In a world where meisters wield the select humans who can turn into weapons, Shinigami-sama created a school to teach young meisters and their shape shifting partners what it means to be a just death god. In order to create the ultimate weapon, the students of the school must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.
Soul Eater was published in English by Yen Press from October 27, 2009 to March 24, 2015, as well as in eBook format from April 8, 2014 to March 24, 2015 and in Brazil by Jbc from July 2012 to August 2014.
I fell in love with this manga from the very first chapter I read.The drawing style,the story,the characters and pretty much everything else make the reader not wanting the pages to come to an end.There's almost everything someone might ask from this gender of manga and probably even more.A great story with amazing action and sudden blasts of humor when one least expects it make it worth reading.
The characters all have their own quirks that make each one of them unique in their own weird ways which adds even more to the whole package :P
I undoubtly recommend it for everyone that likes to get a thrill from battle action as well as good laugh at the same time...read more
I first started reading Soul Eater because my friend recommended it to me, saying it's "the lovechild of Bleach and Naruto." Which is pretty true, this manga is overall very very epic.
I think art is not as pretty as some of my favorite series (ie. Hikaru no Go) but it's not horrible and it's actually quite likeable. The style changes very slightly while in a different dimension and reflects some of the actions in the plot which I found very awesome. Also, it's not difficult to see what's going on in each panel like in some dramatic action series (ie. 07 Ghosts, I need to reread the chapter at least three times to figure out what exactly is going on). Overall, the art is great, this should get a full score but I'm just really picky and dislike the way how some of the eyes (MAKA) are draw. 9/10
Soul Eater isn't exactly your typical story, which is why I absolutely adore the manga. The main characters don't always win, the plot twists are awesome, and the concept of soul partners as weapons, although not exactly unique, works very well with the story. There's a mix of humor, action, and plot and there isn't really any super long fights that drag on for 20 chapters or something. I really wish I could fully express the awesomeness of Soul Eater's plot, but I really just can't. 10/10
A lot of the characters are very amusing, they each have their own flaws (ie: Kid's Obssessive Compulsive Disorder) and are all pretty eccentric which gives me endless amounts of lulz. The character development isn't that obvious (or maybe I just suck at noticing it) but it is noticible and it makes me smile. Kinda.
The relationships between the characters are one of the manga's strong points as well. The characters alone are great, the character interactions are...well... *____________* (This is me being speechless in awe)
And Medusa is a pretty bad-a** villian. 10/10
Soul Eater is very enjoying for all the reasons above. I read all the chapters in one sitting because I absolutely fell in love with the characters and the plot. It's all really engaging, there's constantly new things in each chapter so it's never really dull. 10/10read more
I can't recommend this manga enough, the only slight downside I can think of is that the art style changes very slightly. The later volumes have absolutely astounding art, incredibly detailed and intricate. The characters are really likeable and develop a lot over the story. One thing I found really cool is the little details that become really important later on, it makes the story feel well thought out and crafted. Another thing I really enjoyed is how this manga never takes it self too seriously right down to the last chapter, it manages to be deep and engaging while also being light hearted and fun.
I really enjoyed this manga and feel its definitely worth a read, it starts off a tad slow but really picks up pace so be sure to give it a good go.
My absolute favourite manga and I highly recommend it! :)read more
Man, it's not easy to make something that appeals to everyone. Often you encounter the issue of how to appeal to people who want something more mature, people who want something simple, people who want something complex and people who want something fun.
It's not easy to balance all that, and many manga have tried and failed miserably at doing so. This comes as no real surprise, since people wouldn't really want to read something that is unsure of what it it is. People want to read something, with a distinct purpose and a clear end result.
This is where the secret behind Soul Eater being so popular and loved lies; it is a manga that balances a lot of things, from gray morality while dealing with the theme of nihilism and madness, to the excellent characterization, to its very simple presentation to simply being a very fun manga to read.
The story is tightly written yet is entertaining enough to follow from start to finish, all while extensively developing various themes from religion (aspects of religion, anyway) to nihilism to discrimination. Nothing feels overblown, and yet the story is aware of its own weight and never loses focus along the way. All of the subplots are resolved satisfactorily, and the manga is aware of when you should take it seriously and when you shouldn't, certain battles being particular examples of this.
Speaking of the battles, have I mentioned how well-written and balanced the power levels are? Nothing feels contradictory or moved forward for the sake of the plot, and strategies end up backfiring more times than they end up working. This means that I never lost immersion in any of the various fights and felt interested from start to finish, which doesn't seem like much but is a massive compliment in a manga like this.
The characters are very well-written and developed with a ridiculous amount of detail. None of them are as simple as they seem and all of them undergo massive development over the course of the manga. They never feel like plot devices and all of them stand on their own magnificently. Oh, and the interactions and dynamics between the various characters are absolutely amazing and fun to read, particularly between the Weapons and Meisters. I cannot praise them enough, and I honestly feel like I'm not doing them justice (I'm not sure anyone can, really).
The artwork is very well-drawn and works surprisingly well, especially during the manga's more humorous moments. This doesn't mean that the more nightmare fueled moments don't work; hell, if anything, the goofy artwork actually manages to make things more terrifying and compliments whatever the tone is extremely well.
I highly enjoyed this manga and consider it easily among my favorite manga series of all time. The story is enjoyable, the themes are well-developed and the characters are easily among the most loveable I've seen out of anime and manga.
I cannot recommend this highly enough.read more
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