Soul Eater is one of those anime that has everything going for it, except the anime-original ending that was awful but I guess you can’t have a perfect anime.

But, let’s not talk about the ending, we have other things to say about this anime.

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The setting of the anime is Death City and its technical academy, Shibusen. There you have meisters and their Demon Weapons, who train and try their hardest to become Death Scythes. So, what’s so special about this? Well, these Demon Weapons are actually human hybrids who can transform into weapons. Now, let’s introduce our three main characters and their weapon partners.

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The girl in the skirt and the boy with the white hair are Maka and Soul.

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The two of them are very close friends, being meister and weapon partners, their relationship is ironclad. Even though they bicker a lot, since their personalities don’t exactly match, since Soul is all about being cool, while also being lazy, and Maka is direct, cheerful and hard-working. Still, the two share a deep bond and that is shown to be almost unbreakable.

Our next two partners, and my personal favorites, are Black☆Star and Tsubaki.

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Black☆Star is a ninja-like warrior who aims to surpass everyone, even God. Loud, arrogant and extremely stubborn, Black☆Star often seems like an idiot, but when it comes down to it, he is a combat master. Tsubaki, on the other hand, is quiet and collected, and she often serves as the only person that can calm Black☆Star down, making their relationship have a yin and yang type effect.

Lastly, we have Death the Kid and the Thompson sisters, Liz and Patty.

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Death the Kid is a rather calm and mature as an individual, but he is also a perfectionist. Liz and Patty are his partners, chosen because of their identical forms as weapons. With Kid being a perfectionist and all that, he quite obviously encounters various problems with things that aren’t symmetrical, which causes various problems for both him and the Thompson sisters.

I can’t even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this series, as it had immensely complex character development, intense and brutal fight scenes, a truly intriguing storyline with many twists, and above all else, it had brilliant and smooth comedy moments that a lot of shounen anime fails to accomplish. Soul Eater is a must watch in my opinion!

 

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