Soul Eater Not is a manga from Atsushi Okubo, the same mangaka who did the original Soul Eater, and is set in the same universe. In fact its something of a prequel to the main series, though focuses on different characters. It has been picked up for an english release by Yen Press.14-year-old Tsugumi Harudori is a new student entering Death Weapon Meister Academy. She is a Weapon, but is unable to transform just yet. But, after encouragement from Maka, Tsugumi attempts to face her first year in DWMA with high hopes.
All There in the Manual: This actually is the manual for Soul Eater as we learn far more about how life goes for regular students such as dorm rules, money management, why some kids wear uniforms and others don't, and several other things that help to flesh out the world of the original Soul Eater.
Tsugumi becomes a bit of one towards Maka after meeting her. She even styles her hair into Girlish Pigtails.
Anya is a fangirl for anything "commoner"-related, indicated from her excited reaction to a regular market versus her disappointed reaction to the wealthy-looking Shibusen girls' dorm.
Misery-san, head of the girls' dorm, is a fan of a certain book series and adores Tsugumi because she looks like the main character. When she discovers Tsugumi doesn't act like the character she decides to fix it with a hammer.
Fish out of Water. Tsugumi. Also, Anya, who seems to come from a wealthy background and isn't used to "common people."
Love Triangle: Tsugumi had a desired Imagine Spot of being in a sort of "threesome" with two boys vying for her as their weapon, but it didn't quite go as planned, as Meme and Anya want Tsugumi to be their partner.
Only Known by Their Nickname: It's specified that many DWMA students may choose (or unwillingly receive) a nickname that's treated as their actual name. One particularly unlucky student had Kim rapidly get everyone to call her "Eternal Feather."
School Uniforms are the New Black: The Academy has as many school uniforms - female students can even choose between sweaters and sailor-style - and casual clothes are fine too.
Shout Out: Misery-san, looking like Annie Wilkes and is a huge fan of a novel, similar to how Annie was. She was obviously named for the book/movie and designed to look like Annie. Of course, it's not surprise that Ohkubo is a Stephen King fan.
Check out the bottom left of page 181 - Where's Wally? Oh, wait, there he is.
Shrouded in Myth: "The Witch of the Dorm." Is it the psychotic housemistress Misery? The enigmatic and rude fortune teller Kana? It's actually the relatively normal Kim Diehl, who saves Tsugumi from Misery and then demands her week's allowance as payment. 'Course, this is before we learn she's an actual witch...
Also Harudori saw a Tanuki statue and it immediately reminded her of Kim, who Animal Motifs is said animal.