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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
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 26, 2012 to ?
Genres: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Authors: Saeki, Shun (Art), Tsukuda, Yuuto (Story), Morisaki, Yuki (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.591 (scored by 38844 users)
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Ranked: #852
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Popularity: #21
Members: 87,461
Favorites: 9,528


deals with food in a unique way 
reportRecommended by MasterElvis
Despite the gimmicky way both series attempt to adapt a shounen series, they are clever with their style. The main characters from both series engages in conflicts related to cooking. There's a wide variety of flavorful dishes that are presented in both series. Their perspective stories also has uniqueness for its satirical themes. Definitely recommended for anyone who is seeking a manga with unorthodox style of writing. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Soma is basically Addicted to Curry's shounen version, we have a main male who's a great cook and keeps winning cooking battles. Well, Soma has ecchi when people eat food, Addicted to Curry has ecchi in other parts xD 
reportRecommended by Eru13
Shounen mangas about cooking with a similar main character. They have a battle manga feeling in them despise not having fights but cooking battles. 
reportRecommended by BlindNoldor
Both go to a unique school setting where you rise to the top using your skills. Cooking in Shokugeki no Souma, making money in Ichiba Kuragane, and both with MCs arrogant enough to think they'd get to the top.  
reportRecommended by saedo
Soul Catcher(S) and Shokugeki no Soma are shounen series that have similarity in terms of their competitive atmosphere. Both series takes place in a school life setting where the main character begins a journey. While their motivation and premise are dramatically different, the main character's spirit has a familiar feel. And as we learn more about the main characters, we also see the connections they establish that becomes important to the story. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Gin no Saji and Shokugeki no Souma chronicles the journey of a main protagonist who enters a field of study that may change his life forever. Throughout their journey, they master certain skills that makes them stand out and earn the respect of others. There is competition when it comes to the work but also the same time has its rewards. Gin no Saji is more defined by its life style tone of the story while Shokugeki no Souma has more food gimmicks in shounen style battles. However, both series has a similar feeling when it establishes their journey to become professional talents. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Although both series take place in different settings, they both portray the theme of culinary arts effectively with their premise. The main male protagonists are skilled at cooking and seek to become a skilled chef in their world. At the same time, they face competition and demand from others. Both series test the skills of the characters as they are challenged to their limits. Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) has more school life gimmicks with fanservice while Nobunaga no Chef delivers more realism with historical themes. I recommend both series if you are looking for a conventional manga of culinary arts. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
-op ( overpower ) main character/opponent,
-opponent that have a good punch line,
-audience vs MC,
-technique and skills that can be used in real life,
-MC want to surpass their father

if you like all of that then you will like both

reportRecommended by shast007
Shokugeki is the fanservice version of Mister Ajikko. Both are cooking manga about a talented boy from a humble background trying to distinguish himself in a world of high-class cuisine. In both manga the protagonist is already really good in the beginning. The way the battles play out and the way the food is described and portrayed are identical. Both will give you cooking ideas you probably shouldn't try. You're not good enough. 
reportRecommended by walla
- MC who is good at cooking with spiky hair
- harem
- talented, attractive, blond tsun character
- cute, easily-flustered sweet character
- very curvy tsundere with short hair character
reportRecommended by helloisabelle
Both have great drawing style and plot revolves around being a cook (food). 
reportRecommended by SigOpram
You'd enjoy both since they somewhat have the same concept. In Bakuman, the protagonists 'battle' using their mangaka skills, while in Shokugeki, they 'battle' using their cooking skills. They have 'rivals' who aren't totally against them; rather, they encourage each other in their own ways. Both of them are great page-turners! They'll leave you wanting to know what comes next. Both inspire readers to keep pushing towards their goals and dreams. Regarding the writing style, they both make you feel like you're in the protagonists' position so you want to keep rooting for them. Even during intense 'battles', there are some funny parts which balances the  read more 
reportRecommended by reeee-chan
Both are about cooking and competition. The main characters are both young and strive to be a great chef. 
reportRecommended by Naochin
Well the premises are different from each other, but they are quite similar:-

- Both mc's try to achieve the highest spot attending high school.
- Both mc's undergo a similar kind of training, to face the world from a different mentor
- Both mc's gain helpful friends in their school life.
- they have a knack of helping others 
reportRecommended by Spectre007
Betting your lives at stake? That could gotten worst on such a simple but epic battle

Sure enough whether gambling/cooking could tense your pure excitement and be taken within all your glory by winning without turning back to your opponent

Also had the same vibes as he/she got transfer in a not so elite school.

some set of rules are taken also by the elite of the student council

Expelled/Failed = Become a slave or a Housepet

reportRecommended by RnDNEET021
Erina in Shokugeki and Narumi in Beauty Pop, both are heir of a rich family. Souma in Shokugeki and Kiri in Beauty Pop, both are son/daughter of famous chef/hairstylist father who runs a small shop. Relationship of Erina x Souma and Narumi x Kiri is quite similar. 
reportRecommended by SocialOutcast
If you like a bit of light reading about some teen MC trying to be the best with a twist of ecchi and comedy, then you might enjoy the two of them.

Both MC are determined and carries a unique set of skill before setting off towards achieving their goal, which makes them stood out against others. Despite their apparent boon, they don't become the best straight away, and this is probably one of main drawing point of these manga. Souma and Nozomi both struggles and adapts creatively on tackling most of their problems. What's more to like is that both MC are  read more 
reportRecommended by zapr
If Food Wars is "fine dining", then the Drops of God is fine wine. While both are completely different by any means, the two involve cuisine in the sense of the character's reactions. However, Food Wars is much, much more overexaggerated than the Drops of God, especially since it is a Shounen, whereas the Drops of God is a much more mature, concise, and intelligent story. 
reportRecommended by VampiricScollion
They both follow a boy chasing their dreams. They have similar art styles. They both meet interesting people along the way and have that bit of love happening. They just give the same feeling. 
reportRecommended by Airias
Both manga has battle-cooking themed manga.

If you prefer cooking manga with more action, read Chuuka Ichiban.
If you prefer cooking manga with less action but more food diversity, read Shokugeki no Souma. 
reportRecommended by FukuchiChiisaia
While following a different set of principles and premise, both series has an innate similar feeling when it comes to the style of their story. Both series' main male protagonist has a hotblooded personality and is always eager to take on any challenge. Their relationship with others offers a wide variety of emotions with other characters. There is the concept of 'battles' that takes place throughout both series' story although portrayed different. For Beelzebub, they involve action with shounen gimmicks at school. For Shokugeki no Souma, it revolves around food competitions satirized by clever ideas. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Weekly Shounen Jump and Shounen Magazine are probably the two most dominant manga companies today and these two series are very similar in the way they tell their stories. AKB is based on the real life idol group AKB48 and a main protagonists who cross dresses so he can participate in auditions to help his love interest while Shokugeki no Souma is about a boy who tries to meet his fathers expectations by going to a top class chef school and becoming the best chef there. The art styles are very similar and alot of the panels are dedicated to tiny detail things like ingredients  read more 
reportRecommended by checkdafool
Despite one manga being about A.T. and the other about cooking their overall feeling is very similar. Also, both are beautifully drawn shounen with tons of eroticism included (and it never gets boring!) Not to mention the protagonists are basically the same. 
reportRecommended by Hoshibara
This has a similar feel to this manga if you love the competition and cooking side mixed together. If you love one then you will definitely love the other 
reportRecommended by MissBear
These 2 mangas are by right, fundamentally different, but carry similar traits.
Similar: Both the main characters have this initial introduction of one that has overcomed many obstacles and opponents, then they start on a journey due to some reasons, and start facing more powerful opponents at a high risk.
They are very shounen-ish and reminds me of One Piece. The main guy character's design is kinda similar too.

Different: Shokugeki is a cooking manga with a side focus on ecchi while Gamaran is a samurai manga focusing on sword techniques, combat instincts and the like, and has consideable gore. 
reportRecommended by Dunkjoe
Both are about young arrogant highly skilled chefs challenging the establishment. Both are more concerned with being entertaining than being realistic. IWJ isnt quite as "echhi" as SnS 
reportRecommended by Uthred
Both Manga involve Food and when you read both manga you'll get hungry both of them manga explain how the food are done and how it look make you want to go buy one or make it yourelf 
reportRecommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
Ai and Souma are both raised by a lone parent, we didn't even know where is Souma's mother nor Ai's father Souma's father, Juuichiro, is a top class chef... and Ai's mother, Mai, is a top idol both Souma and Ai are left behind by their parent to let them grow by themselves, Souma is sent to Tootsuki Gakuen, and Ai is sent to Bannamu Pro, and there, they gain new friends and rivals, also they had so much senior that acknowledge their talent after battling them as the story progressed, both Souma and Ai are slowly going to reach their parent 
reportRecommended by Kouji_Akiyama13
Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) and Dungeon Meshi takes an approach at culinary arts in a rather unique style. There is a dynamic amount of focus on the diverse range of food dishes. In addition, the expression of their flavor and texture is very detailed. While both series' premise aren't alike, the main characters does undergo through challenges to make these food dishes. Shokugeki no Souma is also well-known for its fan service (some dubs it as "foodgasm") while Dungeon Meshi contains fantasy themes. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Main protagonists are already good at their field (food/beverage service). Although not perfect, they continue to strive for excellence, overcoming life struggles that they meet. 
reportRecommended by keyzc
Both have talented MCs (Main Characters)
They have lots of battles (Souma is battles with food awesomeness and Kikou is with cute girly magical killing machines)
Both MCs have strong senses of right and wrong and get into trouble fighting for Truth, Justice and the Japanese Way (a few ppl should get that joke)
Though they are both pretty good... Souma is waaaaaaaaaay more epic (as of chapter 27) just sayin' 
reportRecommended by montana830