|Stories||Kingdom Hearts: Arcana|
|Theme Music||Death City|
|Party Member||Maka Albarn|
Death the Kid
Death City (デスシティー, Desu Shitī) is a world featured in Kingdom Hearts: Arcana. It is based off of Square Enix's anime and manga series Soul Eater.
Death City is located in Nevada, United States. The city is dark and gloomy in appearance with the buildings resembling those of European origin from the 1800's. Its appearance also seems to resemble the settings seen in Tim Burton films, namely The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Sun and The Moon that appear over the city have faces and can usually be seen grinning or chuckling; the latter's mouth is often bleeding. The businesses also tend to have supernatural themes, including a coffee shop called "Deathbucks", a parody of Starbucks, and a cabaret club called Chupa♥Cabra's, a reference to the supernatural creature of the same name.
Death Weapon Meister Academy
The Death Weapon Meister Academy (死神武器職人専門学校, Shinigami Buki Shokunin Senmon Gakkō, lit. "Shinigami Weapon Meister Vocational School"), more commonly referred to as the DWMA (死武専, Shibusen, lit. "Death Wizard Department") for short, is an academy located in the center of Death City. The school is run by Lord Death, the God of Death himself, as a training facility for Weapons and the human wielders of those weapons, the Meisters.
At first glance, the Academy can be said to have a rather eccentric appearance, looking a bit like a large funhouse rather than a school. Standing on a large platform which can be accessed by a long line of white steps, the school is comprised of a collection of large black towers and spires patterned with white lines and the occasional mask. The roofs of the towers are conical and bright red in colour. Enormous candles poke out of shafts along the circumference of the buildings. Strangely, the flames of these candles never go out, and the candles never shorten. The Academy's most distinguishing feature however, are the three large skulls lined up at the entrance. The middle skull is the largest, and sports three blood red spikes going through its eye and nose holes. The skulls on the side are smaller and have slanted eyes. The gaps between the 'teeth' of these giant skulls serves as the school's main entrance. At the top of the school hover three strange black orbs. The Academy is completely symmetrical, which immediately impresses Death the Kid upon first enrolling in the school.