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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

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A Willful Muse
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Latest Release(s)
c.113 (end) by Vortex-Scans (1598d ago)
c.113 (end) by MangaStream (1622d ago)
c.112 by Vortex-Scans (1634d 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

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1394 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 14th 2017, 7:14am PST



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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 #792 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #1310 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #1564 increased(+8)
6 Month Pos #1686 increased(+140)

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Is it worth finishing it? 1394 days, 17 hours, 20 minutes ago
Series That Follows the Manga? 1671 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes ago
Soul Eater to End in 2 More Chapters 1686 days, 11 hours, 49 minutes ago
Chapter 86 2431 days, 16 hours, 25 minutes ago
Should I read it? 2464 days, 6 hours, 41 minutes ago

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try it !   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by windshadow
August 4th, 2009, 9:25am
Almost passed this due to the ecchi tag. I'm not too big on fanservice.

Still, it's been a compelling read. I know there are those who find it too messed up, jumping between characters and sequence, but for me, i think it's really part of the charm of the series. The plot needs to be tighter though.

Besides, the artwork is nice and clean. Nice designs, wacky buildings and such. There's a tim burton feel to some of the stuff. Also love how he employs different techniques to express different moods. The character designs are unique, which is a huge plus since some mangaka seem to draw everyone looking exactly the same sans hair.

As of now, the characters are developing, a tad slowly, but still.. But i enjoy how character backgrounds are being told in bits and pieces. Furthermore, what i like is how the characters are given a strong enough personality, even the side characters are unique enough for you to remember them. Soul is totally awesome, cant say the same about Maka though, i'll kill her off if i could.

Anyway, quite an interesting read. It's unlike the usual fare you can get out there. A not-so-linear-plot, cute-to-moody art, unique character personalities. Worth taking some time to check out.
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Love it   
Rating: N/A
by RayeSesshyFan
June 26th, 2009, 7:42pm
With a manga like this, people can hate it, love it, or both. I can see either side. I find it absolutely hilarious to read. The humor is close to mine and it never fails to make me laugh. All the characters are great - even if some of them can be annoying which is fine with me since that is realistic.

The characters have personalities that you may love or hate - just like in real life. What really pulls me into the story is how the creator made it. I love the dark feel of it and the moon and sun is a joy to see. Even makes me smirk at times.

It's true that the anime and manga are different but both of them are very well done. Give it a try if you're curious.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2009, 7:42pm
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hells yeah!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by robbit
March 3rd, 2009, 7:03pm
for some reason, when i was in this phase of watching a whole bunch of different animes, soul eater was like one of the last i tried. good thing i decided to. i have never laughed so hard at an anime. of course i had to read the manga after that and i was not disappointed! this is now one of my favorite manga. since discovering, i have purchased all of the current tankobon in japanese and am very satisfied. definitely worth the read!

... Last updated on August 13th, 2010, 12:01pm
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Extremely weird   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Hanjae
February 25th, 2009, 6:09am
It might be little unfair to write off something that I've only read a volume or two of and obviously has so much room to expand, but for now, this is going into the On Hold list.

The story (thus far) is where it lost me. The way it jumps back and forth from seemingly unconnected/barely connected characters and their weapons (who have human forms) throws me off and prevents me from getting to know them better, particularly at the beginning of the manga, where the easiest way to get into the story is to be attached to a particular character. The actual material - collecting souls - is interesting and has a lot of potential, though.

The characters, I can say very little about, except that I like Death the Kidd, the little shinigami who's obsessed with symmetry. He's pretty awesome. The Demon Scythe seems cool as well.

Yes, the art is pretty wacky, but it's quite unique, and I like the oddness of it. It's also fairly easy to tell the different characters apart, which is a good thing, considering the chapters jump back and forth between the different soul collectors. For a story that's totally centered around death and killing people to collect their souls, the art's surprisingly clean and lacks gore, which I like. There is WAY too much fanservice, though. There was a page during the first Death the Kidd story where Liz and Patty's clothes were almost completely stripped off. One minute they're battling a mummy, and next minute, you've walked into the middle of a hentai doujinshi.

That's probably the biggest weakness, plus the jumping back and forth between the characters. Soul Eater already seems quite random, with a wacky sense of humour, and combined with the above, reading just one chapter of it gave me a headache. Perhaps I'll come back to this one, perhaps not.

... Last updated on February 25th, 2009, 6:16am
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One of the best mangas out there.   
Rating: N/A
by MLE
November 8th, 2008, 1:57pm
I love the humor in this series XD it has it's serious side to it. but the humor is plain great. I love death the kid and his "little obsession" about symmetry. I recommend reading it if you want a good laugh smile Wonderful originality by the way.
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Rating: N/A
by jina
August 24th, 2008, 9:28pm
well, i can't exactly say something, cause i've only read the first chapter in Yen Press. but i can tell that it will be type of manga.
has originality and pretty cool art...
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Weird But Funny and Addictive....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by albeitalways
June 12th, 2008, 10:20pm
Soul Eater has wacky art (as somebody said, reminiscent of Tim Burton's work) but it presents an original storyline and interesting characters. The three main meisters and their weapons are presented equally--nobody gets left out.
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There's plot under the fluff, but not worth finding.   
Rating: 4.2 / 10.0
by Tiak
June 4th, 2008, 5:35am
It's one of those mangas I can't really get excited about, and honestly, don't really like, but read compulsively anyway... Sort of like Inuyasha. At least for this manga there is a layer of good plot somewhere in there... It's just that in this case it's covered in layers of annoying characters.

The assassin who wants to show off, the powerful prince who has OCD and demands that everything be neat and symmetrical, the inconsistent moral system (it's okay to slaughter witches en masse and take their souls, unless of course that witch gets a bit of page-time, in which case they deserve infinite mercy), and the generally excessively lighthearted attitude all annoy me a bit, and yet, I find myself drawn in...

... Last updated on June 4th, 2008, 5:38am
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several cuts above the norm   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sylvira
June 2nd, 2008, 4:08pm
This manga is well done. The plot is paced accordingly, art has a consistent distinct style, and the characters have depth. What Soul Eater does that so many other do not, is maintain a good balance between character development and plot development. It does not overwhelm readers the way others do.

BONES picked up this series to animate because it has solid material to make into a successful anime.
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superb manga!   
Rating: N/A
by Kaboodle!
May 22nd, 2008, 9:17pm
Like everyone else says the art is great (reminds me of tim burton in a way) and the plot was a little slow at first but sped up and caught me and kept me reading.
also the fan servoce with Blair is the best!

also the fan service is awesome XD
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