Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Manga Review: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Volume 21, by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki, and Yuki Morisaki

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump Advanced (VIZ Media)
Release Date: December 2017
Volumes: 28+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 20. 22.

Goodreads Synopsis:

An action-packed, saucy food comedy featuring one boy’s determination to be top chef!

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

In the frigid north of Hokkaido, Totsuki’s first-year students face their greatest challenge yet—the advancement exams! Dean Azami sees Soma and the gang as resisters of his administration, so he hits them with everything he’s got, fair or not. Will the kids find a way to triumph over his shady tactics and advance to their second year, or will Azami freeze them in their tracks?!


The final exam starts, and everyone is against the rebels. The teachers are skewing everything against them, making the requirements of each test near impossible for them to complete. Of course, so far they're far above every other student, and play it rather cool both times in this volume. Erina's tutoring helps quite a lot, as well.
There's a little reprieve in this volume, where the group gets to explore in Hokkaido. It's fun to see who breaks off with who, what each character wants to see. It's nice seeing Erina and Megumi getting along, and then when Soma drags them into tasting something. There's fun camaraderie and competition between everyone. In the latter half of the volume, Soma is preparing for his next exam, as the rebels have to fight against a member of the council now. Kuga was fun to see during this, since I don't remember meeting him before.
I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. I'm confused by what Hayama is up to, because I liked his relationship with the teacher. I also like seeing Rindo and Eishi's friendship, because I like both of their characters.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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