News Soul Eater to Air in Japan in Two Weekly Versions
posted on 2008-02-12 18:35 EST
The official Japanese website of the Soul Eater anime series has announced that each episode will air in two different versions: the regular Monday 6:00 p.m. version and a late-night "Soul Eater Late Show" version with added special footage. The dual broadcast of this supernatural action series is being billed as the "world's first evening and late-night resonance broadcast." The "resonance" term refers to a story concept in which the characters, such as the heroine Maka and her living weapon partner Soul Eater, achieve maximum power by synchronizing their souls.
The anime is based on Atsushi Ohkubo's "cool & pop action fantasy" manga, which Square Enix has been publishing in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine and in 10 compiled volumes. 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. The first episode premieres in Japan on April 7.
Image © Atsushi Ohkubo/Square Enix, TV Tokyo, Media Factory, BONES, Dentsu 2008