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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
Shokugeki no Souma

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7 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (568 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.6 / 10.0
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shakaku
February 24th, 2013, 5:50am
In this manga, you can see how everything is going to play out from the very beginning. However, this is not a bad thing. The execution is done really well, and the art, done by Tosh, is beautiful and handles the characters' expressions really well.

The characters are really likable, both appearance wise and personality wise. The main character is alpha as fuck. Also, you won't get confused between characters, as none of them look alike and are all memorable in their own way.

The selling point of this manga is definitely in the fan service, though. Tosh's godly artwork makes those scenes beautiful, humorous, and downright delicious. Quite literally, food porn.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2013, 12:34am
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A great "Shounen" food manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mercio
February 9th, 2013, 5:57am
Ignore all the complains about this manga. The plot is not "fast" it's a "shounen" manga if you expect a much slower detailed plot go read something else. There's fanservice but it's not annoying unlike other manga's but that's not what makes this manga so good! It's the food, the art and the character reaction that will make you salivate.
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Well not really...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rexytheking
March 13th, 2013, 3:46pm
Food porn is a little borderline...if you take out the orgasms from eating good food, there really isn't any even ecchi things much less porn. Nikumi kind of borderline but a big chest doesn't necessarily constitute ecchi...
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It not just good, It very very amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Noruva
December 17th, 2012, 3:02am
I never image the great story from TSUKUDA Yuuto-Sensei and the great art from SAEKI Shun-Sensei (who work on Harem Time) is make this manga become so amazing, the power of combination is so frightening!
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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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Food porn   
Rating: N/A
by Alwerien
January 26th, 2013, 10:35am
That's what this is. And not even joking.

I don't think I would have imagined myself reading a cooking series with art by a H artist. It certainly gives it a special feel. But still, it's pretty enjoyable all in all and you get used to the fanservice.

There seems to be some slight plot holes already, but I suppose it's still too early to judge. The characters are interesting and the food makes you hungry.

... Last updated on January 26th, 2013, 10:36am
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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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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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Its good   
Rating: N/A
by kecaw
June 24th, 2013, 6:26am
Like in the subject the series is good, the story (as bland as it is) holds its own, the echi or "fanservice" parts despite being always the Ahhhhh~ after the food they get is well placed and isnt overused OR everywhere around the manga ( its well placed, you can predict it AND it's keeped at the right amout) and as cooking goes, sure its a bit over the top but its not going over the board with it, so it is plesant for the eye.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2013, 6:27am
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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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