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Shokugeki no Soma  
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Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?


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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
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7 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (567 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.6 / 10.0
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April 6th 2014, 9:56am PST

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imagelesskink
April 12th, 2014, 7:49pm
Great art, great story, great characters, and great recipes. I can't understand why anyone thought it's not realistic (besides the oneshot, of course), there's even a famous japanese professional chef collaborating with them to create the recipes. I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sagara129
April 6th, 2014, 4:06am
While some may get turned off by the amount of ecchi in this manga, you should realize that the artist started out by drawing H manga. This aside, the art is very good including the expressions of the characters, from the laid back Souma to the icy Alice and the rest of the cast. There's enough comic relief and silliness sprinkled about, but there are also serious moments. I also appreciated that the author doesn't introduce too many characters but gradually inserts them into the story as it progresses. Souma isn't a perfect cook but he knows how to learn from his mistakes. I'm looking forward to seeing him compete for a spot in the elite council later on smile.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
February 18th, 2014, 2:36am
It's very charming, and the main character, Souma, is hard to hate. The art is top notch. It's quite creative and diverse, once you see the dishes, your mind will be blown. The manga does contain an enormous amount of ecchi, but if you don't mind it, this manga will be absolutely enjoyable. I wasn't bored by the 30th chapter. I feel like there was constantly a new challenge every few chapters, and personally, I like that kind of pacing. There are tons of gag reliefs that I fully enjoy. All in all, A+ for story, characters, and delicious-looking food.
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It's freaking awesome.   
Rating: N/A
by harrysoung
November 24th, 2013, 2:57pm
49 chapters in and loving every second of it. Character progression of the protagonist is reminiscent to that of Beelzebub; not from weak to strong, but from badass to even more badass.

Looking through the previous comments, it seems people think this falls short as a cooking manga because it fails to be informative or the material presented is just BS. But considering the amount of "how to" pages in the chapters I really cant imagine this being pulled out of someones @ss. Every single dish is made through some elaborate technique or unique ingredient, knowledge a layman shouldn't be familiar with.

And for those who think this isn't informative, you must be smoking some illegal Brazilian sht because you are out your dam mind. The basic formula for SnS is presenting a dish, then explaining the techniques the chef used, ingredients of choice, and a brief history of the ingredient or what it's most commonly used for - a procedure that takes a couple of pages.

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2014, 11:06am
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Unreal but funny   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Hector234
November 19th, 2013, 9:36am
I agree with previious comments that some of the dishes don't have cooking sense, but I still think is funny and for now I'll keep reading and see how it turns out...
Yet as you keep reading you realize that what it lacks is compensated with how well it expresses emotions and builds the atmosphere..

... Last updated on November 19th, 2013, 1:36pm
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Fails as Cooking, Passes as Ecchi-Shounen.   
Rating: 6.7 / 10.0
by Fantasier
September 29th, 2013, 8:02am
Tosh, I mean SAEKI Shun *teehee*, as a manga artist is very good at his job. His art and coloring are undoubtedly magnificent.

But Shokugeki no Soma is probably not.

I read the One Shot before and I'm quite satisfied with it, so I started reading the series, which is serialised not long after the One Shot is out. Then I started to realise what I overlooked when it was One Shot: Shokugeki no Soma should be a cooking manga.

From my point of view, the manga fails as a cooking manga. Why? Because cooking manga is usually realistic and more informative. The story gives quite too little information and I don't feel like it involves cooking as much as it should. For some reason the kind is unlike sports manga, or other kinds where unreal things can be more easily accepted. Cooking manga's really should have good information. (To name a few ones with sufficient information: Mr Ajikko and Tetsunabe no Jan)

In spite of what has been said before, this manga passes as an Ecchi-Shounen manga. It contains probably everything young male readers will ever ask for from a Shounen: Fan Service, great art, friend-related things, and male fighting spirits. So if you see it as just another typical Shounen, it is an above-average and attractive manga to pick up.

... Last updated on September 29th, 2013, 8:03am
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"Battle" manga? BS foods? Duh. Why don't u go back to being a little kid again, grown up?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kazewa
August 6th, 2013, 4:49am
This is a MANGA. Whether the techniques, how what foods cooked from what ingredients using what methods, it's not wrong AT ALL even if the author wants to make them unrealistic. Oh please, this is MANGA, not a cooking guides written in manga style. Seriously mixing things with real pro's point of view might be wrong, because a manga is something to be enjoyed, not something to be judged.

At least we didn't see genuine meats produced from vegetables or vice verse, did we. (please note I can't cook at all)

And hey, battle manga? Haha, "battle". ridiculous. It's competitions, duh. What's wrong with competition. Competitions occur in real life. And actually, how would you make an interesting and long running manga out of cooking manga without competition, I mean, "battle" element on it? Can you tell me what manga / anime / tv show / reality show / any story / show about cooking as the main theme that did not involve competition? You can? Now that is what ridiculous.

Well, all those fanservices certainly there to help with the popularity. But imho, those fanservices are better than casual "too much forced and repeated and predictable" fanservices from a certain darkne* manga. (As I'm tired with those ridiculous fanservices manga)

To add a bit about my opinion on the manga... meh, just see what score I gave.

... Last updated on August 6th, 2013, 4:56am
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It's OK   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kujika
July 26th, 2013, 12:58pm
At first I thought "what the?". It's about an elitist school with an examiner that's absolutely childish and unprofessional (she kicks people out without regret even if she approves of their food, just because she is insulted on a personal level).

It gets better though. Yes it's ecchi, but there are half-naked guys too hehe It's not the main focus of the story, without someone pointing it out I wouldn't even know that a H artist drew this.

To all those that call the main arrogant, there's a difference between arrogant and confident. Soma only does talk people down if he feels they deserve it.

... Last updated on July 26th, 2013, 4:11pm
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Pretty great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Caliburn
July 17th, 2013, 4:29am
Satire. That is the word I use to describe this manga. Shoukugeki no Soma is, to me, a satirical piece of literature parodying various aspects of manga: exaggerated movements, extremely ecchi 'n sexy women and men all in one spot, crazy scenarios, and more. It's really hilarious, and it just gets the humor right. It knows the basics, and builds up on that to create a really well done comedy/cooking manga. Even if it does add in the usual cliches, it never feels forced. It always seems to have a purpose.

All in all, if you want a good manga with great humor, this is the manga for you.
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Pretty Funny   
Rating: N/A
by Unrequited
June 28th, 2013, 3:10pm
Hits all the shonen tropes and applies them to cooking, but it manages to keep up all the humor and fun. You'd be surprised how easy it is to fuck up simple concepts, but Tsukuda executes them well. So in essence it shares all wackiness and and exaggeration that sports series do. You pretty much have to take the veracity of such a series with a grain of salt! *Boom cooking pun* If you can't do that then these sorts of series probably aren't for you.

Also regarding fanservice... damn does this series do it well. And I'm not talking about how pretty the art is, although that's certainly a bonus. But this series provides equal-opportunity fanservice in a sense. Rather than being prude and disparaging the natural phenomena of wanting to see sexy things, Tsukuda and Saeki decide to just let both sexes be perverts. Tsukuda and Saeki not only include pretty girls, but also old women, bishonen, overtly muscular men and everything in between. All the while being incredibly creative in the ways they do it.

Give it a go.

... Last updated on June 28th, 2013, 3:11pm
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