I wasn´t planning on following Shokugeki no Soma – but I didn´t know it was going to be Masterchef for the weebs, Z sized boobs, pantyshots and inspirational underdog speech included.
Shokugeki no Soma is a show that entertains you – it´s nothing groundbreaking, inspirational, deep or especially memorable, but it is what it is: A fun shonen anime that takes the term “food porn” a bit too seriously.
As I´ve said, I wasn´t actually going to watch this – shonen series with spikey haired male leads and I just don´t match, but Shokugeki no Soma isn´t half bad, it reminds me of Assassination Classroom (another shonen jump adaptation) in more ways than one, again, I really have nothing to say apart from the fact that it´s an awright watch with a silly story, cliché characters and average in everything else, that´s Shokugeki no Soma, and that´s all it´s going to be.
Does it deserve the hype? well, for fans of stories like these – I guess. It´s silly enough to point at and say “oh man, that´s weird, these chinese cartoons man.“