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Soul Eater is an anime based on the manga of the same name. The show centers around the exploits Maka and her weapon, Soul Eater, at the Death Weapon Meister Academy. The DWMA was established by the Grim Reaper, Lord Death, to keep the world safe from the forces of supernatural evil.

Aimed at an older audience, with its MA-14 rating for American television, the show has all of the typically quirky characters Americans have come to expect from anime. Maka resents her father, Death Scythe, for cheating on her mother. Soul Eater, or Soul as he is often called, transforms into Maka's weapon and quests to be not only a death scythe himself (by consuming the souls of evil), but wants to be the coolest boy around.

The character of the Grim Reaper is whimsical and comical, and has a tendency to slap around Maka's father when he steps out of line or says something stupid (which is often). Death Scythe, Maka's father, is a well-known player with the ladies, and while his cheating is what has caused Maka's hatred of him and his ongoing divorce, the fact that Maka despises him often sense him into hysterical crying fits.

The art style of the anime is likewise whimsical in nature, with exaggerated poses and movements. Though there is no extremely graphic violence or full on nudity, blood is shown and there are several risque scenes in the first episode alone. Take the MA-14 rating of the show to heart.

The main antagonists of the show are the kishin, who are the souls of weapon meisters and death scythes who have eaten human souls and thus become corrupted. To become a death scythe, a weapon must consume 99 kinshin souls and the soul of a single witch. The first episode begins with Soul and Maka collecting their 99th kinshin soul and failing to capture the final witch soul (tricked by Blair the cat), causing all of the souls they had accumulated so far to be confiscated and forcing them to start over.

As the series continues, more characters are introduced as more weapon meisters and weapons, including Maka and Soul, must take remedial classes to help them in their soul collecting duties. These characters form the core of the group of protagonists for the show. There are currently two seasons of the show airing in America.

TV Tokyo
2 Seasons, 55 Episodes - Canceled
April 7, 2008
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8.0/10
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  • With her friends fallen, Maka must find the strength to face the Kishin alone. The world is in jeopardy and evil is poised for certain victory - until something stirs deep inside the young Meister's heart.

  • The Kishin and the Grim Reaper tear into each other with unimaginable levels of power. Before this ultimate clash between good and evil concludes, great sacrifices will be made.

  • The final confrontation between Black☆Star and Mifune begins! As the warriors clash, Mifune reveals a startling connection to the young Meister's past.

  • Medusa offers Death a deal: in exchange for her release, she'll reveal the Kishin's location. The Grim Reaper won't have long to decide - Arachne is on the verge of releasing madness on a global scale!

  • With her friends fallen, Maka must find the strength to face the Kishin alone. The world is in jeopardy and evil is poised for certain victory- until something stirs deep inside the young Meister's heart.

  • Maka struggles to save Soul, but even if she manages to bring her partner back from the edge of insanity, it might be too late to rescue BlackStar, Death the Kid, and their Weapons from the Kishin!

  • Arachnophobia is crumbling, but the Kishin is stronger than ever. Maka, Death the Kid, BlackStar, and their Weapons attack with all their might, but when Soul slips into unconsciousness, all could be lost.

  • The Kishin and the Grim Reaper tear into each other with unimaginable levels of power. Before this ultimate clash between good and evil concludes, great sacrifices will be made.

  • After the fight between BlackStar and Mifune ends, the DWMA gains a powerful new ally. And when Death utilizes Brew in an astounding way, he turns the tides of the battle against Arachnophobia.

  • The final confrontation between BlackStar and Mifune begins! As the warriors clash, Mifune reveals a startling connection to the young Meister's past.

  • Crona is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice as the battle against Medusa rages on. If the witch is to be destroyed, and Dr. Stein saved, Maka and Soul must reach rare heights of power.

  • Physical pain and mental anguish are guaranteed when Crona and Marie enter the treacherous confines of Medusa's lair to confront the little witch and the insane Dr. Stein.

  • Maka and Soul continue their search for Medusa's lair. Meanwhile, a clash with the creepy guardians of the final Magic Tool leaves Death the Kid even more suspicious of his father's true motives.

  • The forces of DWMA prepare to open several fronts in the war against Arachnophobia- but Maka decides the time has arrived to fight a very personal battle of her own design!

  • Dr. Stein's mind is deteriorating quickly. As he explores his mental landscape for a way out of the increasing madness, Crona begs Death for a chance to right past wrongs.

  • Medusa offers Death a deal: in exchange for her release, she'll reveal the Kishin's location. The Grim Reaper won't have long to decide - Arachne is on the verge of releasing madness on a global scale!

  • Arachne risks her life to gain a new ally in the plot against DWMA. Meanwhile, when Crona runs away from the school, Maka sets out to bring her friend back safely.

  • Following the battle to claim Brew, Arachne moves forward with her plan, and the students of DWMA try to recover from defeat. Meanwhile, Death the Kid confronts Dr. Stein with some burning questions.

  • Maka, BlackStar, Death the Kid, and their Weapons engage Mosquito within the magnetic field. With even their strongest attacks falling short, Soul is forced to consider a risky move.

  • War erupts in a frozen wasteland! An army of DWMA staff, Weapons, and Meisters battle the forces of Arachnophobia for control of Brew, the greatest of Eibon's creations.

  • With Arachnophobia on the verge of starting a war, Dr. Stein intensifies the students' training. But before the gang can fully prepare for combat, a battle must be fought - between Maka and BlackStar!

  • The Holy Sword is unleashed! Hero tires of the other students at DWMA taking advantage of him, so he teams up with Excalibur to rule the school. Seriously!

  • Crona's basking in the love offered so freely by the other students at DWMA. But when Medusa appears and orders Crona to do her bidding, the chill of old fear might overpower the warmth of new friendship.

  • Under the desert sun, Death the Kid and the Thompsons fight Fisher King for a Magic Tool that's kept a train running for a century. When Death the Kid learns who made the device, it stops him in his tracks.

  • Dr. Stein's trying to whip the Meisters and Weapons into shape for their eventual fight against Arachne. They'll definitely need to toughen up - Arachne isn't the only witch who's back on the scene.

  • Sid's secret sabotage mission into Arachne's research facility is jeopardized when BlackStar arrives. Hoping to avenge Maka, the hot-headed Meister is looking for a fight - and Mifune is ready to oblige.

  • Death's students find an ally in their battle against Giriko - the youngest Death Scythe, Justin Law. Unfortunately, Giriko gets some help too - after 800 years, the witch Arachne is awakened!

  • Maka, Soul, and Crona investigate rumors of recent attacks by a massive earthen golem. Serious danger arises, and Death Weapon Meister Academy's newest student stands up to the threat.

  • The Death Scythes convene to hear Death's plan for dealing with the escaped Kishin. Death also shares a new concern with Spirit - it seems Stein might be slipping back into his old ways.

  • Free from his underground prison, Asura unleashes his terrible powers on Death City! High in the air, above the destruction, Death himself engages the Kishin in battle.

  • Stein and Medusa's fight reaches a deadly climax, but the battle still rages in Asura's chamber - if Black Star and Kid can't defeat Eruka and Free, the Kishin will be unsealed.

  • Free and Eruka are perilously close to releasing Asura - close enough to witness a terrifying display of the Kishin's madness and power.

  • Maka's fight with Crona takes a very surprising turn when she puts herself in danger, hoping her actions will free the odd little Meister from a life of pain.

  • Empowered by black blood, Crona proves difficult to defeat. With their survival on the line, Maka and Soul push themselves to the brink of madness.

  • As her ghouls rush to unseal Asura, Medusa stands in the way of Stein and his students. Elsewhere, Maka decides to settle it once and for all with Crona.

  • A party to celebrate the founding of Death Weapon Meister Academy erupts into chaos when Medusa and her minions unleash an assault on the school.

  • Ox triumphantly raises Excalibur to the heavens! Instead of fame and glory, he gets a painfully detailed account of Excalibur's past lives and loves.

  • Unsettled by something he heard on the ghost ship, Kid asks his father an unimaginable question. Stein has his own questions regarding Medusa's qualifications as a nurse.

  • Death the Kid and the Thompson sisters board a ghost ship full of human souls. After facing the vessel's demented captain, true evil unfurls its wings.

  • There's an important exam coming, and legend says whoever gets the highest grade is destined to reach Death Scythe. Maka won't settle for anything but the best score.

  • Maka and Soul are having trouble syncing their wavelengths, a fact that proves problematic when they find themselves fighting an immortal werewolf.

  • After seeing Soul's new scar, Maka searches for the strength to keep her partner safe. It could be a tough prospect - the witch responsible for the wound is dangerously close.

  • Black Star and Tsubaki will claim their first soul if they defeat Masamune - but if Tsubaki falls, she will be absorbed forever by her powerful and bitter brother.

  • Black Star and Tsubaki face Masamune, and as the battle against the dark Weapon escalates, it becomes clear that Tsubaki must finish the fight alone.

  • Black Star and Death the Kid discover the worst part of searching for the Holy Sword Excalibur: finding the Holy Sword Excalibur.

  • Soul is seriously injured and Maka's fading fast. Death Scythe and Stein step in to make sure the weird rampage of Crona and Ragnarok comes to an end.

  • Maka and Soul's trip to Italy turns ugly when they run into Crona and Ragnarok, a Meister and Weapon team that shares a highly unusual bond.

  • Death the Kid shows up for his first day at Death Weapon Meister Academy, and Black Star and Soul decide to welcome him with closed fists instead of open arms.

  • Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki tangle with the mad scientist responsible for turning Sid into a zombie - the amazingly powerful Dr. Stein!

  • Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki get a graveyard tutorial in zombie slaying after Sid, their former teacher, learns the joys of being undead. If they fail this lesson, class is dismissed for good.

  • Death the Kid, Patty, and Liz travel to the desert to deal with a witch who's raising the dead. If the gruesome horde of mummies they find doesn't stop them, Kid's freaky obsession with symmetry might.

  • Black Star and Tsubaki want the soul of the witch that Alcapone's mob is gunning for - and the souls of the gangster goons, too. But first they'll have to deal with the witch's bodyguard, Mifune.

  • Maka and Soul have collected 99 evil souls and must defeat a witch for Weapon to become Death Scythe. They confront Blair - but a pointy black hat doesn't always mean witch.

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