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Soul Eater


Alternative Titles

English: Soul Eater
Synonyms: 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
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 323,888 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #18
Members: 578,114
Favorites: 15,163
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Ranked #441Popularity #18Members 578,114
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Episodes: /51

Synopsis

Death City is home to the famous Shibusen, a technical academy headed by the Shinigami–Lord Death himself. Its mission: to raise "Death Scythes" for the Shinigami to wield against the many evils of their fantastical world. These Death Scythes, however, are not made from physical weapons; rather, they are born from human hybrids who have the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons, and only after they have consumed the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch's soul.

Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who only seems to care about what's cool, aims to become a Death Scythe with the help of his straight-laced wielder, or meister, Maka Albarn. The contrasting duo work and study alongside the hot headed Black☆Star and his caring weapon Tsubaki, as well as the Shinigami's own son, Death the Kid, an obsessive-compulsive dual wielder of twin pistols Patty and Liz.

Soul Eater follows these students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world's threats while working together under the snickering sun to become sounder in mind, body, and soul.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Death the Kid
Death the Kid
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Evans, Soul Eater
Evans, Soul Eater
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Black☆Star
Black☆Star
Main
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Albarn, Maka
Albarn, Maka
Main
Omigawa, Chiaki
Japanese
Omigawa, Chiaki

Staff

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


Edit 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-)

Edit 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-)




More reviewsReviews

KNITEMAREX
Mar 9, 2009
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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BatOtaku13
Apr 23, 2009
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 read more
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Sandileina
Nov 17, 2009
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 read more
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TheLlama
Aug 9, 2008
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 read more
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