Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid. 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.
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S01 E01Apr 7, 2008
Resonance of the Soul ～ Soul = Eater, Becoming a Death Scythe？～ Apr 7, 2008 Maka Alba and Soul Eater, a Meister/Weapon pair, has defeated 99 bad souls, and they now need to defeat a witch in order to evolve Soul Eater into a Death Scythe. They seek out a witch named Blair, but there is something strange about her...
S01 E02Apr 14, 2008
I'm Definitely a Star! ~The Extremely Big Man, Revealed Here?~ Apr 14, 2008 Meister Black Star and his weapon/partner Tsubaki attempt to go after Al Capone and his comrades to collect their own 99 souls but fail. Black Star and Tsubaki then learn that Al Capone plans to capture a witch named Angela and go after him once more, only to find Capone and his allies already defeated by Angela's powerful bodyguard. When Black Star decides to challenge the bodyguard, who will come out on top?
S01 E03Apr 21, 2008
Becoming the Perfect Boy? Death･The･Kid's Magnificent Mission?~ 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?
S01 E04Apr 28, 2008
Witch Hunting Invocation!?~ Heart Throbbing■Graveyard Supplementary Class Lessons?~ 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.
S01 E05May 5, 2008
Soul's Form ~ Strongest Worker Stein's Entrance?~ 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.
S01 E06May 12, 2008
Freshman Gossip!～ Lots of Memories of Kid's First Attendance at Shibusen？～ 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.
S01 E07May 19, 2008
Black Blood of Terror〜The Weaponn Within Chrona?〜 May 19, 2008 Soul and Maka arrive in Italy to dispose of another evil human. After the job is completed, Maka senses a strong energy coming from inside a church and the duo decide to investigate it. There, they meet Chrona, an evil weapon meister and Ragnarök, the mysterious sword which emanates from Chrona's body. During their fight, Maka figures that she cannot cut down Chrona as Chrona's blood has the property of turning solid, and to complicate matters, Chrona's attacks cannot be blocked as they can hurt Soul even in his scythe form. Soul urges Maka to continue fighting, but she is afraid of hurting her partner, and in the end, he receives a severe blow while trying to protect her.