What’s Eating You?: “Soul Eater” Anime Review


Welcome to the fictional Death City, Nevada of the United States home of the Death Weapon Meister Academy (死神武器職人専門学校, Shinigami Buki Shokunin Senmon Gakkō?)—”DWMA” (死武専, Shibusen?) for short. The school is a training facility for humans with the ability to transform into weapons, as well as the wielders of those weapons, called meisters (職人, shokunin?). The HeadMaster is Death Himself, while the story revolves around 3 main meisters, Maka Albarn and her scythe partner Soul Eater; ninja Black Star and his partner Tsubaki Nakatsukasa, who can turn into a variety of different weapons such as a kusarigama, shuriken, and ninjatō; and Death’s son Death the Kid and his pistol partners Liz and Patty Thompson. The goal of the school’s meister students is to have their weapons defeat and absorb the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, which will dramatically increase the power of the given weapon and turn them into “death scythes”, weapons capable of being used by Death.


The story seems very standard which gives it a solid foundation, while in actuality there was a lot more development other than the actual insisted goal from the beginning. The sound was nothing profound but it got the job done and the characters were somewhat likeable. The great part about this anime is its stability and tenacity throughout as it was able to sustain itself through the entire series. The comedic bits were quite funny and the character relationships ran deep and made for better immersion into the series. This series may not quite be an instant classic,but it may become one over time.

This anime eats away at your soul, enough to get a 4 Dashes of Battle out of 5



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