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Shokugeki no Souma

Alternative Titles

English: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Synonyms: Shokugeki no Soma, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ


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: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.501 (scored by 439,649 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #52
Members: 768,356
Favorites: 18,279


Both are food anime. Yakitate Japan focuses on bread and Shokugeki no Souma focuses in food in general. The great thing about the two are the reactions the ones eating the food get. While Yakitate Japan's are extremely hilarious and comical, Shokugeki's are more ecchi but still amusing at the same time. Both are quite in depth in explaining the process of how the food is prepared and also have cooking type battles. 
report Recommended by Paul
Cooking is love and cooking is life! Imagine living through the end of one’s lifetime without the pleasure of experiencing prominent cuisines, that would be nothing short of heartbreaking. ‘Shokugeki no Souma’ and ‘Koufuku Graffiti’ share an older brother - younger sister sibling relationship that will certainly put a smile on everyone’s face with the comedy, friendship and hardships along the way. ‘Koufuku Graffiti’ focuses more on the slice of life and the female side of things. The erotic satisfaction on food cannot be mentioned enough as it deliver joy and laughter in a fun experience. Cooking skills + creativity will be tested and  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Similar setting and style. Just that the main themes (gambling vs cooking) are different. 
report Recommended by Boiceinpink
The main male lead has the same voice actor. Secondly, both shows are in a setting where as long as you are good at what you're doing, you can duel under any condition, this applies to the academy and in elkia too, so long as both parties agree to the condition, any duel/bet can happen And yes both main protagonist are damn cocky XD 
report Recommended by happiehappie
Both the shows involve eating. While toriko is more battle oriented, shokugeki takes place inside the kitchen. Add over the top reactions and you basically got very yummy and tasty animes 
report Recommended by kaushik17
A boy goes to a special high school. Gin no Saji is about Hachiken trying to get used to the agricultural lifestyle, while Shokugeki no Souma is about Souma trying to become the best chef. They are both hilarious comedies involving delicious-looking food.  
report Recommended by toblynaruto
Although Yumeiro is targeted to a younger audience than Shokugeki, both revolve around food competitions and friendship, and make you want to eat a lot of delicious sparkling food! You'll learn a lot about culinary and both are very enjoyable as long as you love food and hard working characters. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both centers a young boy who wants to pursue a career in Culinary arts. Although the difference between these two series is one focuses on Chinese cuisine while Shokugeki no Soma centers not only on Japanese cuisine but international cuisine as well. Also, Chuuka Ichiban centers in historical and fights off evil who uses food to conquer the world. I both like the two series as they both shine and has unique concept and to top it off only few cooking genre is animated so if you liked Shokugeki no Soma, you should try Chuuka Ichiban as well. 
report Recommended by fukachan
Both anime take an untraditional spin on cooking show. While Shokugeki no Souma does it in battle shounen style, Isekai Shokudou does it in isekai style. Both feature detailed animation depicting food, detailed description of the taste and of course, foodgasms. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Food is *extremely* serious business, as these squadrons of busty beauties will be very eager to tell you. Fun fanservice shows where people wage wars over their cuisine. (literally and figuratively) 
report Recommended by Keirik
While the stories are considerably different, I believe that if you enjoyed one, you will definitely enjoy the other. Both shows are concentrated fast-paced fun with a knack for over-the-top craziness. Another common element which immediately made me think of the other anime is creatively used ecchi. The shows use eye candy in a way that is usually appealing or at least excusable even to people who usually avoid it like a plague. Lastly, there's a similarity in the setting (school) and the rough plot outline (rising through the ranks to fight the main antagonist, an arrogant young girl).  
report Recommended by Ishikatsu
Both anime features food in a deliciously realistic way, though at different angles. Amaama to Inazuma shows step-to-step cooking tutorials for common homely Japanese food while Shokugeki no Souma combines both science and art to present creative fusion dishes according to various themes. Both animes use food as a bonding factor, where the characters bond over food and develop better relationships from it. Despite different settings and character types (e.g. genius youths vs single father and average students), both animes have feel good themes. 
report Recommended by Eneeli
I know its a weird recommendation really. BUT- they are both similar in their protagonist going through an elite environment to progress in their fields (obviously different fields). Super motivating competitiveness. 
report Recommended by thedeviousfiles
Both are about cooking, and both feature red-haired protagonists who are excellent cooks and can use UBW. 
report Recommended by YaMozer
A great anime isn't one that defies all the tropes, it's one that takes all the tropes and puts them to great use. 
report Recommended by Madness17
Both of these stories follow a very energetic main character striving to become better at what they do (volleyball and cooking). These MC's never give up no matter the cost. There are a large variety of different characters in each anime that help the mc. And, of course, there are rivals as well. The music and intensity of the matches (volleyball matches, shokugeki matches) are very similar, but Shokugeki no Souma has more comedy to it. All in all, these just look and feel very similar. 
report Recommended by Barrusu
Similar cooking theme about two culinary prodigies. Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who manages the eating house together with his mother same with Yukihira Souma who manages their restaurant together with his father Yukihira Jouchiro. Both are geniuses when it comes to culinary skill and both of them keep on evolving, exploring and polishing their culinary skills to the highest level.  
report Recommended by ichirako
Similar MC. Both of the MC's are superior to other characters. The animation is smooth an visuals are gorgeus. Both also have a catchy opening song and great soundtracks. 
report Recommended by Salokannel2
If either of these shows tickled your fancy, and you were drawn in by the shounen inspired battles, or the drive of the main characters to become the very best and eclipse the skills of all the others, or maybe you were just there to enjoy a bit of ecchi, then it's likely the other one is gonna appease you aswell. Both shows follow a dark-horse of a main character, whose mix of skills and drive takes them through the ranks and shocks the world around them. While Keijo is a sports based show, Shokugeki no Soma has a sport like feel to it, with  read more 
report Recommended by Green
Food! Memories! Feelings! Are the main factors in which these two series are similar on. The two anime consists of the characters in their series eating food. After eating the food in the two series the characters either reminisces about their previous experiences while tasting it or describes the taste of the food.  
report Recommended by religious
Both of the main characters go to school that specializes in their field; for Soma it's cooking for Jaden/Judai it's dueling, Crowler/Erina want the MCs to leave also both protagonists are really good at their respective fields.  
report Recommended by OtaCon-TJO
Both shows are really good at showcasing their respective professions (cooking/music), and fully explore the highs and lows of being 100% dedicated to their craft. Both shows feature a main character that is a master (or former master) of music/cooking, with a second character that is relatively weak/shy who grows tremendously by learning from the main character. Through these characters, the shows explore just how cruel these professions can be, requiring the students to devote themselves for long hours over weeks, just for a chance at success. Notably, Shokugeki takes place in a school featuring the world's top culinary students, but only 1% of that group makes  read more 
report Recommended by Mac97
- Protagonist goes to highschool and is disregarded by the students with a higher social standing - Proceeds to completely WRECK everyone at his highschool and knock out competition - Proves himself to everyone and has a loyal group of friends - Protagonist is very capable and likable - Entertaining to see the protagonist come up with new inventions  
report Recommended by Thevsamovies
Both have a son trying to live up to the standards of their father. Both are about being put through challenges in order to achieve their final goal while making friends along the way. The main characters are similar in their stubbornness and outspoken nature. Both main characters are considered stupid and inferior by most until they prove themselves to be great.  
report Recommended by pizzawhore
-Both have main characters that are very good at what they do -However neither of these characters is the best yet, and their few losses greatly impact the plot -Both of them feature a considerable amount of fanservice that manages to not feel forced and flows naturally -Both of them focus on the bonds between your team mates overcoming an impossible wall (Polar Star Dorm vs Central/Straw Hat Pirates vs literally everyone) -Neither of them have the buildup like other shonen. Characters are very strong to begin with and are presented with increasingly strong enemies to push them farther. However, it is executed in a way that makes it  read more 
report Recommended by thelectricow
-Both are set in an elite school -Both have characters who are extremely talented in different aspects competing for something -Both develop their seemingly generic characters by showing a backstory that not only gives depth to their character but also gives their personality a way to be what it is 
report Recommended by thelectricow
Fun cooking anime! Piace consists of short shorts with adhd pacing and still manages to tell complete stories in just few minutes. Not so much shonen but very moe adorable! ^^ 
report Recommended by WickeyMuis
Shokugeki no Souma is about food and Skip Beat! is about show business yet both main characters are confident in who they are. The characters believe in themselves and strive to get to the top and are hard-working to show all those who didn't believe in them how amazing their talent really is.  
report Recommended by emjayse
Both have to deal with food and competition- though Shokugeki no Souma is more competitive and has more attractive and detailed imagery.  
report Recommended by secret1237
Both feature protagonists with troll like personalities who are thrusted into many hilariously over the top situations and environments.  
report Recommended by MontuBGTB
I know this might sound absurd, but bear with me. Both are what I would call "non-traditional sports anime," and I mean that in the way they are crafted. Air Gear is obviously not technically a "sports," anime, as it is rather a comedic deconstruction or parody of the series. Street racing outside of school may still technically be a sport, but it lacks the school element that rests in so many school anime. Likewise with Food Wars, the intense battles on the floor plays out very similarly to a traditional sports anime, and the intense action scenes match this theory as well. While cooking  read more 
report Recommended by CosmicOwlDream
Both series are based upon a battle, in different ways. Shokugeki is a battle of creativity and cooking skills, whereas Kaguya-sama is a battle of love and power, essentially. But both involve a war-like environment involving intelligence on each front. This recommendation goes for all seasons of Shokugeki no Soma. 
report Recommended by Nktheepic
Delicious food made in an ordinary restaurant. Isekai Izakaya actually shows where to get the food/how to make the food displayed in the episodes and I think that's pretty epic. The animation and art is pretty good too. If you want to see more food being made, give it a try. 
report Recommended by RSGXYT10
*Food wars all about food but in an extreme way whereas Rokuhoudou is more relaxing with food 
report Recommended by Irishchatter
-Similar kind of comedy/action -Good character development -Badass animation -"Friendly fire" - ON  
report Recommended by Nightmare_Nova
Both are set in a tournament based story, and how the main character rises to the top. Along the way, both main characters make a lot of friends through their passion. 
report Recommended by Barrusu
You're in it to win it, both anime revolve around such a theme as the characters are taken to a luxury facility and put in a situation of competition as they compete to better their own lives. Kaiji differs being a more brutal as a seinen anime, revolving around gambling. While Souma is much more light-hearted with its input of comedy and shounen demographic whilst revolving around cooking. So, if your a fan of competition anime, that involves strategy and wit you'll probably like both series. 
report Recommended by Akoram
Even tough Shokugeki doesn't include any animals, it share's the cooking theme with the Shirokuma 
report Recommended by Anime_Lover_JR
simmiliar in personallity Souma Personallity simmiliar to natsu, yankee, fight for friend, growing, like to do outrageus thing, act by instict without thinking Erina personality kind of like Lucy, like the main protaganist but not showing it, but when the protagonist do think to help her, she really happy although not showing it in the surface, like Assertive man(?) she like to be forced to do thing even though she say don't want to she still doing the request from the protagonist. 
report Recommended by PotanX
Even though the themes of both are different there are quite a few similarities between both of these animes - Both animes are set in an elite school setting - Student Council holds a lot of authority over the school - Special tests are taken, and those who perform poorly face persecution and sometimes even expulsion from academy - Various groups form within the student body centering the influential ones - The goal of the animes are to take over the top spot of the school 
report Recommended by aviggo77
Saint Seiya and Shokugeki no Souma have on the characters their greatest merit. Both anime presents a cast of charismatic, over the top and full of personality characters that wins the heart of the viewer after one episode or two. And also, in the battles that compose the show, every one of them have an unique hability that makes the difference and makes them even more interestanting.  
report Recommended by Lax_Caux
School comedies about a "commoner" arriving at a prestigious school. Food plays a role in both of them, although much more in Shokugeki no Souma. They're both very entertaining. 
report Recommended by toblynaruto
Both possess rivals instead of enemies and story about people perfecting their craft, rather than focusing on destroying their opponents. 
report Recommended by Kanaev
Both series focus on activities that normally may not seem interesting, but they are portrayed as very interesting and exciting (karuta and cooking, respectively). Also, both of these activities allow most people to compete against each other, independently of their age and gender, but still dependent on their level of skill to a certain extent 
report Recommended by CursedEye
For fans of the tastefully insane genre of anime, these two are quite the pair. The unusual nature of the magical saliva in Nazo no Kanojo X bears the same sort of uniqueness as the over-the-top reactions to food in Shokugeki no Souma. For anyone looking for something interesting that doesn't follow the pack, either of these anime will fit the bill. 
report Recommended by BlackEyedGhost
The plot progression is very similar, firstly, like any other shounen, the main char aims for the top, secondly, their tools/methods are similar, they are trained/pushed by an enigmatic single dad and soma uses "cheap" public "low end" materials competiting with people from a prestige background while takumi on the other hand kickass with his 86 
report Recommended by happiehappie
Like, Shokugeki no Souma, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is in another co-ed living environment with hilarious slap-stick comedy featuring two high school students but also mixed in with older roommates. Also amazingly consistent comedy with extremely eccentric characters. Because both involve some eccentric personalities living in a co-ed environment the comedic tone is similar but without the romantic-based narrations that Kawai Complex's main character had. 
report Recommended by yngtadpole
It could sound like a stretch but.. To me these two series remind one another in a way.. While these two series have a longer list of what makes them different than what makes them similar, one still reminds me a piece of the other over these few aspects: - Both casts of young characters are enrolled in extremely special schools (whether it is Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite school for aspiring Chefs in Shokugeki no Soma; or Hero Academia, an amazing school for aspiring Heroes in Boku no Hero Academia) who will bring out the true potential of their students - Teachers from both schools also play  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
Both are fast-paced comedy shows with sexy scenes and many misunderstandings. Grand Blue is more of a slice of life genre, while Shokugeki no Souma is more competitive tournament genre (with foods) though. 
report Recommended by lopika
Both anime are set in a school dorm in high school that are co-ed with some VERY eccentric students that are each gifted in some way. In Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo's place it was art, in Shokugeki no Souma's case it is cooking. The major basis of the comedy though is still that they live in a co-ed dorm, with eccentric personalities, creating over-the-top slapstick humor with the occasional ecchi thrown in. Main difference in genre is the romantic undertones in Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. 
report Recommended by yngtadpole
"Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma" and the "Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui" special both focus on cooking up meals that impress and a main character with an extremely competitive spirit. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma" and "Sushi and Beyond" / "Eikoku Ikke, Nihon wo Taberu" both involve comprehensive cooking and explanation behind the way each dish is made alongside reactions of tasting delicious food. In addition, the two series depict cooking competitions, but with the former being more dramatic in its approach and the latter taking a very realistic direction. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Both shows involve eating. While Dagashi Kashi is more candy shop oriented, Shokugeki no Souma takes place inside the Totsuki's academy/ Yukihira father's restaurant. Add over the top reactions and you basically got very yummy and tasty animes.. Add crazy characters around MC and you will get over the top comedy... It's basically the same show.....or not.... 
report Recommended by Konte
Both highly entertaining ecchi shows produced by JC Staff. Both shows are unapologetically ecchi, but surround their ecchi with ridiculous scenarios. In both cases, drama and tension is raised as high as possible, even for the most minor of situations. Both shows are very funny if you can tolerate the ecchi. 
report Recommended by Mac97
The protagonist steps into the harsh, professional world of a field. They have to grow and win. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
Both protagonists enroll into a cooking school (Patisserie is focused more on bread and pastries though) and aspire to be the very best. Shokugeki is focused primarily on cooking and food while Patisserie has elements of reversed harem and romance.  
report Recommended by Jy__
anime about cooking. Yukihira's father left the restorant to let his son travel the world to learn all kinda skills for him self. Hes going in cooking school where he will chalenge all kinda people and go on top with his own skills. 
report Recommended by tomoko1234
Anime about cooking, focusing on a detailed way of how to prepare a food. Both of them have some unusual aspect to cooking - Shokugeki no Souma has cooking battles while Dungeon Meshi is aboud food made from monsters. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
One of my more surprise recommendations. Both anime have the main characters attending a prestigious school that's well renown in their respective universes. There's a similar balance of comedy and fanservice in both anime and the supporting characters are colorful and feel lively. Both main characters (Maka and Soma) are trying to achieve the highest possible titles in their school as well.  
report Recommended by Protaku
- guy MC with similar hair that is good at cooking - harem!!! - easily flustered, innocent, cute girl - blond, skilled, attractive, tsun girl - curvy tsundere with pixie haircut - and of course random ecchi fanservice - surprisingly very fun to watch  
report Recommended by helloisabelle
If you like animes where the protag is OP, like you want him to bear your children. then these two are some of the best. both protags is cool, doesnt really care about the imposible thing that just happend, just accepts it and kick ass. 
report Recommended by Arcade_Urgot