SOUL EATER NOT! – 10
「悪夢のはじまり!」 (Akumu no Hajimari!)
“Beginning of a Nightmare!”
Man, it seems that all my shows are going to tackle the hardships and aches that come with loss this week.
The Word “Death”
In a show that plays out in the fictional town known as Death City in the arid deserts of Nevada (god help you if you say it ne-vah-da) whose de facto leader’s name is Death and empowers human-weapons to become whole as a Deathscythe, I never thought a show like this would ever take the idea of death seriously. With thick plot armor surrounding all of the good guys in the form of the brilliant Professor Stein who can sew almost anything back together, it was a bit of a shock to see Tsugumi and company affected by the aftereffects of death.
Sure some might say a pet dog shouldn’t warrant such emotion but I’ve grown close to a few dogs in my life and I was devastated knowing that I would never be able to see or play with them ever again. Because as stupid or annoying as those dogs were, it was always shadowed by just how much happiness they brought.
Shaula Gorgon Finally Strikes
It’s hard for me to say anything bad about this crazy witch. Between her and her older sisters, I think Shaula might be the most cunning of the three. Not shooting for the stars (like trying to control madness) but instead creating an unshakable army that’s willing and able to follow her every order — she plays to her strengths and it looks like it’s about to pay off. While it remains to be seen just how effective her poison and mind control effects actually are, it looks like we finally know why Stein went out of his way to turn Sid into a zombie. Because for all this time, I thought it was because he was screwed up in the head and just wanted something fun to do! When in reality, it looks like he really didn’t have any other option. Hopefully Zombie Sid makes an appearance before the series comes to a close!
With Meme firmly in Shaula’s grasp and Anya being forced away because of politics (it’s always because of politics isn’t it?) it looks like next week’s episode is going to focus on whatever Tsugumi’s going to have to do to bring her group back together. With the entire girls dorm rallying behind her and Meme still standing with Shaula in the preview, I feel pretty same assuming next week will mostly focus on Anya leaving the finale to handle Meme.