The BEST Episodes of Soul Eater
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
At the Death Weapon Meister Academy, humans known as Meisters study. Each Meister have their own partner, which is a weapon capable of taking on a human form. The story follows three of these Meisters and their Weapon. They are Maka Alban and her weapon Soul Eater, Black Star and his weapon Tsubaki, and Death the Kid and his weapons Patricia and Elizabeth Thompson. They attend school, do homework, fight evil souls, and most important, they try to help their weapons reach Death Scythe status, in which they are eligible for use by the leader of all the Meisters and Weapons, Death(The Grim Reaper) himself.
#1 - Asura Wakes – To the End of the World?
Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Mar 16, 2009
Asura, being injured from the battle with Shinigami, begins to put up a barrier around himself preparing for a deep sleep. Before the barrier closes, Maka, Black Star, Kid, and their weapons are the only ones able to get inside. Having devoured Arachne's soul, Asura grows tremendously in size and strength. When the fight against Asura begins, they do not appear to be injuring him, but Kid thinks they are as the barrier is weakening. They start a chain resonance with Soul playing the piano, but when Maka is about to perform Demon Hunter, Soul pushes himself too far and is devoured by the black blood. With Soul, the only one who can help them do a chain resonance, down for the count, Maka goes to bring Soul back, with Black Star and Kid protecting her.
#2 - Sink or Swim?! The Men Who Transcend the Gods?
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Mar 23, 2009
While everyone outside the barrier can only sit and wait anxiously, Kid and Black Star continue to battle Asura with almost no results. Determined to avenge his father and protect the world, Kid begins soul resonance with Patti and Liz, but he is stabbed by Asura and falls to the ground. Seemingly dead, Kid's eyes suddenly fill with a blue light and his soul becomes extremely powerful as he transforms Liz and Patty into a huge double cannon. Using his speed to his advantage, Black Star attacks Asura and Kid follows with a massive cannon explosion. With so much power however, Asura still stands, though he has changed form again. Meanwhile Maka is locked in a room with the demon disguised as Soul. However, Maka realizes he is a fake. Risking being devoured by the black blood, she decides to open a locked box to free the real Soul.
#3 - The Super Written Exam – Heart-Pounding, Reeling, and Restless. You're Kidding!?
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 7, 2008
At Shibusen, tomorrow is the day of exams. Throughout the night, Maka and Tsubaki are the only ones who study diligently, although Soul seems to also be taking it seriously. Black Star attempts to steal the answers from Stein, but is caught, beat, and forced to fail. Liz and Patty attempt to study, but succumb to laziness, while Kid, confident in his knowledge as a shinigami, focuses on drawing blueprints to remove one of Liz's eyebrow hairs. During the test, it is revealed that Soul spent the whole night wiring his clothes with cheat strips, but is caught and fails from lack of knowledge and help. Kid also fails, because he spends the entire time trying to write his name perfectly, only to pass out when accidentally tearing his paper. Liz and Patty also score rather low, but Tsubaki does well and Maka ends up being top of her class.
#4 - The Perfect Boy – Death the Kid's Magnificent Mission?
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2008
Meister Death the Kid, after failing to capture Lupin the thief due to his obsession with symmetry, speaks to his father, Shinigami-sama, and decides to go after the mummy-controlling witch residing at the pyramid of Anubis. Worried about the symmetry of a picture hanging in his room back home, Kid leaves his weapons, sisters Patty and Liz Thompson, to fend for themselves in the mummy infested pyramid. The sisters manage to defeat the mummies only to be captured by the Pharaoh! Will Kid come back in time to save them?
#5 - Tsubaki, the Camellia Blossom – What Lies Beyond the Grief?
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 16, 2008
While Tsubaki confronts Masamune inside the demon blade, Black Star gets himself beaten by the villagers, but he refuses to fight back or leave her side. Masamune states that Tsubaki is not fighting him seriously and that he always hated her passive behavior. He also claims that the fact of her inheriting their family's techniques and not him, was what led him to become a Demon God candidate. Just when Tsubaki was about to be absorbed her brother, Black Star's voice reaches her, and she gains the will to defeat him, absorbing her very first soul in the process. Back at Shibusen, Black Star shows to the rest of the gang Tsubaki's new form she obtained after defeating her brother, the form of a blade, but he ends up fainting as his powers are not strong enough to handle it yet.
#6 - Shape of the Soul – Enter the Ultimate Meister Stein?
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2008
Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki with Sid in tow tied with Tsubaki's chain arrive at Franken Stein's laboratory and upon first appearance they think him to be just an idiot. He reveals that he can see the others' souls and he makes comments on them. After the fight starts, it is clear that Stein has the upper hand, and he shows this by nearly killing Black Star. Maka gains the power to see souls during the fight which is when she loses any confidence to continue, but Soul manages to get her back to fighting. They again attempt the technique Witch Hunt, and manage to execute it perfectly, but Stein easily dispels it, throwing them both back. Stein approaches and Soul protects Maka from him. When all seems lost, Stein reveals that the entire thing regarding Sid and himself was set up by Shinigami and therefore they were never in any danger of dying. The next day, Stein makes his appearance at Shibusen as the new teacher for Maka's class.
#7 - The Black Blood Resonance Battle! – A Small Soul's Grand Struggle against Fear?
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 18, 2008
Since Maka wants to face Chrona, Black*Star rushes past and heads further down the hall. Maka immediately starts attacking Chrona, and although her punches have no lasting effect, she is happy to hear her opponents finally acknowledge her as more than just a meal. Chrona counterattacks by using her black blood as a weapon and then by performing a resonance with Ragnarok. Maka manages to withstand the onslaught and initiates a resonance of her own with Soul, and the two enemies face off with their respective powered-up weapons. Unfortunately for Maka, Chrona is able to stop Soul with just her arms and furiously strikes back.
#8 - The New Student – Kid's First Day at the Academy, Will It Be an Entrance to Remember?
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2008
Late by three hours due to his routine of ensuring that every aspect at his house is symmetrical, Kid sets out with Liz and Patty for their first day at Shibusen. Upon getting there, Black Star and Soul end up picking a fight with them, and Maka, Tsubaki and Stein end up leaving class to watch their fight. The battle ends up being one-sided as Kid's extraordinary abilities proved to be more than a match for Black Star and Soul, who were unable to synchronize their wavelengths. When the duo seems to be utterly defeated, Kid ends up collapsing after realizing that Soul's last attack ended up cutting away a bit of his hair, ruining its symmetry. While Shinigami appears to take his son home, Maka tries to use her soul-seeing ability on him, but gets flustered to not being able to see his soul, unable to perceive that it is in fact big enough to envelop the entirety of Death City.
#9 - Lord Death Wields a Death Scythe – Just One Step from Utter Darkness?
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Mar 9, 2009
Upon being devoured by the Death City mecha, Asura lands in the Death Room, where he is confronted by Shinigami and Death Scythe. Meanwhile Black Star, Tsubaki, and an injured Mifune find Angela in Baba Yaga's Castle. Shinigami and Asura begin to battle while Kid, Azusa, and Excalibur observe. As they fight, Asura begins to explain why he does what he does. He believes that all fear in the world is the result of people's imagination. Asura claims to no longer imagine, and plans to end all fear by spreading madness and preventing people from imagining again. Shinigami disagrees with him, and declares that he is this world's guardian. Shinigami appears to have the upper hand until Asura fires a large blast from Vajra at Kid and Azusa. Shinigami blocks the blast with his body and is gravely injured.
#10 - The Man with the Magic Eye – Soul and Maka's Diverging Soul Wavelength?
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 2008
Eruka frees Free and he quickly takes down a hoard of guards before escaping, revealing that he is immortal. Meanwhile, Maka and Soul attempt to grow stronger through Stein's training method, starting by insulting each other, which causes great tension between the two. Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki travel to London only to run into and face Free, who further reveals himself to be capable of ice-based magic and is a werewolf. Black Star exhausts himself early on using the new Fey-Blade mode of Tsubaki, while Maka cannot initially use Soul due to their disagreeing wavelengths. She eventually fights past the pain of wielding Soul and, with Tsubaki's advice, the two reform their bond and are able to merge their soul wavelengths.
#11 - Engage the Witch Hunter! A Remedial Lesson in the Graveyard?
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2008
Maka and Soul Eater are discussing the rumors of their teacher, Sid Barett, who was stabbed in the head, becoming a zombie and preying upon the students when Maka's father comes in. As the temporary teacher replacement, he informs Maka and Soul that Shinigami wants to see them. Upon reporting to Shinigami's room, they meet up with Black Star and Tsubaki who were also called there. Shinigami tells them that because they failed to collect any souls, they would have to complete an "extra lesson". They are to find and stop Sid and the person who turned him into a zombie. They go to the cemetery, and Sid attacks them, wielding his own gravestone as a weapon. Maka and Soul attempt their Soul Resonance - "Witch Hunt" but are unable to control it properly and fail in dealing any damage. Black Star captures Sid with Tsubaki's chain, and it is revealed that Shinigami knows that the one who made Sid a zombie was Death Scythe's first partner before he worked with Maka's mother, Dr. Franken Stein.
#12 - Fierce Battle Aboard the Ghost Ship – The Hell inside My Head?
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 21, 2008
Death the Kid wastes no time in starting his attack on Chrona. Liz observes that Chrona's attitude towards fear is like how the sisters were before they joined Kid. The fight gets interrupted when the captain of the Nidhogg fires the ship's cannons, Chrona cutting the ship in half in retaliation, and the ship starts to sink. Chrona and Ragnarok make their escape, and Kid tries to give chase, but they are able to get away. Back at Shibusen, Medusa reports to Maka that her blood test came back normal. She gives Maka some weird medicine that will speed up the effects of the black blood and reveals to Maka that Soul had come to her about his dreams. This makes Maka angry because he had not told her about it. The tension builds between Medusa and Stein when Medusa tries to find Maka's file so that she can figure out why the black blood is gone.
#13 - The Enchanted Sword Masamune – Break the Soul Possession: A Heart Sings in the Rain?
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 9, 2008
Tsubaki and Black Star are assigned the task of collecting the soul of Masamune, a demon blade who can possibly become a demon god. After arriving at the village where Masamune was last seen, Black Star is ostracized by its inhabitants, and later he explains to Tsubaki that it was because he is a survivor of the murderous Star Clan, which were destroyed by Shibusen after they started to collect human souls. The duo returns to the village after Masamune possesses the body of a young boy to confront him. Black Star manages to break the boy free from the sword's control and Tsubaki sends her spirit into the demon blade to confront the soul of Masamune, who is in fact her older brother.
#14 - The Miraculous Coffee Table Flip – Fly, Our Death City Robot?
Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Mar 2, 2009
Black Star revives, declaring that he will take the path of neither the warrior nor the demon, but will instead take his own path. He defeats Mifune with one swipe; however, he does not kill him, but instead invites him to be a teacher at Shibusen. They then go off to find Angela. Meanwhile, Eibon uses a key created from his own soul to activate Brew, which has been revealed to grant the desires of whoever uses it. Shinigami uses the Demon Tool to transform Death City into a giant robot, and swiftly enters the battle. After attempting to squish Baba Yaga's Castle to little success, it manages to reach inside of it, grab Asura, pull him out into the open and "eat" him, apparently trapping him inside the city.
#15 - The Word Is Bravery!
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Mar 30, 2009
As the two realize that the kishin was still undefeatable, Asura confronts Maka and Soul. Maka's last hope of defeating Asura was her anti-demon wavelength and demon hunter. But still Asura can deflect all of her attacks. As Asura shoots at her, Soul blocked the shot himself to defend his partner and knocking him unconscious. Maka attacked him and was easily defeated, as Asura was going to finish the job, he noticed that Maka has developed the ability to transform into a weapon. Still Asura can deflect her attacks, but Maka was relieved since she's not afraid of anything now, giving her more courage that causes the Kishin to wonder what courage means. Asura felt fear as Maka was approaching him and giving her last blow.
#16 - The Red Hot Runaway Express – A Magic Tool Left Behind by the Great Wizard?
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 27, 2008
Death the Kid, Liz, and Patti have arrived in the Sahara Desert to go after a special train that has run without stopping for 100 years. It does so through a demon tool that Arachnophobia is now after, and their job is to prevent this and recover it themselves. When they arrive at a train station in the middle of the desert, there is already someone there, but this person doesn’t say anything to Kid or the girls. The train soon arrives on time, however the way it arrives is by bursting out the sand. An agent of Arachnophobia named Fisher King immediately grabs onto it and gets on, and Kid is further surprised when the other person at the station - Mizune - suddenly cancels her Soul Protect and flies after the train.
#17 - Anti-magic Wavelength – Fierce Attack, the Anger-filled Genie Hunter?
Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired Feb 16, 2009
Maka, Soul, Marie, and Crona continue their battle with Medusa and Stein, but are being overwhelmed. Marie asks Maka and Crona to concentrate on Stein, which gives her the chance to use the Wavelength of Redemption. Medusa uses the lull in combat to target Maka with an attack. Crona pushes Maka out of way and takes the full force of Medusa's attack. Crona is greatly injured by Medusa's vector blade. Maka is consumed by the madness and attacks Medusa with full force, and disarms her; before Maka can land a fatal blow, Stein protects Medusa, and this finally provides the opening Marie needs. Using the redemption wavelength, Marie saves Stein. Maka uses her demon hunter wavelength to defeat Medusa and save Rachel. Black Star finally reaches Baba Yaga's castle to battle Mifune.
#18 - The Battle of the Gods – Death City on the Verge of Collapse?
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 15, 2008
As Maka continues to make her way towards the shrine, the newly revived Ashura gets himself adjusted into his skin. After opening his eyes and seeing Eruka in front of him, he terrorizes her with a scream before moving on. Black*Star wants Tsubaki to enter youtou (phantom blade) mode, and when she refuses because of his injuries, he decides to take on Ashura without her. He attempts to use his Big Wave attack, but Ashura isn’t fazed at all and knocks him out with a single flick of the hand. He knocks out Kid in a similar fashion by stretching out his skin like a rubber band and hitting Kid’s head with it. Ashura follows that up by using his skin as a wrapping and covering himself with it, effectively creating himself a set of clothes. He then jumps through the ceiling of the shrine and towards the surface. Maka arrives at this moment and manages to catch him by grabbing onto his skin, but when Ashura emerges above ground in the middle of Death City, she gets thrown off.
#19 - The Battle for Brew – Clash: The DWMA vs. Arachnophobia?
Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Nov 24, 2008
BREW exists on a lost island north of Alaska where there used to be a witch’s tool development facility before it got destroyed from an accident. That accident resulted in a special magic magnetic field in the center of the island - BREW is inside of there - and staying in that magnetic field for longer than 20 minutes will result in a person’s body getting destroyed. A small army of Shibusen students and staff are already headed towards the island, and the plan is to have Sid’s force take care of the Arachnophobia forces while Marie, Stein, and the students head for the magnetic field. Once there, Marie and Stein will head into the field while the students stand by outside until the two return. Things start out according to plan, however Sid’s force is soon ambushed, and Sid finds himself facing off against Mifune.
#20 - Dead or Alive – In the Rift between Revival and Dazzlement?
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 8, 2008
Knowing that he’s running out of time, Stein wants to defeat Medusa quickly, but she’s hard to catch off guard. Medusa is simply fighting to buy time, and in order to beat her, Stein has to refocus himself. She tries to tempt him again to join her, but Stein lets himself go wild and explains the madness and fear inside of himself - what he needs is the order granted by an ego-less god. Medusa eventually stabs Stein in the gut, and from that, he counterattacks with his signature Kon-i attack. Though greatly injured, Medusa thinks she has won because she’s in position to cut off Stein’s head with her Tail Snake. She is thus surprised when she suddenly freezes in place, unable to move at all. The reason is because Stein had used one of his suture techniques on her entire body. Unfortunately, Stein can’t do anything else until he releases those strings, and Medusa knows that once that happens, her Tail Snake would behead Stein faster than he can kill her.
#21 - Weakling Crona's Determination – For You, for Always Being by My Side?
Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired Feb 9, 2009
Maka and Soul try to seek out Crona and Marie via Maka's Soul Perception ability to find Medusa. Meanwhile, Crona and Marie manage to find Medusa's hide-out and battle with her and a maddened Stein. While Crona struggles in the battle with Medusa, and is about to be killed, Maka and Soul jump in and block the attack. Black Star continues to advance to Baba Yaga's Castle.
#22 - The Underground Battle Commences – Break Through Medusa's Vector Arrow?
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 11, 2008
Sid and Shinigami discuss Medusa's evil plan. Shinigami explains the origin of the kishin Asura and how it developed into such a dangerous being. The group of Mizune are attacking Death City, without holding back, as Blair walks on the roofs. As she sees all the citizens injured, she is ready to engage the witches. The group underground suddenly stops, as they find Maka's father. He turns into Stein's weapon, and everyone is ready to fight. They find Medusa, and Stein creates a battle plan to find the kishin and go through all of Medusa's allies. Medusa deploys her Vector Arrow, and Kid is the first one to escape and go on. Black Star deploys the Demon Blade mode and escapes as well. Even Maka is able to go through Medusa, but the witch is not happy and goes after her. Stein will not let it be that way though, and stops her. The stage is set for Medusa against Stein and Death Scythe.
#23 - 800 Years of Bloodlust – Advent of the Heretic Witch?
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 6, 2008
Stein’s research leads him to the theory that a certain heretic’s soul is inside the old golem. In the process, he finds a report about an incident in the Czech Republic where half a million people saw mysterious illusions that looked like spiders, and this causes him to conclude that the heretic scattered her body 800 years ago and left her soul in the golem. This heretic was the witch Arachne, and realizing makes Stein want to go help Maka and the others, but Shinigami-sama urges patience. Arachne is the mother of magic weapons, but creating one required the sacrifice of a witch’s soul. 800 years ago, she had been pursued by Shinigami-sama and had escaped into the old golem’s chamber. Back in the present, Maka and Crona are having a hard time dealing with Giriko and the golem, and Maka finds herself unable to move her body after getting sprayed with a special silk. Spiders then appear all around them and combine to form Arachne’s body.
#24 - The Sword God Rises – Does It Have a Sweet or Salty Taste?
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 13, 2008
While Maka is still recovering, Sid gets word from Azusa about a research facility belonging to Arachne’s Arachnophobia organization. Sid and Nygus go to investigate the magic tool that’s being built, but Black*Star overhears them discussing the situation before they leave, and he secretly decides to go as well to get revenge for what happened to Maka. Unbeknownst to Black*Star, Angela and Mifune are at the research facility along with Mosquito. Sid arrives there first though and sneaks in with the help of Azusa’s special ability to map out an area. The alarms go off while he’s inside, but it’s not because he’s been discovered; it’s because Black*Star has arrived and is creating a commotion by beating up guards. Mosquito, Mifune, and Angela all head out to see what’s going on, and the latter two immediately recognize Black*Star. With Mosquito holding Angela close, Mifune has no choice but to fight the opponents he still considers to be children.
#25 - The Cards Are Cut – Medusa Surrenders to the DWMA?
Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jan 12, 2009
To win Shibusen's trust, Medusa reveals the location of the real "Brew", and proposes to give information about Asura's whereabouts in exchange for her freedom and protection of her peers. When Arachne moves on with her plan to spread the kishin's madness throughout the world, Shinigami decides to accept the deal. Marie later discovers that Stein is nowhere to be found.