"Shokugeki no Souma looks stupid, it's just a story about a guy that likes to cook food"
Good god, this anime series....
The anime that made me start cooking good food other than eggs and burgers.
Shokugeki no souma is just so amazing, it's only been 4 episodes and they look so good, that all of them made me smile of enjoyment like it was nothing.
It's unbelievable the way they can put out such an intresting and joyful story, and combine it with the so well done music and sounds.
The time that we have waited for this season was not too long, but it was kind of painful,
at least for me, in a way that I wanted so bad to continue watching and enjoying the way they make food and show it to the viewers.
The first episode was so refreshing, really made me feel like it has been so long since I last watched season 2, with the opening, the animation, the sound, and above all else, THE FOOD !
Episode 2 and 3 showed a little bit more what Souma wanted and we were waiting for the beast to come out of his den !
Episode 4 was so astounding, I won't spoil, but in the end of the episode, if you are like me, you will have that huge smile coming out of enjoyment.
I can't say much more about it, it's most likely I don't have words to describe how outstanding this show is, I can only say one thing, and that is ---> Shokugeki no Souma
I gotta say, when I watched the first episode of the third season, I was a little scared. I knew the meeting with the Elite 10 Council was moved to an OAD, but still, the pacing felt off. I had also been fearful that a 12-13 episode count for this season would ruin it as several important plots will be unveiled in this season and 12-13 episodes just weren't gonna cut it.
But once the season really kicked off, I was glad to see it come back to its old self. I just get this vibe when watching this season, that reminds me of the first
season, which I truly adored.
Story : 8 - The arc is solid so far (as of ep. 3) and promises to be really enjoyable if the pacing and overall ambiance remain the same.
Art : 9 - I really enjoy the art style, which has been consistent throughout all three seasons so far. The scenes with the funny character designs for funny scenes and whatnot are always loads of fun, and the overall art is really nice.
Sound : 8 - So far, the OSTs haven't particularly blown me away, but there are still many episodes left for that to happen. I do find both the OP and ED to be very good and in tune with the overall tone of the show.
Character : 8 - Not gonna spoil anything for some of the character developments in this arc, but I find the characters just as lovable and interesting as in the other seasons. I also find that the seiyuus they chose this season, especially for the Elite 10, were quite good. I was also glad that the seiyuu change on Erina isn't really noticeable.
Enjoyment : 10 - This is my totally biased opinion, but I love this show. I really love the manga, and the show really serves it well. I always find that if I want to have a good laugh or just enjoy myself, this show is a way to go, and so far this season hasn't disappointed me. So if you are looking for a good anime to watch, I highly recommend this show. Obviously, if you haven't seen the first two seasons, go see them immediately ! :p
Shokugeki is... A cooking battle shonen. For me some shows will always be defined by their premise, and this is certainly one of them. Gintama is historical science fiction comedy. Mushishi is supernatural hiking. And this is Chopped ramped alllll the way up to 11. The best part about this, is that the show knows it is, and consequently pours its all into being exactly what it is: a carousel of mouth watering food, excessive dinner-induced fanservice, and quirky, plucky characters.
To be honest there's not much more to say about this next installment in the series. The plot is advancing closer to the point we've
been waiting for since the beginning of season one, the animation remains solid all around and beautiful when it comes to food, the characters are continuing their bits of growth while maintaining most of the running gags, and its an absolute blast to watch. And that lack of excess fat might be why its so darn entertaining, and a tie back to my first point: this show knows exactly what it is, and it does exactly that at a consistently high level. its self assured, and that's what keeps its edge.
Its sharpest point outside the premise comes in the form of its characters. The show as a whole contains a large cast list, and the vast majority of these people are not only given backstories, but evolve alongside the main character. The show desperately needs this to compensate for the lack of true action scenes one would typically associate with the genre, and it does so with aplomb. Accomplishing the balancing act of having a true main character while still developing other pieces is one that few shows attempt, and even fewer pull off to the extent Shokugeki continues to.
In short, this is not the deepest anime. But it keeps an ever expanding, colorful cast, an endearing main character, some incredible sounding food, and is conceptually an inventive spin on the standard shounen anime. An absolute blast!
The new season of shokugeki so far is as good as we expected like in the previous ones.
The show starts right away with Yukihira Souma s new rival to beat(in sales)Terunori Kuga,which as people expect is the new huge obstacle Souma must overcome to challenge one of the elite 10 in a Shokugeki.
Well as someone would expect from a series that is basically called Food Wars, you cant expect to see a deep,moving story and of course its not what made this series popular so far.
What i really like so far in terms of story progression is the fact that it starts right away with
Souma s next challenge and rival to beat,without wasting any episodes,which i believe people that liked previous seasons will appreciate(like me)a lot.
Art and sound
Solid like the previous seasons.It really helps enjoying the show more.
Same for the sound of the series.
Not the best sound or Ost of 2017, but a series that is about Food doesnt need one either.
Like the character design it is as good as it needs to be.
Well so far we mostly see Souma and Megumi and of course the new rival to beat Kuga .
Kuga the more experienced guy as expected from an Elite 10 guy.
Megumi and Souma are as usual the lovable duo of the series.
Megumi is as usual timid and thinks a lot before acting and Souma is the exact opposite.
He is reckless(first acts then thinks)but also not afraid to accept any challenge not caring about how good his opponent is.
All in all as a team they achieve a balance and are as lovable to watch working together as they were in previous seasons.
We later get to see more of the elite 10 and Nakiris father and his influence on the characters and the academy.
The series so far has started pretty strong with an an interesting rival and Souma and Megumi joined as a team to beat him.
It short of reminds me the first season which is something i really like so far.
Really looking forward to the rest of the episodes.