Volume 4.5 (NOT!)
Soul Eater Not! volume cover 4.5
Volume Info
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Previous: Volume 4 (NOT!)
Japanese ISBN: 9784757543768
Japanese Release: 12 Aug 2014
English ISBN:
English Release:

Soul Eater NOT! Volume 4.5 Official Fanbook ~Need to Know~ is a bonus volume for the manga Soul Eater NOT! and a companion volume to the manga's animated adaptation. It was published by Square Enix on August 12, 2014. It has not been licensed, translated, or released in the United States.


This bonus volume provides behind-the-scenes information about not only the manga Soul Eater NOT! but also its animated adaptation! This Official Fanbook includes interviews with the anime's staff and cast, character and set models, original colorized artwork, summaries of all 12 episodes, and a brand new bonus Soul Eater JOT! comic!

Cover Characters



Comic Side

Character Bios

Death Weapon Meister Academy description

  • Part 1: Introduction
    • The Death Weapon Meister Academy is located almost in the center of Death City, with the goal to turn students into full-fledged weapons and meisters.[1]
  • Part 2: Curricula and Rules
  • Part 3: Physical Education and the Death Festival

The DWMA is listed as Japanese.[2]

Death City Guide

Soul Eater JOT! Bonus Chapter

Main article: Soul Eater JOT! Part 11

The World of Soul Eater

Animation Side

Original Artwork (in color)

Opening Title Sequence with Director's Notes (in color)

Closing Title Sequence with Director's Notes (in color)

Setting Designs and Characters Models with Designers' Notes (in color)

Synopses for All 12 Episodes with Directors' Notes, Screen Caps, and Character Models (in color)

Cast Interviews (in color)

Cast Autographs and Doodles (in color)

Additional and Unused Character Models, Setting Designs, and Original Artwork

Heights for characters are listed with their character models for the Soul Eater NOT! anime:

Staff Interviews



  1. Soul Eater NOT! Volume 4.5, Page 38
  2. Soul Eater NOT! Volume 4.5, Page 37: Japanese flag and the word "Japanese" underneath the logo for the DWMA
  3. Soul Eater NOT! Volume 4.5, Page 158
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Soul Eater NOT! Volume 4.5, Page 159

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