Rummanah Aasi
  Since the Soul Eater manga series seems to improve with the second volume, I thought I would pick up the third and then decide whether or not I'll pick up the series. After skimming through a few reviews on Amazon about the series, I've noticed that a lot more people prefer the anime series instead of the manga. Perhaps the action scenes and the translations are much better in that medium.

Description: In this volume of Soul Eater, we learn about various swords. Tsubaki and Black*Star are on their most difficult mission yet: a battle with the Uncanny Sword Masamune, a soul on the brink of becoming a Kishin. This fight has personal significance for Tsubaki. Tsubacki who is normally shy and complacent, must find her strength to defeat the Uncanny Sword before she is sucked into the darkness and evil. 

Review: In the third volume of Soul Eater, picks up where the second volume ends. While Soul and Maka recover from their previous battle, Death the Kid and Black Star go off on a special quest to recover Excalibur, a legendary weapon that can bestow unparalleled power on its meister. This tale is hiliarious and it was fun to see how these extremely confident kids make their way to Excalibur. Meanwhile we see Medusa is approached by a pair of witches who aren't in favor of her undercover job at Death School, but they have no clue just exactly how powerful she really is. 
  Our main story of this volume, however, is centered on Tsubaki and Black Star who are sent on a special, highly sensitive mission. This is by far my favorite part of the volume. It was nice to see Tsubaki become active, confident, and kicking butt. She is no longer passive and standing on the sidelines. It was also neat to learn more about her background as well as Black*Star's origins.
   Most of this volume seems to be in between stories, but doesn't seem to hold on its own. More information regarding Soul is given and there's plenty of mystery left to solve. Personally, I am not that invested in the characters nor the plot and I will stop the series here.

Rating: 3 stars

Words of Caution: There is language, strong violence, and some female nudity in this volume. Recommended to 17 yr old and older.

If you like this book try: Soul Eater 4 by

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