Note/Disclaimer: To be honest, I don’t like doing negative reviews. I like to share the things that I enjoy. Things that I find interesting. However, I make an exception here, and open with saying that I do not recommend this anime. I only reviewed it because it’s quite popular and recently got a second season. But I can’t really use that as an excuse. I didn’t read Twilight when it was popular; I read Dracula instead.
So, I realize that it’s been a while since I wrote about anime. And to be honest, it’s been a while since I sat down to watch an anime. I’ve been spending most of my time on YouTube, watching shorter videos.
And yet, I’m still not caught up on RWBY.
Anyway, I did get back into watching twenty-minute episodes with the series Food Wars! (spelled with an exclamation point, because Excitement!) The series centers around an eighth-grader named Soma, who works at his father’s kitchen, with the goal of eventually surpassing his father. In order to do so, his very supportive father sends Soma to an elite cooking school.
I describe this show as, effectively, One Punch Man met Ratatouille. Except instead of punching, they have cooking, and instead of awkward French stereotypes, they explain the culinary science behind the dishes, whether it’s “I’m wrapping mashed potatoes in bacon to make them taste like pork roast” or it’s “I’m tenderizing this meat with honey.”
So, it’s a good show, then, right?
Not entirely. While it is well made, and it looks well-researched, every episode has at least one “foodgasm” scene. They typically happens towards the end of the episode, and are rather sexually explicit in nature. Because they don’t last very long, I skipped over them (or made use of the “minimize” feature incorporated into most web browsers). I’ve only watched three episodes, so I cannot say if they get any less explicit. The show also has the inverse of these scenes (where a character eats something purely disgusting) as a running gag of a less than savory nature.
In closing, I like to give a rating with my anime reviews. I would give this show a higher rating were it not for the foodgasm scenes. They don’t make it the worst anime ever, but they certainly don’t help it any.
4/10 ~ Have I mentioned Devil is a Part-Timer on this blog yet? Watch that instead. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to watch a show called “Anything Else.”
And, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
(I say safe, because my state is covered in about an inch snow and the roads are wet.)