It has been reported that the manga was written and illustrated by Atsushi Ookubo, Soul eaterhas 19.6 million copies in circulation, collected in its 25 compilation volumes published to date. However, this number has been confirmed since July 2019 so it is not clear whether it has been static or not since then.
Ookubo published the original manga in the magazine Monthly Shonen Gangan from the publisher Square enix between May 2004 and August 2013 with a total of 25 compiled volumes. The piece inspired a spin-off called Not soul eater!, which was published between January 2011 and November 2014 by the same author with a total of five volumes.
The main manga inspired a 51-part anime adaptation by the studios. bone, Headed by Takuya Igarashi and scripts from Akatsuki Yamatoya, published April 2008 in Japan.
Soul Eater Synopsis
Death City is home to the famous "Death Weapon Master Academy", a technical academy run by the Shinigami, the Lord of Death himself. His mission: to breed scythes of death so that the Shinigami can take action against the many evils of his fantasy world. However, these scythes of death are not physical weapons, but were born from human hybrids who have the ability to transform their bodies into "demonic weapons" only after they have captured the souls of 99 evil beings and the soul of one have consumed witch.
Soul eater Evans, a demonic scythe who only seems to care about what's cool, strives to become a death scythe with the help of her skillful bearer or master, Maka Albarn. The contrasting duo work together with the impulsive Black ☆ Star and his cuddly weapon Tsubaki as well as Shinihami's own son Death the Kid, a compulsive bearer of the double pistols Patty and Liz.
Source: Manga Mogura
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