Ranked #408

Soul Eater

Alternative Titles

English: Soul Eater
Japanese: ソウルイーター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 267,566 users)
Ranked: #4082
Popularity: #14
Members: 466,168
Favorites: 13,398
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Synopsis

Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters. The series revolves around 3 groups, each consisting of a weapon meister and a human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "Death Scythe," which is the highest title for a weapon and thus fit for use by the Shinigami, they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.

Soul Eater revolves around Maka & Soul Eater, Black Star & Tsubaki, and Death the Kid with Patty and Liz Thompson. Besides taking the time to gather souls, these students of Shibusen defend Death City from some of the most powerful of creatures while still attending school and trying to become stronger.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Death the Kid
Death the Kid
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Evans, Soul Eater
Evans, Soul Eater
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Black☆Star
Black☆Star
Main
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Albarn, Maka
Albarn, Maka
Main
Omigawa, Chiaki
Japanese
Omigawa, Chiaki

Staff

Igarashi, Takuya
Igarashi, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Okamura, Tensai
Okamura, Tensai
Episode Director, Storyboard
Irie, Yasuhiro
Irie, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(3/51)

Episode Title Aired
1 Resonance of the Soul: Will Soul Eater Become a Death Scythe?
Tamashii no Kyoumei: Soul Eater, Death Scythe ni Naru? (魂の共鳴~ソウル=イーター, デスサイズになる?~)
Apr 7, 2008
2 I Am the Star!: The Big Man Is Showing Up Here?
Ore Koso Star da! Mottomo Big na Otoko, Koko ni Arawaru? (俺こそスターだ! ~最もビッグな男, ここに現る?~)
Apr 14, 2008
3 The Perfect Boy: Death the Kid's Magnificent Mission?
Kanpeki Naru Shounen: Death the Kid no Kareinaru Mission? (完璧なる少年~デス・ザ・キッドの華麗なるミッション?~)
Apr 21, 2008

Opening Theme

#01: "Resonance" by T.M.Revolution (eps 1-30)
#02: "PAPERMOON" by Tommy heavenly6 (eps 31-50)
#R1: "Counter Identity" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (Soul Eater Repeat Show eps 1-13)
#R2: "Ai ga Hoshii yo" by Shion Tsuji (Soul Eater Repeat Show eps 14-)

Ending Theme

#01: "I Wanna Be" by STANCE PUNKS (eps 1-13, 51)
#02: "Style" by Kana Nishino (eps 14-26)
#03: "Bakusou Yumeuta" by Diggy-MO' (eps 27-39)
#04: "Strength" by abingdon boys school (eps 40-50)
#R1: "Ao no Kaori" by Yui Makino (Soul Eater Repeat Show eps 1-13)
#R2: "Northern Lights" by How Merry Marry (Soul Eater Repeat Show eps 14-)



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KNITEMAREX
Mar 9, 2009
Soul Eater is an impressive anime. It's one of those where you will no doubt enjoy watching

::STORY::
After watching some of the first episode you'll think Soul Eater will have your typical Shonen story. Basically, human weapons and their student technicians reside in Shibusen and have to collect 99 evil human souls and 1 witch soul, the reward being that the technician's weapon will transform into a Death Scythe.

It seems pretty formulaic, nothing you haven't seen before. The way the first few episodes pan out will make this seem like the main goal, but soon after you'll realise there is actually a deeper story developing. read more
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Sandileina
Nov 17, 2009
Here we have Soul Eater, a shounen anime produced by Bones (Wolf's Rain, Full Metal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club) that came out in 2008. I've never read the manga, so this is based solely on the anime. Set in the fantastical Death City, Soul Eater focuses on the Shibusen Academy, where students both work together and compete in order to turn their partners - boys and girls that can turn into various different weapons - into world-class Death Scythes. My university pally and I blasted through all 51 episodes in about a week, if you don't count the days that we were too read more
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BatOtaku13
Apr 23, 2009
Soul Eater is about a group of students who attend a school for aspiring demon hunters, Shibusen. The story follows Maka, an scythe weilder and her partner, Soul, who transforms into the scythe she uses. Each hunter is paired with a partner who can turn into a weapon, and the two must fight in unison. The other main characters include Death the Kid, and his weapons Liz and Patty who become twin pistols, and Black Star, along with his partner Tsubaki, who has the unique ability to transform into several weapon types as a jack of all trades. These students as well as their teachers read more
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TheLlama
Aug 9, 2008
Okay, I'm not a fan of reviewing shows in their early stages, but when I read the other reviews here; I just had to write up one, because I don't find it as great as most of the reviewers here on MAL. I find Soul Eater to be a bit of a rip-off from Bleach. It's still decent, though.

Okay, so some people have criticized my opinion that Soul Eater is a rip-off of Bleach (though making an entire review for that is a bit over the top). I'm fully aware that Bleach is very similar to a few older animes too, but the fact still read more
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Both are generic shounen series on the surface, but are enjoyable regardless. They both take place in a school dedicated to defeating the supernatural and both stories revolve around the students, mostly. The main characters also both deal with being demonic. 
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Anime: D.Gray-man
They have an quite similar overall feeling. Both mains are fighting with there friends against an enemy using somekind of super power.  
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Anime: Bleach
Simular setting as soul eater: Shinigami fighting monsters who feed of human souls. Comedy, action and romance elements are also present in both series. The animation style is different though, soul eater has cartoonesk elements while bleach has a more common animation style 
reportRecommended by terramore
Anime: Fairy Tail
The art style and atmosphere are generally similar.  
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Anime: Noragami
Both anime are about "gods" (Soul Eater: Shinigami). In both anime, some characters can change into a weapon and be used by their partner. In both anime, the "gods" (can) fight some sort of a monster that isn't human or another normal animal. They're also fun to watch. :) 
reportRecommended by SD_CV
Anime: Blood Lad
- Both have a Halloween-like theme to it filled with supernatural creatures galore.
- Both are shonen fighting anime.
- Fanservice galore in both
- Similar humor
- Soul and Staz both have really similar personalities
- The art style to Blood Lad is strikingly similar to Soul Eater's in a way. I actually believed that both of them were by the same creator when I first saw Blood Lad! So if you like the art style in one then you might really like the other.
 
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