|Date(s):||June 24, 2003 – August 9, 2013 (manga); April 7, 2008 – March 30, 2009 (anime)|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Soul Eater (ソウルイーター Sōru Ītā) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams consisting of a weapon meister and (at least one) human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use by the academy's headmaster Shinigami, the personification of death, they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, in that order; otherwise, they will have to start all over again.
The two largest Soul Eater ships are Soul/Maka and Black*Star/Tsubaki
terajk wrote a few posts about disability in Soul Eater: Disability in Soul Eater: Asura and Crona, Disability in Soul Eater, part 2: OCD Goth Cowboy Jesus For Great Justice
The Soul Eater fandom has two major writing and art events each year: Resbang (Resonance Bang) and Reverb (Reverse Resonance Bang). Writers begin to create a story and then are matched with artists halfway through the process who will take on the task of creating art to match the writing in Resbang. Reverb functions the opposite, with artists creating a piece that inspires the story their writer creates. The first Resbang was in 2013, and Reverb came along two years later in 2015. Resbang has a 10k minimum word count for submissions, making it a "minibang" form of a Big Bang writing event. Reverb's minimum word count as of 2017 was 3k, much shorter than traditional "bang" events. They are both hosted by the Grigori Wings Forums.