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Soul Eater The Perfect Edition Manga Volume 1 (Hardcover)

4 star rating out of 5
4 Reviews
SKU: 9781646090013

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Soul Eater

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About Soul Eater The Perfect Edition Manga Volume 1 (Hardcover)

Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition manga volume 1 collects approximately 1½ original volumes in an omnibus hardcover edition which features story and art by Atsushi Ohkubo.

Maka, a Weapon Meister at the Death Weapon Meister Academy (DWMA), has but one goal in life—to successfully evolve her living-scythe partner, Soul Eater, into a Death Scythe, the ultimate weapon of Death. To accomplish this, Soul must consume 99 tainted human souls, in addition to the soul of a witch. It sounds simple enough, but with devious creatures and unearthly monsters getting in the way at every turn (to say nothing of interpersonal relationships), it’s much easier said than done!

The saga of the Meisters and their Weapons takes on a whole new look in the gorgeous Soul Eater: Perfect Edition! Dive into Maka and Soul’s adventures in a unique larger format on high-end paper stock that maximizes the dynamic art of the series! Each volume of this deluxe omnibus edition of the megahit manga includes the content of approximately 1½ original volumes, the original color pages, an updated translation and lettering, and to top it all off, brand-new cover art drawn by creator Atsushi Ohkubo himself!


  • Publisher: SQUARE ENIX MANGA
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure, Battles, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 7/28/2020
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensional Weight: 2
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

4 star rating out of 5

New Edition - New Translation

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Previously published under Yen Press, this new edition is Hardcover, includes 1.5 volumes, and also keeps the color pages.

The translation is very similar to YPs release, but there are some differences like "I'll become death's weapon" is now "I'll get to be a death scythe too," as well as a few other small changes.

The paper is glossy and the spine art is loud. It looks like this does not contain the extras from the paperback volumes, though maybe that'll come in the next volume.

Overall, pretty good. It looks good.

3 star rating out of 5

Missing the classic exra art, comics and bold caption pages from the originals

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I was expecting this to be literally perfect, it says so on the cover. I was expecting high quality pages of the unique cover art and extras from the original volumes. The dynamic covers, bold captions, fun comics and extra art, most are GONE. Why??? There are a bunch of new colored pages and improves translations but I'm just glad I still have the originals for the extras. Opening these was disappointing but at least they look nice on a shelf.

4 star rating out of 5

Pretty Much Perfect

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The Perfect Edition rocks a glossy hardcover with a bold yellow spine. The pages inside are of nice thick quality. The pages are also pretty bright white, and the black images on them pop beautifully. It almost feels like you're getting the crisp experience of reading digital manga, but being able to actually read it physically if that makes sense. There are also a few full-color pages spread throughout the whole volume.

Now I just want to say I never owned or read the original Yen Press editions of Soul Eater, so I can't speak to how much the translations improved. I also never had the opportunity to see the bonus pages some other reviewers are saying they have been missing in this printing of the story, so I can't speak as to how big of a downside that might be. However, I didn't find myself yearning for anything more out of this edition as a new reader, so if you're like me you might not mind missing this content either.

5 star rating out of 5

Amazing Quality

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As a new fan, I really have no complaints since I’ve never read the original editions of Soul Eater but this is a very high quality edition of the manga with a nice sturdy glossy hardcover and smooth magazine glossy pages, print is nice and it delivers amazing quality and story too, I would recommend