Lets us take a look into the world of cooking and food orgasms… Again.
The story revolves around a middle school boy named Yukihara Souma. His father and himself work in a special of the day store that his father owns. When his father decides to help out at a friends restaurant, in turn closing his restaurant for three years. He sends Souma to the most elite culinary academy in all of Japan, Engetsu Teahouse Culinary Academy, where the passing rate is only 10%.
On the last Seasonal Anime Attempt I did a first impressions on the anime known as Koufuku Graffiti. In it I complained that the show sexualized eating food, with it just seeming out of place. I am going to make the same complaint, but make a twist. This show does what Koufuku Graffiti did and up the scale, making it look like the person is having a full body orgasm from eating food. However, in this show I am more okay with it than in Koufuku Graffiti.
Shokugeki no Soma is trying to be over the top with comedy elements, as well as , making the art of cooking look EXTREME! While Koufuku Graffiti, was a shoujo series that revolved around these girls and the cooking the main girl does. Since Shokugeki no Soma is trying to over the top, its over the top food eating scenes look natural compared to Koufuku Graffiti.
Other than that the show has a certain charm to it, showing a fun and has a lively atmosphere. The characters as we see them now are nothing special, though this may change with the progression of the show. Strangely this show keeps you watching the show more and more, making it an interesting show to watch. Other than that nothing particularly stands out from the show.
I would only recommend that you watch this show if you are okay with Ecchi, because as of viewing it now it looks like there are going to be those moments in the show. With that said it is an interesting show and I may watch a couple of episodes more if I have the chance.