Our protagonist is the reddish haired Soma Yukihira, a graduating middle schooler who has aspirations of running the family diner Yukihira. Yukihira is run by the two man team of Soma and his father, who are both apparently exceptional chefs to the stage where it becomes a neighbourhood affair when the two decide to get a cook off. Soma is all about surpassing his father in making great food and eventually take over Yukihira.
Yukihira’s existence is threatened by the appearance of the villain of the week, land shark Minegasaki. She comes in with her gang of thugs and makes thinly veiled threats to take over the land the eatery stands on, because what’s a shounen series without some early danger in it? Soma does not take this lightly and responds that as long as he can fulfil what the customer desires, Yukihira will never shut. Additional information can be located about Shokugeki No Soma Anime here.
This of course means that Minegasaki goes to the extreme of ruining all of Yukihira’s fresh fixings and coming in as a customer, demanding that Soma serve her some succulently juicy meat. Because she’s used to super elaborate food from the best restaurants round the city, there is not any way a chump like Soma could ever make something which could match – notably with no fresh ingredients.
Soma manages to whip up a fantastic roast pork using nothing more than bacon, potato and assorted seasonings. It’s quite clear the anime is well researched, because all the “action shots” of the fixings being cooked are surprisingly precise. The juice of the roast pork bubbles viciously on screen, while the bacon wrapped around the mashed potato chips and shrinks satisfyingly with a brownish sheen. The end result is nothing less than Minegasaki and her thugs backing down, all while appreciating this lavish offering from our plucky protagonist.
I was very glad that I watched this show after eating a meal, because I likely would have been too hungry otherwise. It’s the sort of show that you can kick back and love without thinking too hard about it, with some buff service which comes off more fun than erotic contemplating the context. Go to this website to learn more regarding Shokugeki Soma. Any show that will set flashy effects on cooking is already great in my books and as long as it keeps up the detail and keeps Soma likeable, I think we are in for a good season.