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"If it's my soul you want, you can have it!! But If you intend to kill Angela, I swear on my sword that I will defend her to the death!!"

— Mifune to Black Star in "Prologue 2: Black Star"
Mifune (Anime) Profile
Name Mifune
Romaji Mifune
Katakana ミフネ
Alias(es) God of the Sword (剣神, Kenjin; FUNimation "Sword God")[1]
Bodyguard (用心棒, Yōjinbō)[1]
Alternate Name(s)
Personal Data
Sex Gender Sign - MaleMale
Race/Species Human Soul Human
Type of Soul Strong Soul[2]
Weapon Form(s)
Meister Type(s)
Fighting Style
Powers Infinite One-Sword Style[2]
Professional Data
Occupation(s) DWMA Instructor (Anime Only)[3]
Former Occupation(s) Bodyguard[4]
Affiliation(s) Soul Eater Wiki Icon - Shinigami2 DWMA (Anime Only)[3]
Former Affiliation(s) Arachnophobia's Logo RenderArachnophobia[2]
Place of Origin
Weapon Partner(s)
Meister Partner(s)
Real World Data
Manga Debut(s) Prologue #2
Anime Debut(s) Episode 2
Game Debut(s)

Mifune (ミフネ, Mifune), known by the epithet "God of the Sword (剣神, Kenjin)"[1] ,was an incredible master swordsman who serves as the bodyguard of the Witch Angela Leon as well as being an individual among Shinigami's List.[5] Later, he was blackmailed by Arachne's network into Arachnophobia to act as Mosquito's bodyguard[1] and a fighter among the Arachnophobia's ranks. In the anime, however, he later joins the DWMA as a teacher.[3]


Mifune is the archetypical "Strong but Silent type", not commenting on much or becoming involved in situations that don't involve him directly. He usually is seen sitting down with his legs crossed and swords nearby when he is relaxing. This position operates as Mifune's resting state.

Mifune is very obedient to his employers and usually carries out all the orders that are given to him. However, this doesn't mean that he would abandon his personal morals in order to fulfill a task given to him. When he is assigned to capture and kill the Witch Angela Leon, he immediately disobeys his orders upon discovering Angela, saving the child from the hunt of mobsters as opposed to killing her and delivering her Soul to his employers.

Mifune has a large spot in his heart for children, and believes that they should never become involved in a fight against adults. This is Mifune's driving force for saving Angela when he discovered her for the first time. However, while this part to Mifune illustrates his inner purity and kindness, it also spells a problem for him when he comes across a hostile child like a Death Weapon Meister Academy student. The first encounter Mifune had with Black☆Star, he had held back so much from seriously fighting that he accidentally allowed himself to lose to Black☆Star. In addition to this belief that children should never be involved in fighting, Mifune also likes children in general, to the point where he usually carries around a sweet or two in his pockets to give to them if he were to come across one for some reason. The candy he has been politely giving to frightened or hurt children for years is a salty hard candy known as "Konbu".

He gets very impatient with opponents that strike him as dirty low-lifes, and often does his absolute best to rid the world of them dependant on whether or not they manage to upset him. When Al Capone arrived at Angela Leon's castle with the intension of stealing her Soul, Mifune immediately questions him as to what could possibly lead Al Capone to come to the castle, and that if he wasn't happy with Al Capone's answer, he would show no mercy in killing him and his army of mobsters.

When multiple opponents seem to continuously put him to work within the confines of a single day, Mifune becomes openly irritated, even expressing his annoyance verbally. After defeating Al Capone, Black☆Star and Tsubaki soon arrive at Angela's castle. Being Mifune's 100th and 101st opponents of the day, Mifune is initially shown with a tired and irritated expression on his face as he approaches the two.

Mifune admires people of Path Of The Warrior quality, and can often be seen smiling or complimenting them. When Black☆Star had showed Mifune mercy after he had acknowledged Angela's situation, Mifune smiles at Black☆Star as the Meister walks away, seeing Black☆Star's inner Warrior.

Mifune is ultimately a strict follower of The Path Of The Warrior and serves as the primary image of a Warrior in the entire series. This means that Mifune posses all the attributes of a perfect Warrior, and also believes that one can only choose to follow one path or the other to decide how his or her life will be. If this person's path is The Path Of The Demon, then Mifune will hunt the Demon down and reason with him or her. If Mifune fails to convert the Demon, he does one of things every Warrior sets out to do, and defeats the Demon.


Manga | Anime

Mifune Manga Render

Mifune possesses long, straight, blond hair, blue eyes and a rather muscular build.[6] Early on, he wore a overcoat draped over his shoulders as if it were a cape, fluttering behind him while he is in combat. This cape has visible cuts on its end. He then wears a high collar, Japanese-style, button-down shirt dress pants. These pairs of pants contain cuts in their fabric at their sleeves, Finally, he wears a pair of twine sandals, in addition to being commonly seen with a piece of twine in his mouth which he spits out when he's fighting seriously.[7] The color scheme in the anime is that of a white shirt and olive green dress pants as well as his eyes being brown, sandy blond hair, a large brown overcoat.[8]

Later, the overcoat is a white, long sleeved white over shirt with with "Osamurai" written on it and a Japanese kanji on the sleeve, a black shirt under it, blue jeans, white belt, and the "Keep out" police line running across his shirt.[6] He wears the outfit in the anime. He also dresses to fit weather appropiate clothing In his winter outfit, Mifune wears a winter jacket that looks almost exactly like his new white jacket, but zipped up, and with a pair of cream colored gloves. He then wears a pair of thin ski pants, which have a design in which they are blue down until the knees, where they change to white in a quick stripe. His sandals are obviously replaced with a pair of snow boots.

In all his attire, he normally carries a case of katana with him.


Powers and Abilities


Mifune's Jumbled Lineup

Jumbled Lineup

Supernatural Connection to Swords: According to Black☆Star, every single sword Mifune uses in his Infinite One-Sword Style emits some sort of power, suggesting that Mifune has a unknown supernatural to the swords that when combined with his signature sword style allow him to make his swords levitate and control them.[9]


Episode 28 - Mifune defeats Black Star.

Mifune as he defeats Black Star with his skill.

Armed Martial Way Mastery:Mifune is a master swordsman, so renown he is known by the title "God of the Swords" and was significant enough to warrant interest from Arachne Gorgon.[1] He is known for his unique style, the Infinite One-Sword Style in which allows him to utilize multiple swords on the battlefield in which he carries with him in which he has a supernatural connection with.[5] With this style, he had defeated Black☆Star in one occasion that caused him to lose his own self confidence as well as held his own with another immensely skilled DWMA Meister and Assassin, Sid Barrett.[10] In the anime, he was an even match for White☆Star and eventually defeated the assassin.[11] However, Mifune is more then capable of fighting with other styles as well as without the assist of his supernatural connection.[12]

Mifune striking Black Star while using Jumbled Lineup

Mifune's Infinite One-Sword Style in action.

  • Infinite One-Sword Style (無限一刀流, Mugen Ittōryū)): Mifune's signature style. Rather than relying on a single good quality blade Mifune makes use of hundreds of katanas scattered around the battlefield.He uses his swords for various purposes beyond normal melee attacking, including use as projectiles, paths to walk on, pins to hinder his opponent's movements, and also use for making multiple simultaneous attacks on an enemy. Mifune only uses his Infinite One-Sword Style against powerful opponents, as other opponents he can easily dispatch without engaging in his fighting style. He uses his Infinite One-Sword Style in all of his fights against Black☆Star.[1]
  • Hassō-no-kamae (八相(八双)の構): An offensive stance, named for one's ability to respond to a situation in any direction. Mifune displayed skill in utilizing this form while fighting Black☆Star.[12]
Episode 27 - Mifune's Soul compared to Black Star's

Mifune's strong soul compared to Black Star's

Immense Power: Mifune is an extremely powerful Human, having been commented by Death to be an incredible swordsman who possess a Strong Soul, in which is the equivalent of 99 human souls.[13] Arachne also held his power in high regards, stating that his prowess is so incredible he's been called "God of the Sword" by some and is known to be a living legend.[14] During his fight with Black☆Star, Azusa Yumi comments the difference in power between Black☆Star and Mifune during that point in time was as clear as "night and day" as well as his power being overwhelming.[15]


Angela Leon stated that because of his love and passion for kids, he holds back for the safe of their safety and doesn't fight to his full potential. However, he has stated himself that, even If they're a kid, he doesn't allow himself to lose to the same opponent twice and can overlook his love for kids and holding back in a fight If it means protecting Angela.[16]


Infinite One-Sword Style techniques
  • Addition Mode:A technique that involves Mifune rapidly pasting his Infinite Swords to his opponent one at a time and then striking all of the Swords after the number wanted is stuck.
  • Multiplication Mode:A branch of the Addition Mode technique, the attack focuses on the amount of times Mifune strikes the Swords that have been stuck to his opponent, multiplying the total number of blows he deals to his enemy.
  • Jumbled Lineup:Mifune launches a number of swords off the ground and has them float around him in mid air. Mifune can use these swords defensively of offensively as they follow him wherever he goes.
  • Sword Fang:An attack in which Mifune places three Infinite Swords at close range to his enemy and strikes their bases so that all three swords simultaneously slice the opponent as they fly upwards.
  • Vertical Line:Commonly performed as a branch of Sword Fang, Mifune has three Infinite Swords float in front of him vertically. He then hits the end of each sword's grip one by one, firing the swords like bullets.
  • Three Paths Shot:Mifune grabs three of his Infinite Swords and fires them at the ground in a straight line.


Early life

Not much is known about Mifune's early life. He became a samurai of immense skill, later being recognized as "The Bodyguard Mifune",[13] and master of the Infinite One-Sword Style. He was regarded as a living legend and called a "God of the Sword" by some people.[14]

Battle with White☆Star

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Meeting Angela

Episode 27 - Mifune offers Angela candy

Mifune meets Angela.

Two years ago, Mifune worked as a bodyguard for Marlon, boss of the De Niro Crime Family. He would be approached by a young boy who wanted to touch his sword. However, agreeing with his nanny, he told him it was to dangerous and gave him a piece of candy instead, while the boy himself learned he kept candy for other children and not himself. He's later sent on a job for Marlon, wanting him to kidnap and/or kill a Witch so his enemies cannot harness her power. He's surprised to find the Witch, Angela Leon, was only a child. He betrayed the crime family and took in Angela, vowing to look after her as a guardian.[17]

Prologues Arc

Making resident at the abandon Demon Cinder Castle to protect Angela, he is approach by Don Al Capone and his Chicago Mafia, demanding for the reason the King of the Underworld made his appearance and threatens to kill him depending on his answer. Al Capone then orders his men to kill Mifune but the entire Mafia and Capone end up killed by Mifune instead.[18]

Soul Eater Episode 2 HD - Mifune shields Angela 1

Mifune attempts to protect Angela.

Later, Mifune attacks Black☆Star and Tsubaki Nakatsukasa under the assumption of being after Angela's soul, in which he learns both intend to take both Angela and his in addition. As they fight, Mifune holds back and urges Black☆Star to leave to avoid killing him. He further chastises and criticize the young assassin on his treatment of his weapon, citing he's the actual small fry despite his contrary. He then finds the situation quickly to his disavantage, with Tsubaki and Black☆Star tricking him and is hit with a powerful sneak attack that injures him.[19]

As he's about to be finished off by the assassin, Angela arrives to protect him and urges both the Weapon and Meister to spare him, with Mifune citing that they can have his soul but taking Angela would mean a fight to the death. The duo decides to let them go, with Mifune pleased at their decision.[20]

The Bodyguard Arc

Episode 28 - Mifune cares to only protect Angela

Mifune explains to Mosquito he only cares to protect Angela.

Eventually, he is forced to work for Arachnophobia by Arachne Gorgon herself to be employed as Mosquito's bodyguard during the near completion of the Morality Manipulation Machine.[21] He's present as Mosquito gloats about the Morality Manipulation Machine and is questioned by the vampire on the conditions of working for Arachnophobia in exchange for Angela's protection, replying with that Mosquito bores him and that he doesn't care about what he does as long as Angela is safe.[22] He later approaches Black☆Star and Tsubaki as they attack the Arachnophobia facility and as they question his reason for being with Arachnophobia, he informs them to protect Angela. He then readies to battle them once again.[23]

Episode 28 - Mifune gains the upperhand on Black Star.

Mifune gains the upperhand on Black Star.

Mifune then uses his Infinite One-Sword Style and fights the assassin with Mosquito and Angela spectating in the background. As the fight prologues, he notes on Black☆Star's improvement and maturing. As Black☆Star rebuffs his patronizing, Angela tells the assassin that he held back the last time they fought. Mosquito then tells him not to hold back, with the samurai citing he won't lose to the same opponent twice.[24] As the fight rages on, Mifune takes notice of the appearance of the Uncanny Sword and uses his Addition Mode and Multiplication Mode to put down the assassin. As he questions their reason for being in the facility Tsubaki questions his reason for aligning with Arachne and urges him to be a teacher at the DWMA instead, with the samurai declining the offer and shows more interest in protecting Angela.[25]

Mifune is then ordered to kill the pair but Mosquito is shot and blocks a shot meant for him.[26] He then compliments Black☆Star and advises him to keep doing what he does as well s to understand the presence inside Tsubaki to master the Uncanny Sword to his control. He also tells Black☆Star that he has a "beautiful sword" and parts ways, but not before giving him a piece of candy to deliver to the DWMA student whom was hurt by Arachne's spell.[27] Both Mifune and Angela later find themselves in one of the rooms in Baba Yaga Castle.[28]

The Reunion Express Arc

Mifune was present along with Giriko and Mosquito as they appeared at Arachne's side during her meeting with her sister, Medusa Gorgon. However, he along with the rest of them let Medusa go as Arachne was unconcerned with her plans.[29]

"BREW" - The Tempest Arc

Shinigami Enraged He hasn't reached full strength yet, but I don't have my Death Scythes.

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Operation Capture Baba Yaga Arc

Shinigami Enraged He hasn't reached full strength yet, but I don't have my Death Scythes.

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Arachnophobia vs DWMA Arc

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  • Mifune is a non-Japanese samurai.[30]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 165
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Soul Eater Anime: Episode 51
  4. Soul Eater Manga:Chapter 0.2; was firstly introduced as "Bodyguard Mifune"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Soul Eater Manga: Prologue #2
  6. 6.0 6.1 Soul Eater Volume 11 Cover
  7. Soul Eater Manga Volume 1; Prologue 2 page 60
  8. Soul Eater Anime: Episode 2
  9. (Yen Press) Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 28 — Even when they're just sticking out of the ground, I can feel the power coming from every single sword.
  10. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 35
  11. 11.0 11.1 Soul Eater Anime: Episode 46
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  14. 14.0 14.1 Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 165
  15. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 28
  16. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 12; page 37
  17. Soul Eater Volume 8; page 32-36
  18. Soul Eater Volume 1; Prologue 2, page 59-60
  19. Soul Eater Volume 1; Prologue 2, page 66-86
  20. Soul Eater Volume 1; Prologue 2, page 87-90
  21. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 163
  22. Soul Eater Volume 7; page 180-182
  23. Soul Eater Volume 7; page 188-191
  24. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 7-12
  25. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 16-36
  26. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 38-40
  27. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 41-44
  28. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 29, page 90
  29. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 29, page 103-104
  30. Soul Eater Volume 13; Chapter 49, page 12

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