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Shokugeki no Souma

English name: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Japanese name: 食戟のソーマ

Number of episodes: 24
Duration: 24 min. / episode
Status: Finished
Diffusion: 04/04/2015 26/09/2015
Production: Mainichi Broadcasting, Magic Capsule, Showgate
Studio: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga


Yukihira Sōma is 15years old and works as Second in the small family restaurant. His biggest dream is to beat the restaurant Chef who is his father and replace him as Head Chef and owner. This is why since he was 5, Sōma trains himself, fights culinary duel with his father in order to improve and maybe one day beat him.

Sōma just graduated from middle school when his father decided to accept a new job that requires him to travel around the world and close his restaurant. So he transferred his son to the Tōtsuki Tea House Culinary Academy, an elite school where only 10% of students graduated. A new challenge for Sōma that his father gave him in order to hone his skills and learn from the experiences that he will live.


I'm a fan of culinary anime and I find this anime really well done. It presents innovative and creative dishes, the dishes, ingredients and techniques are well explained. We see the characters cook, prepare their food and struggle to achieve Excellence. It's not like some anime where magically the dishes appears while we see no cooking. In addition, the story is full of intrigue, duel, challenge ... we are surprised by all the twists that there may be and each episode makes you want to see the next.

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