The SoulTaker: Tamashii-gari


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Alternative Titles

Japanese: The SoulTaker~魂狩~
English: SoulTaker
German: The SoulTaker
French: The SoulTaker
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2001 to Jul 4, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.361 (scored by 76297,629 users)
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Ranked: #71272
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Popularity: #3859
Members: 24,314
Favorites: 63

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Kyousuke Date comes home one night and finds his mother dying in a pool of her own blood. In her final moments, she stabs him in the chest. After a swift recovery, Kyousuke searches for answers regarding his mother's motives, but finds more than he bargained for when he is attacked by two rival organizations: the Hospital and the Kirihara Group.

Kyousuke is surprised to discover that he has a twin sister named Runa, and both groups try to coerce information out of him about her despite his ignorance to her existence. As their assault continues, Kyousuke soon makes another discovery—he has the ability to transform into a terrifying mutant called SoulTaker. With these newfound powers, Kyousuke resolves to crush both organizations, uncover the truth behind his mother's actions, and protect Runa.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawase, Kouhei
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Soultaker" by Jam Project

Ending Theme

"Memory" by Shinji Kakijima

Mar 9, 2009
Undertow (All reviews)
The people that made this anime really tried their best to make this anime as bad as it can be, in my opinion. It's rare to run into something that ticks so many wrong boxes as this anime did with me.

I'll give you a breakdown of the scores and the reasons behind why it earned those.

Story: 1
At first glance the story seems quite interesting, however when I watched it, it quickly reminded me of several other anime and all originality of the story went completely down the drain.
It's basically an almost direct combination between Tekkaman Blade, The Guyver and the Devilman AVO. Especially when you read more
Oct 7, 2007
Mouser888 (All reviews)
I loved this anime. At the beginning you might have a bad view of the anime as just an all killing, no story anime. As the story moves on it becomes much deeper, so don't be too influenced by the first few eps. I recommend that you should watch this anime in segments, don't watch it all at once or you won't enjoy it. There are some that will like this style of art, it is a different, somewhat darker, little gothic style that keeps things interesting. Music's pretty good, I epecially like the opening. I really loved the characters too, each person had read more
Jan 1, 2009
ladyxzeus (All reviews)
The one word about SoulTaker is "colours".

Colours, colours everywhere!

The art of this anime is simply astounding. It breaks all the rules about colouring patterns, uses innovative games of light and shadow and the overall achievement is a confusion of bidimensional planes: awesome!

But... While the art is original and superb, the rest is pretty much mediocre. We can't really ask too much from a plot that mixes winged monsters, aliens and shotguns, except for high doses of bloody entertainment. They give it to us and, somewhat, the amazing art is appropriated to the flow of the events. The characters don't have any especially original trait: they read more
Apr 1, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
How often does an anime successfully combine a highly stylish atmosphere containing an intricate storyline, that is packed with character development and metaphors without turning into complete mush by the end? I can't exactly recall many, but The Soul Taker happens to be a diamond in the rough which succeeds in pulling off the almost impossible. However, it doesn't reach its climax completely unscathed because it certainly has those rough moments. Still, truth be told, I was very satisfied with it and this is still a series I can watch from beginning to end.

Now, some folks claim the visuals take getting use to and it's read more

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