Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Anime Summary: June 2015

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma


Firstly, before I launch more deeply into the delicious many layered onion that is Food Wars, I must stress that this is the best anime I have watched all year. It categorises itself as a series focused on cooking the most delicious food dishes, which I don't dispute for reasons I'm about to explain.

At first glance, there's not much that sets Food Wars apart. It follows the familiar pattern of many other similar series which have come before it - such as Eyeshield 21, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Yumeiro Patissiere and even more mainstream shows like Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto, Fairy Tail and One Piece. Except of course, Food Wars doesn't have the raw physical brawl potential of half these other series, and therefore has to make up for it... in other ways.