The Japanese anime television series Soul Eater is directed by Takuya Igarashi, and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo. Bones and Aniplex were responsible for the animation and music production respectively as well. The anime is based on the Soul Eater manga series by Atsushi Ohkubo. The plot of the episodes follows Maka Albarn, a "meister" of the Death Weapon Meister Academy (DWMA), and her living weapon, Soul Eater, as she seeks to make the latter into a "death scythe" through absorbing the souls of evil humans.
The anime aired 51 episodes between April 7, 2008 and March 30, 2009 on TV Tokyo. The episodes also aired at later dates on TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. It was released on DVD in thirteen separate compilations from August 22, 2008 to August 25, 2009. The anime was licensed by Funimation and was released in four half-season DVD box sets in 2010. There are also two Blu-ray box sets that were released in Japan, containing both Japanese and English audio tracks; the first was released on January 26, 2011, and the second was released on March 23, 2011. It is being rebroadcast on TV Tokyo under the title Soul Eater: Repeat Show as of September 30, 2010. The series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on February 17, 2013.