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Soul Eater TV Anime's Promotional Video Streamed (Update 2)

posted on 2008-03-18 21:03 EDT
Latest anime from Fullmetal Alchemist animators to premiere on April 7

The official website for Bones' Soul Eater supernatural action anime series posted a three-minute, 30-second promotional video, only to quickly remove the link on Wednesday. However, the pre-broadcast video is still directly accessible on Media Factory's own website. The anime is based on Atsushi Ohkubo's "cool & pop action fantasy" manga, which Square Enix has been serializing in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine. The 11th manga volume will ship in Japan on March 22, and the anime will premiere on April 7.

The story begins at the Shinigami Weaponry Vocational School, a school for technicians and their living weapons. One of the human students, Maka Alban, is paired with Soul Eater, a boyish figure whose true form is a scythe. The production reunites Square Enix with many of the Fullmetal Alchemist staffers, including scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya, character designer Yoshiyuki Ito, production designer Shinji Aramaki, and the BONES studio animators. Relative newcomer Chiaki Omigawa voices Maka, while Kouki Uchiyama voices Soul Eater. Japanese pop artist T.M. Revolution (Gundam Seed) will sing a theme song.

Thank you to darkchibi07 for the news tip.

Source: Moon Phase

Image © Atsushi Ohkubo/Square Enix, TV Tokyo, Media Factory, BONES, Dentsu 2008

Update: Reworded description of the school's student body for clarity. Thanks, Zoe.

Update: The official website has restored its Movie page with a direct link to the promotional video.


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