Asura Kishin
Others Kishin Asura
Original 阿修羅
Romanization Ashura
Personal information
Species Shinigami
Gender Male
Age 800 years old
Relations Death (father)
Death the Kid (brother)
Current status Deceased
Body type Humanoid
Sapience Sapient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Soul Easter
Created by Atsushi Okubo

Asura (阿修羅, Ashura) is the primary antagonist in Soul Eater. He was created by Lord Death from a fragment of his own fear. Later he become the first Kishin after succumbing and becoming the source of all Madness.


In an attempt to improve himself, Lord Death separated a fragment of his fear and gave it a form that become Asura, Lord Death first son. Asura served under Lord Death as a member of the Eight Powerful Warriors. Asura was the most valued member of the group, said to be the strongest and most feared among all its members. However, Asura was a very fearful person, nearly always frightened by something or seen mumbling to himself eerily. The Weapon Vajra took it upon himself to partner with Asura in an effort to relieve him of some of his fears, but only end up being eaten by Asura who after that started to eat humans souls and turned into a Kishin and started to spread madness and chaos across the world. Lord Death was forced to hunt his own son, skin him alive and use that skin to seal him and his madness. 800 years later, Asura was freed by Medusa plans who revive him using Black Blood.

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