Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 6 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)
May 31, 2015 by Dennis Amith
“Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” has turned out to be one of my favorite manga releases and with each volume, I always look forward to more and more! Do you love food, cooking competitions and comedy? Then definitely give this manga series a try!
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MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 6
STORY AND ART BY: Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki
FIRST PUBLISHED IN JAPAN: SHUEISHA, Inc.
PUBLISHED IN USA BY: VIZ Media, LLC/Shonen Jump Manga
RATED: T for Older Teen
RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2015
The contestants for the Totsuki Institute’s annual Fall Classic have been chosen! A decades-old event, the Fall Classic has been the grand stage for fierce cooking battles for years. The chosen participants, each aiming to be crowned winner, begin their training! But as they do, someone special visits Polaris Dorm.
With the summer vacation coming up, the Totsuki Institute has announced the next competition and it’s the Fall Classic with the special theme centered around curry.
Soma must learn how to beat his competitors who have worldly knowledge about curry spices and come up with a dish that will take him to the top. Meanwhile, Soma is visited by one of the top chef’s from the Golden Age…a man that he knows quite well.
Find out what happens in volume 6 of “Food Wars! -Shokugeki no Soma”!
What is “Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma” about?
In 2012, writer Yuto Tsukuda and artist Shun Saeki created their manga series “Shokugeki no Soma” which continues to be serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”.
The manga was voted #3 in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees “Recommend Comics of 2014” in Japan and voted #12 in the 2014 “Kono Manga ga Sugoi!” Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey and continues to be a popular series in Japan.
With a total of eight tankobon volumes released in the U.S., Viz Media will be releasing the first manga volume titled “Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma” in North America in August 2014.
The series revolves around a young teen named Soma Yukihara who works for his father, chef Joichiro Yukihira, at their local restaurant.
Trained to cook at an early age and known for trying to combine various foods together as experiments, Soma has been known to cook dishes that make people feel they have tasted the best food ever to touch their tastebuds. But his goal is to someday beat his father in cooking.
But with landsharks trying to get control of the land to build condo units where the restaurant is located, one day while returning to the restaurant, everything inside is removed.
While Soma wants to rebuild, his father tells him that he will be closing the restaurant for two or three years to travel and as for Soma, he is enlisted in Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute where the elite of the elite attend and less than 10% of its students ever graduated.
But his father gives Soma a stern message, if he can’t make it at Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute, he will never beat him.
Determined to prove to his father that he can graduate as an elite cook, Soma is still looked down by his fellow students and faculty because unlike them, he is not wealthy and his family did not own a four or five star restaurant.
But Soma is determined to prove them wrong.
In volume 6, Soma and his fellow students find out they will be competing in the Fall Classic and finds out the theme will be about curry. But after meeting Akira Hayama, trained in the worlds best spices and great at making varieties of curry dishes, can Soma find a way to learn about the different spices in the world and compete against Hayama and the other competitors in the world.
Meanwhile, a Totsuki alum member and former resident of Polaris comes to visit…and Soma and everyone at Polaris shocked who this person is.
As a big fan of manga series about food and the culinary industry, “Food Wars! -Shokugeki no Soma” is a series that I absolutely enjoy.
For one, you have an antagonist that was cooking since he was young, often experimenting on different foods, even know that all his combinations are not always successful. But he also was brought up in a family restaurant and has to attend a school of elitist who think their food is the greatest and that they are more refined because they are wealthy.
So, it’s pretty awesome to see how far these people will put him down and until they eat his food, their reaction, and probably this may be the best word to describe their reaction to his food as “orgasmic”.
With the sixth volume of “Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma”, Soma is now feeling the pressure of having to prepare a curry dish for the upcoming Fall Classic.
A competition in which all 90 students must compete in making a special curry dish for the judges, but it’s not going to be easy. Especially after meeting Akira Hayama, a man trained in utilizing the best spices from all over the world to create delicious curry.
Having tasted his curry and seeing how great his curry really is, Soma must do all he can to research during summer vacation and come up with the best curry dish for the competition.
Meanwhile, Soma and others at Polaris are shocked when one of the ranked Totsuki alum members from the Golden Age arrives and also a member of Polaris, but this man…Soma knows him all to well.
For volume six, the storyline by Yuto Tsukuda has been nothing short of enjoyable. This is a fun manga that left me craving for more and Shun Saeki’s artwork is energetic, fun and the more suggestive artwork that was seen in earlier volumes are not too extreme for volume 6.
Overall, “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” has turned out to be one of my favorite manga releases and with each volume, I always look forward to more and more! Do you love food, cooking competitions and comedy? Then definitely give this manga series a try!
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