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Shokugeki no Souma

Shokugeki no Souma

Alternative Titles

English: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Synonyms: Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan, Our Love Counseling, Shokugeki no Souma: Le Dessert
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 36
Chapters: 325
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 26, 2012 to Aug 29, 2019
Genres: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Authors: Saeki, Shun (Art), Tsukuda, Yuuto (Story), Morisaki, Yuki (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.271 (scored by 60991 users)
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Ranked: #4232
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Popularity: #17
Members: 131,604
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Fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira dreams to one day surpass his father's cooking skills and take over as the chef of their small family diner. However, his aspirations come to a halt when his father announces the closure of their restaurant, as he must travel abroad for cooking-related business.

In the meantime, Souma is urged by his father to attend Tootsuki Culinary Academy: a world-renowned school where expulsions of incompetent students are commonplace. Due to the curriculum's rigor, any student that manages to graduate is recognized as a chef of great caliber. Reluctantly agreeing to the proposition, Souma heads to Tootsuki's high school division for the entrance exam. Little does he know, he will soon begin a new chapter of his life—one that entails new friends, daring rivalries, and sleepless nights.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Some of the recipes used in the series are compiled in the manga volumes by the collaborator chef, Yuki Morisaki. A recipe book was released June 4, 2015 featuring both recipes from the manga as well as new ones exclusive to the book, written by Morisaki with illustrations done by Shun Saeki.

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. It has also been published in Polish as Kulinarne Pojedynki by Waneko since November 2016.

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Sep 26, 2019
Timeless- (All reviews)
So once again it's a familiar scenario, another long running shounen manga couldn't fulfill its potential after showing some early promise.

Shokugeki started off as a one of the shining stars in the magazine, with its simple focus on cooking and its exaggerated battles. With its fantastic art, a confident male protagonist and a colourful cast of characters, it managed to draw attention despite having the tried and tested shounen formula. However after a certain point, the story suddenly started falling apart, and eventually reached an underwhelming ending. What exactly happened? Let's find out in the following review.

As it can be gathered from the synopsis, the read more
Oct 3, 2019
Rich-ie (All reviews)
What was once a shining star in the overall mediocrity of Shonen Jump’s catalog, finished its run worse than the likes of Death Note and Fairy Tail’s endings. I kid you not. Yes, I said Fairy Tail, and no I don’t think I’m being facetious. I have no words — I mean how could I?

There is nothing to say, nothing whatsoever. Any effort would be a waste, and yet this intellectually fickle mind is doing it regardless. Take that how you will.

There are no ideas to be portrayed, no textures to be defined, and not even a single read more
Nov 23, 2018
James_Monroe (All reviews)
Shokugeki no Soma is a textbook case of a manga that lost itself along the way.

Somewhere along the line, the story stopped being about a cooking school and over-the-top villains came into picture and the manga became a hot mess after that.

After a very, very long arc with the first over-the-top villain, another one came into line, and by God, it's the worst character. Yeah, the worst character. Not the worst character in the manga. Not the worst character in WSJ mangas. Not the worst character in any manga. It's the worst character in any given story I've read.

This character ruined the power levels of read more
Dec 21, 2018
T-Hawk (All reviews)
"Look how they massacred my boy" - Vito Corleone, The Godfather & T-Hawk, Reading this series every week.

Shokugeki No Souma has been a staple of Weekly Shonen Jump for over 6 years now and at times it sat near the top of the mountain as one of the most unique ongoing shonen series out there that took your typical battle manga and flipped it on it's head. It seems however that the best days of this manga have long gone by and what we are left with is something that is a shell of it's former self, begging to just be put out of it's read more


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