~ Soul Eater, My legend begins in the 12th century ~
So, once upon a time in Olde Manga towne Naruto and Bleach got high on One Piece and had a child. This child was the Soul Eater manga. Now Bones (makers of the FMA anime) are commemorating their 10th anniversary by turning this into an anime.
The basic premiss is that there's a bunch of kids from some school/training academy who go about stopping evil humans from turning into big scary monsters. These kids work in teams of two: the Technician and the Weapon. The Weapon can, for reasons I know not, turn into a weapon of some kind. Why? Who cares? When they kill their target the weapon eats the victims soul and becomes a bit stronger (good old shounen power levels.) There are also Witches. If a Weapon eats 99 evil human souls and a Witches soul they get to become a Death Scythe, a weapon of Mr.Shinigami who runs the whole show. So yeah, it's a basic shounen but it looks kinda cool so bare with me.
From left to right:Maka, Death the Kid and Naruto
Cast o' Characters.
Maka: She and her partner are the lead characters. She's the straight man of the group and her teams technician. Naturally her mum was the greatest technician ever so she has big shoes that she inevitably fill in 500 chapters time. Amazingly her dad isn't which is odd for a shounen lead. She doesn't like him though because he's a womaniser.
Soul: He's the weapon of his team and takes the form of a Scythe (hold back your surprise) and is a laid back, "cool" character. He's basically a walking plot event. If something bad is going to happen then I'd look at him. Think when Sasuke got poisoned by snake dude in Naruto.
Black Star: He's Naruto meets Hot Topic. He's the technician but where Maka is Vanilla he's Assassin but get this; HE'S LOUD AND BLOOD OBNOXIOUS! LOL, isn't that crazy? Being Naruto though he's also an insanely good fighter when it's time to get "serious."
Tsubaki: She is Naruto's doormat and put's up with crap. She can turn into several different weapons of Ninja flavouring but will mostly take the shape of a pair of scythes on a long chain. Also Boobs.
Death the Kid: He's the son of Shinigami-sama so doesn't have to attend the school but became a student so he could take on missions and create his own Death Scythes. He has OCD which takes the form of needing everything to be symmetrical. He's also voiced by the guy who did Tamaki (Ouran host club) and Light (Death Note) so he's automatically a good character.
Patty and Liz: These are Kid's Weapons, they take the form of a pair of... (wait for it) ...You guessed it! Pistols. They spend most of their times trying to get Kid out of his OCD induced depressions. The three of them are apparently the strongest of the main teams when OCD isn't rearing it's ugly head.
ENOUGH OF THE TEAMS!
Shinigami-sama: He's stuck in Death town for plot point #982. He's pretty cool, kinda funny, kicks a bit of a
ss now and then. HE IS AN OKAY DUDE.
Death Scythe: Maka's Papa. Also a cool dude when not womanising. He loves his family despite his faults and makes a pretty strong weapon (you'll never guess what he turns into and I'm not going to say because it will blow your mind.)
Dr. Stein: He was Death Scythes first partner before Maka's mum made a discovery and took up the role of Death Scythes technician. Stein is the strongest technician but is also a WACKY ECCENTRIC! Who would have guessed?
Sid: He's a Zombie.
Excalibur: His story began in the 12th century. He wears a top hat but no pants. He's awesome.
Look at him! You wish you could be as great as he is.
Despite my praise he's a small part character sadly.
Blair: A magical cat who likes to try and seduce Soul.
Everyone else: Look through some other Shounen and you'll find the rest of the cast.
I know there are soe folks here who like it though so here's a thread. Personally I think it's just another generic shounen but it's enjoyable enough. I hope I don't offend anyone by comparing it to the rubbish that is Naruto but damn, it's just so easy. The main bad guy for the first arc even has a snake theme!
No license, 51 episodes, currently up to episode 14/15.