It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Shokugeki no Souma
Yukihira Souma dreams to take over the family restaurant, someday surpassing his father’s cooking skill. However, when Souma graduates middle school, his father decides to close up shop and work in a restaurant in Europe. This leaves Souma with nothing, but his father challenges him to go to an elite culinary school to improve while he is gone. Will Souma survive this broiling hot hell that has a 10% graduation rate? Only if his cooking skills are up to it.
It’s been a good 3-4 months since this series started and I have been greatly enjoying it every step of the way. Aside from the gratuitous sexy shots, I love the culinary arts in general. This series reminds me a lot of Yakitate! Japan, in the sense that it analyzes the culinary skill used to create such food, combined with the crazy reactions upon eating the results. The variety of characters have not really been able to develop well yet, sadly. But Souma himself has shown himself to be really overpowered right now. It is only a matter of time before he loses in a cooking battle.
A food battle manga that is sure to make your mouth salivate. Shokugeki no Souma is definitely worth checking out.
Also, did I forget to mention the artist (not the same as the author) drew a number of hentai series before working on this? That explains the good female details. 😛
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