[Anime] Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (Food Wars! The Second Plate) Preview


Food Wars


Totsuki Culinary Academy’s Autumn Elections have finally moved past the preliminary rounds and entered the tournament stage! The school’s ultimate food war begins with a quarterfinal match between our MC, Yukihira Soma, and the prestigious molecular gastronomist and granddaughter of the academy’s director Alice Nakiri! Their tournament stage challenge – bento boxes Will this seemingly humble dish get the best of these stone-cold competitors? Whose delicious lunchbox will come out on top?

Food Wars! The Second Plate is based on a manga series and can be found streaming on Crunchyroll, Saturdays at 7:00 AM PDT/9:00 AM CDT/10:00 AM EDT.

My Reaction

Let’s be honest here, who isn’t watching Shokugeki for the foodgasms?! The story this season will be heating up with all the tournament match-ups we’ll see this season. I loved how Yukihira has developed over the course of the first season and into the second. Alice takes her pot shots at him and he just let’s it roll right off of him and concentrates on the goal. Bento boxes was the perfect challenge for these two and I loved how the judges reacted to both competitor’s entries.

All of our main characters and side characters are seen in this first episode. The story picks up right where we left off at the end of season one. Seeing more of Alice’s backstory this episode gave her character more depth. Her reaction to Soma’s entry was top notch and very well fitting.

The animation is again clean and spectacular. The foodgasm scenes are splendid and so colorful. New OP and ED for this season, we have a pretty rockin’ OP song and we have to wait til next week for the ED.

Overall this episode did not disappoint and was very satisfying to watch. Plenty of cooking tips, character growth, and FOODGASMS! I gave this episode a 5 out of 5!

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