Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma is a Japanese Anime which is illustrated by Shun Saeki and written by Yuto Tsukuda. This manga was first published in 26th November 2012, and the title was named as Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. Later, the manga was adapted into an anime television series which was released in 2015. This adventure comedy is published by Shueisha and is loved by people of all ages all over the world. It finds itself a spot on a large population’s favourite’s list. Read on to know if it deserves to be on yours.
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Plot:
The story revolves around Teenager Soma Yukihira who wants to follow his father’s footstep and become a known full-time chef. He is a skilled as well as an amateur chef. Jōichirō Yukihira is his father who owns a restaurant situated in the small shopping district which is called as Yukihira Restaurant. Soma adores his father and his skills as a chef and wants to be as good as him in the cooking world. One day his father decides to close down their restaurant for three years and tells him to attend the famous Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute which is an elite culinary school. It is like no other ordinary school. Gifted students from numerous countries like Italy and Denmark come here to fulfil their dream to become a chef.
This culinary institute was highly reputed and had only a few graduate students each year. Soma was as excited as nervous to join the elite culinary school situated in Tokyo, Japan. The students of this culinary school were predominantly from the Totsuki’s Junior High school, but the admissions were also taken by the results of an entrance exam. As he enrols the school, he participates in Shokugeki which is an entrance exam conducted by Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute. Somehow he gets selected by the school despite being disapproved by Erina Nakiri, who is the competent granddaughter of the Academy Director of the school. She is not much impressed by his simple egg dish and thinks he is unworthy. He boldly announces that he will use them all as a ladder to become the best student of the academy. Some students already become rivals of him after his statement. Later on, he meets many aspiring chefs when he enters the dormitory that was allotted to him, Polaris Dormitory. Soma befriends Megumi Tadokoro. He was astonished to see that the campus of Totsuki’s Saryo Culinary Institute. The campus was a like a resort with a number of research societies, a classroom for cooking practices and huge arenas spread in a large area that was used to carry out various competitions through-out the session.
Although out of all the dormitories of the culinary institute, Polaris Dormitory was the most affordable, getting to stay there was not an easy task. Students have to woo the dorm matron with the help of a self-cooked dish in order to make sure of their position in the dorm. The story follows his challenges and adventures along with his peers in various food competitions. He later comes to know that his father had not only studied in Totsuki, but he was also the second seat in the Council of Ten. He learns that only the best student chefs of Totsuki’s Junior High school were awarded a seat on the council of Ten masters and it was a very prestigious position. His dad always wanted a best for him, so he sent him to this school. It inspires Soma to become the best student in this academy. He enters many competitions with his fellow classmates. As Soma begins to explore the rule and regulations of Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute, he comes across a rule that shocked him. He learnt that any student could challenge any other fellow student or even alumni for a shokugeki competition and this battle can be fought for anything, be it cooking utensils, facilities, dorms or even for the membership in the Council of Ten. He learnt that shokugeki could be fought even to expel a student from the school. He doesn’t know the fact that many challenges await him in this journey although is very hopeful and enthusiastic to be the best in his academy and prove his father that he can be as good as him. He wanted to make his father proud. Soma and his other batch mates of the first year decide to take part in a cooking camp which was governed by the alumni of the same school. They had a reputation of expelling almost one-third of the participating class which was a terrifying figure.
In the coming fourth season, the story will go up to the Promotion Exam Arc. The school gets divided into various faction fighting groups, and the strongest one will survive in this culinary school. After his siding with Central’s new Elite, Ten Soma will clash with Hayama. The remaining fighting students of the Totsuki school will travel and go against the Central’s new Elite Ten. The students try to overcome any challenges to stay in this institute.
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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Characters:
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma has an elaborate list of characters, the most integral to the storyline of which are detailed below:
Soma Yukihira: He is 15 years old and the lead protagonist of the amine. He works with his father in the Yukihira Family restaurant. He aspires to become a full-time chef and wants to surpass his dad in cooking. He loves to experiment with things even if he ends up with horrible results. He is always ready for any cooking competition. He loves to create freestyle dishes.
Erina Nakiri: She is a 15-year-old student of Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute. She has taken an oath to makes Soma’s life miserable. She has blonde hairs and famous for possessing the Divine Tongue which is a fine and an exquisite palate.
Megumi Tadokoro: She is Soma’s classmate at the Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute. Her family owns Shokei’en Inn which is located in the Town of Tohoku Region. She is very shy and faces stage fear. Apart from cooking, she is also a tennis player.
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Season 4 Release Date:
Nothing is confirmed about Food Wars! Season 4, but we can expect it to premiere around mid-2019. Anime fans around the world are anticipating the fourth season with excitement. None of this has been confirmed by a reliable source nor has a sequel been announced. Hence, tentative air dates are unknown. We will update this section with further news on the subject as new information comes forward, so, do keep an eye out on us!
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma English Dubbing:
Jay Hickman and Stephanie Wittels are the English voice-over artists for the lead characters of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma. There are several more talented voice-actors on the list. If you are looking for dubbed episodes of all the seasons of Shokugeki no Soma, you can find them on Crunchyroll. English subs for the series are provided as well.
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