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Soul Eater

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Japanese: SOUL EATER
English: Soul Eater
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 117
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 24, 2003 to Aug 12, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Gangan
Authors: Ookubo, Atsushi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 8447084,470 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5852
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #40
Members: 192,094
Favorites: 10,491

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Soul Eater
Volume 1


Death City is home to the Death Weapon Meister Academy, established by Shinigami—the grim reaper himself. Created to maintain peace, the academy trains Meisters and Demon Weapons—people who take on the form of a weapon—to defend humanity against evil. The ultimate goal of a Meister is to create a "Death Scythe" worthy of being wielded by Shinigami. To do this, their weapon partner must consume the souls of 99 wicked humans and one witch.

Maka Albarn and her partner Soul Eater "Soul" Evans are two students who hope to make a Death Scythe. They are joined by the boisterous Black☆Star and his partner Tsubaki Nakatsukasa, as well as the perfectionist Death the Kid—simply known as Kid—and his partners, the twins Patricia "Patty" and Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson. These ambitious students all work towards becoming the ultimate Meister and Demon Weapon team, through misadventures, missions, and many class trials.

However, many mysteries surround them, and as new enemies are discovered and secrets are revealed, Maka, Soul, and their friends must fight to protect the academy, Death City, and the world itself from enemies far worse than humans.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Soul Eater was published in English by Yen Press from October 27, 2009, to March 24, 2015. It was also released in Spanish by Norma Editorial from September 1, 2010, to October 1, 2014; in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora JBC from July 2012 to August 2014; and in Argentina by Ovni Press from September 8, 2017, to October 21, 2022.



Jun 21, 2024
For the past few months, ever since I finished jujutsu kaisen, I've felt this almost pit in my heart. I haven't found a manga I truly truly enjoy. Nothing has hit. NOTHING. Everything feels like just going through the motiions. My girlfriend has reccomended Soul eater to me for a while and I decided to give it a 3rd try (once anime, once manga, third time also manga) each previous time I've tried reading this series I couldn't stand it, it was all just BAD, the fanservice the fanservice and the FUCKING FANSERVICE, I hated it. But since I love her I kept going, and ...
Apr 17, 2024
Mixed Feelings
What mangaka Ookubo Atsushi is really good at is making unique setting and in this case you got Halloween vibe to mesmerize you. The way he being creative not only the setting but also character design that really blend with the Halloween vibe. But what stood out the most about the manga are the power system. I like the idea of a person turn into a weapon and you need the partner to be compatible usually base on their personality. The art style also drawn you in when character goes crazy and the expression really make it easy to understand what their feeling are.

However that ...
Oct 28, 2015
After I watched Soul Eater, everyone said, “The manga ending is better.” So I decided to take them up on that and read it.

Why oh why did I finish this manga? Because I’m an idiot?


More likely than not it's because I wanted to reach this “better ending”. While I’ll admit that “bravery” isn’t the best ending to a series, the Soul Eater anime surpasses the manga.

Let’s break down why, shall we?


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