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Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
The official Japanese website for the television anime adaptation of Atsushi Ookubo's Soul Eater manga has opened — thus confirming the long-rumored project. The acclaimed Bones studio (Fullmetal Alchemist, Wolf's Rain) will be animating the "cool & pop action fantasy" that appears in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine (Fullmetal Alchemist, Peace Maker).
The story takes place at the Shinigami Weaponry Vocational School, a school for creating Death Scythes for Gods of Death. The human and demon students seek the seeds of the souls of 99 humans and the soul of one witch, all of which are needed to turn just one of the demon students into a Death Scythe. One of the human students, Maka Alban, is paired with Soul Eater, a boyish demon whose true form is a scythe, as they collect the needed souls to transform Soul Eater. Ten volumes have been compiled and published in Japan so far.
Source: Moon Phase