this, though he seems to focus on actually being good later in instead of always mucking about. Maka stays the same more or less, Soul has his Sasuke corruption crap going on but hasn't been too annoying with it yet, and I love crazed Maka so it's worth putting up with. Black Star's partner stays quiet so there isn't alot of change, but did well enough in her own arc to the point Black Star wasn't annoying me and she did pretty well out of it. Kid is still crazy about shit being organised, I don't think he's changed at all and his stuff centres on finding out shit about his Dad. I don't like Chrona as much as I thought I would, probably because of Ragnarok.
So far I'd say it's better then Naruto/Bleach, but it's still shonen and it's keeping me sort of interested with it's odd setting and unique characters and their fighting styles. Loved the variation on the whole sword master thing, when other shows have people wielding giant swords, three at a time and all kinds of shit, they still managed to make there's work with it's own ridiculous twist.