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A 51 episode anime adaptation was directed by Takuya Igarashi, and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo; Bones and Aniplex were responsible for the animation and music production respectively.[1][2] The anime's scenario writer was Akatsuki Yamatoya who based the anime's story on Atsushi Okubo's original concept. Character design was headed by Yoshiyuki Ito, with overall art direction by Norifumi Nakamura.[1] The anime's conceptual design was done by Shinji Aramaki. Soul Eater is Bones' third anime series to run with 50-51 episodes, after 2003's Fullmetal Alchemist and 2005's Eureka Seven.

The anime was regularly broadcasted Mondays at 6:00 PM on TV Tokyo. The official Japanese website of the Soul Eater anime series announced that each episode would air in two different versions: the regular Monday 6:00  pm version and a Late-Night Soul Eater Late Show version, in which special footage was added at the start and end of the commercial break, and with new versions of the previews for the next episodes. The dual broadcast of this supernatural action series was billed as the "world's first evening and Late-Night resonance broadcast." The term "resonance" refers to a story concept in which the characters, such as the heroine Maka and her living Weapon partner Soul Eater, achieve maximum power by synchronizing their souls. [3]Masahiko Minami of Bones, Koji Taguchi of Square Enix, and Ryo Ohyama of Aniplex mentioned that they want to create a second Soul Eater anime after waiting and seeing how the story progresses.[4]

The Episodes started airing on April 7, 2008, on TV Tokyo, and two animated specials aired on May 29 and June 1, 2008. [5]The Episodes Also Aired at later Dates on TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co. [1]The final Episode Aired on March 30, 2009. The first DVD compilation volume was released on August 22, 2008 with the first three episodes. The second DVD compilation volume was released on September 25, 2008 with episodes four through seven. Each DVD volume will be released in monthly intervals.[6]

In the United States, the anime was licensed by Funimation, which released the series in four half-season DVD box sets starting with the first volume in February 2010.[7] On November 20, 2012, the Complete Series dub with all 51 Episodes WAS Released on DVD in the United States. A Blu Ray set was also released. On March 16, 2015, Funimation announced that a new Blu Ray Premium Edition with a 64-page full-color artbook would be released on June 30, 2015, the same day when Funimation Would release Limited Edition Blu Ray set of Soul Eater NOT![8] All 51 subtitled Episodes Are available on Funimation's website, Along with the first Twenty-six Episodes Dubbed in English.

Differences between Anime and Manga

Main article: Difference in the Soul Eater Media

In Soul Eater , the anime and manga deviate, though the anime does Follow the manga closely for some time with some detail changes. However, THESE detail changes range from minor to introducing completely new concepts such as the Kishin-Egg, which replaces the Shinigami's List concept from the manga. Additional scenes in the anime do not occur in the manga; therefore, such anime-exclusive events are considered separate from the canon of the manga.

Episodes

# Title Original Airdate
1

Resonance of the Soul - Will Soul Eater Become a Death Scythe?

Soul of resonance - Seoul = Eater, Becoming a Death size? 

( Tamashii no Kyomei ~Soru Ita, Desu Saizu ni Naru?)

April 7, 2008
2

I Am the Star! The Big Man Is Showing Up Here?

I'm Definitely a Star! ~ Most Big Man, Genru here?

( Ore koso Suta da! ~Mottomo Biggu Na Otoko, Koko ni Arawaru?)

April 14, 2008
Three

The Perfect Boy - Death the Kid's Magnificent Mission?

Magnificent Mission Perfect boy - Death The Kid?

(Kanpeki naru Shōnen ~Desu za Kiddo no Karei naru Misshon?)

April  21, 2008
Four

Engage the Witch Hunter! A Heart-pounding Remedial Lesson in the Graveyard?

Witch hunt triggered!? Tutoring of pounding graveyard?

( Majo Gari Hatsudo! ~Dokidoki Hakaba no Hoshu Jugyo?)

April 28, 2008
Five

Shape of the Soul - Enter the Ultimate Meister, Stein?

The form of soul-strongest craftsman Stein appeared?

( Tamashii no Katachi ~Saikyo Shokunin Shutain Tojo?)

May 5, 2008
Six

The New Student - Kid's First Day at the Academy, Will It Be an Entrance to Remember?

Freshman of the rumor! ~ Memories full, Kid of Sibu 専初 school?

(Uwasa no Shinnyūsei! ~Omoide Ippai, Kiddo no Shibusen Hatsu Tōkō?)

May  12, 2008
Seven

Black Blood of Terror! The Weapon Within Crona?

There are weapons in the fear-Kurona of melanemia?

(Kokketsu no Kyōfu ~Kurona no Naka ni Buki ga Iru?)

May 19, 2008
Eight

Medusa the Witch - The One Who Possesses a Great Evil Soul?

Witch Medusa - who has a great evil-out soul?

(Majo Medyūsa ~Ōinaru Waruki Tamashii o Motsu Mono?)

May 26, 2008
Nine

Legend of the Holy Sword - Kid and Black ☆ Star's Great Adventure?

Adventures of Seiken Densetsu ~ Kid and Black ☆ Star?

(Seiken Densetsu ~Kiddo to Burakku Sutā no Daibōken?)

June 2, 2008
Ten

The Enchanted Sword Masamune - Break the Soul Possession: A Heart Sings in the Rain?

Demon Blade Masamune-torn soul possession, mind you sing in the rain?

( Yoto Masamune ~Yabure Tamashii Hyoi, Ame ni Utau Kokoro?)

June 9, 2008
Eleven

Tsubaki, the Camellia Blossom - What Lies Beyond the Grief?

What lies beyond Sadness of camellia?

(Tsubaki no Hana ~Kanashimi o Koeta Saki ni Aru Mono?)

June 16, 2008
Twelve

Courage That Beats Out Fear - Maka Albarn's Great Resolution?

Big decision of not losing to fear courage ~ Maka Albarn?

(Kyōfu ni Makenai Yūki ~Maka Arubān no Ichidai Kesshin?)

June 23, 2008
13

The Man with the Magic Eye - Soul and Maka's Diverging Soul Wavelength?

Beans of man - Seoul and Maka, the Gap wavelength of the soul?

( Magan no Otoko ~Soru to Maka, Zure Yuku Tamashii no Hacho? )

June 30, 2008
14

The Super Written Exam -. Heart-Pounding, Reeling, and Restless You're Kidding !?

(Super) written test - pounding, exciting, restless, Uson?

( Cho Hikkishiken ~Dokidoki, Wakuwaku, Sowasowa, Uson? )

July 7, 2008
Fifteen

The Soul Eating Black Dragon - Scaredy-cat Liz and Her Merry Friends?

Black Dragon Cowardly Liz and pleasant fellow who eat the soul?

(Tamashii o Kū Kuroki Ryū ~Okubyō Rizu to Yukai na Nakama-tachi?)

July 14, 2008
Sixteen

Fierce Battle Aboard the Ghost Ship - The Hell inside My Head?

Fierce fight! Hell in a ghost ship - my head?

( Gekito! Yureisen ~Boku no Atama no Naka no Jigoku? )

July 21, 2008
17

Legend of the Holy Sword 2 - Wanna Go Drinking, Gambling, and Playing?

Seiken Densetsu 2 to drink, Hitting, buy, Kazunori?

( Seiken Densetsu Tsu ~Nomu, utsu, Kau, Ittoku? )

July 28, 2008
Eighteen

The Eve Party Nightmare - And so the Curtain Rises?

Nightmare - and the curtain of the eve was raised?

( Zenyasai no Akumu ~Soshite Maku wa Agatta? )

August 4, 2008
19

The Underground Battle Commences - Break Through Medusa's Vector Arrow?

Start, underground battle - Break Through, vector of Medusa Arrow?

( Kaishi, Chika Kobosen ~Toppaseyo, Medyusa no Bekutoru Aro? )

August 11, 2008
Twenty

The Black Blood Resonance Battle -! A Small Soul's Grand Struggle against Fear?

Resonance battle of melanemia! Small Soul 's Large Struggle to Oppose - fear?

( Koketsu no Kyomei Sen! ~Kyofu ni Hamukau Chiisana Tamashii no Taifunto? )

twenty one

May My Soul Reach You - A Dry Heart inside Unbearable Isolation?

Delivered, my soul-dry heart, irresistible in solitude ...?

( todoke, Watashi no Tamashii ~Kawaita Kokoro, Tamaranai Kodoku no Naka de ...? )

twenty two

The Seal Shrine - The Immortal Man's Tricks?

trick that sealed the company - invulnerable man planted?

( Fuin no Yashiro ~Fujimi no Otoko ga Shikaketa Karakuri? )

twenty three

Dead or Alive - In the Rift between Revival and Dazzlement?

Dead or Alive! Between of revival and hallucinations?

Deddo oa Araibu! ~Fukkatsu To Genkaku no Hazama de?

twenty four

The Battle of the Gods - Death City on the Verge of Collapse?

The gods of the fight - Desushiti collapse of the crisis?

( Kamigami no tatakai ~Desu Shiti Hokai no Kiki ni? )

twenty five

The Death Scythes Convene - Stop Dad's Staff Reassignment !?

Convened! Desusaizusu ~ prevent Papa personnel changes !!?

( Shoshu! Desu Saizusu ~Fusege Papa no Jinjiido !!? )

26

The Exciting and Embarrassing Trial Enrollment! The DWMA New Lifestyle Support Fair Is Open?

During happy embarrassment experience admission! ~ Sibu 専新 life support Fair?

( Ureshi Hazukashi Taiken Nyugaku! ~Shibusen Shinseikatsu Oen Fea Kaisaichu? )

27

800 Years of Bloodlust - Advent of the Heretic Witch?

Witch advent of 800 years of murderous intent - heresy?

Happyuku-nen no Satsui ~Itan no Majo Kōrin?

28

The Sword God Rises - Does it Have a Sweet or Salty Taste?

Or sword God stand-taste is sweet or salty?

Kenshi Tatsu ~Aji wa Amai ka Shoppai ka?

29

Medusa's Revival! A Spider and Snake's Fateful Reunion?

Medusa sword revival! ~ Spider and snake, reunion of fate?

( Fukkatsu no Medyusa! ~Kumo to Hebi, Innen no Saikai? )

Thirty

The Red Hot Runaway Express - A Magic Tool Left Behind by the Great Wizard?

Runaway of burning express! Magic tools left by ~ Archmage?

( Footwork no Boso Tokkyu! ~Daima Doshi ga Nokoshita Madogu? )

31

Drying Happiness! Whose Tears Sparkle in the Moonlight?

The shine on the dry up was happiness - moonlight Who of tears?

(Kareta Shiawase ~Tsukiakari ni Hikaru no wa Dare no Namida?)

32

Legend of the Holy Sword 3 - The Academy Gang Leader's Tale?

Seiken Densetsu 3 to Sibu 専番 length story?

( Seiken Densetsu Suri ~Shibusen Bancho Monogatari? )

33

Resonance Link - Play the Melody of the Souls?

Resonance chain-Kanadero, melody of souls?

( Kyomei Rensa ~Kanadero, Tamashii Tachi no Senritsu? )

34

The Battle for Brew - Clash: The DWMA vs. Arachnophobia?

BREW competition! ~ Clash, ShiTake専 vs Arachnophobia?

( Buryu Sodatsusen! ~Gekitotsu, Shibusen Basesu Arakunofobia? )

35

Mosquito's Storm! Ten Minutes to Fight in the World of the Past?

Storm of mosquito! World of past days, the time limit is 10 minutes?

(Arashi no Mosukīto! ~Arishi Hi no Sekai, Seigen Jikan wa Jū-pun?)

36

Unleash the Seven's Resonance Link! A Recital of Destruction and Creation?

The Hanate, seven of resonance chain! Concert of Creation and Destruction?

( Hanate, Shichi-Nin no Kyomei Rensa! ~Hakai to Sozo no Ensokai? )

37

The Detective's First Case - Kid Exposes the DWMA's Secret?

The secret of Sibu dedicated to detective first incident Exposed by Kid?

Meitantei Daiichi no Jiken ~Kiddo ga Abaku Shibusen no Himitsu?

38

Asura's Temptation - The Big Man's Uncontainable Irritation?

Shura temptation - and irritation can not be kept a big man to?

( Shura e no Yuwaku ~Biggu Na Otoko no Osaerarenai Iradachi? )

39

Crona's Escape - Show Me Your Smile, Please?

Kurona, fled please ~, the smile of you?

Kurona, Tōbō ~Kudasai, Kimi no Hohoemi?

Forty

The Cards Are Cut - Medusa Surrenders to the DWMA?

Cut the Cards: Medusa, to surrender to Sibu-only?

( Kirareta Kado ~Medyusa, Shibusen ni Toko Suru? )

41

Twirl 'Round and' Round - A New World in Which the Doc Dances?

Winding and Sliding: The Dancing Doctor, A New World?

( kurukuru Kururu ~Hakase wa Odoru, Atarashiki Sekai? )

42

Charge Baba Yaga's Castle! Things Are Kind of Gloomy?

March! To castle - moyamoya softening of the Baba Yaga?

(Shingeki! Baba Yagā no Shiro ~Nanka Moyamoya Suru?)

43

The Last Magic Tool - Mission Impossible for Unarmed Kid?

Mission Impossible of the last of the magic tool - weapon without a Kid

( Saigo no Madogu ~Buki Nashi Kiddo no Misshon Inposshiburu? )

44

Weakling Crona's Determination - For You, for Always Being by My Side?

To you who have had near-determination usual wimp Kurona?

( Yowamushi Kurona no Ketsui ~Itsumo Soba ni Ite Kureta Kimi ni? )

45

Anti-magic Wavelength - Fierce Attack, the Anger-filled Demon Hunter?

Wavelength: Fierce Attack of the timer, anger of Majin hunt?

( Taima no Hacho ~Moko, Ikari no Majin Gari? )

46

? Warrior or Slaughterer Showdown: Mifune vs. Black ☆ Star?

Takeshi or Shura or ~ Decisive Battle, Mifune vs Black ☆ Star?

Bu ka Shura ka ~Kessen, Mifune bāsesu Burakku Sutā?

47

The Miraculous Coffee Table Flip - Fly, Our Death City Robot?

Overturning a Table in Anger of miracle - we Death City Lobo?

(Kiseki no Chabudaigaeshi ~Bokura no Desu Shitī Robo?)

48

Lord Death Wields a Death Scythe - Just One Step from Utter Darkness?

Weapon Grim Reaper-like-inch ahead you had a (Death size) Darkness full?

( Desusaizu O Motta Shinigami-sama ~Chotto Saki wa Yami darake? )

49

Asura Wakes - To the End of the World?

Ashura awakening - to the ends that end up in the world?

( Ashura Kakusei ~Sekai no Ikitsuku Hate e? )

Fifty

Sink or Swim ?! The Men Who Transcend the Gods?

Or Position or bees?! Man who more than ~ God?

( Ichi ka Bachi ka ?! ~Kami O koeru Otokotachi? )

51

The Word Is Bravery!

Watchword is courage!

( Aikotoba wa Yuki! )

Trivia

  • There are three different DVD box sets for the anime, the "Partial box sets" which contains four parts each with two DVDs, the "Season box sets" which contains two parts with four DVDs, and the "Complete series box set" which holds eight DVDs.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Soul Eater (TV). Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2008-04-14.
  2. TV Tokyo: Soul Eater - Staff, Cast (Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved on 2008-04-14.
  3. Soul Eater to Air in Japan in Two Weekly Versions. Anime News Network (2008-02-12). Retrieved on 2008-04-17.
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_kcX93kY9s
  5. Two Soul Eater Anime Specials to Air in Japan. Anime News Network (2008-05-17). Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
  6. Goods section at the anime's official website (Japanese). Retrieved on 2008-06-02.
  7. FUNimation Adds Soul Eater Anime from Media Factory. Anime News Network (2008-12-31). Retrieved on 2008-12-31.
  8. Funimation: "Something Special is Coming for Soul Eater Superfans". Funimation. Retrieved on 2015-03-16.

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