When Tsugumi Harudori discovers that she is in fact a weapon she moves to the Death Weapon Meister Academy in Death City. Here she must study to control her powers and select a partner who will wield her. She doesn't find it easy and only transforms into a blunt halberd. She soon makes two friends, Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn, but can't decide which of the two will become her Meister. The Academy is split into two sections; the EATs who wish to use their skills to help others and the NOTs who just want to learn to control them so they aren't a menace; our three protagonists are in the latter group. For the most part the series is a gentle comedy; showing the girls going through their lives at the school but towards the end a threat emerges that will force them to fight against a foe that threatens the whole city.
I was a little unsure about watching this series as I'd not watched any of the original 'Soul Eater'; I needn't have worried as the situation is explained and the protagonists are new characters. The early more comedic episodes were funny and served to make the viewer care about the characters by the time the threat emerges. At that point there is more action although it is never too threatening and one doesn't doubt that things will work out in the end. There is a bit of fan service but nothing really offensive and the violence isn't very gory so it is probably suitable for early teens and upwards. Overall I found this a fun series and would certainly recommend it even if you haven't seen the original.
These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles.
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