These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Soul Eater Not!
Broken Base: Asking fans of the original Soul Eater "What do you think of NOT?" tends to bring out different reactions. Some love it just as much as Soul Eater, some find it okay but nowhere near as good or entertaining, while others completely ignore its existence.
The way the anime is designed has received mixed responses. Some fans are a accepting of the new style, or at least willing to tolerate it for the sake of the show, because it reflects how different NOT is. Other fans are disappointed that it doesn't have that unique cartoon feel that the original Soul Eater had, and instead looks like another anime about Moe, something which the first anime was nearly void of.