Shokugeki no Souma is an anime that can be best described as a battle shounen and an ecchi…about food and cooking. It is no doubt a very hilarious combination and I must say I am impressed at how well they managed to make it work. I’m not the greatest fan of battle shounen, I feel that between the many long-shot battle shounen I’ve been burned out along the way, but the unusual approach taken in Shokugeki no Souma makes it all bearable.
The absurd evil characters and over the top action taken at every step of making a dish. Those are taken straight from a battle shounen, everything about it is so surreal and make so little sense in this kind of setting. Even worse, there are some intense ecchi element in the show that exaggerates the action even more. Between the constantly bouncing boobs of female character and the incredibly erotic scene whenever someone takes a bite of a dish, I had the weirdest boner for most of the episode.
The show is well made, the grandiose effect are well done, the characters are convincing in their roles and I don’t think the show needs that great a story to be successful. Just keeping things as they are, staying in the world of over the top cooking and eating erotically should be enough to have this remain a favourite for many people. There is enough explosive flavour and boobs here to satisfy any young boy.
I think the bigger complaint I have for the anime is how hungry I am after watching an episode. I have this terrible feeling of lust for delicious food. I want to have an orgasm eating food just like they did! Even if I have trouble with battle shounen usually, Shokugeki no Souma is so great that I will definitively watch and I might even continue to blog it throughout the season. I am really surprised and pleased with this show and I’d recommend it for anyone who can tolerate the battle shounen and ecchi aspect, because if those things don’t phase you, this show is orgasmic.
ZeroGhj signing off