Soul and Maka are great protagonists
Beginning episodes do well to establish the characters
Fights while not the most strategic have their fair balance of both fighting and careful tactics
Animation and art give it a distinct style that separates it from other animes
Black Star and Tsubaki so far have the best characterization in my opinion even though it may not seem like so at first
The horror elements mesh pretty well with the shonen elements
The Kishin revival arc was brilliant and had some great writing and brilliant characters
Personal Cons and Just for Fun
Cons are things that bother me or do very little to bring down what I am reviewing
(Personal Con) Comedy falls flat on a few scenes
Death the Kid is a one-dimensional character with an annoying symmetry quirk
(Personal Con) The Comedy based episodes are noticeably weaker than the episodes that have a mix of those
(Just for Fun
) Why does Maka hate her dad for being a pervert when her mother isn't even there to take care of her?
Overall: This so far is a solid series that deserves its praise from me. The great writing, great characters, and brilliant fight scenes make this a great series to pick up.
But since nothing is perfect, a few flaws bring this down. First of all, Death the Kid is a one dimensional character who's only quirk is his symmetry OCD. This is unacceptable for any writer to do.
Second, some of the comedy falls flat due to either how cliche it is, happening during a fight, or just plain bad delivery sometimes. Don't get me wrong, some of their jokes are funny but some also fall flat.
Lastly, the comedic episodes are noticeably weaker than the episodes that have a mix of those. For example, compare the episode where Death the Kid and Black Star go to get Excalubur to the episode that Maka and Soul have to fight Free. Like I said, it is probably because of the fact that their comedy can by weak to begin with.
But despite these flaws, Soul Eater still gets one more fan from me and hopefully this review convinces you to give this anime a watch too, despite all the flaws pointed out here and in other reviews.