Food Wars Manga

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Japanese: 食戟のソーマ, Hepburn: Shokugeki no Sōma, lit. Sōma of the Shokugeki) is a Japanese shōnen manga series written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki. Yuki Morisaki also works as a Contributor, providing the recipes for the series. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from November 2012 and concluded in June 2019. A total of 36 tankōbon volumes were released by Shueisha in Japan. The series is licensed by Viz Media for the American and Western market, who has been releasing the volumes digitally since March 18, 2014, and released the first volume in print on August 5, 2014.


At Yukihira Family Restaurant, teenager Soma Yukihira aspires to someday beat his father Joichiro in a cook-off. A woman tries to persuade Soma to sell their property so her clients can build a high rise. She challenges Soma to cook for her a meat dish, but she has the place vandalized and the meat spoiled. Soma improvizes a near-meat dish that overwhelms her in taste. Later, Joichiro closes the restaurant to go on a worldwide cooking tour, and has Soma enroll in Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute, an elite cooking academy. Erina Nakiri, the valedictorian of Totsuki’s junior high and a member of Totsuki’s Council of Ten Masters, presides over the transfer student entrance exam and has candidates cook an egg dish that would satisfy her. While other candidates flee because of Erina’s reputation of being the nation’s top food critic, Soma cooks a furikake dish that Erina discovers she really enjoys. However, because Soma is a commoner, she fails him anyway. At the school’s entrance ceremony, Soma appears as the sole transfer student representative and declares he will aspire to be the top student in his class, angering his classmates, and shocking Erina. In his first-class, Soma is paired with Megumi Tadokoro, a shy girl who ranked at the bottom of her class and is on academic probation. Although some of their classmates sabotage Soma and Megumi’s beef bourguignon, Soma is able to save the dish and the teacher gives them a top grade.

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