The BEST Episodes of Soul Eater

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 24, 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.

Asura's Awakening - The Arrival of the World's End?

#1 - Asura's Awakening - The Arrival of the World's End?

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.

star 8.66
168 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Sink or Swim?! - The Men Who Exceed God?

#2 - Sink or Swim?! - The Men Who Exceed God?

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. She enters the box and is followed in by the demon, but she is able to reach Soul and save him from the darkness. Having lost control of the situation, the demon becomes small and Soul eats him in one gulp. The two of them return to the battle to find everyone else laying unconscious and Asura still undefeated.

star 8.44
168 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
The Perfect Boy? - Death The Kid's Magnificent Mission?

#3 - 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?

star 8.44
253 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
(Super) Written Test - Heart-Throbbing, Trembling, Nervous, Lies?

#4 - (Super) Written Test - Heart-Throbbing, Trembling, Nervous, Lies?

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. Maka's father, who chanted for Maka to do well, gives Blair money to buy her any book she wants as a gift of love, but Blair spends it on herself and guiltily gives Maka underwear that she shrinks to fit. Maka, believing this to be from her father, says she hates him, while her father is out feeling happy and proud that he has given her a gift.

star 8.43
205 votes
Writers: Megumi Shimizu
Tsubaki, The Camellia - What Lies Beyond Sadness?

#5 - Tsubaki, The Camellia - What Lies Beyond Sadness?

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.

star 8.39
171 votes
Writers: Megumi Shimizu
Soul's Form - Strongest Meister Stein's Entrance?

#6 - Soul's Form - Strongest Meister Stein's Entrance?

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.

star 8.38
253 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Black Blood's Resonance War! - Small Soul's Large Struggle to Oppose Fear?

#7 - Black Blood's Resonance War! - Small Soul's Large Struggle to Oppose 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. With Maka now down and getting ever more fatigued, Chrona closes in for the kill. As she does so, Chrona wonders about Maka’s fear and recalls the baby dragon Medusa had forced her to kill a long time ago. Chrona hadn’t been able to do it initially, so Medusa had locked her up and let Ragnarok beat her. After this happened countless times, Chrona finally snapped and killed the baby dragon. As Chrona now prepares to kill Maka, the red demon inside Soul tempts him again with the prospect of strength if he entrusted himself to the demon. Soul continues to resist until Maka suddenly appears in the inner world of his. She is able to do so because they’re in the middle of a soul resonance, and to Soul’s surprise, she actually wants to use the black blood the same way Chrona is doing. Since she’s determined, Soul finally decides to go through with it, and in the next instant, Maka is able to stop Chrona’s killing blow with just her arm. With a crazed smile on her face, Maka uses her new strength to fling Chrona into the ceiling while Soul struggles to stay in control. Unbeknownst to Soul, the red demon comments on how it is he who’s leading this.

star 8.36
250 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
The Rumored Freshman! - Kid's First Appearance at Shibusen, an Experience to Remember?

#8 - The Rumored Freshman! - Kid's First Appearance at Shibusen, an Experience 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.

star 8.36
243 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
The Weapon (Death Scythe) Shinigami Had - Towards Uncertainty, Filled with Darkness?

#9 - The Weapon (Death Scythe) Shinigami Had - Towards Uncertainty, Filled with 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. Excalibur rebukes Asura who stands over Shinigami until he begins to have strange spasms and goes back to Arachne. As she embraces him, he kills her, saying he feared her, and devours her soul.

star 8.33
166 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Witch Hunting Invocation! - Heart Throbbing Graveyard Supplementary Class Lessons?

#10 - Witch Hunting Invocation! - Heart Throbbing Graveyard Supplementary Class Lessons?

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.

star 8.25
309 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Man's Demon Eyes - Soul and Maka, the Gap of the Soul's Wavelength?

#11 - Man's Demon Eyes - Soul and Maka, the Gap of the Soul's 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. While merging, Soul nearly consumes Maka but regains control of himself. The two manage to break through Free's defenses and Maka charges him into the river. With Soul and Black Star's help, she is saved from falling with him, while Free unwittingly freezes himself and sinks. The four begin to leave while Maka coughs up some blood into her hand, only to discover that the blood is black.

star 8.25
230 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Fierce Fight at the Ghost Ship! - The Hell in my Head?

#12 - Fierce Fight at the Ghost Ship! - The Hell in 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. That file is missing from her cabinet because Stein has it. Stein lets Sid and Sid's weapon Mira Nygus go investigate Medusa's warehouse. Sid finds the place filled with experimental materials and realizes that Medusa might try something tomorrow on the eve of the festival. Before he can leave to bring this news to Stein and Shinigami though, Sid gets caught in an explosion set by Eruka.

star 8.23
196 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Demon Blade Masamune! - Torn Dependent Soul, Singing Heart's Rain?

#13 - Demon Blade Masamune! - Torn Dependent Soul, Singing Heart's 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.

star 8.18
200 votes
Writers: Megumi Shimizu
The Word Is Bravery!

#14 - 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. She punched the kishin's face, and the kishin was defeated. Everyone regained consciousness, and felt very thankful that the kishin was gone, except for Kid who was still worrying even if Maka defeated Asura, the future Kishin will be born. Maka was not worried at all since everyone has courage inside their hearts. The episode ended with Maka jumping at her friends.

star 8.17
177 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
The Miracle of Overturning a Table in Anger - Our Death City's Robot?

#15 - The Miracle of Overturning a Table in Anger - Our Death City's 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.

star 8.16
192 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Red Hot's Wildly Run Special Express! - The Demon Tool Left Behind by the Great Demon Guru?

#16 - Red Hot's Wildly Run Special Express! - The Demon Tool Left Behind by the Great Demon Guru?

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. Realizing that he’s being beaten by Fisher King and by a witch, Kid races after the train with the girls in their gun form. As Kid catches up, Fisher King starts shooting at him, but luckily for Kid, Mizune then starts bombing the train. This gives Kid the chance to get closer to the train and have Patti shoot inside, but right before Patti can fire a well-aimed shot, Kid does a 360-degree kickflip and then a 3600-degree no-hander because he feels that it’d be rude to the desert not to do tricks out there. The result of this is no shot by Patti against Fisher King, but Kid does manage to land on top of the train. After Mizune tries to bomb him, Kid enters the train, but by this point, Fisher King is already one car ahead and is separating the train. Mizune’s subsequent whisker attack forces Fisher King to dodge by jumping, but he jumps back onto the train car that’s being left behind. When Fisher King uses his hook weapon to grab onto and get back to the main train, Liz, Patti, and Kid grab onto him and go with him. All four go crashing into the train car that’s still connected to the locomotive, and a firefight then begins between them. Kid isn’t able to get a chance to attack until Mizune uses her whiskers to slice apart Fisher King

star 8.16
188 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Demonslayer's Wavelength - Fierce Attack, Hatred of the Demon Hunter?

#17 - Demonslayer's Wavelength - Fierce Attack, Hatred of the Demon 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.

star 8.13
161 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Battle of the Gods - Death City Collapse Crisis?

#18 - Battle of the Gods - Death City Collapse Crisis?

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. Soul has to change back into his human form so that he can cushion her fall, and he can only watch everything that happens afterwards because Maka loses consciousness. Although Ashura has escaped, Shinigami-sama’s seal is still active and tries to restrain him, but he’s already too powerful. Fortunately, Shinigami-sama himself arrives on the scene because Free’s magic wore off. Ashura recognizes his old foe and comments on the changed mask, so Shinigami-sama explains that the old mask scared children. The battle between them begins after Shinigami-sama tells Ashura to die again, however neither a Shinigami Chop nor a blast wave attack have any lasting effect on Ashura. He counterattacks with two giant beams of energy, and although Shinigami-sama is able to defend himself, deflecting the beams causes much destruction to the city. Shinigami-sama then tries to meet Ashura head on, and after Ashura knocks him away, Shinigami-sama uses an ability that keeps Ashura pinned down. Ashura is able

star 8.13
251 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
BREW Contest! - Clash, Shibusen vs. Arachnophobia?

#19 - BREW Contest! - Clash, Shibusen 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. Justin is also on the island, and he manages to crash an avalanche into Giriko’s force, but since Giriko himself isn’t affected, the two prepare to fight. Stein and the students meanwhile have made their way to the edge of the magnetic field, and Stein tells the students that if he and Marie aren’t back in 20 minutes, then they should signal a retreat. As the students start to get antsy waiting, Maka is suddenly unable to feel Stein and Marie’s soul responses. She suspects that something is happening inside the magnetic field, but before the group can decide whether or not to go inside to find out what’s going on, they’re attacked by an Arachnophobia force. With this turn of events, Ox, Kilik, and Kim decide to stay behind to fight while Maka, Kid, and Black*Star enter the magnetic field. Once the latter three emerge on the other side, they find themselves no longer surrounded by snow. They are instead now in a jungle-like environment with a step pyramid towering in front of them. What’s even stranger is that they see Shinigami-sama flying towards the step pyramid, and he’s wearing his old mask from before Shibusen was founded

star 8.12
165 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Dead or Alive! - Revival with Interim of Illusion?

#20 - Dead or Alive! - Revival with Interim of Illusion?

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. Meanwhile, Eruka prepares the black blood for the Kishin, and when she gets interrupted by Kid, Free protects her. Both Kid and Free come under the effect of the madness of Ashura, but both are able to get out of it, and Kid ends up keeping Free occupied while Black*Star arrives and goes after Eruka. After a brief struggle, Eruka manages to stick the syringe needle into Ashura’s bag, however Black*Star uses everything he’s got to break the syringe, spilling the black blood everywhere. Back in the tunnel, Stein knows that his chances of success are very low, and right as he decides to take a gamble, the entire place starts shaking. He and Maka’s father both can sense that the Kishin has been revived, and as it turns out, Black*Star hadn’t succeeded in breaking the syringe - he had merely hallucinated that he did. The success of Ashura’s revival causes Medusa to laugh and declare this as her victory, but Stein uses this very moment to release everything and strike. He succeeds in slicing her in ha

star 8.11
245 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Underground Battle Starts - Breakthrough, Medusa's Vector Arrow?

#21 - Underground Battle Starts - Breakthrough, 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. As Stein backs Medusa into a corner, she counters with her Vector Arrow, and is able to surround him with her magical arrows. Black Star reaches Chrona, but Maka, who arrives next, convinces him to let her fight in his place.

star 8.11
226 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Coward Crona's Determination - For You, Who Are Always By My Side?

#22 - Coward Crona's Determination - For You, Who Are Always 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.

star 8.10
163 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Sword Saint Rises - A Sweet or a Salty Taste?

#23 - Sword Saint Rises - A Sweet or a 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. After tossing all his swords onto the battlefield, Mifune charges at Black*Star, and despite his love for kids, he refuses to lose to the same opponent a second time. Black*Star has Tsubaki transform into a kusarigama, but Mifune avoids all the sweeping attacks and uses his swords to pin down the chain. Acting quickly, Tsubaki changes into her smoke bomb form and saves Black*Star from Mifune’s subsequent attack. As Black*Star then has Tsubaki go into her youtou mode, Mosquito realizes that Tsubaki is descended from a weapon that Arachne made. Regardless, Black*Star brings the full force of his powers down on Mifune, however Mifune is able to block everything and counters with a technique that involves hitting his opponent with more and more swords. He uses twelve in total on Black*Star, multiplies the hits by two, and wins the fight in this manner. Afterward, he informs Tsubaki that Black*Star’s wounds are shallow and tells her to take him away, but Tsubaki first questions why a samurai like Mifun

star 8.09
220 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
800 Year Old Murderous Intent - The Heretic Witch's Descent?

#24 - 800 Year Old Murderous Intent - The Heretic Witch's Descent?

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. Crona vows to protect Maka, however Crona is no match for either Arachne or Giriko. Crona is nearly finished off by Giriko, but fortunately Justin Law appears and saves the day. Justin is special in that he became a Death Scythe at a young age without a partner, and he’s able to fight Giriko on even ground. Right as Giriko is getting really pissed off, Arachne decides to retreat, and Justin is subsequently forced to deal with the golem instead of chasing after Arachne and Giriko. After watching Justin behead the golem, Soul is awed by how this man is a weapon just like him, yet so much more powerful. Since Maka is still unable to move, they bring her back to Shibusen in the coffin attached to the back of Justin’s car. Arachne and Giriko meanwhile meet up with a small old man named Mosquito, and he drives them to her old stronghold where her men are waiting.

star 8.09
219 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
The Shuffled Cards - Medusa Surrendering to Shibusen?

#25 - The Shuffled Cards - Medusa Surrendering to Shibusen?

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.

star 8.07
193 votes
Directors: Takuya Igarashi
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya