New merchandise for Soul Eater has been announced as part of the anime’s 15th-anniversary celebration. Bones store, the official shop for merchandise of Studio Bones, announced that they were releasing redrawn original illustrations and goods for the anime, which premiered 15 years ago on April 7, 2008. A teaser illustration by character designer and chief animation director Yoshiyuki Ito was previously released during the anniversary fair’s announcement. Meanwhile, a countdown illustration featuring the legendary sword, Excalibur, was also released. See the official visuals below:
The new Soul Eater goods include acrylic stands, keychains, pins, shirts, tapestries, box visuals, and can badges. The Bones store’s website lists that they are set to release in late July 2023. See the new merchandise below:
The official Bones store has hosted seasonal events and limited merchandise for many of their titles including Mob Psycho, Bungo Stray Dogs, The Case Study of Vanitas, Darker Than Black, and My Hero Academia. Their online store is also available outside of Japan through Animate Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, and the USA.
Soul Eater is a manga series by Atsushi Ohkubo (also known for his recent series Fire Force.) It was serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine from 2003 to 2013 and was animated in 2008 with a total of 51 episodes. The spin-off manga called Soul Eater Not was also animated by Bones. The English versions of the manga were licensed by Yen Press, while Crunchyroll streams the anime. They describe the story of Soul Eater as:
Maka’s a Meister and Soul is her Weapon, and they’re a freakin’ lethal team in battle against the monsters and ghouls that feed on innocent souls. That’s when Soul transforms—literally—into a razor-sharp scythe and Maka wields her partner and unleashes her inner-slayer. Fighting alongside their Meister/Weapon classmates, Maka and Soul are the world’s last line of defense against evil.
Source: Bones Store Official Twitter, Website
© Atsushi Ohkubo, Square Enix, TV Tokyo, KADOKAWA, BONES, Dentsu 2008