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
Genre: Gourmet Gourmet
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Saeki, Shun (Art), Tsukuda, Yuuto (Story), Morisaki, Yuki (Story)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 8553285,532 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7942
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #40
Members: 172,045
Favorites: 10,237

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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]

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 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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Oct 3, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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. Yes, I invoked the conclusion to Fairy Tail, and no, I don’t think I’m being facetious. I have no words — I mean how could I? Any effort would be a waste, and yet this intellectually fickle mind is doing it regardless. Take that how you will.

The ending is a slight on all that is good, kind, or right. It is dissonant in the workings of satisfying character/plot progression and conclusions in ways ...
Apr 10, 2020
I see that the other reviews aren't that positive but don't mind if I do:

Art is perfect. However, the part where the manga REALLY shines, are characters. Some people aren't happy with the recent development but after almost 300 chapters of couse someone will drop it. Personally this manga is the absolute #1 one best thing I've ever read and invested myself into, so if you are wondering whether to read this - of course you should it's a god damn masterpiece.

I have one problem: The ending is a bit rushed. I don't like that they skipped some battles so I've been wondering whethet ...
Apr 29, 2020
With every cooking manga I've read, I noticed that they always fall in either two categories. You've got heartwarming cooking manga who brings forth the importance of family, friendship, and community. On the other hand, you've got Shokugeki no Soma, who brings a battle shounen twist in the kitchen.

Shokugeki no Souma had a rather fun story. It was really entertaining to follow Souma's path into becoming a better chef. Like other battle shounen manga, it's an extremely fun read to follow the path of our protagonist, to see him try to become the best that ever was. I was incredibly entertaining to see the craziness ...

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