Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups of each a weapon meister and a human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "Death Scythe" and thus fit for use by the Shinigami, they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.
Soul Eater is an anime that centers around meisters and their weapons and their mission to collect 99 evil souls and 1 witch soul. Upon doing that the meister's weapons will become a Deathscythe, which is the highest title for a weapon. Maka, Soul Eater, Black Star, Tsubaki, Death the Kid, and Patty and Liz Thompson are the characters Soul Eater revolves around. Besides taking the time to gather souls these students of Shibusen defend Death City from some of the most powerful of creatures while still attending school and trying to become stronger. (Info taken from ANN
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- Voiced by: Chiaki Omigawa (Japanese), Laura Bailey (English), Junko Takeuchi (drama CD)
Maka Albarn (マカ・アルバーン, Maka Arubān) is Soul's meister and main female protagonist. The two make a good team, though Maka is prone to violent outbursts when Soul does something foolish. She is a dedicated student, who always scores at the top of the class, and the daughter of a Death Scythe, known as Spirit, who she has a very strained relationship with due to his excessive flirting with other women, which lead her mother to divorce him.
Maka is a skilled scythe meister and is able to use many techniques with ease when resonating her soul with her partner, Soul. She is skilled in Soul Perception, which allows her to track souls and judge their strength.
Soul EaterVoiced by: Koki Uchiyama (anime), Soichiro Hoshi (drama CD), (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)
Soul Evans (ソウル＝エバンス, Sōru Ebansu), called Soul Eater or Soul by his friends, is Maka's Demon Scythe partner, and the main male titular protagonist. He has a laid back attitude, and he tries to maintain a "cool" image, to which he often compares his current situation. He drives a motorcycle, which he and Maka use for transportation, and shares an apartment with her as well. They constantly bicker, often leading to confrontations, though they still work well together in battle. Soul is a skilled pianist, and despite playing a "dark song" for Maka during their first encounter, he doesn't like to play for others.
Soul is a traditional scythe in his weapon form.
Black Star Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
Black Star (ブラック☆スター, Burakku☆Sutā) is a descendant of the Star Ninja Clan, which was notorious for doing anything for money. They were hated and feared throughout the world, and DWMA was eventually forced to wipe them out. Black Star, an infant at the time, was the only one spared. He was taken in by Sid, and he doesn't hold a grudge over the slaughter due to the evil life his parents lived. The mark of his clan, a star tattoo on his right shoulder, causes trouble for him when people recognize it. Black Star wishes to be the center of attention and he has the goal of surpassing God in strength. He will upstage anyone who is receiving more attention than him and he constantly trains and challenges his classmates to fight, so that he can become stronger.
Black Star's weapon partner is Tsubaki, which allows him to use a number of stealth techniques in battle. He likes to make himself known, which also ruins the advantage. He fights at high speed and uses Tsubaki's transformations to his advantage. He is also skilled in unarmed combat and he can manipulate his soul wavelength, allowing him to send it through an opponent's body to damage them directly.
- Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (anime), Mamiko Noto (drama CD), (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
Tsubaki Nakatsukasa (中務椿, Nakatsukasa Tsubaki) is Black Star's Shadow Weapon partner. She is a very patient and understanding person, and though she is sometimes disheartened by Black Star's attitude, she still puts up with it because she believes in him. She has a talent for cooking and has been complimented on a few occasions by her friends. Tsubaki comes from an established family of weapons descending from a weapon created by one of Arachne.
Tsubaki can become a Chain Scythe, a very large Shuriken, a Smoke Bomb to act as a diversion, a Ninja Sword, and a clone to Black Star to confuse the enemy.
Death the Kid
- Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English), and Takako Honda (drama CD)
Death the Kid (デス・ザ・キッド, Desu Za Kiddo), commonly referred to as "Kid", is Shinigami'sobsessive-compulsive disorder, which hinders him in his daily life and battles. He believes anything symmetrical is beautiful and if something is off by even the slightest measurement, he will try to correct it right away. He spends hours on a single task, such as arranging his house or filing Liz's nails. He constantly worries that something is slightly off, and he will go all the way back to check, even during missions. He becomes depressed and sickly if something is too asymmetrical, and he becomes obsessed with anything he finds to be perfectly symmetrical. He doesn't actually have to collect souls due to his heritage, but he wishes to do it on his own even if he has double the workload by having two weapons.
Kid holds his guns upside-down and pulls the triggers with his pinkies, and he refuses to fight with a single weapon as it would not be symmetrical. Kid is also able to fight without Liz and Patti through unique martial arts stances that focus on chops, kicks, and hammer blows. He has three white lines on one side of his head, and he becomes very depressed whenever someone talks about them, as they are not symmetrical. After becoming sickly or distracted in battle, he has to be forced to focus by Liz and Patti, and he often becomes enraged at enemies who lack symmetry, causing him to brutally attack them. As a shinigami, he can collect souls and he has a natural resistance to spiritual forces.
Liz and Patti
- Liz: Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English), and Yūko Kaida (drama CD)
- Patti: Voiced by: Narumi Takahira (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), and Miyuki Sawashiro (drama CD)
Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson (リズ（エリザベス）・トンプソン, Rizu (Erizabesu) Tonpuson) and Patricia "Patti" Thompson (パティー（パトリシア）・トンプソン, Patī (Patorishia) Tonpuson) are two sisters, who take the form of Twin Guns and pair up with Kid. Liz is the older sister and much more mature than Patti. She is very cowardly and cynical, and she finds Kid's perfectionist attitude annoying. Patti is very naive and childlike, speaking like a small child and finding amusement in very trivial things. She constantly laughs, even during extreme danger, and she believes everything to be a game. She is not very smart, and while testing, spends her time making her test papers into an origami giraffe. She often shows a psychotic rage in order to encourage her sister, though she quickly switches back to her carefree self. They used to live on streets of Brooklyn, where they would mug people in order to survive, though they joined Kid after admiring his dignified soul. Patti is a skilled martial artist and each sister can wield the other in their weapon forms.
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