“Glad you liked it!”
Shokugeki no Soma portrays the story of one Yukihira Soma on a quest to become one of the best within the culinary industry. For that, he has to pass the rigorous testing grounds of Totsuki Culinary Academy (Totsuki Saryoryori Gakuen), a famous international culinary school in order to be accepted.He eventually meets a lot of people, as through is journey he learns more and more about the culinary world and what it takes to truly be called a chef.
Shokugeki has a lot of characters within the show, each with their own specializations for cooking. This bountiful cast of characters allows for the show to “show-off” what its mainly about, the food. With bright and colorful animations with good reactions from eating the food, J.C Staff has done a really good job in exemplifying how the food would taste, leaving the audience wanting to try some.
But that is not all that is done well, with the music adding in that extra bit of excitement at the correct times. When something epic is about to happen or when there is a heart-felt moment, the music adds on to these situations in some of the best ways. The pacing within the series is actually really good (and if you were wondering, they adapted the manga quite well), with a 2 cour season, it felt like just the right amount of time needed to flesh out most of the story. However, it is a long story, and leaves us on a cliffhanger, though ending the show in a correct manner.
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OP/ED: With 2 rock based OP’s, the tone for Shokugeki was set from the beginning, these OP’s brought excitement for the show, providing energy for the viewer, so they might be more absorbed into it. It was nice to see the contrast between the two as well with the 1st OP being more bright and the 2nd being more dark. The ED’s were similar to the OP’s with one being more colorful and bubbly whilst the other was more dark. They really suited the ending, as they were more softer and less energetic and it felt like the show was coming to an end.
Shokugeki no Soma Was it Good?
Out of all the cooking anime I have watched (there aren’t many out there), Shokugeki is the best. With the ability to actually show the audience the food and describe how it tastes wonderfully, it’s doing its job right. Along with a great vast of characters and possibility the ability to recreate some of these dishes, Shokugeki does its job really well, as we travel along Soma’s journey
Recommendations: Shokugeki places a lot on the “emphasis” factor, where the is a lot of emphasis on peoples reactions. With colorful tones, a great cast of characters and a journey to increasingly look forward to in the future, I recommend the following:
- No Game no Life
- Gin no Saji
- Koufuku Graffiti
Note:It is possible to make some of these dishes, there are recipes in the manga