Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10% graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!
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Food Wars! as the name implies is a manga about youths and even some adults taking the food world by storm by becoming masters of the culinary arts. Shokugekis, the food wars, are the duels that enable them to put something on the line either something tangible or even their pride and livelihood to prove their worth and gain some tangibles. At least as presented here in this volume it is a compelling concept. For a series taking place in a school in JPN it is off to a great start and offers a fairly different take on the little explored cooking type series in the Shonen Jump portfolio.
Quality wise it is one of Viz's better releases as there are no mistakes in the cleaning and redraw department. There is some concern over the choice of translating and redrawing the sound effects to change it from just subtitled text to say STEAM on one page to actually writing in huge letters STEAM over the food. It is one of the more laughable moments in terms of sfx design and one will...
If you enjoy cooking competition manga like Iron Wok Jan or Yakitate!! Japan, this is another strong entry in that category.
Soma Yukihira is a scrappy teen cook. He’s been raised in the family restaurant, and he’s quite talented, but unpolished. He winds up attending a prominent culinary high school for the best of the best. There he meets Erina, a high achiever with a “divine tongue… the most refined palate known to man.” Of course she also has a large chest.
The flavors of the food are evoked through exaggerated images. The first has made this series somewhat infamous, as Soma’s attempt at a squid dish tastes so wrong that the girl trying it feels as though she’s being molested by tentacles, a spectacle given a two-page fan-service spread of her flashing underwear. As seen here, like those other books I mentioned, this series is written for guys.
The dish shown on the cover is a fake pork roast, constructed...
I really thoroughly enjoyed this. I've never quite read a manga of this type before. It's a straight story, no magic or fantasy and set in the real world of today, but it's hilarious. At first I foud myself thinking how utterly unrealistic the story was, but then laughed because, yeah, all the other manga I read is sooo realistic, right? LOL So I got over that and became totally immersed in the characters and the story. I amazingly really liked this dude! Plus the antics are hilarious. While he is a wonderful chef he also likes to make perfectly horrid dishes like squid and peanut butter and make people eat them. There is no sex but when someone eats something that tastes totally divine they are morphed into a dream where they are naked, in ecstasy, and things are wrapped around the naughty bits, like a snake or clouds or steam. Now, of course, this is usually female nakedness but men do get the same treatment occasionally and there was a nice beefcake illustration [grin]. Anyway,...
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