Maybe I understand the underlying principle of why anime uses nosebleeds as euphemisms for arousal. The blood’s swelling so much, so it’s going to start spraying out of somewhere, right? That seems like such an involved gag, though. It’s like a joke a bio teacher would crack. I don’t think any guy who’s ever had a boner, anywhere, has worried about what was going on with his nose at the time.
Since this show was made by the same folks behind FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, I must comment that the humor’s better paced and balance than FMA’s almost turrets syndrome approach to comic relief. I’m surprised to even say that I liked the chibi stuff. In exchange, you might be that you can’t take the serious stuff as seriously, though. C’mon… they foil the zombie by timing his breathing? Even if you can make the argument that a zombie must be able to breath to be able to groan and snarl, that seems to contradict one of the fundamental qualities of the undead. I guess if a zombie’s got corn-rows, then that isn’t the only thing that differentiates him from the rest of the horde.
Maybe it was just a mistake for the show to step into the “famous monsters” quagmire. They’re already making lame Frankenstein puns!
Any time a story’s characterS have to start treating an intangible concepts like unity like they’re something tangible, I always wonder whether there’s a points system for that kind of thing. When the meisters and their weapons are told to be in “better harmony” (or something like that,) I start to think that their might’ve actually been more value to that ballet-training scene in EVANGELION. Perhaps it was a little ridiculous, but at least it was visual.
We’ve come to the early end of this journey with SOUL EATER. To be honest, my enthusiasm’s waned just a little now that we’ve gotten the actual plot rolling. Maybe the novelty of discovering this absurdity wore off a little? At least I'll be able to recognize which characters kids are copslaying as when I'm at AX2011 next month.
Watch this episode "Engage the Witch Hunter! A Remedial Lesson in the Graveyard?" below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.