FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the 51 episode series Soul Eater from Media Factory they announced today. The acquisition is done with home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights. The soul-hunting action series is directed by Takuya Igarashi (Ouran High School Host Club).
About Soul Eater
Unapologetically surreal and action-packed, Soul Eater is the tale of living weapons who team with human masters to hunt evil souls. Only after these dark forces are consumed can these partners hope to join the ranks of the famed Death Scythes.
Maka and her weapon, Soul, are among the new students at a university run by Death himself. As they learn the ways of collecting souls, this fresh class of reapers must work together to keep witches, werewolves, and zombies from unleashing evil upon the world.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the series in four half-season sets beginning in late 2009.
A trailer will be provided soon at the new www.funimation.com/souleater official site.