SOUL EATER NOT! – 04
「迷って、走って!」 (Mayotte, Hashitte!)
This week’s episode made me ask myself a real serious question — if I was given the opportunity would I rise up to the challenge of being a
With self doubt becoming a recurring theme only four episodes in, I think this episode did a fantastic job at humanizing what it means to actually become “the hero”. Unlike situations where someone is literally forced into doing something to save the lives of others, what would you do if you unexpectedly were given the powers to do something about some of the bad that exists in the world? As much as I want to say that I’d leap at the opportunity to become a Meister or engage in some sort of training to hone my abilities if I were a weapon — I don’t think I could after realizing just how huge of a sacrifice it is. Add in the lame fact that I’m basically a normal human being and I would feel extra inferior at a school like DWMA where you have people like Anya and Meme just kicking butt at everything.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the kind of person to turn their back toward others when they’re in need. If there’s anything you should take away from this little paragraph, it’s just how well this spin off is doing at bringing up some interesting questions in a different way. I may be reading into things a wee bit more than I should but it’s these kinds of things that make the show worth watching.
(Because you know, before thinking about any of this I would have totally hopped on the chance to be a badass Meister wielding a legit weapon.)
The Star Clan Strikes Again!
While he’s no Black☆Star, I can’t believe his name didn’t give away the now-obvious connection to the infamous star clan. Then again, maybe I should have caught wind of it based off of how he acts — cool playboy type who knows his way around a fight? Sounds like a certain chibi who has a star on his shoulder! Seriously though, it was nice to see Akane actually have some real lines of dialogue instead of the few curt lines we usually hear.
While I’m still waiting for an episode jam-packed with action (I can feel it coming!), I was and have been pretty happy with what we’ve got so far. With the coming of age story slowly moving along in the right direction and trouble brewing within the shadows of Death City it feels like there’s more than enough stuff to keep the series going. If there was one thing I can’t wait to see though, it would have to be whatever secret Kim seems to be hiding.