I love lady boobs, I won't apologize for that. I know it's not a popular opinion among men, but I will not, cannot, apologize for lovin' titties.
And catgirls are my thing, if a show has them, instant +3 points. I agree, Blare is a tertiary character added for boobies. But catgirls themselves don't have to be boob machines. Moe pettanko can be just as endearing with a pair of fuzzy ears.
Hey! Story time.: An ex of mine used to subscribe to the female version of Shonen Jump, Beat something? It was filled with girly comics I couldn't care about. So, one day, as I'm sitting on her bed, waiting for her to get ready, from the bathtub she yells, "Oh, there's a comic in [Beat something] that you might like. It has a cat who's a witch who turnes into a catgirl." She knew my fetishes well.
I gave the first two books a read and decided it would probably turn into another girly rag that I would dislike, so I didn't read past that. A year or so later a friend of mine mentions he had started watching the Soul Eater anime. I laughed and said, "Yeah, that girly comic [Girl's name with a C] used to read? You're watching that?" He shrugged and said he did. I made fun of him, a lot. A. Lot.
I gave it a shot, dubbed, shotgunning the first twenty five episodes one night. The next day I gave the comic a go, reading it online. I read past where I was in the anime and never looked back.
Anime is fine and good, but i prefer to read the equivalent of five episodes in the time frame of the one.
Soul Eater is very much my style: Dark, demented, mysterious, and a hint of magic.
I agree wholeheartedly on this. That weird gothic-esq style that reeks of cool without being mainstreem gothic-esq. There has to be a better term for that. Also, oxford comma-esq, smexy as hell.