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Soul Eater NOT! (Manga)

Soul Eater NOT!

Alternative Titles

English: Soul Eater NOT!
Japanese: ソウルイーターノット!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 41
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 12, 2011 to Nov 12, 2014
Authors: Ookubo, Atsushi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Gangan


Score: 7.031 (scored by 5169 users)
Ranked: #78932
Popularity: #302
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Ding-dong! Dead-dong! Class is about to begin, and you don't want to be late on your first day of school! Join Tsugumi Harudori in the "NOT" class at Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school dedicated to training transforming weapons like Tsugumi and the meisters who will wield them. Many "NOT" (Normally Overcome Target) students aspire to join the elite "EAT" (Especially Advantaged Talent) class. But it may take Tsugumi some time to find her confidence—and a partner—at this crazy school!

(Source: Yen Press)


Soul Eater NOT! was published in English by Yen Press from July 24, 2012 to July 21, 2015, as well as in eBook format from April 8, 2014 to July 21, 2015.

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Feb 24, 2011
First of all, if you are reading this and haven't checked out the original Soul Eater yet, then I recommend that you stop right there and check out the original Soul Eater first. Why do I say that when Soul Eater Not is a spinoff and not a sequel? Because Soul Eater Not is everything that Soul Eater could have been, but was unable to capitalize on due to focus on plot: a school life/slice of life comedy.

Have you ever wondered what the daily lives of Shibusen students would look like? Well I personally haven't because Soul Eater was sufficiently awesome, but Ookubo Atsushi disagreed read more
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Jan 18, 2011
Soul Eater Not! is exactly as the title says. it is NOT Soul Eater. But that isn't to say it is terrible, however I definitely prefer the original story and the original characters.

In this manga, there is a girl named Tsugumi Harudori (Halberd) who has traveled from japan to DMWA "Death Weapon Meister Academy" to become a student there. Sad to say, this isn't focused on the lovable characters from Soul Eater, however we do see the majority of the original characters hanging around the school and most of them interact with Tsugumi in some way for a few brief moments.

The beginning of this read more
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Dec 4, 2013
When you hear the word Soul Eater in Soul Eater Not it makes you think that it has to be about the main characters in Soul Eater. Well the truth is that Soul Eater Not is a series that revolves these three freshmen girls that are trying to get used to the school while at the same time finding themselves in awkward situations. While the original Soul Eater focused mostly on action and storyline, Soul Eater Not focuses mostly on comedy and side stories of Soul Eater. The artwork is done pretty great like it was in the original Soul Eater. While Soul Eater Not read more
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Jun 20, 2012
If you are frequent reader to Soul Eater, this spin-off is what you should look for. The recent chapters of Soul Eater storyline has a serious tone. Its nice to read the spin-off that takes you back to the past to a much lighter comedic time. Introduced certain characters in different respective. (Minor characters have more back stories. Hooray!)
You also learn more about Shibusen School. Chapter one (Instantly hooked!) The EAT and NOT classes clever puns.
The characters and their personalities make the storyline so far as they are still slowly building up, eventually I know though soon Atushi Okubo is definitely going to make read more
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Manga: K-On!
Soul Eater Not and K-On gave me the same feeling. They are light-hearted, warm and moe girl-comedies. Tsugumi reminds me a lot to Azu-nyan, there are an air-head character, Meme and Yui, and a rich girl, although with opposite personalities, Anya and Tsumugi. 
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