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Shokugeki no Souma – Shin no Sora Anime Review

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Yo! Will Sirius here.

Currently, Shokugeki no Souma’s latest season is airing. But before I dive myself into that, I watched first the previous season, Shokugeki no Souma – Shin no Sora

At Tootsuki Culinary Academy, a heated eight-on-eight Shokugeki known as the Régiment de Cuisine rages on between Central and the rebel forces led by Souma Yukihira and Erina Nakiri. Though they won a stunning perfect victory in the first bout, the rebels face an uphill battle ahead, as they must now face off against the rest of the Elite Ten Council. With the future of Tootsuki at stake, Souma and Erina must push far beyond the limits of their abilities, using everything they learned from their mentors and ultimately drawing from their experiences cooking together as friends. (MAL)

I really liked watching Shokugeki no Souma, it’s not a secret that I enjoyed watching characters moaning while eating delicious food. It’s the food porn anime, after all.

However, after 60 episodes, burned-out tends to come in to play. This anime is not an exception to it. 

Shokugeki no Souma – Shin no Sora is the 5th installment of the series. In this season, the plot focuses on the 2nd half of the Shokugeki against Central. As this is a tournament arc, exciting duel and dishes were presented, and damn, they looked amazingly delicious.

However, the series is not as exciting as it used to be. Why is that?

I think one factor of it is the long wait for the new season, it kinda killed off all of the possible hype for this tournament arc. Another thing would be that this season is the 2nd half of the tournament arc. The first few duels happened in the previous season and with the limited attention span of a human being, we barely remember it.

It’s a bummer.

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Nevertheless, I still fairly enjoyed watching this season.

Like I said above, the foods presented were really deliciously looking and the duels were exciting. I can really tell from the performances of the characters, that they had grown a lot since the first season. The antagonists’ dishes didn’t disappoint too. They were also yummy to look at.

However, I do want to point out that the formula in these Shokugekis had been overused a lot, which results in me being bored in some parts of the show. I did make sure to focus on what I deemed important but, all throughout my watching, I wasn’t paying proper much attention. It’s a shame.

The art and animation is still your typical JC Staff. Nothing special.

I do want to point out, that other than witnessing the development of the characters in terms of their cooking and outlook, they also looked developed physically. One indication of this would be Souma’s longer hair, and the twins looking a lot like twins.

Overall, this season was still fun to watch, but it’s not as exciting as it used to be. I still do like how everything concluded. 

However, I still don’t understand why there’s a new season. I mean, this is a good place to conclude this franchise. But nope, there is a new antagonist?!?! Weird.

I haven’t checked the new season, and I dunno when I could watch it. I will just binge it once I get a copy of it.

So, would I recommend this one? I guess, yes, especially to all the people who had been following this series since the beginning. It’s not as amazing as before, but it’s still enjoyable to watch.

I had been slowly watching anime again while also maintaining my other interests. I’ll slowly catch up to my list to watch, both animes and tv series, so expect more content on them.

I also recently got all of my copies of my Girls’ Generation concerts, DVD’s and Bluray’s, which means I can now start my concert review series. Yay!

I won’t promise anything other than stay tuned for more content from me in the next couple of weeks. Yeeeee!

Anyway, this has been Will Sirius, I’m active again. Ha!

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