Episode 01 – “Resonance of the Soul: Soul Eater, Becoming a Death Scythe?”
“Tamashii no Kyōmei ～Sōru Iitā, Desu Saizu ni Naru?～” (魂の共鳴～ソウル＝イーター、デスサイズになる？～)
Maka, a meister encounters an evil human possessing an “egg of a kishin”, a soul giving it the potential to transform into a kishin, a demonic creature. Transforming her companion and living weapon, Soul Eater, into a scythe, Maka defeats it, and Soul consumes its soul. Maka reports to Shinigami, the head of the Shinigami Technical School, that she had acquired ninety-nine evil-human souls, and Shinigami notes that a witch’s soul would enable Soul to transform into a “death scythe”, or one of Shinigami’s weapons. After expressing her dislike for Death Scythe, her father and Shinigami’s current weapon, Maka attempts to defeat the witch Blair to make Soul replace him. They tried several attempts but Soul can’t finish her off. One night, Blair wants to make Soul hers, so Soul gives in. Maka becomes more unfaithful to men but Soul just pretended just to do a close strike to Blair, finishing her off. However, Blair was actually a magical cat, and as a result, Shinigami confiscates Maka’s souls, forcing her to start the process again…
This has the best animation quality this season hands down. The OP theme is also quite good and packs the energy the show has. The ED theme also has good animation quality, as expected from Bones, creator of Ouran, FMA and Wolf’s Rain. I honestly like Maka’s voice, even though some doesn’t seem to like it. I think its suitable for her character and I can get used to it. Soul’s VA is also good. The voice sounds cool…like Soul. This episode is the 1st part of a 3-part prologue episodes..