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Soul Eater

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In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired with a human-like being who can transform into a weapon at will; and after defeating a pre-kishin - a human whose soul has darkened - the weapon eats the soul within it. A meister's ultimate goal is to collect ninety-nine pre-kishin souls and one of a witch so that his or her partner will become an all-powerful Death Scythe. Maka and her partner Soul Eater; Assassin Black Star and his partner Demon Blade Tsubaki; and Shinigami's son Death the Kid and his partners the Demon Twin Pistol Thompson Sisters each vie for their ultimate goal, but plenty of challenges and adventures lie in their way!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Soul Eater: Late Night Show Other 2008 TBD
Soul Eater Not! TV 2014 Prequel

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Soul Eater 2004 TBD
Soul Eater Not! 2011 Prequel
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Yoshiyuki ITO Character Design
Takuya IGARASHI Director
Taku IWASAKI Music
Atsushi OHKUBO Original Manga Creator

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Both series revolve around Shinigami trying to restore peace by ridding the world of evil souls. Both of these anime contain lots of interesting characters, tons of good humor and some incredible fight sequences.


Soul Eater and Bleach share many of the same motifs, for instance, both tell the tale of the protagonist weilding a huge weapon that is a living spirit. Both protagonists also fight for justice while slaying "evil" souls and protecting the innocent. Finally, Bleach and Soul Eater each have a good mix of Action and Drama while keeping a flare for comedy. If you like one, you will like the other.


both anime revolve around the death and after life of humans both are a serious anime but have funny aspects in them which come from secondary character eg kon and black star both stroys revolve around a main character who goes and destroys bad souls useing wepons that have souls.


Both shows revolve around the shinigami concept, even though the approach is a bit different.

Nonetheless, they both share a good amount of humour and fight scenes, tied up with a good animation style and decent character development.


There's the fact that they are both shounen, they are both mainly for men, with lots of awesome fights, perverted scenes, love scenes, funny scenes and a great feeling of great friendship beetween the characters.

If you add to that that they are both about shinigamis(death gods) who kill dark and evil beings and save human and pure beings, the similarity grows up more. And add to that the weapons they use that can transform into bigger ones, and their power grow up through the series, and in soul eater the weapons are being that talk and feel and in bleach some of them are also beings, living beings, so the feeling of fighting togueter the user and the weapon is also a similarity beetween the two animes. You will surely like one if you liked the other


Both series are about teenagers with amazing abilities, their main goal to protect people from "corrupted souls" bent on eating human souls. In Bleach soul reapers fight hollows and in Soul Eater meisters fight kishin. In Bleach soul reapers use a zanpakut? and meisters use humans who can change into weapons. In both series the wielder has (well should have) a relationship with his/her weapon. Both series are action packed and funny. The characters also have similar personalities. If you like one you will most likely enjoy the other.


Both Anime's main caracters wield a huge weapon. And both weapons have a soul witch the wielder has to sync with to get more powerfull. The combination between storyline and action is great, if you like one, you surely like the other. Must see's!


Its a great story and its the same feeling when watching the anime. its the unike wepons fights and the characters personalites thats makes the anime better then the rest.

If you like more fights with unusual weapons and unusual opponents i think you what to look at this anime.

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  • Shinigamis
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Shounen

What does that mean? Well, if you look at it closely it means that both Bleach and Soul Eater are so similar!

These shounen shows have the great action, the best comedy, and cool shinigamis.

Soul Eater tends to be a bit more crazier in what it does. Especially when you look at Death the Kid's perfectionist personality.

Though Bleach is more serious than Soul Eater is, they both are really good shows that are worth watching.


The reason why you should watch Bleach if you are watching Soul Eater is because there is a common trait in both.  Instead of just showing the good guys always triumphing and the bad guys are blown away, the anime that I have seen a relation to do the exact opposite.  Both anime give the stories of the bad guys as well, and show why the bad guys are motivated to do the 'bad' things that they do.  These anime are not just some bonehead anime that show no flow, ya know?


Easily works both ways. Soul Eater and Bleach both revolve around warriors using weopons, with personalities, to battle evil spirits. There are obviously differences in plot and whatnot, but fans of shounen and action should check out both. 


Both anime do share some common points, and the fans of Bleach probably would like Soul Eater a lot and vice-versa. However, Soul Eater approaches from a new drawing style. The point isn't to make the envirnment look realalistic, but more humoristic. But the story can be as rough, exciting and can contain kick-ass swordfights as with Bleach. 

Anyway, if you like shinigami, oversized and overpowered blades and a healthy portion of humor, both Soul Eater and Bleach are something for you :o)


You'd like both because they are about these shinigami (good guys) who battle demons and witches (bad guys) with a lot of comedy along the way, Although id say bleach has more serious characters than soul eater it makes up with action and soul eater is funny from ep 1! (dont let the cover picture diswade you)


Soul Eater and Bleach are two shounen series that managed to find a great balance between awesome action, "deeper" themes (for as deep as fantasy shounen gets) and wacky comedy. Both shows involve the same sort of master / weapon understanding, are partly about protecting what's precious and, yes, even have shinigami. If you enjoyed one of these shounen-flicks, make sure to check out the other.


Soul Eater feels a lot more campy and Tim Burton-esque than Bleach, but both have a similar feel and flow regardless. Boys with supernatural powers fight baddies, and both series have a good blend of action and comedy. Like one? Give the other a try.


Both are about Restoring Peace somewhere by killing strange creatures, and both have very awesome battle scenes.


Both animes talk about shingami(or shinigamis), or in english, death god/soul reapers, and both have the touch of humor in them, as well as action, along with great plot not to mention drawing style, and most importantly both are great!


Both anime are framed in the same direction, the main characters fighting for justice against the forces of evil. These two stories are for those who like shinigami to fight for the sake of innocent people against evil souls. In addition to action, is including a clime divine drama


Both Soul Eater and Bleach feature young individuals with supernatural powers who fight these evil beings that prey on the innocent individuals.  With a decent blend of comedy and action both are sure to offer up quite a bit of entertainment.


These anime are both action/comedy anime, however Bleach is more serious, whilst Soul Eater, especially at the start, takes on the funnier side of things.

They both involve characters that control weapons, which are actually living beings. Although in Soul Eater they take on their human form more often, in Bleach they maintain their weapon form most of the time. These weapons also have special powers such as "Witch Hunter" in Soul Eater or something like "Bankai" in Bleach.


Both Bleach and Soul Eater have enough huge similarities for one to like the other but not enough to be clones of each other. Both have a similar aim of destroying demon like creatures and having weapons that are more companions then they are tools. Both have awesome concepts and great fight scenes :)


Bleach is very similar to Soul Eater, in part that they slay demons and i also think that even thought Bleach is still ongoing, is very similar to Soule Eater in many ways...


Both series have a sort of magical, mystical quality to it. In that both worlds have a sort of magic that many can harness for good or evil. Soul Eater has witches, demonish foes, and the ultimate Kishin, while Bleach's Ichigo has to deal with Hollows and the Arrancar. Both animes center around lots of showdowns and fights and a never-give-up spirit that helps the heroes when it seems that they're down for the count. Recommended just for that.


Bleach and Soul Eater both Shinigami themed, there both are turly funny and full of great characters!

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Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?

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Both anime involve demons/demon slaying, and both involve an academy [more on that later =P].  The feel of some of the main characters is similar as well.


Ao no Exorcist and Soul Eater are very similar because they both are about killing demons and they both have an academy where they learn to do that.


In both there are special academy, which prepare the fighters with evil. In Blue Exorcist it is presented with a Satan and his henchmen. In Soul Eater- demons. The warriors are teenagers, of course. All of them fight with their own style. Also they have a character. The plot is the following and we can see, how they become friends, how they fight and how they live.


similar plot and equally as funny and gripping. characters are similar in some ways and Soul Eater Evans' attitude is almost the exact same as Rin's.


Exorcists, secret orginizations, and demons! These 2 anime have it all. Along with great action and a stellar cast they are sure to please fans of either show. Check em out!


These series each mix action, comedy, and the supernatural. If you find the supernatural really interesting or shounen action shows, they're worth checking out.


Blue Exorcist and Soul Eater, both have:

- a focus on shounen, action, fighting,

- an hunting demon organization, that has a teaching academy;

- main characters that are tainted by the evil they fight;

- good animation.


Both animes give you a good amount of suspense and adventure a balance of comedy.  Both have the whole, "let's team-up and save the world" feel to it.  Granted it's been done before, but they both have a refreshing fun feel to it. So enjoy.


both animes are very dynamic and the pace is very similar. The comic relief is also very similar to Soul Eater, and overall they will both keep you watching


I haven't watched much of Soul Eater but enough to see the resemblance.  They are both action, at times serious, at times way silly, demon slaying anime.


Both are great animes with some amazing action sequences but also some other great aspects incorporated, both also have a decent indepth look into their respectives characters. They also both involve slaying a big bad demon and it takes the combination of all of the schoolmates to accomplish their goals. I recomend both animes for any anime fan whether new or long time!


both of them have that action and comedy going on in every episode and the characters aswell have amazing strength and power that makes u notice their role in the anime


Blue Exorcist (Ao No Exorcist) and Soul Eater has both comedy, action and a great "base-story". i Recommendation Blue Exorcist if you likes Soul Eater, and Soul Eater if you likes Blue Exorcist! :D


they both have to deal with souls and deamons although they are very diffrent in many ways if you like one you will like the ither


Both anime is a shounen. Alongisde that, each of these incorproate the ability to kill demons, and the drive to do so. Albeit they each hunt down and kill demons for different reasons, however at the core they are each good shounen romps with some good demon slaiying.


Both series involve fighting supernatural creatures, and are similar tone-wise with dark imagery, and intense action broken up with comedy and character development. They both also feature a widely diverse cast of colorful characters that get at least a few minutes in the spotlight each, occasionally with their own adventures and subplots, plus the main characters of both are refreshingly unfettered by worn out tropes, setting them apart from the crowd. If you liked one of these anime for their jaunty action and cheeky humor, then chances are you’ll like the other.


Both are about slaying demons that mix comedy and action.

Unfortunately, Blue Exorcist gets really bad about halfway through the series once it starts deviating from the Manga's plot.


Both involve protecting the world from demons, and involve kickin' fight scenes. However, Blue Exorcist does not involve weapons and meisters, comparitively each character has their own fighting style, similar to that of Soul Eater, and both are filled with plenty of humorous scenes to accompany the fights.


Both surrond a lot of epic demon slaying and a cast of similar characters.  There's a lot of themes involving souls and resounding subtle religious themes.  They also follow a character(or two characters in the case of Soul Eater) going through school to prove they can reap souls or exorcise demons.  They both have action paked moments, and are quite fun to watch.  If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

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Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!

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Soul Eater and Fairy Tale are both fast paced adventure anime in which magic drives the plot. They have plenty of comedy that hinges on its large and quirky cast; even in terms of art style they favor simple and very colorful designs. Fans of one are very likely to enjoy the other.


Fairy Tail shares Soul Eater's blend of character-driven slapstick comedy and fast-paced, over-the-top action. While not as serious in its overall plot, Fairy Tail's energy and quality soundtrack will appeal to those who loved the adventures of Maka and the gang.


These 2 Anime are alike Because they both take place in a School (Soul Eater being DWMA and in Fairy Tail being Fairy Tail). They also have the same fighting scenes. If you like 1, you would like the other.


They both have similar character design. Even some of the characters look EXACTLY the same O.o


Both with excellent dialogue and comedy normally unseen in a shounen, these two anime take you for a wild ride entertaining and satisfying more than just one aspect in your mind. Plot wise they are actually incredibly similar with one constantly fighting the powers that would reserect the Dark Lord Zeref, while the other battles forces seeking to revive the Kishin (Demon God). Each also has a main antagonist that reappears thoughout most of the series that is not the Kishin or Zeref. Each with pretty good power scales as well, you'll definitely find yourself entertained with other if you watched one.


These series each shift back and forther between action and comedy while revoling around a lot of over characters. Also, several of the characters in each series have very similar traits. If you like one series it would be worth while to check out the other.


Action and comedy are both central themes to either series and both do them quite well.  With some rather interesting and similar characters as well as some fast-paced action that makes both series a rather enjoyable experience.


Soul Eater and Fairy Tail are similar, due to the "quest" thing they have. both of them have guilds, and they fight against evil powers. Also there is a huge amount of ecchi scenes in both, as well as touching ones, and comic ones.

both are great animes, and you should like both.


They are both pretty simaler, not in story line but in the way the charecters act and you know. They both are very funny and have a good story line. So if you watched one of these I recommend the other, they are both soo good!


The sheer comedy of the two is amazing. The action scenes will have you glued to the screen and the characters draw you in; rooting for them


They're both very cartoonish, and funny and humorous with silly stuff and then serious stuff. The aura is exactly the same you'll enjoy the other.


Both anime's include a lot of nice different characters, fights,humor, magic and togetherness. Gotta love it.


Both Black Star and Natsu are a lot alike. Both fight to improve themselves and face a lot of character development for it. Both series have a lot of fight scenes, lots of good humor, and overall are both are two amazing animes.


I think these series are kinda alike, they are both full of fantasy and combat and are verry well written. I hope you wil watch and enjoy them both!

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An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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Both series consist of characters that fight with special weapons to help maintain peace in society and protect people. In D. Gray-man exorcists fight akuma; in Soul Eater meisters fight pre-kishin humans. Both akuma and kishin are pretty much corrupted human souls. Both of the series are extremely entertaining. They both have characters with similar personalities and are easily comparable, but that by no means makes one more boring, and you won't feel like you're watching the same story in a different way. For example, Komui's love of his sister Lenalee (D. Gray-man) and Maka's father's love for her (Soul Eater); they are very similar relationships yet totally different. D. Gray-man has a more serious darker tone than Soul Eater. Soul Eater provides more comic relief more frequently. In D. Gray-man you might go five episodes without laughing once; with Soul Eater it's hard to last one. Both of the series have great music, characters, and awesome plots. You should definitely give both a try.


the art styles seemed similar to me.  they also both deal deal with demons and the supernatural.


The art style of both is very simular but at the time uquine. Both invole humans who fight with werid "weapons" againest the souls of humans who lost their way to the after life.

If you enjoyed one then you should check out the other.


Both series deal with similar problems, the enemys being corrupted-souls of humans in both. Both series are based around the supernatural with the main characters fighting with unique weapons to save the earth from evil; in Soul Eater they fight against Kishin, an evil soul-eating corrupted human; in D.gray-man they fight against Akuma, souls stolen by the Milenium Earl to power evil killing machines.

Though Soul Eater provides more comic relief, and D.Gray-man has a darker feeling to it, if you've enjoyed one the other is a must.


Oddly enough both anime have a dark halloween feel to them yet are filled with laughs. All the characters are very determined to protect their friends and make their bonds stronger while adventuring around to collect important items that they need. If you liked one check out the other.


In both animes, there is a type of "organization" with people who kill types of demons with unusual weapons.

Both series are in a "unkown" kinna world, with similar characters...


These Anime have the same kind of "keep the place safe" kind of Thing. They also have the fighting scenes, both fight with wierd weapons. They also have the same sort of animation and comedy.


They both seemed to be the same type of anime to me. Both involve some sort of magical weapon as well as some type of demon!


Both anime have a similar type of comedy, and both are fighting against a supernatural world, with strange weapons. In addition to the main characters personality is easily comparable.


Both of these anime include organisations that send their agents, who more often than not turn out to be teenagers, around the world to collect things from humans. In D.Gray-Man this is Innocence, and in Soul Eater, Kishin, These agents are armed with special weapons with certain properties.

They fight to stop demon like creatures from taking over the world, and to protect all the people in the world.


This show feels very similar to Soul Eater, they have the same dark feel to them and both use comedy to lighten the mood. They also both involve weaponss that evolve as the weilder developes as a character.


D.Gray.Man and Soul Eater animes have tons of similarities:

- Shounen, Action, Supernatural, Superpowers

- Animes that ended before the mangas;

- Weapons that have an attachment to the users;

- Hunting demons organizations;

- Protagonist that are tainted by the evil they fight;

- Original and similar artwork;

- Interesting characters;

- Crazy good battles.

If you liked one you will definitely like the other


The main similarity you'll find in these two anime is the unique dark halloween'ish style, at least that's the first thing it will catch your attention, but character and plot development also feel very similar, altough Soul Eater is far more light hearted than D.Gray-Man. You should also know that both of these anime series end up in the middle of the story while the manga continues to be putting out more volumes, so if you enjoyed these I suggest you keep reading the manga after you finish them.

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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Both these series are very shounen and have a similar manic energy from them. Also, both series are very visually striking and well animated with lots of colour and fluid action sequences. Larger than life characters are also a major part of both shows.


Both shows present great animation and graphic. They both are also about fighing weird enemys. Between both the greatest similarity is a magnificent humour you taste while watching this shows. You just can't help laughing.


Slick, cool characters with an air of awesome about them are what will first attract most people to TTGL and Soul Eater. With a kick ass soundtrack, and fun shounen battles, most viewers will be hooked (I know I was).

Mostly mindless fun, the action is will what will keep you coming back for more episode after episode. That and the slightly adult humour. If you enjoy one, give the other a shot.


While perhaps not sharing any central theme, Soul Eater and Gurren Lagann are both ridiculous action comedies. To some extent, both shows have main characters who are children, that exhibit changes in their lives to make adult decisions, but still have their childish screw-up moments, usually reserved for comedy. If you're looking for an anime with action, fun characters, and neurotic comedy, then either of these will do for you.


Both Soul Eater and TTGL have a very distinctive, whacky and extravagant style of animation, humor and storytelling, which comes across as highly memorable. The world concepts created are both enjoyable and convincing. While Soul Eater may be a bit darker in atmosphere and TTGL more idiotic, they are similar in the sense that both have teenager protagonists struggling with inner demons; whether or not they are able to exert their strength depends on their motivation and resolve.

In both series, relatively small-scaled fights evolve into massive, epic battles for the fate of the world around the beginning of the second half. The weapons that are used are really original and will surely invoke unexpected laughs every now and then. Both enjoy a kind of slight randomness in details that you'll either like or dislike - I personally thought it was pretty amusing.

In short, if you like whacky, epic and idiotic shounen with a very distinctive flavor, don't forget to check out either one!  


Both Soul Eater & Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Feature a plethora of memorable characters & outrageous fight scenes. Not to mention they both boast surprisingly effective visuals and both boast the rewards of teamwork!


These series both have a lot of themes in common, on top of their over-the-top shonen stylings and art work. If you like mixing together fights and laughs with a few similar themes, these series go very well together.


Interesting and fun characters and with both stories being almost filled with action and comedy are only some of the things that Soul Eater and Gurren Lagann have in common.  With some rather nice soundtracks and interesting animation styles if you enjoyed one then give the other a look.


I find simmilar animations werry attractive, fans of one could easily be satisfeed with other. Simmilar themes and animation style can also encourage you to try other one.


They're both very light hearted and full of action, and the characters are wacky and likeable on both the good and bad sides.


Both have a distinctive art style and have a wacky, fun-loving take on their respective genres, with plenty of memorable characters and laugh-out-loud moments

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