English: Soul Eater
Apr 7, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisSet 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
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-)
Soul Eater is an impressive anime. It's one of those where you will no doubt enjoy watching
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. This story isn't something complex or too clever, but events that happen during the story makes Soul Eater watchable and interesting, the action is ever present, it always keeps humour in mind, but can be serious and emotional when it needs to be. Eventually you will forget what the main characters were initially trying to acheive because the story drags it in such a different direction. The problem is that the story isn't anything memorable. At points you might watch and forget the reason why they are doing something. That is the anime's weak point
This is what Soul Eater will be remembered for. Its colourful cast of characters.
Maka, our main character and a technician, despite being flawed she is always looking to do the right thing, always thinking of others, easily annoyed and determined. She grew on me as I realised she is probably the most human of all the characters. Soul, Maka's weapon. Just your typical cool guy? No. He is much deeper than he looks. Despite what he says he is only concerned about one thing: To protect Maka.
Black*Star is Energetic, rash, loud, bashful and his one goal in life is to become bigger than God. He can provide you with comic relief and become involved in intense battles yet shows his human side often, his weapon Tsubaki is always willing to help him whenever she can.
Death the Kid seems like some 'Mr Perfect' character. And he can be, but also has his flaws, most notable his obssessive compulsive disorder about symmetry. Anything slightly out of alignment will either cause him to fix the problem immediately or spiral into goth style depression. His weapons Patty and Liz are usually around to comfort him when he goes crazy or gets depressed.
The supporting cast are memorable as well. The grim reaper is always cheerful and relaxed; Spirit (Maka's father) is desperate for Maka's attention, even though she doesn't enjoy his company much; Blair is your typical fanservice character; Professor Stein is strong and clever yet deeply maniacal; Crona is shy and fearful, but powerful; Medusa, the main antagonist is pure genious; Mifune is an action and Samurai fan's dream character and plenty more who you'll come across.
Most characters will stand out at least once giving you reasons to like or dislike them. Characters are a strong point in this anime.
::ANIMATION & ART::
The good thing about this anime is that nobody looks ordinary or familiar, you'll notice every character has a certain design, from Soul's sharp teeth and Maka's plain green eyes to Kid's strange hairstyle and Liz & Patty's odd hats, all characters are uniquely styled.
All scenes are quite detailed, the atmosphere is usually dark but manages to look bright at the same time (a rare sight in anime). If its what the background artists were going for, I think they nailed it. Shortcuts are rare which is good, you can see that episodes weren't rushed. The art stays consistent (unlike Naruto) and the quality remains the same throughout.
The action is fluid, creative and non-standard (unlike Bleach) fight scenes aren't just repetitive movements shown at different angles, or just sword bashing and gun blasting. It manages to keep fight scenes interesting. Another strong point is action, which never fails.
At first you will be introduced to 'Resonance'. A memorable opening track that fits very well to the series. This would be among the best if it wasn't for 'PAPERMOON' the 2nd opening which is even better than Resonance. I'm yet to come across anyone who thinks otherwise. This opening is epic. All ending themes are decent. Some are generic, the best being the current ending 'STRENGTH' and the 2nd ending 'Style' which stands out more than the 1st ending 'I wanna be' and 'Bakusō Yume Uta' which you will not remember at all.
Audio is decent, but there aren't any special moments or tracks that will hype you up or give you that tingly feeling inside when coupled with a good action scene. Songs aren't memorable like something Bruce Faulconer could cook up but do fit well with most happenings.
Soul Eater is an anime that manages to keep consistency throughout. It's lack of fillers (with the exception of the excalibur episodes which will drive you nuts) is enough for action fans to watch without worry, seriously 98% of the episodes are significant to the story (unlike Bleach which has whole filler arcs. 20+ FILLERS IN ONE GO!!!).
I find this more enjoyable to watch than Naruto or One Piece (which are heavily overrated). Mainly because the anime has a point and sticks to it. The Medusa Arc is to stop Medusa reviving the Demon God. The Arachnophobia Arc is to stop Arachne to allow the Demon God to spread madness over the world.
People complain about lack of originality but I am yet to find an anime that is truly similar. Shinigami's have been used before, but Shinigami literally translates to The Death God or The Grim Reaper, who in this case rules Shibusen and his son. Due to the halloween theme of Soul Eater I find the Grim Reaper necessary and is in no way similar to Ryuk of Death Note or characters like Rukia of Bleach. Let's get this straight their only link they have is the word 'Shinigami'
And finally Soul Eater is a must watch for any Shonen (Action, Comedy) fan. It has already been licensed by FUNimation which means a dub is coming soon and I believe Soul Eater will become another one of those famous anime shows. The only difference is it is actually has consistent entertainment value. show less read more
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 busy to watch any. Let me tell you, this does not make for hard watching.
The first few episodes start off as prequels for the main seven characters - three 'Meisters/Technicians' and their 'Weapons'. These episodes are ones that I found to be somewhat disjointed, and to be honest I probably would have given up on the anime after 4 episodes or so if it wasn't for aforementioned pally. Swiftly afterwards, once the main characters start to interact together, I was hooked. And shortly after that when the frankly ingenious support characters were introduced and fleshed out, I was manic about it to the point where I was screaming in outrage at the screen if any other character DARED to so much as harm a hair on their heads.
Plot - [7/10] I wouldn't describe the plot as being either typical or particularly inventive. I will say, however, that it does dangle a standard premise in front of you for a good few episodes (in order for a Technician to turn their Weapon into the ultimate Death Scythe, they must collect 99 evil souls and then one Witch's soul; cue epic quest) and then almost entirely removes it for something much better - a pleasant surprise that, as I understand it, doesn't quite happen in the manga. While some elements of the plot remain unclear and somewhat incomplete by the end of the series, I ultimately felt that it didn't detract too much from my enjoyment. Bar the very last scenes, unfortunately, in which I was left starving for a bit more of a tie-up, or better yet, a follow-up montage in the ending credits. Still, I suppose that's what the manga's for.
Characters - [9/10] The meat of Soul Eater, with some big-name voice actors who really give the characters life. Firstly, we have Miyano Mamoru-san (Yagami Light of Death Note, Kiba of Wolf's Rain) as the symmetry-obssessed Death the Kid (an awkward-sounding name, I have to say, that belies a truly slick character); the ever-prolific and utterly fabulous Koyasu Takehito-san (Sakarazuka Seishirou of Tokyo Babylon, Zechs Merquise/Milliardo Peacecraft of Gundam Wing) as the Weapon Excalibur, who will surprise you in several different ways with his presence throughout the series; and Kobayashi Yumiko-san (Sarah McDougal of Love Hina, Dan Taichi of Prince of Tennis) as the headstrong Black*Star, to whom a nod must go for the most subtle yet engaging main-character development; to name a few. On top of these, Soul Eater showcases a surprising amount of young, new talent - notably, the voices of Soul (the title character) and Maka Albarn, the female lead who I unfortunately found to be incredibly irritating.
Let me make my point hard on this. Maka is hard-working and academically very smart, with a down-to-earth attitude that helps her to deal with her absent mother and womanizing father, who recently divorced prior to the start of the series. But (and oh, it's a big But) it doesn't last. Rather than character growth, we seem to have a case of the exact opposite as the series progresses. Maka repeatedly ends up making absolutely ridiculous decisions that can in no way be logically justified. As much as I don't like to use Naruto as a comparison, I think I have to. Maka's choices aren't a Naruto-style situation wherein Naruto makes sometimes-stupid decisions because of his raw emotions, because that's Naruto's character and way of life; plus, Naruto has (for the most part) the strength to back up his convictions. Maka, on the other hand, does not. Not only that, but she apparently doesn't learn from her monumental mistakes. And /then/ she'll bitch to the series' headstrong character Black*Star about how he acts before he thinks. Though, come to think of it, at least Maka isn't exactly a hypocrite on that matter because it's shown that she does in fact think about her actions before she carries them out, comes to the conclusion that it's stupid... and then does the wrong thing /anyway/. If it wasn't for almost every other character providing sustained interest and sheer compelling brilliance whenever Maka's off-screen, I think Soul Eater would fall far short of greatness.
Art - [9/10] And of course, there can be no characters without the visual art. While the quality of the animation itself is fairly standard shounen-style fare, the rating for this section gets bumped up enormously for originality. The designs of virtually everything - from the fantastically surreal moon and sun to the laboratory of the anime's resident Mad Scientist (who would have an entire paragraph in the above section if it wouldn‘t turn into an essay on why he’s such a /darn good character/ on both an emotional and a story-telling level) to the eyes of the later villains - positively shines with mouth-watering creativity. I could wax lyrical about the brain-melting inventiveness of the character designs all day. It's honestly worth watching for the artistic genius alone.
Music - [8/10] With the exception of the very first ending theme (which was painful, if I'm honest), I thoroughly appreciated each different ending and opening. They were well-chosen and fitted the style and feel of the anime well. The music used throughout the episodes themselves suited the atmosphere wonderfully - the fighting music was driving, the sad-scenes music was sorrowful and the cheery music gave the anime a smile. While it wasn't as memorable as, say, the music to Gundam Wing or Gintama, it did its job in style. Also in this section, I'd like to add that the song sung by the Weapon Excalibur made me almost die of Sheer Heart-Rending Joy.
Overall - [9/10] Easy to watch and a great mix of creepy, surreal and fun. Objectively, I'd give this a high 8, and then I'm going to take the liberty of bumping it up to a 9 for the downright enjoyment I experienced with this show. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who enjoys Full Metal Alchemist or Gintama - or, for that matter, any shounen manga/anime - as well as anyone who enjoyed the quirks of such series as Ouran High School Host Club. read more
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 now fight the various demons and witches who want to destroy Shibusen in order to take over the world without consequence.
This show is incredibly stylish, literally everything has a very cool vibe about it and really stands out from other similar animes. If FLCL and Bleach came together and had a love child, that child would be Soul Eater. The characters are all likeable and unique, even if they do follow the list of shonen anime stereotypes (loud kid who wants to be the best, check; quiet cool guy, check; self-depricating girl who holds much potential power, double check.) The adult characters are less stereotypical than the kids, which can make them more interesting to watch in certain episodes, however. Even if their personalities are familiar, there is enough unique and enjoyable about them that it never becomes a problem.
The fights themselves are very well animated and choreographed. They're all ridiculous and cartoony, but they are always visceral and exciting to watch. The progression is also very shonen in nature, with enemies that are way stronger than the heroes, and the heroes having to train to beat them and gain new powers, but again its so entertaining it shouldn't become a big issue. The fights are all about style and execution though, and if you keep that in mind and don't analyze them with rational thought, they all become very entertaining and exciting. The first 26 episodes are great flashy entertainment for anime fans.
I really wish I could stop the review at this point, and tell you Soul Eater is a really fun shonen series that fans of action anime should see. Now the bad point of the show, the entire second half of the series. Around the halfway point, Soul Eater changes from a lighthearted, entertaining fun action anime into a serious, melodramatic action anime. The story starts to take itself way too seriously, and the enjoyment of this anime greatly suffers because of this. When your anime is about people who transform into guns and swords who fight witches, it's kind of hard to take the change in tone seriously.
Soul Eater ends up losing most if not all of its charm because of this drastic and unnecessary shift in tone. All of the characters become whiny punks who sulk all day, and Maka becomes borderline unbearable as a main character with her melancholic attitude and constant bitching about how she's not strong enough to fight the main enemy of the show. All of this nonsense comes together in a final episode that is so ridiculous I would sound stupid if I tried to explain it in this review. Let me just put it to you this way, all themes the show was building up to this point are thrown out the window, the main villain turns into a gigantic pansy, and the logic behind the ending makes absolutely no sense in the grand scheme of the show. Oh, and it tries to copy Evangelion in ways that are so unnecessary and artistically nonsensical in the show that I laughed out loud when I first saw them in this episode.
What in the world happened to Soul Eater? What happened to this really fun, always entertaining action anime in the second half of the show? What is with all this ridiculous emo nonsense that gets introduced in the second half? How the hell could Bones, the studio behind Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka Seven fail so badly at this show? I have no idea how to answer any of these questions. If you are going to watch Soul Eater, watch the first 26 episodes, and then stop. Otherwise, you are in store for one of the strangest, confusing, and most disappointing action animes ever made. Come on Bones, you are better than this.
Final Grade, C- read more
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 stands that Soul Eater is too similar to Bleach. And evt. older animes about shinigami or similar stuff. It's got it's original contents, but overall it's just too similar for comfort.
The story up to ep. 18 has mostly been an episode-by-episode story, but a plot slowly beginning to sneak in behind the scenes from here on. I'm not sure what direction it will take from here, and this is why I don't like reviewing so early. However, I believe that it will get better as we go on, so for now I'll keep the story at a 7, for unoriginality and because only the latest episodes have shown a continuous plot.
The animation is more cartoony than many anime out there, I feel. That's not necessarily a bad thing; I mean, coloring and shading and effects are very good, but some things bugs me a lot - f.ex. the Shinigami, the moon and the sun aren't very pleasing to look at. The animation deserves an 8: It's good quality and lovable character designs, but there's just something about the overall feel of it that bugs me.
The soundtrack isn't very remarkable either. The background music isn't anything noteworthy, but it's not bad either - it fits with the mood. The OP and ED themes are decent, but I think I'd only listen to the first ED theme outside of watching the show. The voice acting is good too. All in all, I'd rate it a 7.
The characters are fair too. I mean, they're funny to watch, but funny isn’t enough to rate it high up. They lose some points for spurs of unoriginality, but there's still some original characters there. I'm especially fond of Death the Kid and his obsession with symmetry, because I can somewhat identify with him (though not on such an obsessed level). There hasn't been a lot of character development so far either - only Maka's desire to get stronger -, and the series is already 1/3 done. However, much can happen, and again, since I'm reviewing at such an early stage, I won't prejudge them. But for now, I'm keeping it at a 7, losing points for unoriginality and low character development so far but gaining points because they're funny as well as the presence of a few original and likable characters.
I'm enjoying Soul Eater, but only enough to watch it. It loses too much because it hasn't got a large amount of originality. It's good entertainment, but not necessarily good.
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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.
Both Anime styles are the king you would find in those nice child friendly movies you might watch for Halloween. They have a wide cast of characters and things get crazy as the plot progresses. Both series are action packed.
What to say? Stories are mainly different, but overall they still share some mentionable point:
• well, let's start saying that they both are famous shonen that share the same action, fantasy, supernatural genres
• both evolve around special schools/academy who teach our characters how to use their powers
• both have a various number of characters, be it protagonists or villains, with strong and likeable personalities
• both stories deal with defeating the evil, in SE are the witches and the Kishin (sort of demon), while in AnE is represented by the ultimate evil: Satan
• overall both are enjoyable series but there's one last thing to mention. Both anime end up having a "filler ending", or better say: they are concluded with something definitely not canon to the story of the manga. Yes i think you should be warned about this, as it's quite an important thing when it comes to anime adaptations.
That said, i think if you liked one of those you might probably like the other as well!
Both animes have student studing in a big academy to fight demons.
In soul eater they are demon hunter. In Ao no Exorcist they are demon exorcists and they go out slaying demons with teacher supervision sometimes, just like in Soul Eater.
The stories are very similar except in Ao no exorcist they have their own weapons, unlike in soul eater where they had the meister and "weapons" which were actually another person.
Homogenous shows with a school setting training to become a specialist in some sort. In SE, they work hard to be strong weapons and meisters. In Ao no Exorcist, they attend school, well, obviously, to be exorcists. Friends helping each other, having fun and serving the people of their land. Both shows will be extremely entertaining especially if you are a fan of unique fighting scenes, backstories, school themes and so on. Also, they both became indepedent and rebelled from the manga.
Honestly, when I first started watching Ao no Exorcist, I felt it screamed Soul Eater. I mean, not only are the art styles similar, but Rin (the protagonist) reminded me greatly of Soul. Even then, as you continue to move forward through the series, you'll be able to make more and more comparisons. For instance, Faust is a lot like Lord Death, having that same wackiness.
There are a lot of other similarities, like similar humor and such. But regardless, you should take the time to watch this.
Ao no Exorcist and Soul Eater are action anime that have a "let's team-up and save the world" feel to them. They both take place in a special special academy, which trains young teenagers to become fighters that stand against Satan and his henchmen in Ao no Exorcist, and demons in Soul Eater. The characters in both series are simply AMAZING, each having their own unique look, personality and fighting style. Both series also feature superb animation mixed with amazing action sequences that will make the viewer beg for more after each fight. If you are a shounen anime fan and you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other.
Both deal with a group of students in training to become great fighters in the war against demons/the supernatural. They have intense plot lines but are injected with enough humor to keep it from being too serious. However, the drawing style for Ao No Exorcist is a bit more wispy and edgy than for Soul Eater which uses a more cartoony style.
Both series features supernatural themes in a supernatural world where the main characters learn new skills. They are considered shounen and often or not, their battles incorporates such themes.
Both series has a lot of drama, comedy, and action.
Both series' main male protagonist also have similar personalities.
Both series also has powerful antagonists that puts not only the main characters and their friends at risk but the world as well.
Both anime involve demons/demon slaying, and both involve an academy
Whether you're the son of the devil or a team of weapon and meister, in order to become better at what you do, you need to learn the basics at school. Both anime follow a group of students who attend one of many magic schools. Watch them learn about friendship, morals, strength and see them grow as they fight witches (Soul Eater), or even Satan himself. (Ao no Exorcist)
Both are shounens that in both the group of main Charcthers are in a school that teaches about defeating their enemies(Which is demons in blue exorcist and demons/witches/and other Halloween related things In soul eater)
Soul Eater and Ao no Exorcist are alike because both deal with gifted kids who to a school that teaches them how to fight things such as demons. Both have humor and main protagonists that like to slack off.
both have a spooky/halowen atmosphere to them
both have great action scenes
both involve a supernatural school (with clownish yet powerful principal)
both have their GREAT seiyuu cast
both are shounen anime that have ended.
school, group of students together, quite similar, both awesome gotta watch
I did enjoy Soul Eater more... However, I finished watching that anime a while ago, and it has been difficult to find an alternative. Blue Exorcist had a similar feel, and offered a nice change of pace.
Both stories involve a 'school with a difference'. One where young students can hone their skills, with the aim of vanquishing evil and protecting others. In Blue Exorcist, Satan's forces (including demons) materialise as the principle threat. And in Soul Eater, young meisters are tasked with tackling the menace of witches and Kishins. Characters from both series stand out as individual, each offering a variety of different skills and abilities. However, focus on teamwork and friendship remains key, as bonds are tested through trial and tribulation.
The styles of animation are very similar. Clean, crisp, and easy on the eye. You are also presented with well coordinated fight scenes and the odd twist and turn to keep you on your toes. In addition, the level/style of humour is similar. It is worth noting that both anime veer away from the manga's at different points in the story. Blue Exorcist also only has half the amount of episodes.
If I may be unceremonious, I thought that Rin was awesome! His haphazard, hot-headed, yet caring nature keeps you entertained.
These two shonen anime both involve an academy, there's elements of horror, and the balance of drama and comedy is similar.
Looking for humor combined with a progressive action filled story that revolves around magic, mythical creatures and other dark sorcery? Then look no further.
Soul Eater and Ao no Exorcist are extremely similar in art style, setting, character development and overall tone.
The main characters in both these Anime series have goals to achieve greatness and reach powerful titles. However they acquire help from their friends. Both Anime's encourage teamwork, friendship, leadership and many more traits.
Overall for both of the Anime's story is steadily paced with unique characters and well balanced genre elements.
Both are centred in school/academy where they learn to fight against supernatural forces, and both have a similar theme of self discovery and teamwork.
There are many properties and concepts that Ao No Exorcist and Soul Eater shared a lot.
-both are about gothic,demon ,school 's theme and humor story
-both protagonist are very hot-blooded and badass hero.
-demon in both anime resembled partially.
If you like Shounen animes that very exciting,humorous and dramatical, both anime are very good bet.
Both start out very strong with an interesting premise and loveable characters and awesome fight scenes. Both also have disappointing anime-filler-endings but much more awesome-completely-different manga endings. Soul Eater's manga is finished though, while Ao no Exorcist's isn't at the time of writing.
Your typical shounen anime with good arcs and fight. Both are must watch anime atleast once in your anime carrier,. Lots of demon/youkao with a big character pool who gets decent development. Good side-comedy.
The plot's are very different however both these anime have the same feel to them- that Shounen adventure that won't let you sleep till you've finished all the episodes. Also if you like kids fighting demons both these animes are full of what you;re looking for. Not only is there action, but also plenty of comedy. These animes will leave you inner Shounen satisfied.
Exactly as many other recommendations, I recommend Soul Eater because both the anime share almost the same type of story. Main characters are demon related. The world they live in is related to after-life and stuff. Both anime involve extinguishing supernatural creatures. I got the same vibe watching this as I got from watching Soul Eater. Both are enjoyable too.
- Both the anime share almost the same type of story.
- Both anime involve fighting against supernatural creatures.
- Their worlds are related to after-life.
- Some of the characters are demons/supernaturals.
They have an quite similar overall feeling. Both mains are fighting with there friends against an enemy using somekind of super power.
Good organization versus evil organization, lots of characters with various weapons. Soul Eater is however much more lighthearted than D.Gray-Man.
Liek D.Gray-Man, Soul Eater has people who have supernatural "weapons" that they are compatible with. Defeating evil beings is their duty. The weapons can "level up" like the Innocence contained in the exorcists'.
They both deal with fighting off bad soul's to protect the good ones. While one has more of an emphasis on souls itself. Humor in both is very similair.
Both stories involved the theme, supernatural and good vs bad. In D.Gray-Man, the exocists are fighting against the akuma, noahs and earl who wanted to bring the world to an end. While in Soul Eater, the meisters and their weapons are fighting against the demon god, witches and humans who have turn evil.
These two anime have a similar feeling.
It's sorta dark and it's full of comedy and action. If you like D.Gray-man then you will enjoy Soul Eater too. :]
Both about an organization of people with spiritual abilities that are supposed to destroy evil spirits
They are similar because they both have teams that attack demons for innocents but in soul eater there after souls
I really recomend to peeps who have watch soul eater to watch d-gray-man!!
They are really similar in how the anime ends. They both have supernatural powers and trys to fight off a same enemy which reborns or takes a long time/hard time to defeat.
The art, humor, action and story is pretty simialar to each other and there both also made by studio Bones.
Well both need soul to create a weapon...Crona's weapon are made from blood.it's the same as Lena-lee's innocent that made from blood too(last episode). Both main character a gray haired that is Allen and Soul.. In D.Gray Man a person is stronger when the compatibility between he/she and his/her innocent is higher. The same thing with Soul Eater...in order to make a good attack the technician and the weapon must be at the same wavelength. .. it's quite the same.
They are both Shounen anime series, but with extremely heavy focus on the individual characters, and their progression mentally and emotionally, not just physically. Both have reasonable "power ups." All episodes that could be considered as "filler" seem to fulfil an important role in both shows, thus giving us few unimportant episodes. Exorcists and students are very similar, as they both fight 'demons' to save the world secretly. Both are reletively gothic in style, though D. Gray-man is much darker. They both have their serious and comedic moments. Both have AWESOME opening themes. Each character (Exorcists and students) all use unique weapon fighting styles and techniques, and the weapons tend to develop their own unique personalities, almost becoming characters themselves (In Soul Eaters' case, obviously, they are characters.) Both have eccentric leaders that give out missions (Lord Death vs. Komui) and both have tall, powerful, long red-haired, womanizing, alcohol-prone characters that have close ties with one of the main characters (General Cross vs. Spirit), as well as a crew of powerful fighters that come in and help midway throughout the series (Generals vs Death Scythes). Both series also have peculiar villains and intriguing antagonists that almost get as many fans as the protagonists (Ashura + Witches vs. Earl and the Noa). Also, they have practically identical English voice actors.
Both shows have pairs of young fighters that work for an organization committed to fight demons. Also the ambiance and styling of both shows are similar.
They both have a dark action vibe and they talk about souls a lot
Its another 50 eps longer than souleater, but its dark as well and although they dont get weapons that morph into humans like in soul eater its still just as good and they *evolve* is the word ill use to not spoil anything. through out the story. The charecters are quite indepth and youll grow to like them :s
On a side note : Both of these are somewhat like naruto / Bleach but completly different becuase there arent any fillers, and if there were then they were too well blended into the main plotline that i didnt notice.
Both animes deals with battling akuma's to protect the world. In D.Gray Man they use weapons called innocence as in Soul Eater the weapons are actual humans that turns into weapon to slay the demons. The atmosphere of the 2 animes are very similar in the aspect it can get serious or funny depending on the situation in a flash. Both animes have moments where darkness prevails (more like the sensation of darkness).
- They are both Shounen
-In both animes they fight demons in order to restore peace to the world
-They have a similar idea of using weapons against the evil
-They both have really funny and really dramatic moments in them
-THEY ARE BOTH EPIC
+both anime have a similar story
+both with organization to defense from evil and destruction
+both with Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen
It just seems to click. They are pretty similar Allen, the main can't turn into weapons like Soul, but his arm can transform. In D Gray Man they kill evil demons or souls gone wrong too, but here they are called "akuma". They both go after similar goals, to destroy the leaders of their enemies.
Essentially the same anime, but with different moods. If you're looking for a dark shounen with a strange sense of humour, D.Gray-man is for you. If you want a lighthearted shounen with a relatively raunchy sense of humour, go for Soul Eater. They are both action-centric anime about teenagers with unique weapons that are used to destroy corrupted souls.
These anime also share similar flaws, in that they both have quite a bit of filler (Soul Eater especially).
Both have a serious plot (though D Gray Man's anime's plot is more serious than Soul Eater, Soul Eater is more intense in the manga :P) and they have moments of humor in both animes that I really really love, plus both emphasize on friendship, teamwork and scarifice :D
D.Gray-Man has the same style. They both have a group of friends fighting a enemy that they dont really know till late in the series. Both also container alot of humor, super natural skills/weapons and a main character with a overprotective relative. All and all a fun serie to watch.
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
Hmmm... They both have main characters that have to fight against monsters... For example, Bleach with Hollows and Soul Eater with their 'demons'. Anyway, their plot are somewhat similar. It's about their main characters fighting for peace and things like that....
Soul Eater revolves around, thus far, three students and their respective weapons used to take out "seeds of Kishin" or wayward human souls. The first protagonist, Maka, wields a scythe name Soul Eater. She is the daughter of the current Death Scythe (the weapon used by Shinigami aka Death). The second is Black Star, a ninja, and his weapon of choice it Tsubaki, who can transform into various ninja weapons. The third student is Death the Kid, Shinigami's son, who wields Patricia and Elizabeth, a pair of guns.
The seeds, are very similar to Hollow. Bleach and Soul Eater also have the same uniqe weapon for everybody and shinigami theme!
They both deal with shinigami, spirits, fighting, and they both have transforming dealing with swords. In Bleach, their katana have powers and in Soul Eater, the swords are people that can make their body a weapon.
Besides being another action heavy series, Soul Eater also deals with safe caretaking of souls. The meisters are similar to the soul reapers in that they have a relatioship or partnership with their weapon, though their relationship isn't nearly as vague as the ones between reapers and their weapons.
In both Bleach and Soul Eater, super-powered students learn from even more powerful masters. The emphasis on unique weapons is also a similarity, as well as the two major themes of action and comedy.
FYI, I watch Bleach in dubs, but I obviously watched Soul Eater in subs. I don't know if this matters to anyone who sticks to one or the other.
If you think bleach could focus more on teenage drama, jokes, boobage, and general silliness, then this is for you. If you like how bleach can be very serious, then you will find this childish. I don't mean to sound to down on a show that I'm recommending, but it's prettymuch a ripoff of bleach's plot but changed around to appeal more to a younger and/or unisex audience rather than only males. Soul Eater has more jokes, and more fan service.
They both involve shinigamis and taking souls. In Bleach, they release the souls into Soul Society while in Soul Eater, their scythes eat 100 souls in order to turn into the ultimate scythe.
Soul Eater is basically bleach but with more emphasis given to the Zanpakutoh or in this case technicians' weapon.
Bleach and Soul Eater are the same in many ways, around human's soul and the main character duty......
Both Soul eater and Bleach involve defending humans from transformed monsters
Bleach(hollows) soul eater(kishin)
Both have an area where people are trained to fight these beings
Both involve using weapons that transform
Bleach uses Bankai , Soul Eater- Soul Resonance
Soul eater is more like an awesome version of the filler series in Bleach where all the captain's weapons had transformed
Bleach and Soul Eater are very similar in regards to warrior and weapon developing a relationship through basic human interaction, which strengthens their bonds and in turn makes them more powerful and badass. Though not as overpowered as DragonballZ and Bleach characters, I found myself at the edge of my seat during Soul Eaters fights rather often. I enjoyed the show greatly and found many similarities to Bleach hence the recommendation.
-Both have shinigamis (death gods)
-This guy who is extremely talented
-Awesome characters and story
-Great fights and action moments
The characters fuse with their blades and the story is all about shinigamis etc!
The both are about shinigami, hollows/kishin, death and the afterlife. Also both are shounen with a strong story line
Both anime focus on a large cast of characters, who use unique shape-shifting weapons to hunt man-eating monsters. Apart from the plot, they have similar characters (for example, Ichigo and Black Star), as well as similar comedy and overall vibe.
Both have the same supernatural thematic (souls and stuff). While Bleach is sometimes a very serious anime, Soul Eater is funny most of the times. But one thing overlaps them both: They can be extremely profound at times. Laughing or crying, you will enjoy it.
The art style and atmosphere are generally similar.
Both have two guys that seem to hate eachother and are constantly trying to beat eachother, but when it comes down to saving the things they care about these two main characters make an unstopable force. there is also a ton of random things that will make you laugh in both series.
The simple yet colorful and appealing art style is what really draws these two together. Both also have fantastic stories and a menagerie of characters that are easy to fall in love with. They both utilize fanservice in a tasteful and humorous way, but also have their touching moments. If you like one, you're sure to like the other.
Fairy Tail is awesome and sol eater too, even if soul eater have a little bit more insanity, i strongly recomend you to see fairy tail!!
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked Soul Eater you should try Fairy Tail
I don't know how to explain but they just feel alike. The way they kind of hint relationships but there isn't any. And the partner/group thing. Oh and Natsu reminds so much of Black Star. And things like Grays weird clothes off thing corresponds with Deaths Symmetry.
Both shows have characters with random and weird personalities. They can be insanely funny and serious at the same time. Both also are in a certain league or in FT's case, a guild.
Both series are fun and lively with a large and incredible quirky cast of characters that you can't help but like. They both use a similar style of humor that plays off your knowledge of the characters and their weird tendancies.
Both have a strong feeling of loyalty among the characters and a lot of action.
In both series, there's a sense of battle shounen involving the main characters against other adversaries that opposes them throughout each episode.
Both series' main protagonists are always looking forward to a good fight and hoping to improve themselves in their skills.
In both series, there is a school/guild that trains the main characters in various skills and from what they've learned, the members compete against others using those skills.
Both series features a lot of action, drama, comedy. They also have similar artwork.
Both FT and SE have blocky colourful animation. The storylines are brilliant, fun but I have cried at both... yes, yes I have :) Lots of action and magic/magical transformations- both have worlds which are detailed and unique. If you watch one, watch the other- both are really brill! :)
Both are shounens that surprisingly have emotion.Both are regular worlds but with a supernatural twist that draws the charcthers together.Both focus around one of the stronger and uniqer groups of a larger organization.
Both animes have a similar overall theme of the importance of friendship.
Both include a bit of fanservice; although, it is heavier in Fairy Tail.
Both have somewhat-typical shounen plots, but are enjoyable.
Natsu and Black*Star are very, VERY similar characters. Maka and Lucy are similar at times, too.
Finally, the artwork is similar. I thoroughly enjoyed both :)
Both have a really similar art style and they have lots of action and comedy. Many of the characters' personalities are also very alike.
Both Soul Eater and Fairy Tail have this group/team work feel to it. Soul Eater takes place in a school for technicians and weapons and they team up to eliminate their enemies, and Fairy Tail takes place in a Guild were people take jobs and team up with the people they have a bond with.
They both have amazing characters that you with laugh with (or at) and they both have awesome missions with really great action scenes.
Though the art style differs slightly, however rather more drastically in other ways, the anime is by far one of my favourites.
I feel the main characters have some striking similarities: Natsu and Lucy being extremely similar to the pairing of Maka and Soul; of the same lack of intelligence seen in both lead male roles. Also of the two main characters belonging to a group with equally high aspirations.
Both also seem to face an ultimate enemy with power equal to that of god. And of course each shows the progression of the characters and their powers in order to face this god.
The style of fighting is a little different with Fairy tail using magic and Soul Eater using weapons and technicians however the fighting is equally enjoyable and both had me strongly into the fight scenes. Fairy tail fights can be slightly drawn out however -sometimes lasting an episode at a time- however it is still thoroughly enjoyable.
Fianlly although Soul Eater has met it's end (Which ultimately I found to be quite disappointing) Fairy Tail is a lot less linear and has reached the 175 episode mark without finishing. Well I say that but the anime series then ends there; it is continued however in the manga which is equally brilliant. There is an amazing amount of plot and character development; I absolutely adore Natsu and Happy.
I reccomend this to almost any anime fan regardless of whether they have seen Soul Eater or not.
Adventurous friends go on missions to defeat self-proclaimed evil beings. Many genres, mainly being a Shonan. Fairy Tail being my favorite anime (I have seen it 39 times), Soul Eater falls into third place, right behind Another. Soul Eater is one of the most entertaining Shonan actions I have found out there.
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. :)
1 person weilding another person who can turn into a weapon, It has that Bones humor where its really animated but really tries to put away the humor for serious moments. Animation is subpar for todays standards in noragami's case
Both anime have protagonists that fight against supernatural monsters and human weapon partners. Both have kickass characters. They also use the same type of humor.
Taking on a supernatural perspective, Soul Eater and Noragami deals with Gods and powers beyond our imaginations.
In battle, characters are able to wield weapons that are incarnations of their partners. As flashy as it sounds, they offer a host of powerful abilities that can turn the tide of a battle.
The main characters from both series has a hotblooded personality but is down to earth when it comes to casual conversations. At the same time, they do truly care about their partners and the people around them.
Both anime are very similar to each other, since both MC's have a partner that can transform into a weapon (swords, knifes, guns etc.) Thought Soul Eater is definitely a more serious and horror themed anime while Noragami not so much.
People can turn into weapons and be used by their master.
Though Soul Eater has more of a dark concept, both these series have great action and comedy. Their characters are super lovable and their development will make you feel more attached to them.
[x] Deep exploration between friendship and partnership
[x] Weapons and humans
[x] Comical relief
[x] Supernatural causes
[x] Colourful cast of characters that act neither black or white to add complexity
[x] Solving cases to make the world a better place
[x] Carry action packed scenes in each episode
Watch Soul Eater if:
You want a story about learning and changing oneself and dealing with other characters relationships. It follows different characters and each having their own unique perspective. It is more heavier on action, and the art style is more simple, but it has a nice halloween feel to it.
Watch Noragami if:
You want to match comedy and action, and are interested on focusing with a few characters. This one also deals feelings from the current and afterlife, along with vulnerability of Shinto gods. The art style is colourful, and bright. read more
Both anime has the same "style". there are people who turn into a weapon and the owner tries to kill the soul/phantom. Also the art has big meaning in both anime. We can find something special in every characters appearance in Soul Eater (for instance, Soul's teeth or Maka's eyes), the same is with Noragami's characters (Yato's eyes, Yukine's hair and eyes, Hiyori's "tail").
And they are enjoyable too.
Same humor, same animation studio and in both animes, a "person" become to a weapon.
Like Soul eater Noragami follows the idea of the power to turn into weapons whiles not copying each other at all. Like Noragami Soul eater also puts a lot of work into characters giving the anime a great variety of character types and personalities! Both series have the main plot of destroying corrupted souls and also solving the main problem in the series. They both also don't only focus on the main plot but have some good comic relief and side stories!
Both contain the idea of having a person be able to turn into weapon, and using that weapon to slay some kind of spirit. There's also the possibility for corruption in both shows, as well as both portraying the relation between master and weapon.
Similarities: They both contain almost the same battle scene structure "human like" turns into a weapon.
The one that holds the weapon both are the "masters"
Both are related to some sort of "God/Demon/Spirit" themes story
They both contain comedy and a love story of some kind.
The differences are that Soul Eater involves a group a kids going to a particular school to be train for a job and Noragami deals with a God doing particular jobs and hunting demons while trying to help the Human/Spirit "friend."
Both involve a person who can use another person as a weapon. Both have solid character development, although Soul Eater's takes a little longer (it is 51 episodes). Good action sequences.
Both are funny stories that deal with the main characters using other people's soul as a weapon.
Both series have weapons that are humans capable of turning into weapons.
Blue exorcist is also similiar to Noragami.
- 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.
The concepts of demons and souls are bought together in both Soul Eater and Blood Lad. Their worlds contrasts with the law of nature along with the modern world.
The main male protagonist from both series are hot headed but does care about his friends and companion. The main female characters contrasts quite a bit from both series but do also play some pivotal roles in the stories. They often encourage their companion to believe in themselves at what they do.
Both series has a lot of comedy and strange gags. This is presented in more of a lighthearted tone that occurs out of random sometimes. Additionally, expect some action as there are conflicts in involved from both worlds.
Supernatural themes are very recurrent in both series as well as the dark aesthetic in a not-to-be-taken-seriously way. Blood Lad has a bit more fanservice tho.
Also, I consider Soul Eater to be significantly higher than the other, maybe due to a bigger amount of episodes that serve well to character development and progress of characters relationships.
Both series have fan service, a lot of comedy, and things that have to do with demons, souls, spirits, etc. I think they also have aimilar a art style and vibe. There are also hints of romance between the main characters, i.e. Soul and Maka, Staz and Fuyumi.
Both anime feature monsters, magic, and a halloween themed world.
Soul Eater has more insane smiley people art-wise and focuses more on humanoid protagonists fighting with their sentient weapons.
Blood Lad focuses on a vampire protagonist with vampiric powers, such as super-regeneration and being able to crush enemy's hearts with magic.
Both have a unique world brought to life by a broad, vivid color scheme. Both have a wacky (and somewhat urban) atmosphere, style of humor, and characters. Soul Eater is much more shounen, but Blood Lad also carries importance in powers.
Supernatural themes are very recurrent in both series as well as the dark aesthetic in a not-to-be-taken-seriously way. Blood Lad has a bit more fanservice tho.
Also, I consider Soul Eater to be significantly higher than the other, maybe due to a bigger amount of episodes that serve well to character development and progress of characters relationships
Both these series focus on the hot-headed protagonists and their lives. They have a similar tyle and atmosphere, and focus heavily on the comedy. Of course, Soul Eater becomes more serious towards the end, while Blood Lad has more of a light-hearted feel to it. Both these animes have to do with supernatural beings and powers.
They both had a very similar fell to them so if you like one you might like the other.
Basically the two are built on the same "ground", although the stories don't come to resemble, both are full of supernatural creatures with a tone of satirical comedy, which is what makes me believe that those who enjoyed one certainly will appreciate the other, the characters have similar aspects as well as the animation as a whole, not to mention the fights that follow the same style.
The animation is extremely similar. They both have whimsical characters, backgrounds, and situations. Staz (the main character of Blood Lad) looks very similar to Death the Kid as well, and they both have quirky personalities. They both fall under the fantasy genre and have similar creatures like werewolves, demons, ghosts, etc. They both remind me of each other and they are both excellent series. Blood Lad has a lot less episodes than Soul Eater, but they both give off the same feeling while watching them. It sucks you in by the story line, interesting characters, and amusing comic relief.
•They have the same art style
•Both have surreal things like demons
•Both have awesome fights
•They have strong male leads
•All sorts of people appear in both animes
•Both have almost romnace
•BOTH ARE AMAZING
Both anime share a spooky Halloween theme and have characters with supernatural powers. Artstyle is eye catching for both and have a nice balance of comedy and action.
Both animes got all sort of supernatural creatures and use theirs respective powers against each others
Humor and personality of the main characters are based on the same principle
Design of the anime are very similar
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