I’ll try and make this review somewhat short, there will be minor spoilers throughout, but nothing which will ruin the show. Shokugeki no Souma is in essence a conflict shounen, but without actual physical fighting it is about food. That may sound odd, but that is really what it’s, we have a cocky lead character who’s determined to be the finest or become stronger, and to do so he to combat many foes and climb the rankings. Now, for an anime about food it might looks weird to have this style of storytelling, but it actually works for this particular series and makes for a fun to see show. I had lots of fun seeing this show, but of course I ‘ve some issues. Firstly, though I enjoy our principal character I believe hes a little TOO good at everything. What I mean by that’s he starts off the show great, and with the exceptions of a couple times he’s constantly on top. Thus, he really doesn’t develop much over the show and there’s little to no relatability, he’s no flaws, except for maybe his cockiness. Additionally in the beginning there’s very heavy foreshadowing that love affair will probably be introduced, and it is debatable that this aspect was explored a bit, but actually that went nowhere. Aside from that it was really fun to watch and I enjoyed seeing the reactions of individuals when tasting tasty food.
Narrative 7/10- Nothing quite original, but the show did not repeat the principal shounen like conflict formula for all of it, there were some smaller arcs in the show that supplied a fine change of pace. Visit this website now to learn more about Food War.
Artwork 8/10- It was well animated and I did not see any falls in quality, the fan service was a bit over the top sometimes, and even though I appreciated it 😉 I still believed it was a bit too much at times.
Sound 7/10- Again, it was great, but I can’t think of any tune that sticks out, except possibly the first op.
Character 9/10- The characters are where I got most of my enjoyment from the show, they were fun to watch, although most were underdeveloped.
Enjoyment 9/10- Watching how the judges would respond to tasting the food was quite interesting to watch, and overall the show was a great time. If you wish to know more about Shokugeki Soma go to this web page.
Total 8/10- While not the most original, and specific aspects were lacking I found this anime to be really fun to observe, and a wonderful time overall.