So Soul Eater. One of my favorite series for a lot of reasons, one of which is the wide and varied cast of interesting characters. One of my favorites among them is the Death Scythe Tezca Tlipoca, who is one of the most eccentric and entertaining of them all. Unfortunately, since the original anime stopped following the manga pretty much right before he would have been introduced, he never got a place in the anime. So, I've been waiting about four years now to see him animated. (and voiced!)
When the Soul Eater Not! anime was announced, I was excited for a variety of reasons, and one of the biggest ones was that, unlike in the original manga, Tezca Tlipoca shows up really pretty early in the story. It's not a major role, but it's a role, and it's Tezca Tlipoca. The scene in which he appears is a very good sequence that is fantastic for worldbuilding, links Not!'s events to the Soul Eater universe at large, and is just really very very funny. For seven weeks, I've been waiting for the time this scene would be animated.
Today was the day.
THEY CUT THE SCENE COMPLETELY
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And it's a real shame, too, because the rest of the episode is pretty much perfect and spot-on to the manga, and I just want to love this episode for nailing everything after the first 4 or so minutes, but I just can't get over the fact that they cut one of my favorite scenes in all of Soul Eater. I am so not happy.
Sigh. I wish I didn't have to drop off this anime in such a mixed note, but it is what it is, I suppose. I decided a while ago that I would stop watching Not! when it caught up to the manga I've read, which was this episode. As volume 3 won't come out in the US for a couple of months still (pretty close to two years after volume 2 came out....) I'm dropping it off my schedule until at least that point. (I don't think we know yet how long it's going to be--probably not too much since Not! is only going to be 5 volumes long and they already got 2 volumes down in 7 episodes--it's possible that the anime will be close to ending by that point, if not over already) I just hope that by the time I get back to it I can be pleasantly surprised by them having pushed that scene a few episodes back, or something. I can only hope.
I've been reading a lot of Kuragehime and am just so so sad that the anime was so short. This story is so amazingly good and there are so many scenes that I know would have been perfect animated and with the voice actors they had. It's such a charming, funny story.
Bunny Drop has been perfect---perfect enough for me to forget all about the stupid evil manga (what's a manga anyway). I'm one episode away from finishing it, and I have never been more okay with that ever.
Space Dandy is
a dandy in space pretty rad. I'm not all over it (I think there are some plots in it that definitely had the idea, drive and potential for greatness in them, but never quite made it) but it's been thoroughly entertaining.
Monogatari Series Second Season continues to impress me at every opportunity. I never thought i would be so sad to almost finish a Monogatari series, yet here I am about to begin Hitagi End and wondering how I'll ever manage to wait for more once that's finished. Probably should have never doubted NisiOisiN....