Soul Eater 60 breakdown and discussion
It’s that time of the month again, and no, I don’t mean aunt flow is visiting. It’s time for the…
Ok, so last month we left off with Maka going though a Sailor Moon clothing change sequence and saying she will finish the fight in one blow in the typical hero (or should I say heroine?) style. But the similarities to other manga stops three pages into this chapter – the day has finally come when a villain doesn’t underestimate the hero. Medusa, who is on the ground like a true snake, watches Maka’s transformation and knows that Maka is, “far too dangerous to witches”. Medusa then looks over at Arachne’s real body that’s conveniently empty at the moment. Well, we actually get a good reason for Maka’s new Goth dress; apparently, Soul let out a little bit of his insanity via the piano and it activated the black blood. Maka’s new Goth dress is not just for show; since it’s made of black blood, it also acts as a suit of armor protecting her from harm.
After making her way past Arachne’s attacks with the help of the black blood, Maka gets ready to bring down the hammer, or should I say scythe. Arachne, like most villains in the Soul Eater series, acts differently than the typical manga villain – she says that her loss is her own fault and that she abandoned too much of her offensive powers. Last month, the poll was fifty-fifty on whether or not Maka would win in one swing; well, in a few short and sweet words, Maka says, “I am stronger than you, take that!” and cuts Arachne in two.
So, after cutting Arachne in two, Maka realizes that she just killed a witch and Soul reaches out to grab Arachne’s soul. After Maka shows some concern for Soul about the black blood and he says he is fine, she uses her soul perception to look for Chrona – the reason she teamed up and trusted Medusa in the first place. Maka then realizes that Medusa, the evil person that she is, took over Arachne’s body. Dun, Dun, Dun, Medusa was just using Maka to get a new body since Stein and Death Scythe destroyed her old one. Medusa, the cold hearted witch that she is, attacks Maka right away since she knows Maka will be a problem for her later on (you have to love smart villains). Then, Medusa talks about Maka and how she is a dangerous obstacle for the “New World” and she talks a little bit about BJ’s death…you know, the typical bad guy monologue where they talk to the person they are about to kill instead of just killing them (hmmm…maybe Medusa is not that smart). So Medusa is about to shut up and kill Maka when….
Yeah, that’s right. A freaking monkey smashes the wall down and saves Maka and Soul, but that is not where the weirdness ends. We then find out the monkey’s name is Enrique from a man with a big teddy bear helmet on. Enrique the monkey then starts to tell some joke that we can’t understand and the guy in the bear mask laughs…yeah.
So, after the joking around, Medusa gets a little impatient and tries to attack the new Bear Monkey combo. The Monkey, who apparently is a Death Scythe technician like Maka and Stein, tells the guy in the Bear helmet to transform. So, the guy with the Bear helmet on is a Death Scythe and the Monkey is the technician. The Death Scythe then transforms into a mirror and calls himself “Tezca Tlipoca, the Demon Mirror”
Medusa realizes that if she fights the monkey and Bear combo she will lose her new body to the small amount of Archne’s consciousness that is still inside of it. Just as Medusa is about to leave, Maka asks her about Chrona. Medusa then tells Maka to give up looking for Chrona because the Chrona that Maka knew no longer exists. Medusa also says she has no intention of handing her child over to Maka. Medusa takes off and Maka hurts the ground with her fist in anger. We then cut to a picture of Chrona in some unknown location.
See ya next month,