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Soul Eater  
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From Yen Press:
Maka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe — the ultimate weapon of Death himself! Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld. But the meisters’ own personal quirks may prove a bigger obstacle than any sultry enchantress.


Related Series
Soul Eater Not! (Side Story)
Soul Eater Soul Art (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Пожиратель душ

Groups Scanlating
A Willful Muse
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Latest Release(s)
c.113 (end) by Vortex-Scans over 4 years ago
c.113 (end) by MangaStream over 4 years ago
c.112 by Vortex-Scans over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at Volume 10. Chapter 37 the story diverges.

User Reviews

11 topics, 42 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1405 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 14th 2017, 7:14am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)
Yen Plus (Yen Press)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (25 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #616 increased(+81)
Monthly Pos #1196 decreased(-69)
3 Month Pos #1650 increased(+62)
6 Month Pos #1718 increased(+50)
Year Pos #1841 decreased(-88)

List Stats
On 4208 reading lists
On 1386 wish lists
On 2121 completed lists
On 292 unfinished lists
On 560 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Is it worth finishing it? over 3 years ago
Series That Follows the Manga? over 4 years ago
Soul Eater to End in 2 More Chapters over 4 years ago
Chapter 86 over 6 years ago
Should I read it? over 6 years ago

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It started from a boring and slow plot progression to a fun and interesting series   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Reika_StaR
November 20th, 2010, 1:56am
After reading this series, I come to realized that shounen action series is one of the manga genre where you can't judge the series based on the first few chapters or volumes it presents *cough One Piece took over 100 chapters to realized it's glory cough*.

When I read the first couple of volumes, the story was dull (I didn't even read and just skim through several chapters) and most of the characters were uninteresting, the only thing that kept me going was my curiosity on the main hero and heroines power (plus the nagging feeling in my head that said "There's gotta be more to the plot than this!?", good thing my prayers were answered smile ).

I kept reading until I reached the point where the plot was finally intriguing and I paid attention to each chapters. I started to care for the main and side characters, anticipating each of their appearances and loving their character growth.

In my point of view this story is refreshing, simple and a fun read. If you're looking for a complex,obscure and mind puzzling story then you'll be disappointed in reading this (you will have more luck reading seinen series) because so far the plot hasn't yet presented any perplexing scenario, although it can still keep the readers intrigue and enjoy the series.

If you like the summary, the art (btw it improves as the plot progress) and deciding whether to read this series then I recommend that you do, but a piece of advice you will need time and patience while reading the first couple of arcs because it's dull and necessary to set up the more exciting future arc biggrin

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2010, 3:16am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Katreal
November 5th, 2010, 9:03pm
I really enjoyed this manga, but I can see where some people are coming from with the negatives. I watched the anime all the way through first, and then started the manga from where it started to diverge, and thus got to skip much of the slow prologue. The random jumping between characters was made a tad more bearable since episode-format lends itself better to it. Plus the action scenes were nicely animated~

Though the manga is far superior to the anime post chapter~ 34 ish. Everything just starts to tie together neatly, and little odd occurrences suddenly start to make sense. It helps that I often don't have much of an idea what's going to happen next, so I keep getting surprised.

As for the characters--I admit the personality extremes were utterly annoying at first. I caught myself wanting to strangle both Kid and Black*Star in the beginning, but they grew on me, and soon I found myself thinking--wow, they are actually kinda cool. By the time I reached the end of chapter 79 that annoyance had long since changed into adoring love. The characters DO change throughout the course of the series, but they still remain themselves and I love them for it.

Fanservice bugged me, but hey, Book of Eibon, Chapter 1. I loved it.

Rating is as it is because, no matter how much I enjoyed it, there's always room for improvement.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by CowTail
October 5th, 2010, 3:58pm
There's no glue holding it together. It's just a battle manga. I almost reached the end of volume 1 before just giving up out of sheer boredom, in the middle of a battle no less.

The art style kinda sucks in that it's all over the place. And I don't see where this "polish" is that others commented about.

Heck, even the ecchi portions weren't very interesting.

So for being mediocre, I gave it a mediocre rating. Enjoy.
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Awesome ^^   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kishu
August 3rd, 2010, 2:12pm
I fell in love with this series as soon as I looked at it! The artwork looked pretty cool (It reminded me of something that came out of a Tim Burton film and the Gorillaz videos *don't ask me why lol) and the summary sounded awesome, and then I saw that there was an anime of it. So I decided to skip the manga and watch the anime first (Everyone knows that 99% of the time the anime will suck compared to the book). The anime blew me away! After I watched the anime I went to the book and I was surprised on how accurate the anime was to it (until episode 29) and of course I loved the book more then the show. The only thing that bothered me about the anime was that it didn't make as much sense as the book (Probably due to the fact that it spins off from the book after episode 29). I would recommend this book to people who like action and a great storyline ^^

... Last updated on October 9th, 2011, 6:06am
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Molenir hit it   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Artimidorus
July 28th, 2010, 4:16am
What in the world is with all these 10 reviews? I don't understand how someone can say this is the perfect manga with zero room for improvement and that it can do no wrong. Seems to be a fad lately with many reviewers, even worse than before.

Anyways, as Molenir said, there isn't much to this series. I have tried following it, and tried reading it several times because people keep recommending it to me, but now I am starting to resent those friends who tell me to check it out. This series had a lot to work for, it had an interesting concept, characters that had boundless opportunities and unique qualities.. and then it shoved all that aside, picked up the latest Naruto and Bleach, and decided to copy as best they could. Completely halting any chance this series seemed to have had for a future.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shelleymallow
July 18th, 2010, 5:24am
u seriously have to watch the anime smilesmile
i began the manga and followed with the anime until it ended recently and now im waiting with the chappies.

The fighting scenes in both manga and anime are intense and so cool while being funny bigrazz

The thing bout the manga is the quirky art taste really shows through more than the anime and the fighting scenes become a whole different world! Its a must see.

The thing bout the anime is that its looks a lil different and i guess doesn't have the cool details as the manga but i personally think the art is really well done in the anime as well *thumbs up

haha im a shoujo girl so when i read this, it was like taking me to a whole new world!
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Not sure why   
Rating: N/A
by elementcharm
January 31st, 2010, 9:04pm
Im almost not sure why i hated this manage so much. It has everything i usualy enjoy in a manga. Decient art, interesting idea, nice fight scens...but yet i still hate it so. Save for Kidd i detest every single character in this managa. Espically the cat demon whos sole purpose is to have oversized boobs. Im not one to put down fan service but it just felt waaaay to forced. Every character has way too extream of a personality...too self absorbed, too shy, too nuts, too easy going, too manwhoreish, the list goes on. There isnt a well balenced character is this manga that anyone can relate too save maybe Soul and his partner. Molenir worded it nicely, it looks nice but theres nothing under the shiney exterior. Awsome idea/art but thats it. I forced myself to read this manga because i couldnt understand why i didnt enjoy it, but it is without a doubt this is the manga i hate the most. I make the guess that the characters ruin this manga for me. If you can overlook them, or heck enjoy them, then youd probally love this manga. Personally i cant stand it and gave it up.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by wait321
November 14th, 2009, 4:52pm
I have some mixed reactions about this series. On one hand, it's very stylish. Not only the artwork, but the characters and battles styles are very distinct and polished. You can tell that the author put in a lot of creativity and effort when creating them.

On the other hand, there's too much focus on the style. There's a constant addition of new characters with no development for most of them. There's almost no story background so it's difficult to understand how the characters' actions fit into the bigger picture.

Overall, it feels like the story was created to show off the stylish artwork and battles. The premise of the story seems promising, but everything is just so focused on the current event/battle that, after awhile, it feels like you're just looking at a picture book.

... Last updated on November 14th, 2009, 4:55pm
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Great Art, Lame Story   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
November 10th, 2009, 11:06am
If you're looking for cool, if you're looking for art, this is a great one to read. If you're looking for a good story, a deep story, one that is well told, rather then just that just trite and shallow, then this is not the story you're looking for. Basically, it poses, it preens, it walks around like a model on a runway. But while it looks nice, just like the model, theres no real depth here. Worth looking at once at best.
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Great Battles   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
October 29th, 2009, 8:07pm
I first watched the anime first then started reading the manga.
The thing I like most about the series is the battle scenes. This manga has the coolest and most dynamic fight scenes I have ever seen. I love it.
Someone said previously that the plot develop slowly. However, the plot becomes more and more complex as it goes.
We see significant character development. Subtly, but noticeable enough.I am absolutely attached to the characters. They are not perfect. My favorite character is Maka. She's not a perfect character, but she has the most kick-ass battle style. Oh, and I also love the Docter's fighting style, too. It makes you squirm at how much they improve since the beginning of the manga. Oh wait, sorry. Did that count as a spoiler? Nah.

I also love the art. The art is nothing too complex, like CLAMP's style; the illustration is easy to the eyes and does its job well in adding the right effect. Jagged lines, smooth lines, great explosions, cool characters.

One thing that ticks me off is the scenery. It's like--in the middle of no where. It has this fairytale kind of feeling to the place, but also kind of too desolate. I don't like it that much. I supposed, this is what it makes the manga unique.

I also look forward to the next chapter.
This manga is definitely worth a try!!

... Last updated on October 29th, 2009, 8:10pm
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