Soul Eater Manga 20th Anniversary Key Visual Released!

The Soul Eater Art Exhibition will take place in Tokyo from August 23 to September 23.

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©Atsushi Ohkubo/SQUARE ENIX

The official website for the Soul Eater art exhibition shared a new key visual illustrated by the author, Atsushi Ohkubo.

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On May 10, the franchise announced the art exhibition in celebration of the manga’s 20th anniversary.

The exhibition will take place at Tokyo’s Space Galleria from August 23 to September 23. Then, from October 24 to November 25, the exhibition will continue at Osaka’s Sppace Gratus.

On August 28, the exhibition will feature three live drawing sessions with author, Ohkubo and an autograph session on September 22, with access decided by a lottery system.

About Soul Eater:

Soul Eater is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo. It began its serialization in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine from May 2004 to August 2013.

The manga has collected 25 tankobon volumes. It also inspired a 51-episode anime adaptation by Studio Bones in April 2008.

A spin-off series, titled Soul Eater Not!, got serialized between January 2011 and November 2014 in the same magazine.

Prior to Soul Eater, Ohkubo also wrote three separate one-shots, also published by Square Enix in 2003.

Yen Press published the manga in English and described it as:

Maka is a scythe meister, working to perfect one particular scythe until it is good enough to become Death’s Weapon — the weapon used by Shinigami-sama, the spirit of Death himself.

As if that wasn’t unusual enough, her scythe is a demon scythe called Soul Eater, which can change form from a scythe to a human-looking boy.

In order to make Soul Eater powerful enough to be Death’s Weapon, he must eat the souls of 99 humans and 1 witch. 

Along the way, the two of them face many different challenges, including a cat witch named Blair (who happens to have a thing for Soul) and a teacher who’s been turned into a zombie (and wants him to join her!).

Her fellow students, like the shadow ninja weapon meister named Black Star who always needs to be the center of attention, aren’t much help, either. It’ll be a miracle if Maka even survives, let alone manages to make Soul Eater into the Death Scythe.

Source: Official Exhibition Website