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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Shokugeki no Soma's logo
(Shokugeki no Sōma)
GenreAction, comedy,[1] slice of life[2]
Written byYūto Tsukuda
Illustrated byShun Saeki
Published byShueisha
English publisher
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original runNovember 26, 2012June 17, 2019
Volumes36 (List of volumes)
Light novel
Shokugeki no Sōma: à la carte
Written byMichiko Itō
Illustrated byShun Saeki
Published byShueisha
ImprintJump j-Books
Original runFebruary 4, 2014 – present
Shokugeki no Sōma - L'étoile
Written byMichiko Itō
Illustrated byTaiki Asatoki
Published byShueisha
MagazineShounen Jump +
Original runMarch 3, 2015June 21, 2019
Anime television series
Directed byYoshitomo Yonetani
Written byShogo Yasukawa
Music byTatsuya Kato
Licensed by
Animatsu Entertainment
Original networkTBS, MBS, CBC, BS-TBS, Animax
English network
Original run April 3, 2015 – present
Episodes61 + 5 OVA (List of episodes)

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Japanese: 食戟のソーマ, Hepburn: Shokugeki no Sōma, lit. "Sōma of the Shokugeki") is a Japanese shōnen manga series. It was written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki. An anime based on this manga by J.C.Staff aired between April 3, 2015 and September 25, 2015. A second season named Food Wars! The Second Plate aired between July 2, 2016 and September 24, 2016.[4][5] The third season was first broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX from November 4, 2017 to June 25, 2018.

It was number twelve on the 2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey.[6] It was number three in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2014.[7]

Plot[change | change source]

A boy named Soma Yukihira wants to become a full-time chef in his father Joichiro's family restaurant and cook even better than his father, but Joichiro gets a new job that requires him to travel around the world and closes his shop. Joichiro has Soma go to Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute, an elite culinary school where students engage in food competitions called shokugeki. He gets himself a spot at the school even though Erina Nakiri, the talented granddaughter of the school's dean, does not approve of him. Soma is assigned to Polaris Dormitory where he meets other students who want to be chefs, including Megumi Tadokoro. The story follows his adventures as he interacts with his peers and challenges Totsuki's students as well as others in shokugeki competitions. Learning that his father was not only a student of Totsuki, but also the second seat in the Council of Ten; Soma plans on becoming the best at the academy.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Official Website for Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma". Viz Media. Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. "Food Wars!". Sentai Filmworks. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  3. "Food Wars! Spinoff Manga Shokugeki no Soma: L'étoile Ends".
  4. "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. December 10, 2015. Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  5. "Food Wars Anime's 2nd Season's Title, Summer Premiere Revealed". Anime News Network. February 28, 2016. Archived from the original on February 28, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  6. "Top Manga Ranked by Kono Manga ga Sugoi 2014 Voters". Anime News Network. December 9, 2013. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  7. "Japan's Bookstore Employees Rank Top Manga of 2014". Anime News Network. February 6, 2014. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.