Our protagonist is the reddish haired Soma Yukihira, a graduating middle schooler who has aspirations of running the family diner Yukihira. Yukihira is run by the two man team of Soma and his dad, who are both seemingly extraordinary chefs to the stage where it becomes a neighbourhood affair when the two decide to get a cook off. Soma is about surpassing his father in creating great food and eventually take over Yukihira.
Yukihira’s existence is threatened by the appearance of the villain of the week, land shark Minegasaki. She comes in with her gang of thugs and makes thinly veiled threats to take over the acreage the restaurant stands on, because what’s a shounen series without some early risk in it? Soma doesn’t take this lightly and responds that as long as he can fulfil what the customer wants, Yukihira will never close. Check out this page for in-depth information covering Shokugeki No Soma Episode.
This of course means that Minegasaki goes to the extreme of destroying all of Yukihira’s fresh fixings and coming in as a customer, demanding that Soma serve her some succulently juicy meat. Because she is used to superb elaborate food from the very best restaurants around the city, there’s no way that a chump like Soma could ever make something which could fit – particularly with no fresh fixings.
Soma manages to whip up a fantastic roast pork using nothing more than bacon, potato and assorted seasonings. It is very clear the anime is well researched, because all of the “action shots” of the ingredients being cooked are surprisingly precise. The juice of the roast pork bubbles viciously on screen, while the bacon wrapped around the mashed potato chips and shrinks satisfyingly with a brown sheen. The result is nothing less than Minegasaki and her thugs backing down, all while appreciating this luxury offering from our plucky protagonist.
I was quite glad that I saw this show after eating a meal, because I probably would have been too hungry otherwise. It is the kind of show which you can kick back and enjoy without thinking too hard about it, with some buff service which comes off more amusing than sexual contemplating the context. This website has a lot more information covering Shokugeki No Soma Season 2. Any show that will place brassy effects on cooking is already great in my books and as long as it keeps up the detail and keeps Soma likeable, I believe we are in for a good season.