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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
A3S Scans

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 (1403 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 #561 increased(+136)
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 4209 reading lists
On 1386 wish lists
On 2120 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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This is a facisnating comic   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by SmileToCrisis
January 23rd, 2008, 7:34pm
It's unique, funny, and kinda weird stuff. It's plotline, art, humor, reference is above average. But the sinker that makes the manga crap is it's boring attacks and names. Death cannon, Soul (Insert action here) makes the action lame and the characteristics of each skill is bad. Sometimes it's confusing to follow up the story. But hey, it's something anyone should read if they love monsters and fan service <3
I stopped reading this manga 6 months ago, I take back everything I said, this manga is really nothing but a bunch of generic likeables that readers would like(Big explosions, tits, generic references of deities to make the manga seem 'not random'). In the beginning, I thought it would be interesting if it was just Maka and Soul Eater(What kind of name is that?). Plus, there are random names of attacks that the mangaka came up with right off the bat. This is a mainstream disappointment.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2009, 6:06am
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Hope to read a lot more   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by ebisu
May 15th, 2008, 4:52pm
These series are quite good. The prologues may be a bit slow but it's recommendable to hold on till the real story starts. The more you advance, the better it gets, so I suppose the mangaka is the type that improves the more he works. The art is nicely done and very well adapted. What I really like is the treatment of the insanity in everyone but I still hope to see how it will develop. And I really like Soul, one of the few characters I've seen out there who knows how to behave in front of the easy-to-get power.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2008, 4:53pm
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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeternalrose
May 7th, 2008, 11:02pm
At first, I thought the art was a bit weird, but then I got used to it, lol.
This series is definitely wonderful, even though I get bored at some parts. C:

Definitely recommended! ♥
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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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What matters is the Soul!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Thi0s
May 13th, 2008, 4:26pm
I'm sorry, but I just have to say that this manga is superior to almost everything I'vve ever read in terms of art style, originality and presentation. One thing after another just pieces together so well. And it's an anime so when you finish an episode and find out theres more in the manga you're just bound to read it!
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Great manga!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by evil-samurai
September 22nd, 2006, 12:16am
The art really is great and the idea behind the story is pretty good as well.

Although the story doesn't flow together perfectly, the pace of the story and the way it is told makes up for it. Character-wise the manga does a good job.

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2007, 5:40pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Heirojero
December 10th, 2006, 4:35pm
This is a funny manga. Also, it has good action, but what u really see is the humour in the story, and the character development is preety good, and the story has a dark side to it, and is very suspensful.

... Last updated on December 13th, 2006, 3:43pm
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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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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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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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