Ranked #69

Shokugeki no Souma (Manga)

Shokugeki no Souma

Alternative Titles

English: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Synonyms: Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan, Our Love Counseling
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 26, 2012 to ?
Genres: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Authors: Saeki, Shun (Art), Tsukuda, Yuuto (Story), Morisaki, Yuki (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 8.651 (scored by 19638 users)
Ranked: #692
Popularity: #42
Members: 44,656
Favorites: 5,355
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Synopsis

Ever since he was a child, fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira has helped his father by working as the sous chef in the restaurant his father runs and owns. Throughout the years, Souma developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his creative, skilled, and daring culinary creations. His dream is to someday own his family's restaurant as its head chef.

Yet when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant to test his cooking abilities in restaurants around the world, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. The institution is famous for its "Shokugeki" or "food wars," where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.

As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Shokugeki no Souma (pilot)
Volume 3: Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan (Our Love Counseling)

Background

Some of the recipes used in the series are compiled in the manga volumes by the collaborator chef, Yuki Morisaki. A recipe book was released June 4, 2015 featuring both recipes from the manga as well as new ones exclusive to the book, written by Morisaki with illustrations done by Shun Saeki.

Shokugeki no Souma has been published in English as Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint since August 5, 2014.

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Nakiri, Alice
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Isshiki, Satoshi
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Subpyro
Mar 29, 2014
My food is going to embrace you so hard, you will reach the climax of sensation, naked!

Where the cooking battles called Shokugeki dominate and control the entire position of the cooking society, welcome to Shokugeki no Souma! Alongside with simply the most attractive art, be prepared to be taken on a ride full of cliffhangers and tight moments. Furthermore, be sure to bring something to eat while you read through the pages, as you just might feel hungry when you see the beauty in the food shining in front of you.

Looking at these series as a whole, they are not really complex. Far from that. read more
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Potsuu
May 31, 2013
There are those boring times that we experience in our lives. Leading us to try new things, may it be funny or serious or just plain something we want to do, and those experiences will give us a learning or two. I had two or more of those moments in my life, and what i did during one of those times was browse a random manga in a manga hosting site. And there i found a shimmering shining diamond. A manga titled Shokugeki no Souma.

Story: 9/10

The story is quite simple really, the protagonist, Souma Yukihira, has a father that has a world renowned culinary arts read more
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Pedrol
Jul 29, 2014
"How can a cooking show be this based?"

Now, now, that's what we readers always ask ourselves about this manga in particular, right?

It's incredible how enjoying a manga we presume it's bad can be. Our first reaction after recommending a cooking manga to a friend is always the same, we are greeted with a "That's lame, bro, I can make my spaghetti".

You are that friend right now, right?

Well, this is not your usual spaghetti. It's an epic spaghetti. Complemented with an art unrivaled in this genre. But I know that's not enough. Well, you have an alpha male main character as well, that pumps more blood read more
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SayoZuki
Sep 16, 2014
If you like typical shounen battle manga and ecchi but want a new taste this manga is for you. It's a Slight Ecchi Cooking Battle Manga (^ ^). Lots of tension, suspense, cliffhangers, satisfying wins, well MC does lose, but rarely because of MC protection. Art is great it's drawn by Saeki Shun who aslo did 'Our Love Counseling' great oneshot btw. Lots of foodgasm scene (LOL) basically scenes where the characters get orgasms after eating the delicious food (yum yum). Great story, MC trying to be the top in a hard to graduate 'superior elite school'. Action, yes, lots of action battles everywhere (It's read more
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Soma is basically Addicted to Curry's shounen version, we have a main male who's a great cook and keeps winning cooking battles. Well, Soma has ecchi when people eat food, Addicted to Curry has ecchi in other parts xD 
reportRecommended by Eru13
Manga: Yakitate!! Japan
Shounen mangas about cooking with a similar main character. They have a battle manga feeling in them despise not having fights but cooking battles. 
reportRecommended by BlindNoldor
Manga: Hell's Kitchen
Despite the gimmicky way both series attempt to adapt a shounen series, they are clever with their style. The main characters from both series engages in conflicts related to cooking. There's a wide variety of flavorful dishes that are presented in both series. Their perspective stories also has uniqueness for its satirical themes. Definitely recommended for anyone who is seeking a manga with unorthodox style of writing. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Manga: Nobunaga no Chef
Although both series take place in different settings, they both portray the theme of culinary arts effectively with their premise. The main male protagonists are skilled at cooking and seek to become a skilled chef in their world. At the same time, they face competition and demand from others. Both series test the skills of the characters as they are challenged to their limits. Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) has more school life gimmicks with fanservice while Nobunaga no Chef delivers more realism with historical themes. I recommend both series if you are looking for a conventional manga of culinary arts. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Manga: Ichiba Kurogane wa Kasegitai
Both go to a unique school setting where you rise to the top using your skills. Cooking in Shokugeki no Souma, making money in Ichiba Kuragane, and both with MCs arrogant enough to think they'd get to the top.  
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