Haikyuu!!, Shokugeki no Souma Recommendations
Both of these stories follow a very energetic main character striving to become better at what they do (volleyball and cooking). These MC's never give up no matter the cost. There are a large variety of different characters in each anime that help the mc. And, of course, there are rivals as well. The music and intensity of the matches (volleyball matches, shokugeki matches) are very similar, but Shokugeki no Souma has more comedy to it. All in all, these just look and feel very similar.
Though the theme of these 2 anime is very different, they both apply the same kind of formula. A lot of epic moments, suspense, comedy... In the end, there's not that much of a difference besides the actual theme.
both of the series are comedies, there is competition and nerves but also a lot of funny scenes and jokes (rather good or bad) in both anime.
you can have a laugh but also feel the pressure of the moment, eg a competition or, in Haikyuu, a match. both are kind of loose and relaxing to watch
Even though both anime may have a different concept, they are actually pretty similar. Both anime are labelled as comedy and shounen. They both have interesting characters that you can connect to, even the rivals. At times, they both can get very intense and exciting. I find both of the MCs, Hinata and Soma adorable and confident. The openings also get you hyped. Both of these are about a talent, Haikyuu!! is about volleyball, and Shokugeki no Souma is about cooking.