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So I finished Soul Eater a while ago, and I think I would have liked it a lot more if the ending hadn't been so disappointing for me. The last episode was going really really well, but the whole "Maka defeated the bad guy with a punch!" thing was kinda lame IMO. Plus, Maka is one of my favorite characters and I was really hoping to see her kick some ass (well, more than she already had). What did you guys think?
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I thought it was a fitting ending. Asura is a being of pure hatred and negativity so seeing Maka being able to cling to bravery and believe in herself made him weaker i'd guess? Asura sees the world in his own way, no bravery, no hope, etc. So when Maka talks about all this Asura's world is basically flawed and broken, which he couldn't bear imo.
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noargami wrote:

So I finished Soul Eater a while ago, and I think I would have liked it a lot more if the ending hadn't been so disappointing for me. The last episode was going really really well, but the whole "Maka defeated the bad guy with a punch!" thing was kinda lame IMO. Plus, Maka is one of my favorite characters and I was really hoping to see her kick some ass (well, more than she already had). What did you guys think?


I agree with awune. I literally just finished the anime about 5 minutes ago, made a post on Facebook on how I thought the ending was spectacular, and now all my friends despise me.

It was a perfect ending for a near perfect show, it makes total sense. The Kishin was a physically unbeatable enemy, and everyone who fought him held some sort of fear of him in the back of their minds. In a nutshell, Maka's fist represented bravery, which was an unexpected variable for the Kishin. This unexpected variable sparked fear in the heart of the Kishin, which if you remember from earlier episodes, he supposedly was totally ridden of. He had never faced anyone who was as determined and mentally powerful as Maka, and this terrified him. Since having no fear was what made the Kishin unstoppable, gaining fear again made him insanely weak, thus, letting him be destroyed by a punch. That punch also represented Maka's will to repay her debt towards her friends. Maka is represented throughout the show to be physically weaker then most of her comrades. In a number of occasions, Maka's friends sacrificed themselves to save her, and she never got the chance to repay them, this made her incredibly determined to strengthen herself. In the end, she could never truly strengthen herself physically, but when they were all extremely vulnerable to the Kishin, she proved her true strenght and used that opportunity to repay the favor and save them all.

Everyone told me before I watched it that the ending to this Anime was horrible, and that almost made me not start the Anime, but honestly, I think the majority of people who have watched it aren't reading into the fine lines of the show.

In my opinion and in regards to you statement, she kicked total ass. Maka's hidden strength and sheer willpower just might make her the most bad ass character I have ever seen in an Anime. When I started the show I came in thinking it would be crap, and I almost stopped watching it, I'm glad I didn't.

In my opinion, best ending for the best character of the show.
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A bit of necromancy here...

Just finished watching episode 51 and just have to rant for a bit
MASSIVE dissapointment right here. It started amazing, awesome characters, awesome concepts, awesome art-style. And it all ended up in cliche shounen gutter. All 51st episode I was in "WTF is this shit?" mode. But of course dissapointment started long before that. I expected Soul Eater to be much more than another shitty shounen and for the first half of it it fullfilled my expectations. So I guess the moment it gone "Original Anime" route it started on it's way to shounen gutter.
All this "I will defeat you with the power of my will and courage and bla bla bla!" garbage infuriates me greately and at first there were no such thing in Soul Eater. But then it started with Chrona's rebellion. Maka's Demon Slayer cheat power, Marie's "I'll heal you from madness, just like that" power, Black Star "Super Power from nowhere" power-up, Kishin sitting on his ass like an idiot, Chibi-demon, and of course stupid hundred-times-done "Feelz-punch".
Body has limits. Mind has limits. In SE-verse soul too has limits. You can't just shit all over those limits without looking ridiculous. I stopped reading manga somewhere around "Book of Eibon" part (the one with Great Old One) for the reason I don't remember, but it was soooo much better. Those kids really struggled with their mind issues. Black Star with his star gaze going batshit for glory, Kidd going Lawful Neutral to the extreme (Obey the Law or DIE). Justin flipping over was just too good.
And then there was this... I really enjoyed anime up until the very end. I think ep45 or something. But this ending was just too bad. Blegh. Gonna read manga now. From the beginning.
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