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So, Soul Eater has definitely gone up on the list of "Anime shows that I actually bothered to watch and liked." I haven't finished the show yet- got about 12-13 episodes to go I think, but I actually really enjoy it! I know a lot of people think it's cheesy and cliche... which it kind of it, but I think it's a very well-handled show for the most part. Plus, the kids turn into weapons? How cool is that? :iconturtlelaplz: I'm a personal fan of the girl who turns into a flamethrower and the guy who turns into a chainsaw. :thumbsup:

Anyways, I like the girl characters in the show (mostly Liz and Patty) but the male characters are by far my favorite... which is why they're the only ones who showed up in this pic. By the way, these are all outfits I made up, so there's no canon clothing here. Though Crona's outfit is sort of a shout out to Medusa's motif. I thought he could use a little more similarity to her. (Poor crazy kid) XD And now I suppose I'll give my thoughts on these guys. :3 (This is gonna be a bit long)

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1. Soul Eater Evans- Yup, in case you didn't notice, Soul Eater is the title character of the show... leave it to the Japanese to name their characters "words" instead of actual names. I mean, the kid's name is Soul Eater... what were his parent's thinking? It's not so bad though since he just goes by Soul in the show. :shrug: I like Soul's character (also his ridiculous shark teeth) though at times he seems to be a bit hypocritical. Also, I was never quite sure- is Soul supposed to be albino, or does he just randomly have pale skin/white hair/red eyes? I'm gonna say he's albino because it's more fun. :3 Also, am I the only one who thinks Soul's second outfit design is completely dorky? The first one was much better.
Anyways, I find it a little odd that Soul is the only male, weapon, lead character. (I'm not counting Crona as a weapon because technically he's not) But I'm not complaining. Soul is a scythe weapon, which is cool, if not a little old. (I prefer the guillotine guy) Basically, Soul can turn into a full scythe, or he can manifest scythe blades out of his body (usually turns his arm into a blade) But he can also make them pop up in totally random places, like out of his shoulders or back. So here's my question- For a long time in the show Soul complains about how he wants to be able to fight alone, right? So why doesn't he just turn his fingers or hands into blades and fight with them like claws or daggers? That's why I decided to draw Soul's hands like that, because I liked the idea of him turning his fingers into scythe claws. :3

2. Black Star- Yup, another kid with a weird name. XD And he doesn't even have a last name, it's just Black Star- usually written with a star between the two words. Anyways, Black Star is one of the Meister characters (or Technician if you prefer that title) AND he's a freakin ninja. lol! A very loud, immature, annoying ninja who talks a big game but can't always back it up... I'm picking up some orange jumpsuit vibes. >_> Actually, I think Black Star's character is meant to be a direct mockery of characters like Naruto. :nod: Which, if that's true, then more power to you Black Star! Bravo. XD
At first I thought Black Star was obnoxious and annoying... plus he's very obviously voiced by a girl, which is weird because he's the most masculine of all the main male characters. :shrug: However, he's definitely grown on me and by the later points of the series I actually rather like him. Plus, Enchanted/Demon Sword mode Black Star is coooool. :la: Also, I like his ridiculous hair, which is weird because blue hair usually puts me off. However, sometimes in the show when they draw his hair it looks like he has a big blue unicorn horn. -3- Neigh, whiny whiny. I did a bit of editing on his hair style to make it less unicorny. (lol) Plus, I also like how Black Star actually IS strong later, and he totally pwns people. One of his greatest moments? Definitely when he knocks the shizzy out of Maka (the main girl lead) with a single punch to the face. (P.S. hitting girls is bad) I laughed so hard! On a different note, Black Star's age confuses me. He looks like he's supposed to be around 14-15, like what I assume the other characters are, but he's the only one who is repeatedly referred to as a child. Which I usually stop calling someone a child at around 9-10. (They're a kid from 10-13, then a teen from 14-19 for me) So how old exactly is Black Star supposed to be?

3. Death the Kid- Yup, another character without a real name. Technically his name is Death, but since he's more like "Death in training" he is simply referred to by all characters as Kid. Kid is by far my favorite character in the show, as well as one of my most favorite characters in general. (He totally made it onto my top ten fave characters meme, remember?) Unlike the other main characters, he is not human. Instead, Kid is a shinigami, or Reaper (if you prefer that title). He's the son of Shinigami/Lord Death/the God of Death (whatever you want to call his dad... I calls him crazy. lol!) As such, Kid gets cool shinigami powers and abilities, including immunity to most poisons, special (highly asymmetrical) martial arts styles, magic flying skateboards, the inability to be sunburned (lol), etc.
To put Kid's character simply- he's a highly intelligent, refined teen who is... well, completely crazy. :thumbsup: Kid is highly neurotic and suffers from extreme OCD concerning symmetry. Basically, if Kid comes across something that is asymmetrical, he does one of two things
1. Kills it with fire:iconkillitwithfireplz:
2. Flips out and goes into massive depression until the things is taken away or made symmetrical.
And that's what makes Kid so epicly awesome, and extremely funny at the same time. :nod:
And what did they do to make him even better? Well, they gave a symmetry-obsessed kid three white stripes on only one side of his hair. XD Oh Japanese, why you so funny?
Anyways, Kid is a dual pistol user, and I love the fact that he holds his pistols upside down and shoots with his pinkies... I just can't draw it. :c Also, Death cannon? Yes please. :3 Another thing I like about Kid is that he basically has only four facial expressions- Bored, mildly entertained, spiraling depression (lol), and totally pissed. It makes for a very funny response to other characters.
The downside to Kid is that he can be a bit of a pushover at times. He's a formidable opponent, but once the enemy figures out his weakness, Kid is easily beaten to a pulp in a matter of minutes. :/

4. Crona- I guess his name would technically be Crona Gorgon, but a last name is never given, so I'm not sure. Now, the first thing you should know about Crona (if you don't know already) is that a gender is NEVER actually specified for this character. There are a lot of people who believe Crona is a boy, and just as many who think Crona is a girl. Personally, I think Crona is a boy (which is why he's on here) because in the show he is referred to (and refers to himself as) Demon-swordsman, get that? SwordsMAN. Crona is always referred to as a he by the other characters (at least in the the english dub and subs) and in Japanese he refers to himself with a masculine form of "I" (though is is sometimes used by tougher girls I guess). If you think Crona's a girl, that's fine, but I'll be referring to him as a boy. :I

Anyways, I actually really like Crona. At first I was a bit put off by his... well, his weirdness, but he grew on me pretty quickly. Although, I still think it looks like someone cut his hair with a weed whacker. XD I'm a fan of Crona's unusual ability to defy his own skeletal structure (lol) as well as the fact that his weapon is actually fused into his blood. :thumbsup: His weapon, a demon-sword named Ragnarok, is pretty cool, but he can be a bit obnoxious at times. Though, nowhere near as annoying as Excalibur.:iconimetexcaliburplz: When in humanoid-form, Ragnarok comes out of Crona's upper back, which frankly, is rather... disturbing. >_> I don't know about you but I think I would be freaking out if a had another person coming out of my shoulders. Anyways, I'm actually more of a fan of crazy, evil Crona I think. He was just totally psycho, and it made for a really cool antagonist. I also like how ridiculously timid his personality is- it makes for a nice tension piece against his more psychotic side. Friendly "good" Crona is nice too, but he's just such a wuss sometimes that it's hard to see him as having any of the power he had earlier in the story.

Yes, I'm done now. :I I just want you all to know that it took FOREVER to color all those dumb arrows. -3-

Art by and property of :iconturtleshelltered:
Soul Eater is owned by Funimation... I think.
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Zarienai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is still on my top five list of best anime's I've ever seen. Really ticked me off that the anime company cut it off early/it got canceled or whatever. ......So now I read the manga. XD

Your non-cannon clothing is awesome. 
That anime has arrows for dayz ......Vector arrow
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's still one of the only animes I've bothered to watch all the way through. :>
Zarienai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty sweet. I'm a complete anime nerd though XD So if your ever looking for a new one to start maybe I can toss a few at ya.
ALovelyLawliet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh..gawd...Kid...Benio Nose Bleed Icon 
Angelsnowywolf8 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Writer
This looks absolutely amazing!

Crona is my absolute favorite. I believe he's a guy, too. *smiles*
DC-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
i feel like cronas a boy too ^.^
firewyrm2018 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lost it at the weedwhackerhair chrona. 
this is just gold.
DragonLagoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Nice picture and great detailed explanation! 
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah,  I always forget about this picture. XD It's so old... I ought to make a new one or something.
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amazing work on this
Martyna-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this *ç*
xJuviaxGrayx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D.....death t-the kid.......................ILOVEYOU!!
TotalGamer98 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
A description as good as the picture. ;)
mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So, I just bought Soul Eater on DVD and have been totally binging on it. I seriously wanna cosplay Marie now. You know, the hammer lady. And you know what? I just found out her last name is Mjolnir! I love it! I'd have to find a Thor to take a picture with. :D

I get what you mean about Soul wanting to be independent and all. It makes me think of when they were fighting Free. Soul actually got a pretty sweet attack on him, turning his arm into a scythe and all. It just sucks that Free is, well...immortal. XD That attack would've worked GREAT on pretty much anyone else.
ZoomaRavewolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like death the kid and soul :) *drools over them*
cuteandfluffty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Chrona is a girl. Read the manga
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Souleaterlover592 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
souls fingers look awesome
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'd like to do a new Soul Eater fanart, since this one's a bit old. :/
Souleaterlover592 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Its pretty cool pic
Carter897 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks of Crona as a boy
neechee123 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Go home Crona you're drunk!
xxDeathTheGirl1xx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! I wuv Crona! He's so adorable! :D I like this style of drawing too.
Zaphaud Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Looking at this while listening to "Young (album vers)" by Hollywood Undead.......the epicness...oh my flippin gosh the epicness....
amydemon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i shall gladly allow such to happen if A) it is kid,
or B) it is kiddo
wolfstarhunter Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
i was all like..Wut da french-toast when i was reading da manga and they called crona a girl wich mkaes me mad and ppl say originally crona was female when he first appeared in the manga he was male so truely originaly crona ish male u shold spread the word:D
Goldenwhalefish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The weirdest thing just happened. I was drawing a picture with sections of death the kid (woot woot! OCD rocks!) and Crona. NOT. A lovey thing. *shiver* that's just gross. But still. I think Crona willed my computer to turn on. O.o kinda creepy, but hey. Crona is the best. Next to death the kid (I got a soft spot for kid) kid looks awesome in this pic btw. The reaper attack form thingy looks so funny. Wow. I just noticed how long this comment is getting. Geez I should really get back to drawing XD
SoulEaterhomie88 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
yes thanks and this epic and crona is a guy. I knew it.
bakagohome Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you crona is male.
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, glad you feel the same way. XD
Hoshino-tantan26 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*fangirl screams* kyaaaa!!!!! they look way moooooore awesome!!!
CronaStalker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Crona's outfit~~~~
I love it.
Awesome job.
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
camecame Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Writer
haha cool but chrona has no gender it funny because the writer of the manga placed notes and on a page during underground battle is said the writer didnt decided on a gender for chrona hahaha
camecame Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
...hmm they suddenly got way attractive
ultradrawer888 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In the
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What? :I
ultradrawer888 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
srry my phone was acting retarded, i just ment it was pretty awesome :D
WaspGirll Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Crona is A GIRL. ;d
Noxylie Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Crona does not have a gender c:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
BritsMc13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Problem is, I always thought of Crona as a girl...

And damn do you write a lot! Ill try to read it all...:iconmingplz: haha, or maybe not. Too tired!
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, yeah I like to talk/write. :I And don't feel like you have to read it. ^^; It's mostly just me rambling anyways. XD
BritsMc13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Ramblings are fun to read, when I'm in the mood xP
BlackQuartz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
(I'm gonna go ahead and say that you've finished watching the episodes. If not, then please don't read this, because there MAY be spoilers.)


So. I was looking through your gallery (because I do creepy things like that) and I saw this picture. So I clicked on it. Because it looked cool. And I read in the description that it was a show that you quite liked. So I decided to watch it, because if TurtleShelltered thought it was worth watching, it was probably worth watching.

OHMYGOD I HATE YOU SO MUCH! Why did you get me addicted to the show? WHY? I'm DREAMING about the show! ARGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!

It's safe to say that I love the show (... yeah, excuse the sudden mood change). You're right, it is très cheesy, but it's still brilliant. I do prefer the male characters to the females. They're just so much cooler.

I laughed when I saw Soul's new outfit. (Seriously, Soul? It looks like you stole Maka's hair band.) But he really is an epic character. I love how he's always proclaiming how 'cool' he is, yet in the very first episode, Blair the cat gives him a nose bleed without even trying. And you're right - is he an albino or what? Because he actually has fairly dark skin (well, compared to Maka) in the later episodes. But seriously? Why does HE get the show named after him? There are characters who are much more suited to having their own show! Like Black*Star.

Oh, Black*Star. His god-like (more Excalibur like, actually) arrogance is pure genius. And I love his hair! It's so... pointy. And blue. I think that out of all of them, Black*Star is the one who could actually take over the world (yeah, I don't understand why he wants to 'surpass God' and all) - because he's so fricking powerful! I love the Enchanted Sword Mode™, his whole background with the Star Clan (were they on their way to becoming Kishins?), and the fact that he punched Maka in the face, got away with it AND gave her a huge lump!

One thing that really confuses me though, is how Black*Star NEVER DIES. What the hell? The epic samurai dude, Mifune, should have killed him at least three times, not to mention the whole debacle with Stein. Why won't they die? Are they immune to it? Is it only the bad guys who die?

Oh, Death the The Kid is one of the most epic characters ever. I love his OCD (how could he have not been diagnosed with it yet?), the fact that he shoots with his pinkies (is... that... even possible? Wait, this is Kid we're talking about.) and of course, his inability to fight anything that's symmetrical, even if his life and the lives of his team are at stake (ahem, Episode 3, anyone?). The stripes in his hair are so cute! Even if he hates them.

And Crona... The only episodes I've cried at are Crona's episodes (and the one with Masamune, Tsubaki's brother)! Yes, I do think he is a guy. Even if he's cross dressing. But oh well. Wasn't Ickle Crona cute? And Little Maka too. And Mini Stein. You know what, so was Midget Spirit.

The first time we met him, Crona scared me. You can see why though, can't you? The look on his face! His eyes were tortured, but he was GRINNING! It was a mad man's face, and there's no other way to describe it. Ragnarok scared the bejeebus out of me too. Especially since he kept beating up Crona (I didn't know whether to laugh or cry...). I agree with the fact that his hair is... odd (it probably WAS cut with a weed whacker, actually. Why hasn't Kid had a spazz fit and tried to cut it himself yet?).

I love Crona's... how do I describe it... flexible structure! Sometimes it seems as though Ragnarok is too heavy for him, and others as though his head's too heavy for his body. Either way, it's hilarious.

Right, I reckon I should stop rambling about Soul Eater and instead talk about the actual picture. First off, I love their outfits! On close inspection, I can see on Soul's jacket that mouth sign (what... is that?) that he had on his headband thingie. And I love his fingers! (Okay, that sounded weird, but you know what I mean!) Soul should do that more often.

And does Kid only have one skull on his shoulder, or is there one on the other side? I have a feeling he'd have major internal bleeding if he was wearing something asymmetrical! I like it though, don't worry.

And Black*Star! He does look like he'd flipping someone off, but that's in character anyway. (Random note that I forgot to put in - he has such a high pitched voice!) I love his little scarf, and the star on his shoulder.

I love love LOVE Crona's outfit! It's an obvious tribute to Medusa (who was so cute as a little girl! *aww look at the wittle baby bwoomers!*), but instead of snakes, they're vector arrows at the end! You've obviously put a lot of effort into this.

I love the vector arrows surrounding the boys! They look epic, and speaking of epic-ness, I've just noticed your little sign on top of Soul's head (or under Kid's butt, whichever way you want to put it)! There's a mini version of it on Crona's shirt as well.

And ooh, the background! I've just realised that they're in front of Lord Death's mask, and that the Kishin sign is on the mask's forehead! That's too epic for me.

Now, I MUST ask you something. Would you EVER ship Stein/Spirit-Death Scythe? Would you? Sometimes it seems as though I'm the only one who ships it. If you've watched the epilogue, you'll understand!

And I was really disappointed when Soul and Maka didn't kiss! Argh, anti-climatic or what.

Lol, that description you wrote was REALLY long, as is this comment! It took me at least twenty minutes. I hope it helps you, but really, it took all this to tell you that you're awesome and that I hate you for getting me addicted to something else? Sheesh, I'm losing my touch.

But anyway, I'm going to try and read the manga online now (I have no money, see, so I can't buy them *sad face*)! Keep up the good work.

One final word, I guess - fool!

xx BQ
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconwthplz: <= my reaction to seeing the length of your comment.

Lol, no seriously, I love getting long comments. XD They're fun to read!

But yeah, I never quite understood why the show is named after Soul. I guess just because his name makes for an interesting show title and he's partnered with the main character? :shrug: Plus a show called "Maka Albarn: would be boring. XD

As for Black Star, yeah he should have died like, five times at least in that show. XD But yes, I think anime characters are just immune to death unless they are horrendously evil. :shrug: As for his clan, I know his dad was becoming a Kishin, but I'm not sure about the others. I think they were all just a band of murderers, so they were all killed. :I

And omigosh I love Kid. XD I think he's adorable, and I don't usually say that about animated characters. Lol!

And yes, tiny Crona is adorable. :3 I love the parts whith little Crona and Maka- it's really well done. :nod: And yeah I always wonder why Kid isn't bothered by his friend's asymmetrical appearances. Especially Crona's hair. XD Seriously, hardly any characters are perfectly symmetrical, but he doesn't seem to notice. :/

And lol, yes I agree Soul should use mini-finger scythes in the show. It would be way cool. XD And don't worry, there is another skull on Kid's other shoulder. XD And yes, tiny Medusa is cute too, even if she's possessing a little girl's body. >_>

And yeah, I wanted to get a shout out to Lord Death and the Kishin as well as the obvious Medusa reference. XD

And no, I wouldn't ship Stein and Spirit. :/ But that's not really a good question to ask me because I'm not into yaoi/yuri pairings.

And actually, I was kind of pleasantly surprised when they didn't kiss. I liked the sort of "just friends" relationship between Soul and Maka. I like how they didn't force romance to be a major factor in the show. It just slides by on the sidelines and is left mostly up to the viewer's imagination. :nod:

And my final word? => :iconexcaliburfoolplz:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, no there's a few of us around. XD
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AmentiaLovesSoul564 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I always wondered that too, you know, why Soul didn't just use his fingers and turn them into scythes. I mean, it'd work perfectly :3 I love Soul's first jacket, it was just awesome. And I'm just...So obsessed with his teeth. And eyes. I also strongly think that Crona is a boy. It just my mind :D But, anyway, this drawing is very well done ^.^
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