Shokugeki no Souma
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
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Shokugeki no Souma

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Synonyms: Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan, Our Love Counseling, Shokugeki no Souma: Le Dessert
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 !
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 36
Chapters: 325
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 26, 2012 to Aug 29, 2019
Genres: Gourmet Gourmet, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Saeki, Shun (Art), Tsukuda, Yuuto (Story), Morisaki, Yuki (Story)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 8798687,986 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #45
Members: 176,785
Favorites: 10,104


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Volumes: /36
Chapters: /325


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]

Included one-shot:
Volume 3: Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan


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 was published in English as Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from August 5, 2014 to June 2, 2020. It has also been published in Polish as Kulinarne Pojedynki by Waneko since November 2016.

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Sep 10, 2023
If you asked me after the second major arc in Food Wars (Shokugeki no Souma) how I'd rate it. I'd say either a 9 or a 10 if I was feeling generous. It was easily one of my favorite mangas with a few minor issues.

In general the story was excellent, the art superb, and really my complaints were nitpicks, of "Accomplished chefs" not knowing relatively common food prep. I would say they embellish how good certain techniques are, over sell how good young chefs are, and the recipes in the manga are... weak.

But the thing is, there's so much ...
Apr 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
My local library had a copy of every volume of Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma, which made it easy to binge-read in a cost effective way. Otherwise, I would have felt as though I wasted my money. The art was on the better end for Shounen Jump releases, the characters were enjoyable, the setting was intriguing, the series was slightly educational while being entertaining, yet despite being surrounded by all this delicious food, I still came out feeling empty when the story concluded.

All of the arcs were pretty good except for the last two. Those who enjoy cooking will probably enjoy this manga and look ...
Jul 1, 2019
Preliminary (315/325 eps)

This manga was painful to watch develop.

You see, I'm not really qualified enough to talk about art and such but what I can talk about is how much this manga fell apart.

You see, I am VERY partial to this manga since it was indeed the first anime I had ever watched from the day it aired. It was my introduction into my now weeb life and what a wonderful one it was.

I remember watching the first season and simply being infatuated with how amazing everything seemed but sadly, this was not ...

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