Shokugeki no Souma, Black Clover Recommendations
+Bold "underdog" protagonists that stand up to elitists.
+Protagonists somehow manages to win (mostly).
+Enlists in a faction that is another kind of underdog attributed to the leads.
+A female side character who is elitist but later trusts the protagonist.
+Clear goal to become the best in their respective fields.
+Leads who are lighthearted that don't take themselves too seriously.
+Leads are constantly underestimated.
Although worlds apart with Black Clover's focus on magic and with food being at the heart of Shokugeki no Souma, both anime intertwine a core message of hard work and never giving up. Both shows are set in a school competition type setting (Black Clover does not have a school but a magic knight's organisation, it gives the same sense though) with constant battles/food wars in order for the MC to perservere and achieve their goals (Wizard King/first seat on the elite ten). In both animes, there is a sense of teamwork as they join a group (Polar Star Dormitory/Black Bulls) and gain guidance alongside