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.
Both are bassically cook off battle shows (though Yakitatte is so specifically about bread) that feature over the top reactions.
shokugeki is bassically a more ecchi, Shonen battle oriented version of Yakitatte Japan. The reactions are a bit more lewd and random (not too dissimilar to Toriko). Thus far it's seeming to focus a lot more on the "bad-ass" aspect of challenge shounen animes.
And Yakitatte Japan is the more parody, slice of life oriented version of shokugeki. The eating reactions are all more pun based and referential of Japanese and pop culture. even the title is a play on words, "Yaki tate" meaning "Fresh from the oven" , and "Japan" being both the obvious English word, and Ja-pan (pan being the word for bread.) As particular over the top example. .. One particular reaction chain leads to a character full on growing spike of hair, turning blonde, and allows him to shoot beams...
Both are definitely amusing in thier own way.  read more
Both of them are Anime about food. In both anime, the MCs have their unusual/extraordinary way to create food. The reaction of people when they ate their food is hilarious. They are always aiming to improve their skills for their ambition.
- feature anime food. (Shokugeki no Souma is more on cooking various cuisine while Yakitate!! Japan is focused on baking)
- have determined , innovative protagonists who often get themselves into trouble because of being overconfident of their abilities or too impulsive
- insane reactions to food (more fanservice in Shokugeki)
- a wide range of cast members (since the protagonists have to compete with them)
- intense cook-offs that challenge the protagonist to rise above the occasion
- the protagonists usually launch into monologues on how they achieved their dish
Both protagonists have been cooking since a very young age and both have cook offs in order to settle disagreements. Azuma from Yakitate Japan is all about baking bread similar to ones he tasted as a child while Yukihira from Shokugei no Souma is interested in his neighborhood diner.
1. Both animes have young MCs who dream to make it big in the food industry (one a baker, the other a great cook).
2. Both are young culinary geniuses.
3. Throughout the anime, the MCs would meet crazy competitors, friends and side characters (occasionally, there would be normal ones).
4. Tasting their food would result in insane, out of this world reactions (basically foodgasms).
If you're a shounen fan that enjoys how food looks in anime, either series are highly recommended.
Both were animes with a culinary genre, except one was more on baking and the other is more on various dishes. Also, one was more on the international brand of beads while the other one is more on cuisines from various continents.
If you enjoyed watching Yukihira Soma's awesomeness in kicking people's butts with his mind-blowing and clothes-stripping cooking, then Azuma Kazuma in Yakitate!! will surely impress you a lot with his over-the-top baking skills. Yakitate!! has finished airing at 69 episodes (it was really famous!) and finished its manga. If you're looking for a long series similar to Shokugeki no Souma, then Yakitate!! is the first anime you should try!
Both main characters have the surprise element when it comes to competition. They have lots of overrated elite talented bastards to be defeated and talented wacky peculiar companions to help them.
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 showcased in the most emphatic fashion where both sides have a trick up their sleeve. It is certainly a show that appeases a large majority regardless of their age and main interest in certain genres.
‘Shokugeki no Souma’ achieve great success by playing their cards right and not deviating from the vision of this great masterpiece. The show was overflowed with entertainment whether it’s due to the brilliant comedy (foodgasm), the competitive cooking environment, or simply friendships with a hint of romance every now and then. Just when things were starting to become accustomed, more characters will be introduced and instead of being detrimental to the show’s quality, it enlivens it by tenfold. Series like these deserves all the recognition it gets and is worth checking out by all whether you are a fan of cooking or just simply want to have a good time.
The main theme in both anime deals with cooking. One was a mix of slice of life. The other a battle shounen cook off beyond our wildest dream. Koufuku Graffiti was the appetizer/side dish for us. Shokugeki no Soma is the MAIN DISH we been waiting for. Get ready to be hungry everyone.
The one similarity that stands out the most between Shokugeki no Souma (shounen) or Koufuku Graffiti (slice of life) is the reactions of the characters when a dish of 'food porn' quality is presented and eaten which is best described as, 'foodgasm'.
FOOD!!! Foodgasms, overpowered cooks, and food porn literally! One of the difference here is the background story. Souma's culinary skills and unimaginable creativity suppresses everyone's taste expectations while Ryou tries variant cuisines with her close friends after her grandmother's death. Souma's aiming to become head chef. Ryou wants to cook wonderful meals for her friends to enjoy. Both shows have done an absolute job illustrating mouth-watering, glimmering food. Meat, eggs, rice, and whatever on the menu tonight. Go erotic chow time!
Both are centered around food and cooking. Along with very sensual eating ;)
Koufuku Graffiti is more relaxed and slow paced. While Shokugeki no Souma, judging from the first episode, is a lot more intense and fast paced.
well it's pretty obvious that the main similarity is that these are both food anime for anyone that has seen them.
But the most important similarity is how everyone in these shows gets really aroused when they eat food. honestly just watch them you'll see what i'm talking about.
Both shows are about cooking and contain scenes with mouth-watering food in it. The major differences are the studios behind it and the genres of the show. Koufuku Graffiti is your everyday slice of life produced by Studio Shaft while Shokugeki no Souma is an ecchi, shounen produced by Studio J.C. Staff. Whether you want a relaxing slice of life or a faster-paced shounen is totally up to you. Both shows are good in their own respective ways and if you like tasty food especially, I recommend both. This is just my opinion though.
The obvious comparison is the fact that there is an orgasm almost every episode over something people normally don't have orgasms to.
one more thing that's similar are the mind games, not sure if i'm remembering right but most of the time you never hear what Souma or Yumeko are thinking, instead it's the tag along (Tadokoro & Suzui) that have a game going through their head and going into a panic over what is gonna happen and how Souma/Yumeko is gonna win this.
you also see the thoughts going through their over confident opponent and how they go into total madness when they realize that they will be absolutely BTFO'd. read more
Honestly it's almost weird how much this 2 are similar, A School where basicaly only 1 thing matters (Cooking/Gambling) where a Newcommer starts to challenge everyone and make waves on the school, there's also the Council of Students that are the best and most powerful and basically dominate the school
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
Gives off the same vibe. Where No Game No Life is about games, Shokugeki no Souma is about food. Main characters (Sora & Souma) are similar, they share the voice actor too. Both are good at one thing and are thrown into a place where it's all about that thing. Both are confident on their skills and are aiming to the top.
No Food No Life, Shokugeki no Sora. That's how similar they are.
Both have a cocky OP protagonist voiced by the same seiyuu, ecchiness, duels with some kind of set rules, a lot of grills, and explanation on whats on the characters mind after their "smart move".
BOth of this anime are truly birds from the same nest.
-Main characters are extremely similar in actions, designs, and voices
-Both are a unique take on a popular genre (reality to game, school shonen)
-Both are ecchi shows with a massive female cast (though there are more in NGNL)
Both have a badass character that teaches their enemies to not underestimate others, the same way they have a good quality ecchi that adds unforced comedy moments, also both animes give interesting reasoning to simple things, as playing an cooking respectively.
The premise of battles that can let anyone ask any request of another, as long as said requests are equal in value.
Also, both shows manage to draw you in and keep your focus until the very end, with slight echii and comedy involved to make it a highly entertaining show.
How can i not recomment toriko? both of these to series take place in a world of gourmet age, although Toriko is more about gourmet hunting and exploration, than cooking competition like shokugeki no souma is.
lets drown in a world of food.
- About Food
- Main characters have their own goals
- Character development
- Souma is like cooking war
- Toriko involved hunt down the monsters with superpower before cook it
Which one is better?
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.
+ Both has high level SOL story about boy who goes to special highschool to learn something new....
+ Both has pretty character designs ( just some of GnS chars reminded me of FMAB which were quote ugly )
+ Funny character interactions with each other....(supporting cast is awesome)
+ Food x How it's made x Results type of shows...
+ Both have little to no romance at all (only that Souma is dense af, he doesn't realise that he has a HAREM)
+ Both are not your typical battle shounen....(for which I'm grateful!!!)
+ Both have delicious looking food, which makes you wanting to eat while watching these series...(basically, it's impossible to not eat while watching this series) read more
Both main protagonists go away from home to attend school. Similarly, both have themes of cooking to it, while food wars is centered towards information of food, silver spoon is about the process before the food with a touch of school life added to it.
If you liked silver spoon for the food and want more mouth watering scenes then you should definitely watch shokugeki no soma! Shokugeki no soma is a cooking school unlike silver spoon but they are both equally really good anime!
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.
Similar in both anime revolves around cooking/baking foods, as well training to become better at which they want to specialize in (yume-iro as a patissiere, and in shokugeki as a chef). As-well, as having both anime explain how they created their food, and how the judge explains what they feel when they tasted the food created.
They both share comedy - school-life, and explanation of how they created such food. So if you enjoy one of these anime, you'll surely enjoy the other.
- both have food competitions
- both are set in a high-class academy where the students all make food
- both main characters were disliked by the students when they first entered
- both main characters are seen as "commoners"
The two anime are extremely similar however Shokugeki no Souma is targeted to an older audience because of it's slight ecchi and comedy whereas Yumeiro Patissiere is more kid-friendly, especially because the characters are all still very young.
While both animes are about cooking and food, Yume-iro Patissiere is more towards baking, along with a bit of magic. Both animes involve the main character overcoming the obstacles they have towards cooking/baking, using some kind of special 'power' or sense they have from experiences at home. These two animes, while both having some kind of romance on the side, have a lot of competition between characters - though Shokugeki no Souma is more competitive than Yume-iro Patissiere.
Both of these kept me hooked all the way until the very end, and so I think if you enjoyed Shokugeki no Souma, you should watch Yume-iro Patissiere.
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.
Cooking, Shounen (mild), Cook Wars/Battle, Adventure, Hilarious effect on food & eating-reaction, Each episode will introduce at least one new dish, the OSTs are great, Main character has awesome skills.
Chuuka Ichiban! has a old-day or traditional settings in Chinnese region.
Shokugeki has a current / modern settings, with a cooking-school theme.
Both feature aspiring young culinary talents who work hard to get to where they are. Both also highlights graphic overreactions to delicious food and intense cooking competitions where reputations are at stake. Though the contests in Cooking Master Boy takes place around the real world while Shokugeki no Souma's showdowns are within the school.
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.
Both anime heavily involve food. They both showcase VERY aesthetically pleasing dishes along with how they're made! One big difference between the two is that Shokugeki's MC is focused on for the majority of the anime, while Isekai Shokudou tends to focus more on the numerous recurring characters.
Ben-To would work very well as a palate cleanser or cool-down after watching Shokugeki. Although Ben-To was unique enough that I would not go so far as to suggest it was just "Food Wars Lite," or anything, they do have similar feels. Whereas Shokugeki presents an ever-present larger plotline lingering in the background, Ben-To is more simple, not really looking forward towards anything, just enjoying itself in the moment. I think if anything, you could say that Ben-To could be watched like a more casual Shokugeki.
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).
"Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma" and "Kill la Kill" are two extremely over-the-top shounen that have heavy focuses on supposedly symbolic fanservice involving relatively heavy nudity.
In both shows, the brash protagonist of seemingly humble origins immediately challenges the most feared high school girl at the influential academy that is built on top of a mountain which he and she respectively arrive at.
Young and flamboyant are the main protagonists who arrive at a world leading and prestigious institute where they challenge the highest authority for their respective reasons. The main themes branch off but has very similar key elements that have made both series a success and it’s mainly due to executing the common things uncommonly well. Not to mention, going all out and extremely over the top in conveying symbolism and messages through, believe it or not, fan service. Both are able to take all the overused tropes and clichés of shounen, turns it up to overkill and then delightfully invert them to give something exciting and fresh. read more
Their themes diverge, one is about the art of cooking and the other one is about clothes and revenge, nonetheless their humor is based on exaggerating situations and make things as perverted as they can. Both have a main character who stubbornly challenges the maximum authority of a prestigious institution and meet new friends in their journey.
Protagonists fighting their way through massive and insane academy's (with either a sword or cooking) with the objective of dethroning the so called "queens" of those academys. Also both shows have an abundance of fan service.
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.
Both anime are about cooking, but they deal with it in different ways. While Shokugeki no Souma views cooking more as a competition, Amaama to Inazuma makes a more realistic and practical use of it. Also the main character of Shokugeki knows much about cooking whereas the main in Amaama is a total beginner so the cooked meals of the latter one are simple but at the same time easier to understand. In contrast the meals in Shokugeki seem to be more creative and exceptional.
In some ways they are very different. AtI is quiet, with a very appealing innocence to it, while SnS is flamboyant, with a constant sexual undertone.
However, underneath the surface they share a profound appreciation for food and the process of creating it. Both of them will leave you wishing to adjourn to the kitchen to start appreciating the joy of cooking, and both will give you ideas for new variations on your favorite dishes.
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.
As I was watching Food Wars, I started to make many parallels with Prince of Tennis, since both were shounen and had a similar premise. Here are some similarities I noticed:
- Both explore in-depth into a particular field/skill/culture, Food Wars being about food and PoT being about the sport of tennis.
- Both MCs are self-confident, somewhat cocky/arrogant teenage males who have the skills to back it up.
- Both have backgrounds/previous exposure in their art, with Yukihira Soma growing up helping in his family's diner, and Echizen Ryoma being a youth tennis prodigy with several national championships under his belt before moving back to Japan.
- Both transfer into a school famous for their respective art, in order to better themselves. Soma goes to Tootsuki Academy, the top culinary school, and Echizen Ryoma transfers into Seishun Middle School, renowned for its formidable tennis club.
- Both are not well-accepted by their peers initially. While Soma is a friendly guy, his background in a lowly family diner is enough to earn him the other students' belittlement, since they all mostly come from elite culinary upbringings. They doubt his abilities. Echizen Ryoma is the opposite. With several championships under his name, nobody doubts his skills. However, it's his personality that many of his peers have a problem with, as he's unfriendly, cold, and tends to look down on others in regards to tennis.
-Both have to initially face off against veterans at their school to make their names heard. Soma wins against several notable chefs after his transfer into the school, and earns himself some fame. Ryoma challenges the upperclassmen to matches, and utterly wipes the floor with them. But since they weren't official matches, nobody counted them. It isn't until the ranking tournaments that he starts to square off against the team's famed starting players.
- Both face competitions and tournaments against formidable foes. Soma participates in cook-offs, while Ryoma participates in matches and tournaments after securing himself a spot in the starting lineup. Pretty self-explanatory really.
- Both bond with the people they spend time with, and quickly become like a family. The Polar Star dorm for Soma, and the tennis team regulars for Ryoma.
- Both have a father that is world-famous in their respective fields, and were trained by them. Soma's father is a world-class chef, and a graduate of Tootsuki Academy, formerly being one of the top students. He passes on many of his cooking techniques and skills onto Soma. Ryoma's father is a former pro tennis player, who suddenly disappeared from the circuit to raise his son. He taught Ryoma the ways of the racket and shaped him into the tennis powerhouse he is now. However, Ryoma mimics his father too much, and struggles throughout the show to find and discover his own play style, one that is truly unique to him.
- Both ran in Shounen Jump. Not that big a deal, but still
I honestly think that people who enjoy one would also enjoy the other to some degree, but that's up to the individual. Both are great shows IMO read more
While the two anime are completely different in the aspect that Shokugeki is based on food and Prince of Tennis is on tennis, I have found that one major similarity is that can be broken down into the following:
- both the main characters are male
- they are both 'geniuses' in their respective avtivities
- they both are experienced in their respective activities as they had been brought up in that background
- they both have a father who overshadows them and are their unbeatable rival
With those points in mind, if you're looking for an anime with a badass main character who is a sort of a genius, check out these anime (if you haven't already) and I'm sure you'll enjoy them!  read more
Even though both anime look and feel different, the main idea behind the two shows are the same. In Food Wars Souma attends a cooking school (Tootsuki Culinary Academy) while Midoriya attends a school that trains heroes (UA High). Both Souma and Midoriya has untapped potential and grows steadily over the course of the series. Just like Souma's wish is to bypass his father, Midoriya wants to be the successor for All Might. Both shows have tournaments and battles and unforgettable side characters.
-Both MC was a simple students, then they enter a school that specializes in what they want to be (totsuki and UA) to be able to fulfill their dreams
-they focus on a very famous academy
-both MC want to be the best (cheff and Superhero)
Both anime have the main protagonist admitted to the top school in japan, although Midoriya from BNHA had no talents, Soma had a lot of talents.
Both aim to be no.1, in Midoriya's case, no.1 hero and in Soma's case, no.1 chef. They have personalities they admire and want to be like, All Might in case of Midoriya and Soma's Father in case of Soma.
Overall while watching Shokugeki no Souma, I felt a lot of BNHA vibes and that's one of the main reasons I liked it (I watched it after BNHA)
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.
Though the theme of these 2 anime is very different, they both apply the same kind of formula. A lot of epic moments, suspense, comedy... In the end, there's not that much of a difference besides the actual theme.
both of the series are comedies, there is competition and nerves but also a lot of funny scenes and jokes (rather good or bad) in both anime.
you can have a laugh but also feel the pressure of the moment, eg a competition or, in Haikyuu, a match. both are kind of loose and relaxing to watch
Even though both anime may have a different concept, they are actually pretty similar. Both anime are labelled as comedy and shounen. They both have interesting characters that you can connect to, even the rivals. At times, they both can get very intense and exciting. I find both of the MCs, Hinata and Soma adorable and confident. The openings also get you hyped. Both of these are about a talent, Haikyuu!! is about volleyball, and Shokugeki no Souma is about cooking.
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.
just like shokugeki no souma, Mister Ajikko is a anime based on competitive cooking that leaves you drooling just for a taste of their food. Also they both have competitive main characters who creates new ideas for cooking that leaves you amazed.
I recomment this for all hungry anime lovers who enjoys competition, food, and following main characters on the road of dreams.
If you love One Punch Man I'm sure a lot of the reason was the hype you felt every time you watched the intro, every time you heard the OST, and every time a fight scene came up. I don't blame you for feeling that hype, One Punch Man is a fantastic show. I consider it to be the second best anime to come out of 2015; second only to Shokugeki no Souma or Food Wars. If you have not watched this show, fix that. Shokugeki no Souma is half-way between being a parody of a Shounen, and actually being a Shounen. It's a Shounen about food. And trust me, this is the most hyped you will ever get about food, Gordon Ramnsay's everything doesn't even compare. The OST is and the animation in the fight(cooking) scenes is just as amazing as OPM's, with the animation in general being better(if we are including the slice of life parts). I believe the story to be even better than OPM's, as well as the overall hype of the show(I will admit, Shokugeki may have the unfair advantage as it's 24 episodes long). I can honestly tell you that Shokugeki no Souma has the potential to be the best anime you watch for a long time, since I have yet to see a better one. I admit I put Steins;Gate and Cowboy Bebop at about the same level, but I don't consider them to be better or worse per se. I believe Shokugeki no Souma to be one of the best anime to ever grace this world despite its laughable concept and joking nature, and I believe that if you were to watch it there is a good chance you will feel the exact same way.
Now, if you've watched Shokugeki no Souma and haven't seen One Punch Man, where've you been? Even though I don't consider it to be quite on Shokugeki's level, it's still a top tier anime. Easily in the top 10 of 2015 almost regardless of who you ask. I personally consider it to be the second best of 2015, and if you are looking for some more of that hyped feeling after finishing Shokugeki, this is the perfect anime for you. The OST is just as good Shokugeki's and the animation in the fight scenes is just as good as the animation in Shokugeki's cooking scenes. One Punch Man also does not take place in a high school, so you could have a small break from that. Fantastic anime, almost perfect parody of a shounen, and completely worth the re-re-watch.  read more
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 tournaments, epic battles and rivalries between the characters.
There is no shortage of humour in either of the shows, and both take place in an academy designed to home their specific skills, wheres only the strongest can survive. The battles are endless, without break, so you will never be disappointed for lack of interesting content. Whether you like food or butts, you'll be satisfied with what is presented on your plate if you enjoyed one of these shows. read more
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.
Both anime revolve around the topic of food and it's taste. While in SnS, the MC is an aspiring chef making more and more delicious dishes and giving people foodgasms, Wakako-zake is centers around a consumer of dishes. Wakako (the MC) walks into another establishment every episode and savors every bit of the food (or drink) she orders there.
Also: SnS is a double-cour full-length anime while Wakako-zake is a single-cour short anime, meaning the latter doesn't have much in the way of in-depth story telling, lol... which however doesn't stop it from being an enjoyable title to watch.
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.
Hear me out on this one since it's not food related at all.
While watching Shokugeki no Soma I felt an odd resemblance between the characters and story arcs between this show and YuGiOh GX.
-Both the MC's come from unknown/ second-rate backgrounds but are secretly really good at their craft.
-Their posse of friends aren't the best but MC's help them overcome their weaknesses and also along the way meet rivals who feel more like friends after the viewers get to know them.
-Not to mention the constant mention of class rank/ expulsion is prevalent in both series.
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 it past year 1. Students suffer through endless trials that are intentionally unfair, and judges are frustratingly harsh. With Your Lie in April, the main character suffers severe trauma as a result of the pressure from family and friends. Later, the main character is put in charge of tutoring a young student, who experiences similar bouts of agony in preparing for a performance. A combination of peer/family pressure, sky-high expectations, rigorous school/training demands, and personal motivation pushes every student to sacrifice everything in order to just barely survive. read more
In terms of genre, plot-structure, or general feel of the anime, there really isn't much similarity.
HOWEVER, after experiencing the heart-shattering, onion-peeling soul destruction that is Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Shokugeki no Soma is a good change of pace to get your broken, voidless life back into knowing what laughter kinda felt like.
Also both the MC's are skilled in their craft, and its nice watching both of them excel/get better :)
- 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
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.
Both shows have protagonists that at the beginning of the show seem invincible but still likeable (like their fathers before them); we see the go through adversity and overcoming them in relatively amazing ways.
Both shows have an expansive cast that interacts in both expected and unexpected ways. The cast all feel different even though they are in essence the same, in HxH all fighters and in Food Wars all chefs.
Food wars is more comedic overall while HunterxHunter is a bit better with its cast.
-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 a goal, by setting a limit beforehand. (Elite 10, Yonko) read more
-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
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.
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 is obviously not a sport, it is, nonetheless, presented similar to Air Gear as a non-traditional parody of the sports anime genre. read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 significant roles in the story (be it World recognized Chefs or Professional Heroes)
- The way of "fight" is surely different from one another but the "adrenaline" and "curiosity" that the battles will give you, do surely look similar to eachother on that sort of vibe
- Additionally, probably the strongest thing that made me think back of SnS while watching BnHA was the tournament element who plays an important part of the stories and an interesting way to develop characters (and their techniques / powers) even further. Tournaments in both series bring out strategy as well, which doubles the fun while watching, and the fact that both tournaments are very "originally-processed" also brings more enjoyment. Not to mention, the winners are definitely unpredictable most of times! Won't let you down.
Although SnS's tournament only starts towards the "end" of the first season and carries on in the sequel, we won't see it before the second season for what regards BnHA instead; but i still advice to watch the first seasons, this way you'll better understand the characters and the story itself.
That's it. In my opinion tournaments, if developed nicely, are a very fun way to spice up certain stories and definitely enjoyable to watch.
If you liked one of these, and are out of something to watch, you might give a try to the other one too! Although keep in mind that main themes of the stories are still very different, also BnHA can get more "serious" and having to deal with Life-or-Death situations, while SnS, which is "lighter" on this view, has instead the addition of lots of free fanservice for male audience. Despite that, i still enjoyed both of them. I hope it will be the same for you too!
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.
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.
"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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- guy MC with similar hair that is good at cooking
- 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
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.