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: 7.911 (scored by 8944289,442 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #47
Members: 179,397
Favorites: 10,027


Ranked #940Popularity #47Members 179,397
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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.



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 ...
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 ...
Jun 14, 2019
Preliminary (318/325 eps)
Shokugeki no Soma is one of the most popular ongoing shonens in Weekly Shonen Jump. Its anime is rated pretty highly on myanimelist, IMDb, and other media forums. The manga here is rated an 8.36 on MAL. Does this mean you should read it? Absolutely not.

It's unfortunately common for long running series to end unsatisfactorily, whether that's because it's dragged out for too long, author doesn't care anymore, it's cancelled, or other unforeseeable circumstances. Look at Bleach and Fairy Tail. Those two series are infamously regarded as the worst shonen manga to have ever existed, due to how they've fallen in terms of the quality ...

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