Soul Eater NOT! – ADB

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: SEN!
Japanese: ソウルイーターノット!



Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2014 to Jul 2, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Soul Eater NOT! is a spin-off and side story that takes place one year prior to the events of the original Soul Eater. At the Death Weapon Meister Academy, humans born with the power to transform into weapons and those with the power to wield these weapons (Meisters) train to hone their natural talent. The characters of the main series are enrolled in the Especially Advantaged Talent class, where they train to become warriors of justice capable of defeating what threats prey on innocent lives—or even the entire world.

Other students at the DWMA are less talented. Members of the Normally Overcome Target class focus less on being warriors of justice and more on controlling their powers so they don’t hurt themselves or anyone around them. Tsugumi Harudori, a new halberd-transforming student, meets Meisters Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn and quickly grows indecisive about which of the two new friends should be her partner. As they learn to use these powers and settle in, their lives as everyday students will be far from normal.


Well this is the only thing to do with soul eater I’ve ever seen and I do like this one. This was my first slice of life show and it was so strange to witness for the first time how nothing could happen in an episode yet still be interesting. I was brought into the calm world of the academy and it was really nice to see. Some SOL shows bore me to tears but I think this is a great one. I don’t think fans of soul eater would like this because I get the impression that this ruins a lot of the main show but it might be worth seeing.



Shows from the same genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Shounen, Supernatural, (It baffles me how this isn’t slice of life)

Shows from the same studio: Bones


9 thoughts on “Soul Eater NOT! – ADB

  1. I don’t think this ruins the main show, as it does fill in some more details about the school and the like, but I didn’t like Soul Eater Not. The tone is just too different from Soul Eater and seeing characters I love in cameo’s but not actually as the main cast was kind of painful. Overall, I’ll just stick with Soul Eater. Though for people who find the story of Soul Eater doesn’t work for them, Not does offer a different experience being far more slice of life with a little bit of a monster plot toward the end.

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    • Yeah this was one of my first SOL shows and I still haven’t seen soul eater so I liked it a lot more and sort of liked how easy going and fun it was.

      I can definitely get not liking NOT because it would be different. Glad it doesn’t ruin it for you though!

      Nothing really happens in NOT anyway, it’s just supposed to be a feel good experience, I don’t think you’re missing much!

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