Soul Eater the Anime is a 51 episode series directed by Takuya Igarashi. It's based on the popular Manga by Atsushi Ohkubo.
Set in a Fictional city in Nevada USA named Death City ,it evolves around the ''DWMA'' ( Death Weapon Meister Academy) ,a place where Humans can train to transform into weapons.
It's run by the appropriately named '' Shinigami '' ( also known as Death) .
For the weapon transformation to work the pupils are paired ,so one will be the Master of the weapon while the other will transform and be welded by the holder.
It all sounds a bit crazy but it kind of works.
Of course ,why would you want to turn into a demonic weapon, well the students are the key to the balance of demons in the world and are sent out to vanquish evil demons by attaining their Souls.
The series is quite zany as i would put it, it's very tongue in cheek and not to serious , each episode runs at around twenty odd minutes .
As well as the original Manga and this Anime there has also been a series of Video Games released across multiple formats including the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 and PSP.
Here where looking at the episodes one by one and seeing if by the time we get to the end was it all worth it or did at all fade away after a while.
Shinigami - The school head and instructor to the pupils. aka 'Death'
Maka Albarn - The series main protagonist and a dedicated Meister (weapon Handler) , a brave and strong willed young woman.
Soul Eater Evans - Evans is the main demon Scythe ( weapon transformer) and Maka Albarn's partner. His weapon a Scythe of Black and Red with a eye at it's heel to express his emotions.
Black Star - A loud and brash young Meister and Ninja assassin but rarely uses his stealth as he likes to make a grand entrance.
We will add the characters as we get through the series and get to meet them .
1) "Resonance of the Soul – Will Soul Eater Become a Death Scythe?"
This is where we first meet Maka and her weapon partner Soul Eater Evans, they have accomplished in attaining 99 souls, with the addition of one more soul ,which has to a soul of a witch for Evans to transform fully into a Death Scythe.
Their sent out to vanquish a witch by the name of Blair , but Blair is no old wrinkled old witch ,she is a babe and it may prove to much for Evans as Blair puts on the charm, of course he takes it with a pinch of salt and tricks Blair into a false sense of safety ,then strikes . Gaining the soul only to find out she was not a witch but a Magical Cat who had just lost one of her lives.
This does not go well with Shinigami who resets there soul count to zero .ahhh!
As a introduction to the series this was a fun escapade and fully thought it fun,and the title song by T.M Revolution is awesome.
|Directed by||Takuya Igarashi|
|Written by||Akatsuki Yamatoya|
|Music by||Taku Iwasaki|
|Network||TXN (TV Tokyo), BS Japan, AT-X|
|Original run||April 7, 2008 – March 30, 2009|