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Soul Eater

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.151 (scored by 212065 users)
Ranked: #3602
Popularity: #14
Members: 363,298
Favorites: 11,249
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy fantasy shounen supernatural

Synopsis

Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups of each 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.

Maka & Soul Eater, Black Star & Tsubaki, and Death the Kid with Patty and Liz Thompson are the characters Soul Eater revolves around. 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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Soul Eater
Spin-off: Soul Eater: Late Night Show, Soul Eater NOT!

Characters & Voice Actors

Death the Kid
Death the Kid
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
...
Black☆Star
Black☆Star
Main
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
...
Albarn, Maka
Albarn, Maka
Main
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
Omigawa, Chiaki
Japanese
Omigawa, Chiaki
...
Evans, Soul Eater
Evans, Soul Eater
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Crescentini, Stefano
Italian
Crescentini, Stefano
...

Staff

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



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Mar 9, 2009
KNITEMAREX
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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Apr 23, 2011
Doodlittle
Soul Eater is a good series with a great sense of humor, art style, and an excellent cast of characters but lacks the strength to be an over 50 episode series. What really stops this series from being a great series is that the story is dull and you feel like that the show is moving like a snail on a freeway in the middle of the series.

Story: 6
From the beginning, Soul Eater threw you the three meisters and their weapons. These short "monster of the week" episodes were exciting with tons of action and humor which kept me laughing and admiring the direction this read more
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Jul 1, 2013
jzmcdaisy
So to put it simply, I don't normally do this. To put it specifically; Soul Eater is balls out entertaining as balls with balls on top. It's an action fantasy type school anime that tries to be Naruto and the Nightmare Before Christmas, then tries cocaine, develops a split personality and decides that it's both. And I'm not trying to fanboy all up in here but seriously Soul Eater was the perfect show to start out with as it got me into the medium of anime in the first place. The characters, action, and costumes try to be as over the top and flashy as read more
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Apr 9, 2014
Jazzy_Maz
In our community there exists animes which receive a large amount of hype, ones which everyone knows and most have watched. Soul Eater falls into this category. But why? This is what I am to explore in this review. (Please note, I have not read the manga, so this review will be written looking solely at the anime)

Story: 6/10
Soul Eater introduces a very interesting and unique plot. Students who fight evil sprits with their companions who transform into weapons to fight said spirits. Going into Soul Eater, I loved this idea. The students aimed to fight 99 spirits and one witch in order to transform read more
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Recommendations

They have an quite similar overall feeling. Both mains are fighting with there friends against an enemy using somekind of super power.
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.
The art style and atmosphere are generally similar.
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
Both of these series can be very serious and very funny at times. They give off similar vibes about never giving up and how important friendship is.
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. :)
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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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