In Soul Eater, the sun and the moon seem to have a face and sometimes laugh.
Are they alive or is it just their design?

The Sun and the Moon:

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    there will probably be no evidence whatsoever to be found in the anime / manga... Maybe there is a word of god, and that's a big maybe, the rest will be speculations.
    – Vogel612
    Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 13:23
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    It's probably just a kind of visual gag only anime is capable of. Can't annoy readers enough with those laughing celestial bodies in manga :p
    – Hakase
    Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 14:55
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    It's stated somewhere by the manga-ka that it is to symbolize the mood of the protagonist as in when they go into battle and/or the such.
    – Prix
    Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 15:28
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    the character do recognize the Sun at least. BlackStar at one point in the anime is mocking the Sun in the afternoon being unable to keep it's eyes open
    – Memor-X
    Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 22:12
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    Soul Eater Not is more of a side dish so I doubt they will ever go into the sun/moon thing.
    – Prix
    Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 21:51

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A somewhat theoretical answer:

Living things display the 7 characteristics of life - which are:

  • Movement
  • Respiration
  • Sensitivity
  • Growth
  • Reproduction
  • Excretion
  • Nutrition

They definetly exhibit movement and respiration enter image description here

And they are sensitive to conditions of the atmosphere enter image description here

They do not appear to grow, but this could be because they are adult.

They do not appear to reproduce.

They excrete light onto the world.

The moon may be eating something.

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If the sun and moon's reproduction properties are anything like our own, which they are modelled off, they are non-existant. Stars and planets are formed - a non-biological formation without passing on any genetic information

This, combined with the fact that many of the other characteristics are assuming a lot, can bring us to the conclusion that they are not living,

Although, having said that, there are a couple rare articles around the web that claim stars are living. Example

So I guess you can justify it to be either true or false, whichever you would prefer :)

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    Stars are poop?
    – Prix
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 22:14
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    plants don't poop and they're alive Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 22:16
  • If you think of a lost petal as their excrement then... it would?
    – Prix
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 22:23
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    many character on anime didn't show Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, or Nutrition, but they're alive. They're usually either gods or mythical beast.
    – Darjeeling
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 1:50
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    Plants excrete oxygen guys... Not poop!
    – giraffesyo
    Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 6:06

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