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Soul Eater, Vol. 03

(Soul Eater #3)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  4,836 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Tsubaki and Black*Star set off on their most difficult mission yet: a battle with the Uncanny Sword Masamune, a soul on the brink of becoming a Kishin. But this fight holds personal significance for Tsubaki - their target is her older brother. Jealous of her inherited talents, Masamune is holding nothing back. Usually docile and complacent, Tsubaki must find the strength t ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Yen Press (first published April 22nd 2005)
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Mary ♥
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
5/5 stars

You were right, my sister. All flowers are beautiful


I LOVED this volume. Stein and Black Star are my favorite characters. Plus, we learned some things about Tsubaki's and Black Star's past. Also, Maka and Soul are so cute. By the way, this is getting more and more adventurous and intense!!
Excited for the rest


*review to be edited*
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, awesome-cover
Awesome! Almost as good as the anime!
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
My only problem with this book is....
The cover....
Is Not....

Embrace the madness.
Takashi Sakai
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga


Jan 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, 2013
It took me a while, reading a little at a time. But I'm still confused at times.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sandra Girard-Demontigny
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again a very good manga. This series is intoxicating. There's so much mystery in the whole series it's very intriguing to know what will happen in the sequel.

Encore une fois un très bon manga. Cette série est enivrante. Il y a tellement de mystère dans l'emsemble de la série c'est très intriguant de savoir ce qui se produira dans la suite.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Amanda Setasha Hall
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zzz-2017, manga
An interesting story so far. I'm wondering where they'll go with it.
The art is good, but still a bit hard to get used to.
keeps getting better
Marlene Schwartz
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i love this kind of book
Elsa D.
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ho adorato questo 3 volume.. abbiamo conosciuto meglio black star e tsubaki e li ho amati ❤ ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these sleeves too much. I loved to much!
Dec 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: art-comics-manga
So to put it simply, I don't normally give a manga series that looks like scrapped Tim Burton characters and more action than substance a rating this high. To put it specifically; Soul Eater is balls out entertaining as balls with balls on top. It's a prototypical school-fantasy series that tries to be Harry Potter and the Nightmare Before Christmas, tries cocaine, develops a split personality and decides that it's both. And I'm not trying to fanboy but Soul Eater was the perfect show to start o ...more
Jan 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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Sophia F
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
It just keeps getting better and better!!! I love how everyone is in pairs, (coincidentally opposite genders) and is it a bad thing I keep wanting Soul and Maka to kiss...? ;D
I don't know what we would do about Patty, Liz and Death the Kid... Love triangle? Nah :)
Gosh that Medusa Witch is messing up the relationship between Maka and Soul. How can they not recognize her from when they were fighting her, (as a witch)? I don't understand that...
I still gotta watch the anime, and I bet that's gonna
Again, the volume was ruined by a single-page spread near the end. Other than that, you're pretty good to go.

EDIT: Another reviewer brought up something I was thinking but wasn't quite sure I should mention (because I skipped over the graphic stuff). These characters are almost all children. What kind of pedophile mangaka thinks this is okay? It's basically child pornography. I'm seriously sickened. Were this volumes mine, I would gladly tear out or black out those pages.

My love for the concept
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I saw the anime version of Soul Eater and i like both versions but I prefer reading the manga because I can control my pace. Unlike watching anime wherein a certain episode or chapter is told in 30 minutes or more, you can just breeze through the manga in less than 10 minutes.

Anyways, it's good to be back reading this especially now that I'm hooked into reading manga (currently taking a break from reading DC and Marvel comics)
This volume contains one of my favorite chapters with Tsubaki and Bl
Jan 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
In this volume, we have some backstory about Tsubaki and her brother, who has become a kishin called "The Uncanny Blade". She and Black Star must confront him to save a village full of people. We also get a bit of Black Star's past as well, since the people of the village hate him because he is part of the star clan.

Later, Soul Eater and Maka confront the kishin Crona/Ragnarok again. What will happen now that he is infected with the black blood? How will that affect Maka?

Definitely getting bette
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
So This One has some very sweet and deep meaningful moments as you learn more about the character's past more of which is Black-star and Tsubaki. Funny moments between Death The Kid and Black-Star and a new Character! Lots of action from the big star himself and his sweet, caring partner! As she tries to do whats right even though it maybe hard for her. By the way the Villeins are awesome in this series! You'll actually start caring for one well if you consider them a villain . Another amazing b ...more
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans, CLAMP fans, YA fans, Paranormal fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: previous volumes and anime
We start this volume off with Chapter 6:Seiken.
After Soul's injury, both Maka and he suffer from a form of PTSD. The both of them are having a very hard time communicating with each other.
On one of the side adventures, Death the Kid and Black Star go in search of the Legendary Excaliber. Which to many people find extraordinary hate for this character, but I find him absolutely hysterical.
After that little quest; Tsubaki and Black Star go in search for a corrupted soul, which happens to be Tsuba
Kim Dyer
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-comics
I'm glad I decided to stick with this series as this volume was much better. The only storyline I didn't rate was Tsubaki's as it was little more than a long fight scene. The chapter featuring Excalibur was hilarious and the final arc was more plot driven, showing just how competent a villain Medusa is.

There was also much less fanservice in this volume, with just one scene of Blair towards the end. This was something I was really glad of and I hope the series keeps this up in the next volume.
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excalibur, al espada irritante XDDD en serio no me canso del bichito feo y raro, la verdadera forma de la espada X'DDD con sus mil exigencias diarias y eso de que hay que ser un verdadero heroe para tenerla, solo porque una persona normal no se la aguanta hahahahaha

Me encanta Black Star con su complejo de superioridad que en vez de decir "cuando era un bebé" dice "cuando era una pequeña estrela" XD
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-2016
This is a fantastic edition in the series and my favourite cover so far.

I have always though that Black Star was a bit of a tool but this really showed a softer side to him and his commitment to his weapon (Tsubaki). When he is sitting there getting belted in the head with sticks by the villagers was so sweet and then when he is poking the uncanny sword is just so cute!

Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, series
I am trying to take this series slowly. The characters are all pretty cool, so I really want to take the time to enjoy them and their journey through the story. The battles are definitely tough, and the development of the characters is slow but steady. I really look forward to the direction that this story takes and how everything come together.
Simcha Wood
Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Soul Eater shows some definite improvement in the third volume. While there are still moments where the action sequences are somewhat statically and unsatisfactorily rendered, this is generally made up for by the stories themselves. Tsubaki's encounter with her demonic brother in the two episodes of "The Uncanny Sword" is particularly convincing, and is a promising note for this series.
Blaine Tiu
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excalibur puts it down a point, I know he's written to be annoying but his story is just boring. Tsubaki's story with her brother was alright it needed more buildup to really feel the stakes. However, lots of great moments still (the jar that Black Star puts his hands in is a riot) so still a 4 star book!
Laura Jackson
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Given that Tsubaki is my favourite character, it makes sense that I would really like this volume. It was wonderful to read a bit more about her past and her past with Black Star. Stein was brilliant as always and the creative way this world comes together keeps me interested.
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