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Food Wars!, Volume 1: Shokugeki no Soma
     

Food Wars!, Volume 1: Shokugeki no Soma

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by Yuto Tsukudo, Shun SAEKI (Illustrator), Yuki MORISAKI (Created by)
 

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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% graduation

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

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Publishers Weekly
★ 08/25/2014
With the help of culinary consultant Yuki Morisaki, this first-time author/illustrator team brings back intense culinary competition unseen in manga since Yakitate!! Japan. Soma Yukihira enjoys youth and its promise as he works in his family’s humble neighborhood restaurant, dueling his father in original-dish competitions. When developers buy out the business, Soma’s father decides its time for Soma to live up to his potential as a chef.He shutters the restaurant and sends his son to the premier culinary high school in Japan. It turns out to be full of wacky people with skills as deep as their pockets. Forced to see there’s more to food than taste and cockiness, Soma meets a variety of people, mostly women, who bring out the best and worst in him as his creativity brings him through cooking challenges that hold his future in the balance. The cooking “battle” scenes are as energetic as anything in superhero comics, and the food is drawn to look mouthwatering and refined. Orgasmic tasting scenes up the recommended age bracket beyond YA , and the recipes between chapters are temptations in themselves. Shonen competition manga at its best, this is a breath of fresh air against seasons of lackluster shonen manga, and should be a breakout hit. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421572543
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Series:
Food Wars! Series , #1
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
44,167
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Yuto Tsukuda won the 34th Jump Juniketsu Newcomers' Manga Award for his one-shot story Kiba ni Naru. He made his Weekly Shonen Jump debut in 2010 with the series Shonen Shikku. His follow-up series, Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, is his first English-language release.

Shun Saeki made his Jump NEXT! debut in 2011 with the one-shot story Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan. Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma is his first Shonen Jump series

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Food Wars!, Volume 1: Shokugeki no Soma 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Nikki_Mansfield More than 1 year ago
I really thoroughly enjoyed this. I've never quite read a manga of this type before. It's a straight story, no magic or fantasy and set in the real world of today, but it's hilarious. At first I foud myself thinking how utterly unrealistic the story was, but then laughed because, yeah, all the other manga I read is sooo realistic, right? LOL So I got over that and became totally immersed in the characters and the story. I amazingly really liked this dude! Plus the antics are hilarious. While he is a wonderful chef he also likes to make perfectly horrid dishes like squid and peanut butter and make people eat them. There is no sex but when someone eats something that tastes totally divine they are morphed into a dream where they are naked, in ecstasy, and things are wrapped around the naughty bits, like a snake or clouds or steam. Now, of course, this is usually female nakedness but men do get the same treatment occasionally and there was a nice beefcake illustration [grin]. Anyway, that's why the 16+ publisher rating on this one. I might just continue on with this series as it's so different from anything else I'm reading/have read. I'd only have a few volumes to catch up on to be up-to-date.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This manga is very exciting. As I read, I couldn't stop turning each page. The main character may be a lil' over in his head at times but you'll need an attitude like that if you're aiming to be a top chef. I also love how he uses basic dishes to create new amazing creations. He has the perfect attitude to be a chef. Without giving out too much, he strives to be the best but he also believes that you must fail at times to understand whether or not a dish is worth further exploring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the rest of it.
Creeee More than 1 year ago
Can't seem to get enough of this series. A hilarious twist to the word food p*rn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I discovered this manga months ago online and I'm so happy to own it. It's an interesting read with an exciting plot and beautiful artwork. I can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really excited for this manga. But as I read it, I was really disappointed. The worse part of this book for me is the fact that there is such a sexual tone in the story. I would start to get into the story, only to have a sexual page thrust at me.  It really killed the whole series for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This manga was surprisingly great. Even though this a food manga it's not like Toriko but this has a realistic approach in a sense. The food in the story looks really good that will make you have cravings. Also check out the special one shot chapter included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't really care for food, but this manga MADE care. The story is well written and is very satisfying to read. I highly recommend if you are looking for a solid and funny experience.