Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waffle Wednesday: Soul Eater Vol. 1 Review

By Atsushi Ohkubo
A review in 10 words or less:  Kind of pervy tale of kids who try to kill and eat souls.

Maka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe - the ultimate weapon of Death himself! Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld. But the meisters' own personal quirks may prove a bigger obstacle than any sultry enchantress!

~Amazon Description~

Emily to teen:  What should I read next?
Teen to Emily:  Oooo!  You hhaavvee to read Soul Eater.
Emily goes and grabs volume 1.
Teen:  Miss Emily, I have to warn you, it's a little pervy.

It was a hilarious conversation to say the least.  And the book was, indeed, a little pervy.  But overall I really enjoyed it.  From what I understand, (Imagine that!  I don't understand everything in a manga!)  the weapon meister (master) people use their soul eater's as weapons to destroy evil beings and then eat their souls.  But they are really bad at it.  There's Soul Eater who accidentally confuses a demon cat with a witch and now is stuck with a very voluptuous woman following him around; Black Star likes to give loud commentary when he's fighting which gives all of his moves away; and Death the Kid is so OCD that he gets distracted very easily.

So the pervy part...there are quite a few naked ladies without "true" nakedness being shown, and there is lot of alluding to sex.  But it's pretty funny, and I've been told that it gets less pervy the further you read.  So I will, because, well, why not.

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