Ranked #66

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


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)


Score: 8.611 (scored by 15482 users)
Ranked: #662
Popularity: #56
Members: 36,412
Favorites: 3,634
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Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle school, his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

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


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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May 31, 2013 4:22 AM
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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Mar 29, 2014 5:15 PM
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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Jul 29, 2014 5:19 PM
"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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Mar 10, 2013 10:38 PM
Shokugeki no Soma wasn't quite what I expected, as I picked it up while simply looking for something to pass the time.

In short it's a cooking manga involving contests (battles?) of taste, and it adds a gag/reaction element reminiscent of "Yakitate!! Japan", however so far it has lived up to and surpassed all of my expectations.

It contains a healthy dose of fanservice along with detailed information what I assume are "real facts" and techniques for cooking up unique and delicious dishes. On top of that the characters are hilarious, like-able and have room to grow, the art is fantastic and detailed, the pacing is read more
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