Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

Japanese Title: 食戟のソーマ (Shokugeki no Soma)

Completed: 2 June 2020

Genres: Graphic Novel, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi*, Shounen**, Young Adult Fiction, Drama

* Ecchi is a genre with mild sexual aspects, a toned-down version of hentai (a genre with explicit sexual aspects)

** Shounen is a genre with a target audience of young teen males

Manga Trailer

Available as: Manga, Anime


Spanning across 36 volumes, Food Wars follows the journey of Yukihira Soma as he develops his cooking skills at Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute to defeat his father and the God Tongue, Erina Nakiri. There is nudity.


I would recommend this book to young adults interested in tournament arcs and food. The artstyle in both the manga and anime makes me wish I could teleport the food from the text into real life. I especially enjoyed being able to alternate between reading the manga and watching the anime. One aspect that might make readers or watchers uncomfortable would be the nudity that happens when the characters are overwhelmed by flavour.

Overall Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌗

3.5 – It was cute watching the character development

Ending: 🌕🌕🌕🌗 – 3.5/5

Plot: 🌕🌕🌕- 3/5

World-building: 🌕🌕🌕🌕 – 4/5

Characters: 🌕🌕🌕🌕 – 4/5

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