If you have been wanting to watch Soul Eater, then Netflix has heard your pleas. The site has updated its line-up for December 2017, and anime fans were quick to see the shonen make a streaming comeback.
If you are in the U.S, you can now watch Soul Eater in its entirety on Netflix. The anime has its English dubbed version as well as the subtitle version with Japanese audio. All 51 episodes are up to watch, so dedicate fans can binge the series over the upcoming holiday break if they’d like.
For those of you unfamiliar with Soul Eater, the series is a popular one which debuted in May 2004 under creator Atsushi Okubo. Square Enix published the title in its Monthly Shonen Gangan serial, and it ran until August 2013.
The series itself follows two young characters named Maka Albarn and Soul. The pair are students are the Death Weapon Meister Academy where they study under Death itself on how to destroy evil. Maka, a weapon master, teams up with Soul as the living weapon can turn into a strong scythe. The two work together to turn Soul into an all-powerful Death Scythe which Lord Death himself can use. Of course, the road to seeing such a dream accomplished is hard, and Maka’s comrades are swept into a mess when an ancient Kishin named Asura is revived.
Soul Eater’s anime was created in 2008 and produced by Bones Inc. The series lasted until 2009, but its ending left fans upset. Soul Eater came to an end way before its manga was completed, so the anime was forced to create an ending of its own. The non-canon finale soured fans to the series, but audiences have come to rally behind the anime since in hopes of it being revived someday down the line.
Will you be watching Soul Eater this holiday season? Or, if you have seen it already, do you want the title to make a comeback? Hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to let me know and talk all things comics, k-pop, and anime!