Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara (Food Wars! The Fourth Plate) Review

Genres: Ecchi, School, Shounen.


So yesterday I had to binge watch the last 4 episodes since I didn’t have time to watch it every Friday when it came out. I loved how this season was with the cliff hangers and thrills.

This season continues the battle between the Totsuki Academy Rebel’s and The Elite Ten led by Erina Nakiri’s father Azami Nakiri. It is definitely obvious that the main characters are affected by this confrontation, in particular Erina who decides to firmly oppose her father since the last season. I am completely satisfied with how her development and evolution has come so far since the first season.

Erina’s relationship with Souma alternates between surprising complicity and incessant arguments. Despite evident oppositions in their cooking style, the two characters compliment each other in their skills.

In my eyes is seems like Megumi shines slightly but it is always disappointing to see how much the character seems to be on the verge of crying (her training’s with Master Shinomiya were pathetic). However even if her role is minor, she remains a notable character.

Moreover, at this point in the series, we expect an ideological confrontation between the discipline wished by Azami against Souma and Erina’s freedom desire. Azami’s ideology could be defensible but the series has obviously taken Souma’s side since the start of the season and gives no nuance in this opposition of ideologies.

The main oppositions are especially noticeable between Satoshi and her childhood friend and Azami/Erina, but beyond that we especially have a basic shounen thought “Cooks must live freely”. This idea of freedom is obviously very frequent in the shounen, it is not original but it is an idea which could be nuanced and particularly Azami’s ideology could have shown the limits of this freedom.

I don’t want to go fully into everything that happens in the anime just in case none of you have seen it and I don’t want to spoil it for others.

On the art for this anime I have loved the style of the art from the first anime. We should be getting another season or at least some OVA’s that continue where this season left off which will be fantastic to see how Erina handles Totsuki and how Souma handles the new year.

Thank You for taking the time to read my blog and have a wonderful New Year.

Lots of love, AGamerzGirl

Published by agamerzgirl

I am a mother, wife, gamer, twitch streamer, and anime lover. I have a long past that makes me who i am today.

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