUUUNNEE~

  • September 22, 2008 at 8:08 pmLulu FTW

    Sweet, lol. Can’t wait for the entire series to be available in HD. :D

  • September 22, 2008 at 8:33 pmsilver

    HD? lulu? it s already in hd all over the net !

  • September 22, 2008 at 8:56 pmSadmask

    And then Justin Law’s gonna be awesome

  • September 22, 2008 at 10:18 pmlunchbox

    yeah where is the fall preview lol

  • September 22, 2008 at 10:40 pmAlly

    This was a nice episode. It was great to see the other DSs. And Giriko is in the next episode too!

  • September 22, 2008 at 11:05 pmJigga

    The sky across Stein’s glasses was crazy, feels like he might become a villian.

  • September 23, 2008 at 12:30 amKaitune

    The anime has covered 23 chapters out of the entire 53 manga chapters so far. I wonder how they will do the rest. Are they going to do all the left chapters as well as trying to get to the ending (if the manga’s current arc is finished by the time) or wrap up things with the original anime ending.

    I kinda hope that Bones would continue for another season (because I doubt that the current manga’s arc would be the last one). I really enjoy this series and Bones has done such a superb job with the production. (I still keep on hoping that they would make another season of Ouran too…)

  • September 23, 2008 at 1:01 amDragoniangirl

    @Kaitune – I’m actually worried the anime’s gonna leave off with an open ending (like how Fruits Basket and Host Club ended) Ya know, where it kinda ends but there’s some things left unanswered or unresolved? It’s basically a teaser for you to go and read the manga.

  • September 23, 2008 at 1:47 amBROOKLYN otaku

    regardless i agree, Kudos to Bones!!……did i just use “kudos”?. . .oh dear

  • September 23, 2008 at 2:46 amlolkhai

    Man, when are they gonna do Chrona’s depressing poetry scene?

  • September 23, 2008 at 2:55 amlolkhai

    ^Scratch that.

    Should be next episode, same with Mr. Corner.

  • September 23, 2008 at 4:37 amCMWilly

    @Kaitune I’m guess they’ll follow suit with FMA and write in their own story so that it can get wrapped up in 52 eps. Though it might digress from the manga’s story, I have confindence in their writing and story development. From their history, BONES doesn’t do follow up seasons for their shows.

  • September 23, 2008 at 12:28 pmKaitune

    @CMWilly
    Seem like that… So sad, Bones’ animes are always so awesome. They make an already awesome story even much more awesome.

  • September 23, 2008 at 5:24 pmdesho?

    @Dragoniangirl

    True, but seeing as OHSHC and Fruit’s basket are two totally different types of anime from Soul Eater, I don’t think that will happen.

  • September 23, 2008 at 7:03 pmDavid

    Good god, chainsaw man will be in the next episode! I’m so psyched ^^

  • September 24, 2008 at 1:01 amNotoriety

    What. Did. They. Do. To. Giriko’s. FACE?!

  • September 24, 2008 at 11:06 amlol_matt

    JUSTIN LAW vs. GIRIKO, HERE WE COME~~!!!!

  • September 24, 2008 at 7:37 pmDragoniangirl

    @Notoriety: Don’t worry, it looks like it’s just a weird close up of his face.
    … I hope. >.>

  • September 25, 2008 at 4:14 pmBobzorXD

    Wow, they were referring to Chrona as “it” and it really pisses me off because i want to know its gender already!!

  • September 25, 2008 at 6:11 pmAlly

    Sigh, no, Chrona’s gender still has not been stated in either the anime or the manga. The scanslation is in error, the actual line was Kurona ha watashi no ko desu. (or to that degree, I think jitsu might have been used but I’m not sure). Meaning literally “Chrona is my child.” In order to denote gender she would’ve had to use either musuko (son) musume (daughter) onnanoko (little girl) otokonoko (little boy). Please stop posting “I know her gender” ’cause really only the manga author does!

  • September 25, 2008 at 9:54 pmMirrii

    People would so be pissed off if they found out Chrona was like.. genderless x3

  • September 26, 2008 at 9:11 amJaberlen

    is it just me or is the anime going a bit too fast?

  • September 26, 2008 at 9:37 amDane

    Soul Eater is just getting to the good part. I doubt that “insanity” would be the only enemy from now on.

    I’m guessing new villain.