The Soul Eater anime will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special program that is set to reveal new merchandise, as announced on Bones Store’s official Twitter. The anniversary fair was also teased with a visual created by character designer and chief animation director of the anime, Yoshiyuki Ito.
Soul Eater anime premiered on April 7, 2008. It was animated by studio Bones (known for adaptations of My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100, Full Metal Alchemist, and its remake, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood). In line with this, the anniversary of te premiere will also be celebrated on April 7, 2023, at 18:00 JST. More details will be revealed at a later date.
The official store of the animation production studio previously held anniversary events and limited edition merchandise for their shows such as The Case Study of Vanitas, Darker Than Black, and more, as well as seasonal events for My Hero Academia. The online store is also accessible through Animate in Taiwan, Korea, China, Thailand, and North America. Customers can also visit their physical store in Harajuku, Japan.
For those who want to get nostalgic and celebrate Soul Eater’s 15th anniversary in advance, Crunchyroll Dubs has all the anime’s opening and ending themes available to watch for free. See Soul Eater’s first opening theme, titled “Resonance” by TM Revolution, below:
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
© Atsushi Ohkubo, Square Enix, TV Tokyo, KADOKAWA, BONES, Dentsu 2008