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InuYasha Anime Review

My InuYasha Anime Review!

Beware of spoilers.

InuYasha is one of those old, classic anime that many people grew up with, but I’m not one of them. I actually just completed the InuYasha series a few weeks ago, and I’m in my early 20s xD But it’s one of those anime series that I really needed to get to and watch because of how popular it was. So what I’ll be talking about in this anime review are listed here in the list of main points I’ll be discussing:

Main Points Discussed in the InuYasha Anime Review

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1. First Impressions of InuYasha

2. What I Loved About InuYasha

3. What I Didn’t Like About InuYasha

4. My Favorite InuYasha Characters

First Impressions of InuYasha

I. Loved. It. The reason? 1) Inuyasha’s adorable dog ears; 2) the demons/youkai theme; and 3) the setting of the anime, which is mostly in the Feudal Era of Japan. I love Japanese history, so the setting was just great! I also loved Inuyasha’s character design. I also enjoyed the whole blast-to-the-past thing where Kagome goes back 500 years. I thought that was such a cool aspect of the series, and it proves to be even more meaningful later on.

Here’s a little background on the InuYasha series if you’re not familiar with it: InuYasha is about a teenage girl, Kagome, whose family owns a sacred shrine. There’s a well that takes her back to the Feudal Era, and that’s where she meets Inuyasha. Inuyasha is binded to a tree because a priestess named Kikyo sealed him to the tree 50 years ago. Kagome has something called the Sacred Jewel that demons and humans want because it helps increase their powers and gives them their desires, and it’s later learned that Kagome is Kikyo’s reincarnation. After Kikyo seals InuYasha, she dies of an injury and takes the Sacred Jewel with her, and Kagome was unknowingly born with the Sacred Jewel. Even though it’s a span of 500 years, Inuyasha’s and Kagome’s fates were intertwined :O <insert dramatic music here>

The series picks up the pace after several episodes, but it’s still enjoyable to watch. Basically, the first 15 or so episodes are about Kagome and Inuyasha’s adventures as well as an introduction of the other major characters in the series. I loved the entire youkai theme going on, and the demons in the series are based on Japanese folktales, etc., too, so that’s an added bonus.

Kagome feeling up Inuyasha’s dog ears before he wakes up xD

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Soul Eater Anime Review

My Soul Eater Anime Review!

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Main Points Discussed in This Blog Post:

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1.  First Impression

2. What I Liked in “Soul Eater”

3. What I Didn’t Like in “Soul Eater”

4. My Favorite Soul Eater Characters

 

First Impression

Within a couple of weeks, I completed the 51-episode Soul Eater anime series and wanted to do a review on it, so here I am! đŸ˜€ If you don’t know what “Soul Eater” is all about, here’s a brief summary: The series centers around a group of teenagers who attend an academy, Shibusen, where they learn and train to become pro Death Weapon Meisters. The students attending Shibusen are either a Death Weapon Meister or Weapons. For example, Maka, one of the main characters of the series, is a Death Meister while her partner, Soul, is her weapon; he can transform into a weapon for Maka to fight with. The Death Weapon Meisters’ goal is to get 100 souls to turn their weapon into a Death Scythe. There are few Death Scythes in the Soul Eater world, so, as you can imagine, it’s quite hard to accomplish.

Shibusen is actually a military organization that was created by Death or Shinigami-sama to prevent another Kishin from arising. There’s an existing Kishin or Death God underneath Shibusen, but a witch named Medusa releases the Death God, whose name is Asura, and all hell and madness breaks loose. This event becomes the starting point  of the main plot in the “Soul Eater” series.

Anyway, let’s get on with my first impression of the series. After seeing the first episode, which featured Maka and Soul trying to get the 100th soul they needed to turn Soul into a Death Scythe, I was just like… What the hell is this anime? The anime didn’t capture me at first. Except the cute kitty-witch person, Blair xD I didn’t like the artwork at first, either, but it grew on me after watching a few more episodes.

Blair the kitty-witch :D
Blair the kitty-witch :D

Although Maka and Soul are considered the main characters of the series, I didn’t like them as much as the other characters. I started liking “Soul Eater” more after watching the episode featuring Black Star and Death the Kid. I really liked these characters a lot more, and I’ll get into more detail about them and other characters I loved in the series later.

Even though the series wasn’t anything special to me at first, I still managed to watch the entire series, so let’s get into the nitty-gritty of my thoughts on “Soul Eater.”

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