Soul Eater: Not the Freshest But it Will Fill You Up

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 20, 2009 in Animation |

On the surface Soul Eater looks amazing, in fact the animation in this clip is very well constructed. Yet for me it feels like the studio isn’t taking any chances or trying anything new: For starters the plot is pretty much Bleach and the character designs remind me a great deal of One Piece with just a dash of Jamie Hewlett thrown in for fun. The show looks entertaining yet it’s evolutionary not revolutionary in terms of the field. Frankly is it just me or is the character of Black Star very similar to the character 2-D from the Gorillaz?

I guess to a certain degree Soul Eater is a result of the recession, after all in a down economy who wants to take a huge risk? I guess on one level we should be grateful that the Japanese studios aren’t pulling a Hollywood and re-animating every show from the 80s. But alas the creative in me is hungry for something I haven’t seen before.

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