Medusa’s plans stand revealed and the DWMA students and Professor Stein are the last defense against the craze witch.
It’s the annual party celebrating the DWMA’s founding and every meister and weapon has gathered. This makes for the perfect opportunity to strike, as Medusa and her cohorts plan to unleash the kishin locked away beneath the catacombs of the city.
While Stein and Medusa square off, Maka and Soul fight to liberate Crona from Medusa’s clutches. With little choice afforded to her, Maka enter’s Soul’s spirit room and allows herself to be consumed by the madness.
Volume 5 of Soul Eater was mostly setup for the arc’s climax. There is some much needed exposition detailing the Kishin’s history while the main protagonists face off at last against Medusa’s group. Crona’s backstory is also explained, casting sympathetic light on the character.
The artwork is showing signs of improvement with each new volume. There’s more detail employed for character’s expressions when they are angry or energetic. There is also a better use of flesh tones.
Soul Eater Volume 5 provided an excellent setup for what should be an outstanding climax. The resolution to Crona’s story intermingles with Soul’s madness taking hold of him, while Medusa and Stein settle the score from their earlier encounter. Pick it up if you’re interested in seeing the work behind the anime.