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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 21 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

December 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In vol. 21 of “Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma-“, it’s exam time and Soma and friends must take on unfair challenges and prove they have what it takes to overcome these challenge and create the best dish they can. Highly recommended!

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 21

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: December 5, 2017


In the frigid north of Hokkaido, Totsuki’s first-year students face their greatest challenge yet—the advancement exams! Dean Azami sees Soma and the gang as resisters of his administration, so he hits them with everything he’s got, fair or not. Will the kids find a way to triumph over his shady tactics and advance to their second year, or will Azami freeze them in their tracks?!


With Azami Nakiri having taken over the Totsuki Institute as the new dean, his underlings are now trying to do all they can to get Soma and his friends (known as the Resistance Fighters) kicked out by putting up challenges that should be guaranteed to fail.

But for anyone knows Soma, he always finds a way.  But this time, they are to embark on the first two parts of their exams and in the first exam, Soma’s group must take part in a salmon challenge and are given bad salmon by Professor Hiroi.  With salmon season almost over and impossible to acquire fish that will meet the standards of the exam, does Soma’s team have any chance?

In the second exam, another professor puts up a noodle challenge.  But what happens when Soma’s team are “late” and all available noodles and no flour to make any noodles.  Can Soma’s team find a way to craft noodles for this challenge?

And just when you think the first two exams are tough, what happens when Soma and others find out that the third part of their exam is to take on a member of the Council of Ten?

All this and more in the 21st volume of “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 21, Soma and friends are part of the Resistance against Azami Nakiri, the new Dean of Totsuki Institute.  The Totsuki Institute are doing all they can to undermine Soma and friends.

And now with the exams kicking into full gear, Totsuki Institute professors loyal to Azami are going all out to make sure that things go bad for Soma and friends by making sure they are not getting the best ingredients or no ingredients.

Can Soma and friends find a way to pass their exams?


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 21st volume, if you thought that Azami and the new Totsuki Institute professors were unfair and harsh, now it’s exam time and they are really trying to make sure that Soma and friends don’t pass.

But one thing that Soma and friends have proven, no matter the challenge, they find a way.

But with the first exam requiring fresh salmon and a second exam where all noodles are depleted and Soma and team must create noodles, what are they going to do?

This is where being creative and skill comes to play because Soma and friends must be on their A game to pass their exams!

For volume 21, 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 (in terms of fan service and sexuality).

Overall, “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” is a magnificent manga for those who love cooking, cooking competitions and underdogs faced with the challenges of taking on the top chefs at a prestigious cooking academy. Highly recommended!

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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 18 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

June 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In vol. 18, can Soma save the Polaris Dorm?  “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” is a magnificent manga for those who love cooking, cooking competitions and underdogs faced with the challenges of taking on the top chefs at a prestigious cooking academy.  Highly recommended!

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 18

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 6, 2017


The shokugeki to decide the fate of the Polaris dormitory nears its conclusion! Even with the judges firmly in his opponent’s pocket, Soma puts everything he’s gained from his time at the dorm on a plate, cementing Polaris’s future—or lack thereof—at the institute. Meanwhile, Central makes its move, beginning a full-scale purge of anyone daring to resist them! Will Soma survive to take on this next challenge?


The Ninth Seat Etsuya Eizan, of Totsuki’s Council of Ten has an open challenge against Ryoma and to make things interesting, Azami Nakiri who has taken over the Totsuki Institue as the new dean, has now put a wager that if Ryoma loses, the Polaris Dorm must shut down.

With judges that are loyal to Azami, can Ryoma pull out a win against Eizan.

And the Nakiri’s learn the truth of who Ryoma’s father is!

All this and more in volume 18 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 18, Soma finds himself in a challenge that his fellow dormmates of the Polaris Dorm are heavily depending on him.  As Soma is challenged by Totsuki’s Council of Ten’s Ninth Seat, Etsuya Eizan, Azami put the wager that if the Soma loses, the Polaris Dorm must shut down for good.

Meanwhile, this matchup opens the flood gates as Azami uses chefs from the Totsuki Council of Ten to help eliminate other cooking clubs at the academy in similar competitions.


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 18th volume of “Food Wars! -Shokugeki no Soma”, Soma must take on Totsuki’s Council of Ten’s Ninth Seat, Etsuya Eiza. If he loses, the Polaris Dorm must shut down.

Knowing that the competition is rigged, as the judges are going to favor Eiza due to their relationship with Dean Nakiri, Soma must cook a dish to spectacular that it must beat Etsuya Eiza.  But can he do it?

As this matchup opens to foodgates, in order for Azami to gain complete control over the entire institute, he turns his eyes to the other research societies, seminars and other independently operating bodies with the intent of crushing them.  The Azami administration gets members from the top 10 seats to take on shokugeki matchups against these other societies to eliminate them.

Also, what happens when Dean Nakiri and also Erina learn the truth of who Soma’s father is.

For volume 18, 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 (in terms of fan service and sexuality).

Overall, “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” is a magnificent manga for those who love cooking, cooking competitions and underdogs faced with the challenges of taking on the top chefs at a prestigious cooking academy.  Highly recommended!

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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 16 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

February 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

“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! Volume 16 is a wonderful volume with multiple entertaining stories that fans will no doubt love!  Recommended!

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 16

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: February 7, 2017


Food fights and fan service—what more could a fan want?

Day three of the Autumn Moon Festival has begun, and Soma is still trying to recover from ending deep in the red on its first day. Looking to finally overtake Restaurant Kuga in overall profit, Soma unveils his ace in the hole—a new mapo tofu recipe! Will it be enough to push this first-year to victory over a Council of Ten member?


For the Totsuki Institute School Festival coming up, Soma decides to challenge the Eighth Seat Terunori Kuga, a second year high school student known for being a master of Chinese cooking. And to do that, Soma must create an awesome Chinese dish that would rival Kuga’s famous Special Mapo Tofu.

But the first few days, Soma has lost badly and if he doesn’t make money, he will be kicked out of the Academy.  With the festival days coming to a close, can Soma pull out a comeback?

How will Soma prepare this latest challenge?

Also, Soma gets to taste the cooking of the First Seat of Totsuki Academy and what happens when Azami Nakiri, Erina’s father visits the Academy?

All this and more in volume 16 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 15, Soma decides that the only way to get recognized for his cooking is to challenge the best.

And Soma decides to challenge a member of the Council of Ten at the upcoming Totsuki Institute School Festival. A festival in which one must create dishes for thousands of people, have their own booths created and it’s a high level challenge which Soma has never participated in before.

And if one doesn’t make enough money for their booths and run in debt, they will get expelled from the Academy.

But Soma, being a person confident about his cooking, has chosen to take on one of the best when it comes to Chinese cooking….Eighth Seat… Terunori Kuga, a Second Year High School student.

But as no one from the Council of Ten look at the first year students of being any threat, has Soma gotten himself involved in a challenge in which he is now near last place and if he doesn’t make enough sales, can get him kicked out of the Academy.

Can Soma make a comeback and defeat Eighth Seat, Terunori Kuga?


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 16th volume of “Food Wars! -Shokugeki no Soma”, Yuto Tsukuda and Sun Saeki manages to incorporate three story arcs.  The first primary arc is the conclusion of Soma decides to challenging Eighth Seat… Terunori Kuga, a Second Year High School student.

Behind in the point standing, Soma is must stage a comeback or else get kicked of out the Academy.  Meanwhile, Soma gets to see the First Seat in action.

The third story arc revolves around Azami Nakiri, Erina’s father who comes out of nowhere and does the impossible that will no doubt change the landscape of Totsuki Academy.

For volume 16, 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 (in terms of fan service and sexuality).

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! Volume 16 is a wonderful volume with multiple entertaining stories that fans will no doubt love!  Recommended!

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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 15 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

November 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“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! Volume 15 has Soma learning about Chinese cuisine and taking on one of the members of the Council of Ten.  Fun, exciting and overall awesome…Definitely give this manga series a try!

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 15

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: December 6, 2016


Food fights and fan service—what more could a fan want?
 
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 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!

Soma finally meets the Totsuki Institute’s current reigning Council of Ten, and in true Soma fashion, he challenges them all to a shokugeki! But the Council of Ten members see Soma and the rest of the first-years at the Momiji Meet ’n’ Greet as not worthy of their time and blow them off. Soma leaves the meeting pondering ways to convince a council member to take him up on his challenge when Megumi mentions the upcoming school festival. Just what kind of scheme could Soma be cooking up this time?


Soma meets the Council of Ten, the top 10 student chefs at the Academy.  Of course, being a first year student, the Council of Ten don’t exactly expect much from the new students.

But as Soma learns of the prestige that one obtains by having a seat on the Council of Ten, Soma wants to show that he deserves to be recognized for his cooking.

But in order to do that, he must challenge someone from the Council of Ten.  And with the Totsuki Institute School Festival coming up, Soma decides to challenge the Eighth Seat Terunori Kuga, a second year high school student known for being a master of Chinese cooking.  And to do that, Soma must create an awesome Chinese dish that would rival Kuga’s famous Special Mapo Tofu.

How will Soma prepare this latest challenge?

Find out in volume 15 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 15, Soma decides that the only way to get recognized for his cooking is to challenge the best.

And Soma decides to challenge a member of the Council of Ten at the upcoming Totsuki Institute School Festival.  A festival in which one must create dishes for thousands of people, have their own booths created and it’s a high level challenge which Soma has never participated in before.

And if one doesn’t make enough money for their booths and run in debt, they will get expelled from the Academy.

But Soma, being a person confident about his cooking, has chosen to take on one of the best when it comes to Chinese cooking….Eighth Seat… Terunori Kuga, a Second Year High School student.

But as no one from the Council of Ten look at the first year students of being any threat, has Soma gotten himself involved in a challenge that he can’t win?


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 15th volume of “Food Wars! -Shokugeki no Soma”, Soma decides that the only way to get recognized for his cooking is to challenge the best.  Something that he has always done.

And Soma decides to challenge a member of the Council of Ten at the upcoming Totsuki Institute School Festival.  A festival in which one must create dishes for thousands of people, have their own booths created and it’s a high level challenge which Soma has never participated in before.

And if one doesn’t make enough money for their booths and run in debt, they will get expelled from the Academy.

But Soma, being a person confident about his cooking, has chosen to take on one of the best when it comes to Chinese cooking….Eighth Seat… Terunori Kuga, a Second Year High School student.

Kuga is known for his tough approach to perfection when it comes to Chinese food.  And he is the best at it.  But Soma wants to challenge Kuga.

But as no one from the Council of Ten look at the first year students of being any threat, has Soma gotten himself involved in a challenge that he can’t win?

For volume 15, 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 (in terms of fan service and sexuality).

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! Volume 15 has Soma learning about Chinese cuisine and taking on one of the members of the Council of Ten.  Fun, exciting and overall awesome…Definitely give this manga series a try!

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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 14 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

September 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“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! Volume 14 has Soma learning about French cuisine and techniques and taking on another challenge that will be sure to enhance his cooking style.  Do you love food, cooking competitions and comedy? Then definitely give this manga series a try!

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 14

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: October 4, 2016


Food fights and fan service—what more could a fan want?

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 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!

Having passed the first challenge of the stagiaire program, Soma moves on to his next assignment—working for Totsuki Institute graduate and former first seat Shinomiya at his brand new Tokyo restaurant! Excited by the challenge, Soma dives into the assignment hoping to find new ways to improve his cooking. But the way Shinomiya runs his kitchen is unfamiliar to Soma—only the best of the best stand a chance of keeping up! Does Soma have what it takes to pass this next challenge?\


With the success of the chefs who did well in the Fall Classic, now is their latest challenge known as the stagiaire program (in which a cook will have to work for free at another chef’s restaurant).

Soma has gladly passed the first stage, but his second stage is with Totsuki Institute graduate and former front seat Shinomiya at his brand new Tokyo Restaurant, Shino’s, which specializes in French cuisine.

Because Soma’s experience has been in a family restaurant, he has never worked in a high-priced, exquisite restaurant where timing, preparation and preparation must be perfected.

Will Soma do well in the second stage of the stagiaire program?

Find out in volume 14 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 12, the Fall Classic continues as elite chefs, Kurokiba and Hayama have tied in the semi-finals. Because of this, both men have moved into the finals and will now be a three way standoff between Soma, Kurokiba and Hayama.

With the announcement that the special ingredient will be mackerel pike, Soma learns that both Kurokiba and Hayama are elite chefs that also have years of experience of finding the best fish to use in the competition. From the science of how long a fish has been dead, out of the water, if it’s in season, etc.

Because it takes years of experience, will Soma be able to find the best fish to use at the competition with only several days to perfect a mackerel pike dish?


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 14th volume of “Food Wars! -Shokugeki no Soma”, Soma has always took on a challenge.  But this time, the students who have done well in the Fall Classic will need to take part in the stagiaire program, a program in which the student cooks work for free for a week at another chef’s restaurant.

Soma is assigned to former Totsugi Academy first class chair, Shinomiya.  And working for Shinomiya is not going to be easy because he can be cold, direct and he has no patience if it will affect his restaurant, especially for the opening of his French restaurant, Shino’s.

And for Soma, not only has he cooked French cuisine or familiar with various techniques, but he will have to prepare himself for a very major challenge that will test his knowledge of food preparations, learning new cuisine and techniques but also learning about the importance of timing for an upperclass restaurant, which differs greatly from his family’s restaurant.

How will Soma do, working for Shinomiya?  And how will the experience make him a better chef?

For volume 14, 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 (in terms of fan service and sexuality).

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! Volume 14 has Soma learning about French cuisine and techniques and taking on another challenge that will be sure to enhance his cooking style.  Do you love food, cooking competitions and comedy? Then definitely give this manga series a try!

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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 12 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

June 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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“Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” volume 12 is the starting of the Finals of the Fall Classic and now Soma must take on elite chefs Hayama and Kurokiba in a three way standoff! Who will be the victor?

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 12

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 7, 2016


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 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!

The Fall Classic semifinals conclude with a historic first—a three-way battle in the finals! The ingredient chosen to grace the grandest stage is an autumn staple, pike. But with such a tight time limit, what incredible dishes can finalists Soma, Hayama and Kurokiba possibly create?!und!


With Akira Hayama and Ryo Kurokiba tying at the Fall Classic, the Totsuki Institue has decided to make the finals a three way final standoff between Hayama, Kurokiba and Soma!

And the special ingredient is….Mackerel Pike!

But when it comes to finding the freshest fish, Hayama and Kurokiba have years of experience of selecting the best fish.  Will Soma find a way to use whatever skills he has to find the best fish for the competition?

Find out who makes it into the finals in volume 12 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 12, the Fall Classic continues as elite chefs, Kurokiba and Hayama have tied in the semi-finals.  Because of this, both men have moved into the finals and will now be a three way standoff between Soma, Kurokiba and Hayama.

With the announcement that the special ingredient will be mackerel pike, Soma learns that both Kurokiba and Hayama are elite chefs that also have years of experience of finding the best fish to use in the competition.  From the science of how long a fish has been dead, out of the water, if it’s in season, etc.

Because it takes years of experience, will Soma be able to find the best fish to use at the competition with only several days to perfect a mackerel pike dish?


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 twelfth volume of “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”, Soma encounters his most difficult challenge yet and that is to take on the elite chefs, Hayama and Kurokiba in a three way finalist standoff.

As the announcement is made that the special ingredient will be mackerel pike, all three head to the fish market but Soma is quick to learn that both elite chefs have years of experience with finding the best fish to use for the competition.

With only a few days until the finals, will Soma find a way to find the best fish to use in the competition and what dish will he create that can surpass both Hayama and Kurokiba?

For volume twelve, 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 (in terms of fan service and sexuality).

So, this volume is no doubt an exciting matchup between Soma vs. Hayama vs. Kurokiba.   And which one of these will be victorious?

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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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 11 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

March 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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“Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” volume 11 continues with the Semi Finals of the Fall Classic and now Soma must take on chef stalker/copycat, Subaru Mimasaka in a shokugeki cooking battle! Who will be the victor?

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 11

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: April 5, 2016


Mimasaka copies his opponents’ dishes so perfectly and completely it’s uncanny. And he does it solely to win. But is that what cooking is really about? Hoping to find the answer, Soma bets his all as a chef! Who’s right and who’s wrong will be made clear when it comes time to judge the Fall Classic’s first semifinal round!


With the summer vacation coming up, the Totsuki Institute has announced the next competition and it’s the Fall Classic!

And as we are now in the semi-finals, the copycat chef Subaru Mimasaka destroyed Takumi Aldini and has now challenged Soma for a battle of beef stew.

Seeing how Subaru was able to find ways of getting intel against his rivals, can Soma outwit him?

Meanwhile, the semi-final match between Akira Hayama and Ryo Kurokiba also begins!

Find out who makes it into the finals in volume 11 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 11, the Fall Classic continues as Subaru Mimasaka and Soma are in a battle of who makes into the semi-final.  As Subaru has defeated nearly all his competition by stealing their recipes and also their cooking utensils, Soma is willing to quit being a cook if he loses, but if he wins, Subaru must give up and return every chef’s cook utensil.   But can Soma beat the copycat chef?

And the elite chefs, Kurokiba vs. Hayama duke it out in the semi-finals.  Who will make it into the finals?


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 eleventh volume of “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”, Soma encounters his most difficult rival yet.  Subaru Mimasaka has destroyed every chef by stealing their recipe, improving on it and winning over the judges, but also winning and taking a chef’s prized cooking tool.

So, now Soma must find ways of defeating Subaru.

Also, the elite chefs Hayama and Kurokiba go against each other.  Which one of them will make it into the final round of the Fall Classic?

For volume eleven, 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.

But also what makes this volume quite exciting is the fact that we are now in the semi-finals and we see the top four go into a hardcore cooking battle.

So, this was no doubt an exciting matchup between Soma vs. Subaru and Hayama vs. Kurokiba.  And a storyline that fans of the manga series will continue to enjoy.

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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Food Wars! – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 10 (Story by Yuto Tsukuda and Art by Shun Saeki) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

February 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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“Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” volume 10 continues the Quarter Finals of the Fall Classic and now Takumi Aldini must take on the chef stalker, Subaru Mimasaka in a shokugeki cooking battle!  Who will be the victor?

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© 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki. All Rights Reserved.


MANGA TITLE: Food Wars – Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 10

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: February 2, 2016


It’s the last quarterfinal match of the Fall Classic. Takumi Aldini, looking for another chance to challenge Soma, faces off against the smug-looking Subaru Mimasaka. What’s making him so confident? The truth—and the dish he prepares—sends the entire auditorium into an uproar! Let the shokugeki begin!


With the summer vacation coming up, the Totsuki Institute has announced the next competition and it’s the Fall Classic!

Soma and Takumi Aldini have made it into the quarter final round and Soma has beaten Alice Nakiri, Akira Hayama must take on Hisako Arato and just out of nowhere, Subaru Mimasaka has challenged Takumi in a Shokugeki.

But what makes Subaru such a tough competitor?

Find out in volume 10 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 10, the Fall Classic continues as Akira Hayama shows how tough a competitor he is when he challenges Hisako Arato.

And right before Takumi Aldini and Subaru Mimasaka are to go into battle, Subaru Mimasaka challenges Aldini to a Shokugeki.  Not only is Aldini’s pride and spot for the Fall Classic being challenged, but if Subaru wins, he keeps Aldini’s special chef knife.

Who will win this Shokugeki battle between Aldini and Mimasaka?


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 tenth volume of “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”, the quarter finals are now here and Takumi Aldini must take on his biggest challenge yet, the chef stalker Subaru Mimasaka.   But Takumi who is known for his Italian food faces a challenge when he finds out how Subaru is able to defeat his opponents.

Also, we get to see the Fall Classic favorite Akira Hayama dominating his competitions.

Meanwhile, Soma awaits the winner between Aldini and Mimasaka…who will be his next challenger?

For volume ten, 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.

But also what makes this volume quite exciting is the fact that we are now in the quarter finals and we see the top eight go into cooking battle.  And with the story focusing on Takumi Aldini vs. Subaru Mimasaka, we get to see these two talented chefs go at it in a Shokugeki.

So, this was no doubt an interesting matchup because winner would have to go against Soma in the Quarter Finals.

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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