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Shokugeki no Soma  
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From Dan of Population GO:

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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Associated Names
В поисках божественного рецепта
식극의 소마
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Shokugeki no Souma
Soma's Cafeteria Drama

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Latest Release(s)
c.131 by Casanova (5d ago)
c.130.3 + 130.4 by Casanova (9d ago)
c.130 by Casanova (19d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 Chap 1

User Reviews
Shokugeki no Soma by Subpyro


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (853 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 13th 2015, 6:28am PST



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Viz (7 Volumes - Ongoing)

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On 5920 reading lists
On 851 wish lists
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this is just awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lilsmally
August 18th, 2015, 7:37am
I can't believe that there are actually haters of this manga, I mean that it is just plain great. It does not get played out or boring the MC is just refreshing losing but losing fate just keep trying and improving, to plus on it he is not a pushover. Even the supporting characters are interesting funny and I kind like the Soma and Megumi pair .Even though she was a complete scaredy cat she learn from Soma and tries to improve her self to cute. Anyways please give it a chance it's worth it

... Last updated on August 18th, 2015, 7:37am
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Like PoT   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by turnip head
August 7th, 2015, 9:23am
It's PoT for cooks, though this is more fleshed out and better overall. In one color page of the manga Megumi held a racquet with her kind expression and pigtails and I had to laugh. I enjoyed PoT. This is simply the better story.

I keep reading it over and over. And watching the anime- generally I prefer manga but the anime does the visually comedic moments so well. And it doesn't stray too much from the manga's content!

I enjoy all the varying dynamics of cooking styles and personality clashes. It's a super fun story well told. And it's friggin' hilarious.

... Last updated on August 15th, 2015, 5:53pm
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Worst School ever.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Uz3r667
June 14th, 2015, 6:12am
This "school" requires you to pass a hard entrance test to see if you are a decent enough chef already. Then throughout their semesters they regulary "fail" students, and they get expelled. They never teach their students, just test them, and test them some more. Infact, the only time a student is ever taught anything is when they get expelled. "Your expelled! because you shoulda done this or you did this wrong!" This is less a school and more a 3-year long tournament where you self study cooking.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2015, 6:15am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jdniff
June 11th, 2015, 11:42pm
There was a day when I thought Code Geass would be the greatest anime ever, and now the day has come when I now think Shokugeki No Soma is the greatest manga ever. I love how the world of manga and anime keeps evolving to greater heights. From the in depth character development, to the amazing creativity and flawless design, to unique battle format, and especially the crazy food orgasms, This is a ride you don't want to miss. ^^

Also Try not to mind the constant eroticness, while it may be a red flag for some(such as myself), the story is just too good to pass up. Besides it's Japanese anime/manga, if your looking for something clean go watch Tom and Jerry smile (which is a master piece of it's own btw)

... Last updated on June 11th, 2015, 11:47pm
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Creative and delicious!   
Rating: N/A
by fishical
April 11th, 2015, 7:13am
When i was suggested to read this manga, i dropped it a few times because of the prologue as I'm not a fan of ecchi. Like some ecchi manga, I thought it will be full of fan-service and no story. This manga however,maybe 5-10 chapters in, starts the drama and I couldn't put it down. The reactions from the judges/tasters also get less pornographic as you continue, and more relative with the "taste" of the dish.

What i really love about the manga, is that if you get absorbed into it - you really do feel the tension and the atmosphere of the place. I think the art is absolutely gorgeous and it does play a part in this. I find myself sometimes just starring at the page because the art is flawless. Character-wise it's really up to your taste. Some people hate different characters, and some people love them. There's enough variety for everyone.
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started great but is now predictable and repititive   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by mystichead
February 25th, 2015, 10:22pm
This actually was fun starting out
even mid
but after like a 100 chapters im starting to burn out
theres too much a repition and predictable pattern now
standard shounen tournamenty elements
throw in the cliche and fanservices (sexual and other wise) in galore

ugh this is killing me.... its popular yes but its popular like naruto and bleach.... this thing is too shallow and the drama and twists..even for a comedy ..are awful...shallow, predictable....
so lacking creativity...and very very very forced

this has become just another cheap factory product rather than something custom, unique and great like that made of an artisan...
its like someone gathered all the pattern datapoints on high selling manga... and programmed a software program to machine write a chapter content and focus...

If you're okay with something looks like it was wrtten and directed by a machine and then factory made ..u should be fine...

if you want something more creative... dont..DONt read this ull regret it once u get into it and start hating it... simlar the Im Dal Young effect

... Last updated on February 25th, 2015, 10:29pm
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It's pretty good.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
January 5th, 2015, 5:19am
This manga has good clean crisp art (sans the random chibi/moe moments) and an interesting premise. Previously gave it some hate due to Subaru (the "baddie" for some chapters) being such a magnificent douchebag. But now that Souma's kicked his sorry ass it's full steam ahead on the fun cruise. The detailing on the dishes are amazing, and the reaction of those who eat them hilarious! The villains other than the aforementioned Subaru are your standard arrogant pricks, but they're tolerable. Souma himself is one of the more memorable protagonists I have seen in recent years, a baddass but not an invincible one. He has his moments of failure but they don't come in constant waves as with some other shounen heroes, and he's actually funny. The biggest issue I have now is the pacing. You tend to bump into filler dialogue between big moments that last whole chapters but thankfully it's not so bad as to require one to put this series on hold.

If you like Chuuka Ichiban or Yakitatte then this is another similar series worth reading!

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2015, 7:11am
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by ms_nobody
December 9th, 2014, 11:12pm
The main character is annoying and boring. He's like a dumber, Gary Stu'ed version of Ash Ketchum.
Every single chapter I've read has been the same so far. MC challenges/gets challenged, comes up with something good enough to make the eater take up a single page/double spread to orgasm at his food, and then wins.

The only good point is the art.

I love cooking and I heard good things about this manga, so I'm super dissapointed with how bad it is.
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Funny Food   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by -Tyrael-
August 20th, 2014, 11:26am
An overall interesting series, but ultimately unwilling to try anything new, have and outcome that isn't completely predictable, or challenge any of the common shounen cliches.

- Likeable but extremely dense MC? check
- Defeat equals friendship? check
- MC always wins? check
- First person to reveal their trump card always looses? check
(in this case, whoever presents their dish first has, at best, a 0.1% chance of winning)
- Lack of meaningful character development for the MC? check
- Power of nakama defeats all? nope, at least it skipped that one (though it would probably try if it wasn't a cooking series)

Despite all of that, it's still fairly good (especially the art and comedy), just don't expect anything new.
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Awesome manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
July 1st, 2014, 11:44am
As long as you don't read too much into the cooking techniques and the reactions of the people who eat, you should enjoy this manga immensely. The MC is the kinda character you can't find fault with. He is good at what he does, he has talent, and he has potential, and so he grows too. Plus he has a lot of competition and rivals, creating an atmosphere that will excite readers.

The art is just delicious. There are a myriad of interesting characters. I have no problems whatsoever with the ecchi.

Spoilers below, but I feel you should know this before reading, as I counted on this when I began reading but was somewhat let down.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Despite the romance tag, there has been zero romance. Nothing at all. The MC has shown no interest in any girl. A comment the MC's dad made hinted at future romance, but so far there has been none, and we are 76 chapters in.
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