Food Wars – Overview

I will try and make this review fairly short, there will be minor spoilers throughout, but nothing that will ruin the show. Shokugeki no Souma is in essence a conflict shounen, but without actual physical fighting it is about food. That may seem strange, but this is really what it’s, we’ve got a cocky lead character who’s determined to be the finest or become stronger, and to do so he to fight many foes and scale the ranks. Now, for an anime about food it might seems weird to have this style of storytelling, but it actually works for this particular series and makes for a enjoyable to see show. I had lots of fun watching this show, but of course I have some troubles. Primarily, although I enjoy our principal character I feel hes a little TOO good at everything. What I mean by that’s he starts off the show very good, and with the exceptions of a few times he is 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 extremely heavy foreshadowing that romance will undoubtedly be introduced, also it is debatable that this aspect was investigated a bit, but actually that went nowhere. Apart from that it was quite entertaining to see and I appreciated seeing the reactions of people when tasting delectable food.

Narrative 7/10- Nothing really original, but the show did not repeat the main 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 web page to read more about Shokugeki Soma.

Art 8/10- It was well animated and I did not find any drops in quality, the fan service was a bit over the top occasionally, and even though I enjoyed 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 song that sticks out, except maybe the first op.

Character 9/10- The characters are where I got most of my enjoyment from the show, they were entertaining to see, although most were underdeveloped.

Enjoyment 9/10- Watching how the judges would respond to tasting the food was quite fun to watch, and overall the show was a good time. This website has useful information regarding Shokugeki No Soma Anime.

Total 8/10- While not the most original, and certain aspects were lacking I found this anime to be really fun to observe, and a great time complete.




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