'Soul Eater NOT!' is a spinoff from the original 'Soul Eater' manga that is set before the start of the parent series. The series follows Tsugumi Harudori, a girl who can turn into a weapon who enrols at DWMA to learn to control her power. On her first day Tsugumi makes friends with two girls, Anya and Meme, and must choose who she wants to be her meister while dealing with life at the strange school.
'NOT!' is an entertaining series that reveals far more about everyday life at DWMA and the world of 'Soul Eater' as a whole than the parent series. The series follows the non-combatant students of DWMA so there is less action and more comedy than the parent series but there is still some with the plot about 'Traitors' attacking students. The characters are all quite interesting with the ditzy Meme and the competent Akane being my favourite so far. As a spinoff, 'NOT!' does see cameos from characters from the parent series to varying degrees with Maka, Soul, Black Star, Medusa, Kim, Jacque, Ox and a pre-zombie Sid-sensei all making appearances. The volume also includes a little bonus comic and translation notes.
This first volume of 'Soul Eater NOT!' was a very entertaining read and anybody who is a fan of the parent series should enjoy the series. The volume is well worth a full five stars.