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Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. Volume 1
Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- , author.
Shonen Jump manga edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2014]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Soma Yukihira's father enrolls him in a classy culinary school, Soma must learn if he can make the grade in such a prestigious environment.
General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.

Originally published: Tokyo : Shueisha, Inc., 2012.

"This book reads right to left."--Back cover.
Reading Level:
Rated T+ for older teen.
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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?!

Author Notes

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

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. 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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.