Soul Eater (Anime Series) (2008-2009)
Based on Soul Eater Manga
I’m a bit surprised to see Soul Eater on the list of Horror Anime, though now that I sit here and think about it, I am sure that it has a bit of a horror tone. It just never comes off as horror or scary to me. It is a light-hearted anime about some rather creepy events.
So a short intro: there are two different types of warriors for Death, the weapons and the meisters. Weapons are people that can turn into weapons, a scythe, guns, swords, crossbows, just about anything. Meisters can wield those weapons. So each team is made up of a weapon and a Meister, unless you’re Death the Kid who has two weapons. These teams usually come out of DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy), which is basically a school to teach you how to use your abilities. That is where we find our main characters.
When spirits start attacking humans and eating their souls, they become kishin (evil) and the teams must go out and kill the kishin souls. The goal of the team is to eat 99 kishin souls and 1 witch soul (I literally have a shirt that reads ‘I’ve got 99 souls but a witch ain’t one.’ I love that shirt). Once the weapon eats all the souls it needs, it can become a Death Scythe, a tool for Death to use. You follow the adventures of Maka, Soul, Death the Kid, Liz & Patty, Black Star and Tsubaki. There are many more to keep straight, but these are the main characters.
I can’t love this anime enough. It has everything I need. I have lost count of how many times I’ve watched the series. It was followed up by Soul Eater Not, which I have yet to watch, but it is on my list. Soul Eater is witty, funny, complex, full of twists and characters you both love and hate. Tons of emotion and fighting.
Plus Excalibur. You either love or hate Excalibur. For most people, it’s hate (feel free to tell me your feelings in the comments). And poor Crona, who can’t seem to deal with anything.
So, if you’re into anime or interested in anime, I think this is a great place to start. It’s only 4 seasons and the episodes are 24 minutes long. It’s a great binge watch (unless you’re Xander, who sucks and won’t watch it).
So would you be a weapon or a meister?