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!
Fifty years ago, the Demon Stone and RAVE (two powerful artifacts) are broken and scattered throughout the world. The story follows the journey of Haru Glory; during his travels he meets many new friends and allies, and also enemies known as the Daemon Card. He will have to use the powers given to him by RAVE to defeat the Daemon Card and find the other pieces of RAVE.
Rave and Soul Eater are very shounen, very action-filled romps that appear to have come straight out of a video game. The mood and feel are very similar and overall I think this is a good match.
Many similarities in how the characters feel, its hard to explain.... they just both carry strong messages!
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
There's an element of similar weirdness that permeates both One Piece and Soul Eater. Although the two anime don't share many plot points (apart from their quintessential shounen-ness), they both have a tone of over-the-top antics. People with weird and powerful abilities battling other people with weird and powerful abilities, the whole dominated by personalities that are so weird as to make the rest of the story seem almost vanilla normal.
If you like a series where every other battle makes you scratch your head, thinking: "How are they ever going to top that for weirdness?", then these are the anime for you.
They both have great action/fight and a great story. Luffy from one piece want to become a pirate king and soul wants to become a death sythe, you follow them both on their way to reach it and strong opponents appear which they have to defeat to reach their goal
Soul Eater and Yumekui Merry both have an oddly similar feel to it, although they are fairly different.
In Soul Eater, people turn into weapons to weapons and their partners use them to fight demon-like enemies.
In Yumekui Merry, Dream Demons need Vessels in order to exist in reality.
Here's where they start seeming kind of similar: In both series the Demons are drawn to/by the most powerful among them, and the main characters are partners which fight these demons in order to achieve their ambitions (like getting home, or becoming a Death-Scythe). Whenever something important happens in either of these series, they give off the feeling of it being partially distorted; like it isn't really happening, but you know for a fact that it is.
Soul Eater seems to focus on Action, Fighting, and Characters
Yumekui Merry seems to focus on the Storyline/Plot, and Characters.
All this may change soon enough (considering I'm writing this just after 6 episodes of Yumekui Merry first airing), but I do think that if you like one, you'll like the other.
i didn't think i would see the punk style of soul eater again but here it is, and in my opinion Dream Eater Merry is better in that field but soul eater is superior in the script department, worth watching both
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...
Twisted not-your-average style story and action scenes hook you into the anime like crack. Also, there are lots of quirky individualistic characters that just stand out from the average crop.
An organization known to the dark side of the world as Chronos claims to desire world peace, employing the top thirteen assassins in the world known as 'Erasers.' They each have a weapon customized to fit their style, all made out of orichalcum ore, the strongest material available on Earth. Number 13, Train Heartnet (codenamed Black Cat) is the most famous and revered of the thirteen Chronos numbers, but in the light of a tragic event he has come to question his path in life. Together with Sven Vollfied, a struggling bounty hunter and a living weapon named Eve, Train takes up a job as a bounty hunter - all the while running from the other Erasers and Creed Diskenth, a crazed man whom wants him to join the Apostles of the Stars, a group made to destroy Chronos.
While the overall feel and mood of Soul Eater and Black Cat differ greatly, the overall consept is sort of the same. Trains job is to hunt down basically any bad guys he's told/hired to hunt down and either kill (as a Chronos Eraser) or capture (as a Sweeper) them for some type of reward, usually money or food. In Soul Eater, students (in pairs or groups) are assigned evil souls to hunt down and slay. Their Reward: the weapon of the team eventually becomes an all-powerful Death Scythe. Both are basically doing the same type of work to acheive their goal and both have special weapons cusomized for their abillities to use for these tasks. In the background, all the protgonists are going after one big antagonist that becomes bigger later in the story, for Soul Eater its the Kishin and for Black Cat its The Apostles of the Star, mainly Creed. If I were you and I liked one, I would most definatly give the other a try!