Introduction: Soul Eater (part two)
Continuing with where I left off with my Soul Eater Intro, I will talk more about some of the main characters of the series.
First off, there are the Meisters.
These are the students of the Shinigami Technical School. Each one of these students has a weapon companion, whom they attend class and are given homework to do with. Their homework consists of obtaining a certain soul, or dealing with any distruption of peace in the world. Each meister and weapon dual are trying their best to help reach the “death scythe” status for the weapon companion, in order to be used by Shinigami-sama.
Meisters are rated by a system which goes from one star, to three, which measures their level of soul energy. The Meister and Weapon also have an attunement with each other called “soul frequency”, which they must maintain in order to perform high level attacks, and to bring out the Weapon’s full potential.
Then the Weapons.
These Weapon companions have the ability to switch between weapon and human form. They may also change just a part of their body into a weapon for situations where a full transform is not needed. While in weapon form, they are used by their Meister counterpart, and fight together to achieve victory. Almost Weapons have the same goal in mind: to become the next “death scythe” for the Shinigami-sama.
And then the Witches.
They are considered dangerous by most people, and most witches are only interested in self-gain, no matter who gets in their way. Most powerful witches have an animal theme which is shown by their hat, their face, or by the appearance of their spells. They are being hunted by the Meisters, as they need to collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.
She is Soul’s meister. She is the more level-headed of the two but when her anger gets the better of her, she will put her foot down. Where Soul seems to be the brawn, Maka is the brain. She always tries to think of a way to beat their opponent by exploiting the opponent’s weaknesses.
Her father is the Shingami’s current “death scythe”, she seems to hate her father for constantly flirting with other women but she still loves him. Her mother was also a scythe meister; she and Maka’s father are divorced.
Maka seems to be annoyed at the fact that her body hasn’t developed yet (which is the center of some jokes in the series). She usually kicks Soul after he does something perverted or if he and Blair have been acting too friendly. Dr. Stein saw her soul and told her she was a “serious person who tries hard.”
He is Tsubaki’s meister. He comes from a family of ninjas (The Star Clan), which explains the star on his shoulder. He uses ninja tactics. His biggest weakness is that he is a total show-off and thinks that he is some kind of star, which he happily proclaims, defeating the purpose of the ninja arts.
The few times he uses his ninja stealth is when he peeps on Tsubaki (which normally ends up with him yelling and showing his whereabouts upon seeing Tsubaki’s nude body) when she is bathing, or when he finally takes the fight seriously. His delusion of stardom is so great that he constantly gives out autographs that nobody wants. Black Star hates it when someone gets more attention then him and will show them who the real star is.
He is also able to use his soul wavelength in hand-to-hand combat. Dr. Stein stated the obvious when he said Black Star’s was “a terribly self-absorbed soul.”
Death The Kid
He is Patty and Liz’s meister and the Shinigami’s son. He is called Kidd by his friends and family. He is completely obsessed about everything being symmetrical and takes the idea of perfection to the extremes, which seems to indicate that he has obsessive-compulsive disorder. To him, anything symmetrical is beautiful and if it’s off by any measurement (a picture frame off by millimeter, or a pose that is slightly out of place), he will try to correct it right away. The biggest problem Kidd has with is his hair one side being completely black while the other has three white strips going across it. Showing Kidd anything that is too unsymmetrical or mentioning his hair will send him into a state of massive depression (which normally takes encouragement from Patty and Liz to break).
He refers to Shinigami as Chichi-Ue (Honorable Father). His father has mentioned that Kidd is already a shinigami and doesn’t need to collect souls but Kidd says he wants to make a weapon of his own. His father also says that since he uses two weapons (the guns don’t count as a set), he will have to collect twice as many souls (198 human souls and 2 witch souls). If he sees anything perfect or symmetrical get broken or destroyed, it will send him into a blind rage where he will unload all of his power to erase the offensive sight from his eyes. He has a flight-capable skateboard called Beelzebub, which he uses as a form short distance transportation.
Soul Eater, “Soul” to his friends, is Maka’s Demon Scythe partner; his human appearance is that of a teenage boy with a forever present drool mark coming from his mouth. He acts like a normal teenager . His personality mostly consist of what he considers “cool”. Being a “cool” guy, he almost always uses the direct approach which most of the time fails. He sometimes becomes too driven by the idea of eating souls, which leads him to bicker with Maka, but in the end they remain friends and partners. He has stated that men go for older women while calling Maka “Miss Tiny Tits” (this was because Maka’s father told Soul that if he laid a hand on her in any way, he’ll kick his ass). He also said this when fighting Blair. However, that time was so he could get close to attack Blair. His way of absorbing souls is literally eating them. He says that it’s the texture, not the taste, that matters. When Dr. Stein saw his soul, he said it was that of “a twisted person with a sarcastic soul.”
She is Black Star’s Dark Demon Blade partner. She can change into multiple ninja weapons (shuriken, smoke bomb, a katana, etc). She is most of the time disheartened by Black Star’s loud self but she still puts up with it because that’s what she likes about him.
She has a very forgiving personality and always tries to help everyone even when she has no idea how to help.Tsubaki soul is “very co-operative and has a lot of space to accept people” as said by Dr. Stein.
Scythe Chain: A handheld Scythe at the end of chain.
Shuriken: Large five point ninja throwing star
Smoke Bomb: A bomb for making a smoke screen for escapes or diversions
Dummy Star: Tsubaki assumes the form of Black Star to confuse the enemy
Ninja Blade: A short ninja knife weapon
“Patty” and “Liz” Thompson
Patricia is one half of Death the Kidd’s Double Team Demon Guns. She is the younger of the two sisters, and the most naive. Both sisters wear cowgirl (tight sleeveless shirt and cowboy hats) outfits but Patty wears puffy shorts. She has a larger bust size then her sister. She mostly speaks in a sing-song voice. Also, she acts and speaks like a little kid. (She answers test questions in yellow crayon and says “hullo” and “sowwy”, like how a child says “hello” and “sorry”, etc.). She is so naïve that she thinks everything is all fun and games. She has yet to take anything seriously. If Kidd isn’t with them, she can use her sister’s weapon form and vice verse.
Elizabeth is the other half of Death the Kidds Double Team Demon Guns. She is the older of the two sisters and the most mature. Both sisters wear cowgirl outfits (tight sleeveless shirt and cowboy hats) but Liz wears long jeans. She has a smaller bust size then her sisters, which annoys her to no end. She is more like a teenage girl (worried about make up, shopping, etc). She and her sister collect souls in the magazines of their gun forms. She and her sister used to live on the streets of Brooklyn before being found by Kidd.
Dr. Franken Stein (Franken being his first name) is the man that changed Sid into a zombie. He was also Death Scythe’s first partner (Maka’s mother was the second). He was also the most powerful meister to ever graduate from the school, Shibusen. He has a bolt going through his head which turns so his thoughts would be on the matter at hand. He mostly moves by pushing his chair in the direction he wants to go even if it ends up with him crashed on the floor. Stein is such a strong fighter that he could take down Black Star while still seated in his chair.
Stein sees everything in the world, including himself, as an experiment or specimen. He even experimented on Spirit (now Death Scythe) when he was sleeping during the five years they worked together. His understanding of soul wavelengths gives him a huge advantage against other users since he can change his own to match the other’s wavelength and thereby nullify or disrupt the soul frequency of the meister and weapon. This comes from his high spiritual flexibility and by observing his opponent beforehand. His soul wavelength is so high that he doesn’t need a weapon and can channel it through his body and release it out of his body as electric discharge. He has a strange hobby of wanting to dissect anything he thinks is interesting.
He is also the school doctor; he still respects Spirit and still calls him Senpai. He know Medusa was a witch and confronted her (while dancing with her) when she begun her plan to trap everyone while she went looking for the first generation Kinshin. Franken escaped thanks to Sid and is now part of the group heading to stop Medusa. He along with Death Scyth are currently fighting Medusa to give everyone a chance to stop the awakening of the first Kinshin.
He is the Shinigami’s current weapon and Maka’s father. He is very protective of Maka and is ready to jump to her aid any time she’s in trouble (he is always stopped by the Shinigami).
His wife is Maka’s mother but they are divorced now due to his constant flirting with other woman. Even though he visits clubs, he is still insanely loyal to his ex-wife and daughter. He usually runs yelling about much he loves Maka and her mother (he calls Maka’s mother Mama).
He is extremely sad that his daughter hates him but he still tries to be a good father by looking out for her in his own silly way.
He used to be Dr. Franken’s Death Scythe before becoming the Shinigami’s Death Scythe; he still suffers nightmares about Dr. Franken trying to dissect him. His old name was Spirit.
First mistaken by Maka and Soul to be a witch that they needed to make Soul a death scythe, it turns out that she is just a cat with strong magical powers. The theme of Blair’s magic consists of pumpkins, which she uses as weapons (bombs, cannon, etc).
She has started to like Soul (who she calls Scythe Boy) and playfully flirts with him(it is unknown if this is playfulness or real feelings). Blair also flirts with Soul to see how Maka acts by doing so. She was suppose to be the witch soul Maka and Soul needed but since she wasn’t a witch, they took one of her nine “lives”. Taking one of her lives meant that they had to start all over again.
She is well endowed, which is used when she flirts with Soul usually by appearing out of her cat form in little to no clothing. She is very good at understanding other people. She is always looking for some fun, whether it is harmless or not. Her hat is named Zwan and can change into a hand when Blair commands it to. She sometimes refers to herself in third person. She has begun to fight the Mizune witches that are attacking Death City.
The grim reaper himself. He is by far the most powerful character in the series. He is a bit of a joker but when the time comes, he’s all business. His number is 42-42-564 (shini-shini-koroshi), which literally means die-die-kill in Japanese. He has a special move called a “Direct Noggin Shinigami Chop” (which is normally shown when the Shinigami shows his hand, which is a large flat four fingered hand appearing from his robe). Whether this is a real move or just a joke has yet to be seen.
He constantly has to put up with Death Scythe’s antics when it comes to Maka or her progress. He seems to take on a more playful attitude when talking with his son (he says he likes his son’s three white strips). Shinigami’s soul wavelength is so large that it could cover an entire city. It is explained that the Shinigami sealed the first Kishin and the seal is the reason he cannot leave Death City.
Sources: wikipedia.com, animenewsnetwork.com, souleater.tv
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I am really liking the animation and art style of what I have seen so far. That along with a very interesting storyline is going to be enough to keep me hooked for when it airs. Now to wait for a good fansub group to pick it up…
The videos that were up has been taken down from Youtube, and Soul Eater is now liscensed in the United States by Media Blaster. So I am using video from Veoh.com instead.