Soul Eater Not
is a manga from Atsushi Ohkubo, the same mangaka
who did the original Soul Eater
, and is set in the same universe. In fact its something of a prequel that takes place a year before the start of the main series, though focuses on different characters with certain characters from the original series making cameos, or even playing a significant role. It has been picked up for an english release by Yen Press
, which includes both the collected volumes and a serial release in their online magazine YenPlus which is simultaneous with the Japanese release.
14-year old Tsugumi Harudori is a new student entering Death Weapon Meister Academy as part of the NOT (Normally Overcome Target) class. She is a Weapon, but is unable to transform just yet which has lead her to be a little more than anxious about this opportunity. After some encouragement from a girl named Maka
, however, Tsugumi attempts to face her first year in DWMA with high hopes. She soon meets and befriends two Meisters, Anya Hepburn
and Meme Tatane
, who are adamant in staying by Tsugumi's side and making her their weapon partner no matter what.Soul Eater Not!
borders on being a Slice of Life
manga, with most chapters focusing on the relationship between the main characters and their lives as DWMA students. The series also expands on certain aspects of the DWMA that were not properly explained in the main series, such as the school's uniform system or how students are ranked and assigned. It is notably much Lighter and Softer
than its predecessor, but there are moments when the story will stray into rather ominous territory.
An anime adaptation by BONES
started airing on April 8th, 2014.
This manga contains the following tropes: