Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle school, his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?-

What I Liked About It

I love to cook. I feel like you have to have some kind of interest in the art of cooking in order to appreciate a good chunk of this show. They get into some in depth discussions when talking about the way certain dishes are prepared. It’s a really cool way to educate the audience without breaking away from what’s going on in the show.

I liked all of the characters. They all fit into their own stereotypes really well without being annoying. This is of course is my own personal opinion, so characters that I like may annoy you.

The plot feels like it’s going somewhere. One would hope that all anime did this, but alas, we aren’t always that lucky. It’s refreshing when the main character doesn’t quite achieve something even though he’s really good at what he does. A lot of shows go too far with the idea that the protagonist can do no wrong.

Yukihira feels like a real person. An arrogant person yes, but that comes from being aware that he is a good cook. He has confidence and isn’t afraid to show it. That being said, there are times we see it falter. We also get moments of his softer side, especially where Megumi is concerned. I love that the creators were able to take a break from the trash talking chef and show the teenage boy underneath who really does care about his friends.

What I Disliked

Ecchi. Lots of Ecchi. Lots of clothes flying off as the people tasting really good food moan in ways that may make some of you giggle uncomfortably. I personally wasn’t ready for it the first time it happened and was overcome with laughter for a good ten minutes.

While it was amusing at first, it does get old pretty quickly. We get some kind of orgasmic food tasting in almost every episode, and i don’t feel it’s necessary. Every now and again? Sure. But every episode? No thank you.

Final Thoughts

Food Wars is a good show with a solid story plot. They know what their talking about when it comes to food and all of the characters are well written. Is it for everyone? No, but I think it’s something you should try out before deciding.

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