Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
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Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara – Anime Review

This time I will review the sequel to the anime Shokugeki no Souma which aired in the summer of 2016. Actually I was a bit lazy to watch this anime because I’ve read the manga version, but because there’s no show, so yeah… I’d rather just watch it. So is Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara more exciting than the first season?

Sinopsis

After the qualifying exam with curry cuisine, eight contestants were selected and entered the autumn quarter-finals. The ones chosen were Souma, Megumi, Takumi, Hisako, Alice, Kurokiba, Hayama and Mimasaka. Their next challenge is: Bento.

  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2016
  • Type: TV
  • Genre: Ecchi, School, Shounen
  • Duration: 24 Mins per Eps
  • Episodes: 13
  • Rating: 8.46
  • Story Source: Manga
  • Studio: J.C.Staff

Storyline

In season 2, it only gets 13 episodes. So I understand that quite a lot of scenes are cut from the source, but that doesn’t take away the essence of the story. So the story in this second season is to continue from the fall election which in the first season ended in the group stage. There were 8 participants who made it through and Souma was the first participant to appear against Nakiri Alice. Here, Souma, as usual, becomes the object of ridicule, aka no one is advocating for him (except for the dormitory). Since this is a Shonen genre anime, the results are predictable, right? I don’t need to explain anymore. But what’s interesting here is how Souma gradually shows his true abilities to the other students, even though he’s always been serious from the start. There are no significant changes from the first season, Souma still always makes unusual food. And in season 2, it also tells a little about how Souma and his friends were doing Stagiare or internships aka street vendors.

Character

The animation provided is also not much different from the previous season, it is still presented well and neatly. The depiction of the main object, namely food, is also still very detailed, making it very tempting even though it is only limited to 2D. Perhaps what has improved a bit here is the character designs which look a little mature and the lighting is a bit cleaner.

Music

Even though it only has one Opening song and one Ending song, the rendition of the song is very good and it is also one of the songs that are included in my anime music list.

Overall

  • Storyline: 8.8 / 10
  • Character: 9/10
  • Art: 8.2 / 10
  • Music: 8.5/10
  • Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara: 8.5 / 10

So is the second season more exciting than the first season? I don’t think so, maybe because the number of episodes is less than the first season or because I’ve read the manga so I don’t think it’s exciting. However, this 2nd season is still mandatory for you to watch and you can watch it at animebagus.id, especially if you have never read the manga.