Hey Vingle Nakama!
Feel Good Friday has come around again, the day of the week that falls underneath @Voidx's talented jurisdiction. Today, he has proposed for us to talk about the fights n anime that have impacted us the most.
A bit of a tough concept, since there are just so many fights that meet the bill for amazingness. Most of the anime I watch and love are shonen anime, so the fighting is near-constant. It can be hard to pick just one.
But I persevere! And I thought about the final fight in Soul Eater, which I have mixed feelings about, to say the least. I thought that it was an awesome fight right up until the very ending. It was the fight that would decide the fates of everyone in the world. Either defeat Kishin Asura or the world would succumb to madness. No big deal.
Especially for Maka, a teenage girl.
Through the whole series we'd seen Maka and Soul grow stronger together, building their soul wavelengths and reaching new heights with their resonance. By the time they fight against Asura, they have mastered most levels of the Witch Hunter, their signature finishing move.
In this, the final fight, they push even more into new and powerful territory when they unleash the Kishin Hunter, the ultimate form of the Witch Hunter. The technique is visually stunning and clearly a powerful drive, though ultimately ineffective against Asura (in the anime), because it only works against those who are truly evil.
It was a weird moment, because all this time we'd been made to believe that this would be the final finisher.
The anime and manga have two entirely different final fights.
For those who have only seen the Soul Eater anime, I thoroughly suggest that you read the manga to see where things are different. Basically, after the battle of Brew, the anime storyline deviates from the manga.
In the final fight in the manga, Maka, Soul and the rest of their DWMA comrades go to the moon, where Asura has been holed up, replenishing strength and spreading the tendrils of his madness over the world.
All the DWMA students and some of their teachers fight against the forces of Asura as a team. When it comes down to the final showdown, Soul and Maka use the Kishin Hunter successfully to enter Asura's body, in order to rescue Crona, who has been absorbed by the mad Kishin.
They resonate with the black blood, and Maka gets decked out in a black ball gown-type dress and Soul's appearance as a scythe changes to look like a keyboard. They rescue Crona and cut their way back out of Asura.
What I loved about the manga fight was the fact that even though you have all these amazing fighters hammering into the Kishin from the outside, the one who is ultimately responsible for subduing the Kishin is Crona, who sacrifices themself to trap the Kishin in a giant sphere of black blood. Crona becomes the hero, finally.