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: 6.331 (scored by 84218,421 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #77662
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Popularity: #4261
Members: 27,371
Favorites: 76

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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
Ogura, Mitsutoshi
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "Memory" by Shinji Kakijima (eps 1-7,9-11,13)
2: "As Time Goes By" by Kousei Asami (eps 8)


Mar 5, 2017
When someone tells me Evangelion is a good anime. Or worth watching. I tell them to watch Soultaker. Seldom have I seen such a perfect EVA parody. It's so meta, so self-aware. It's literally the perfect insult to EVA fangays. Watching it after having seen EVA really adds a whole other layer I feel like is easily missed if going into this blindly.

I'm eagerly awaiting the four recap movies coming over the next 20 years. The brilliant Christian symbolism and everyone wanting your dick regardless of being an insufferable bland main character is what we all love about Soul Taker. It's simply divine.
Feb 24, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I had the nostalgia lenses on when I decided to re-watch this show recently, but unfortunately it doesn't hold up to my childhood memory, except for the ending which I remembered as disappointing. I experienced a lot of push-back for the treatment that writers gave this story, it could have been much better if there wasn't the drive to push in more fight scenes near the end. As others have pointed out the good fight scenes occur early on in the show. Character say things that they expect the viewer to take on oath, but really it just left me scratching my head: i.e. that ...
Mar 9, 2009
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 ...

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