Shokugeki no Souma

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

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Synonyms: Shokugeki no Soma, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ
English: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
German: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Spanish: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
French: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: GourmetGourmet, EcchiEcchi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.181 (scored by 905806905,806 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #53
Members: 1,473,301
Favorites: 22,861

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Souma Yukihira has been cooking alongside his father Jouichirou for as long as he can remember. As a sous chef at his father's restaurant, he has spent years developing his culinary expertise and inventing new dishes to amaze their customers. He aspires to exceed his father's skill and take over the restaurant one day, but he is shocked to learn that Jouichirou is closing up the shop to take a job in New York.

Rather than tagging along with his father, Souma finds himself enrolling at the prestigious Tootsuki Culinary Academy, where only 10 percent of its students end up graduating. The school is famous for its "Shokugeki"—intense cooking competitions between students often used to settle debates and arguments. Jouichirou tells Souma that to surpass him and survive the next three years at Tootsuki and graduate there.

The academy's brutal curriculum and fiercely competitive student body await the young chef, who must learn to navigate the treacherous environment if he wants to stand a chance at realizing his dreams. But is skill alone enough to let him rise to the top?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Shokugeki no Souma was released on Blu-ray and DVD as Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma by Sentai Filmworks on August 15, 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Satou, Hikaru
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Andou, Ryou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Kibou no Uta (希望の唄)" by ULTRA TOWER (eps 1-14)
2: "Rising Rainbow (ライジングレインボウ)" by Misokkasu (eps 15-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Spice (スパイス)" by Tokyo Karankoron (eps 1-14)
2: "Sacchan no Sexy Curry (さっちゃんのセクシーカレー)" by Seiko Oomori (eps 15-23)
3: "Kibou no Uta (希望の唄)" by ULTRA TOWER (eps 24)

Oct 1, 2015
Inferno792 (All reviews)
Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) is an anime about battles of cooking as the title suggests. The anime adaption of the popular manga of the same name has received the same kind of reception as its manga version did in terms of popularity as well as critique. But is it any good or is it just another one of those popular but dull anime, that I will discuss in this review.

Story - 8/10

From the synopsis itself, you must have realized that the anime revolves around Soma Yukihira who wants to become a cook and surpass his father in cooking. Some stuff happens and Soma read more
Nov 25, 2015
-Remix- (All reviews)
Sorry everyone, I honestly don't know why this show is so highly ranked as it is.

Shokugeki no Souma is a train wreck. And when I say this I don't say it lightly - what started out glowing with great potential came crashing and burning once the show got a little over half-way into the season.

The biggest and most saddening part of Shokugeki is the very poor (or lack of) character development. By throwing way too many characters into the mix, there is simply not enough screen time for most of the main characters. The only person who I would argue went under the most significant read more
Sep 25, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
Shokugeki no Souma also goes by the name, Food Wars. However, I’d like to call it more as Food Gasm. The reason being is that the character reactions to food is not what you may expect. Or maybe you will once you see how ridiculously delicious the food actually is. What this show brings forth to the table is more than just a delicious meal though. Shokugeki no Souma is a satirical battle shounen that emphasizes more than just cooking.

Based on the popular manga written by Yuto Tsukuda, the series is adapted into a 2 cour (24 episodes) of the same name. What started read more
Sep 25, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
Imagine that you have a typical tournament-based battle shounen. Now replace the fighting... with food porn. The result is basically Shokugeki no Souma.

The story takes place at an elite culinary school called Tōtsuki Academy; a place so competitive that only about 10% of its students are estimated to ever graduate from it. Enter Yukihira Souma: a confident 15-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a full-time chef at his father's restaurant. In order to do so, Souma enrolls in the prestigious school and has to go through all the ruthless challenges it has to offer as he seeks to slowly but surely climb his way to read more

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