Anime 3588 Soul Eater

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ソウルイーター
English: Soul Eater


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 846266846,266 users)
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Ranked: #9172
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Popularity: #63
Members: 1,627,225
Favorites: 27,434

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Death City is home to the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy, 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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Igarashi, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director

Opening Theme

"Counter Identity" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (eps 1-13)
"Ai ga Hoshii yo" by Shion Tsuji (eps 14-)
1: "Resonance" by T.M.Revolution (eps 1-30)
2: "PAPERMOON" by Tommy heavenly6 (eps 31-50)

Ending Theme

"Ao no Kaori" by Yui Makino (eps 1-13)
"Northern Lights" by How Merry Marry (eps 14-)
1: "I Wanna Be" by STANCE PUNKS (eps 1-13, 51)
2: "Style" by Kana Nishino (eps 14-26)
3: "Bakusou Yumeuta" by Diggy-MO' (eps 27-39)
4: "Strength" by abingdon boys school (eps 40-50)


Apr 30, 2024
Soul eater is a masterpiece. But two characters really made it so good. Crona Gorgon and Maka Albarn. Most characters were enjoyable, sure. But without them? I would only give this a 7. Their arcs, their personalitys, EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM IS SO WELL DONE. Crona's backstory is a tearjerker, and their friendship with Maka is so good...I love soul eater. If you like dark shit with comedy shoved into a blender into a black blooded soul smoothie, read it. The artstyle is beautiful, the story is beautiful, and the comedy actually makes me chuckle. Only chainsaw man has ever succeeded at that nowadays. The characters ...
Dec 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Dub is great, and has one of the best opening songs in anime IMO. Action is pretty good. The concept itself is Interesting, and the show opens strong and closes pretty good.

But holy moly is the middle of this show a snore fest.... Episodes 20ish to 40ish were so hard to keep watching, there wasn't anything major going on, and if it was, it was hard to get invested. The writing at times seems all over the place, and inconsistent throughout the show. Also, the opening is way too horny, the rest of the show isn't anywhere close to the levels of down bad ...
Feb 14, 2022
Soul Eater is a show that I had heard a lot about before starting, yet I had also heard nothing about it. What I knew was that it was a show where people become weapons, and that it was apparently really good. Hearing the show get showered with praise like that, I was shocked to see that it only had a 7.8 here. After watching...I can see why.

To be fair, the show starts with a bang. The first third of the show rivals the GOATs of anime. Whenever the characters weren't cracking jokes, they were beating each other up. I loved it.

But that's also its ...

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