This was another anime that I was super hyped for. This time, I was not let down. Shokugeki no Souma first started in 2015 and this is the second installment of the show. It continues where the last one left us, in the middle of the Autumn Tournament. For those of you who read the manga, you’ll find that this follows the manga almost to a T. Primarily, it is the Autumn Tournament that is its focus, but it also includes my favourite arc in the manga, the Stagiaire.
Well, for those of you who have somehow managed to completely ignore the massive success that is Shokugeki no Souma, I’ll wrap it up for you. Basically, it’s Food Porn: The Anime. It includes scenes like this, it is not shy on the fan service, and in almost every way, it resembles your typical shounen anime. Just with cooking competetions instead, you know, actual fights.
Now, I’m a huge fan of Shokugeki no Souma. The animation is good, the music is catchy, and the characters are just so amazing. I will willingly admit that one of my main waifus is from this show, the ever adorable and just sweetest little cinnamon bun, Tadokoro Megumi:
(Yes, I want to be Prince Apple in this scenario. Plz)
Now, there is more to this show than cute girls and handsome guys (because there are a lot of those too). The anime is something I haven’t seen since Yakitate Japan, a show dedicated to food. And where Yakitate is about bread, SnS stretches further to show various cooking tecniques and cuisines. Quite freqently, it even shows you how to make a dish in detail. While I don’t think I could make anything look as delectable as anything made by these guys, it still makes me want to try. It also helps that the creators of the show worked with Yuki Morisaki, a famous Japanese chef, to really give the show some credibility when it comes to the food preparation.
And while I want to just spam this post further with pictures of Megumi (and Nikumi), I will abstain to simply tell you to go watch it. Seriously. This show and 91 Days are on the top of my favourite shows this season, and while I’m not super picky with my shows, it does say a lot that a shounen show about cooking is topping my list. It’s just that addicting.