Weekly Manga Review: Shokugeki no Souma Chapter 271

Weekly Manga Review: Shokugeki no Souma Chapter 271

Warning: The following post contains spoilers from Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) chapter 271. Read at your own risk.

The recent chapters of Shokugeki no Souma have slowly introduced us to the new arc and new enemies, the so-called “Noirs”. After they caught several members that were invading Japan they finally found out the name of the mastermind behind all this: Saiba.

Hearing that name everyone thought of one person: Souma’s dad. In order to find out the truth, Souma directly calls his dad and asks him. However, the answer he receives is far more shocking for everyone (including the readers) than we’d expect.

He reveals that this so-called “Saiba” is no other than his other son, which makes him Souma’s brother! Not only that, but Saiba seems to be an incredible shef. So incredible that he beat his own father, a master chef, in a cooking battle!

Where was Saiba hidden all this time and why did he come out now? What is his goal? For what we’ve seen at the end of the chapter, he most likely wants to go to Japan to challenge Souma. I wonder what will happen next?

To summarise it all: this chapter was so intense as it came not only with one shock, but with two: Saiba’s true identity and his skills, which are so great he can beat Jouichirou. From what we’ve seen so far, he is up to no good, so what does he plan to do with out hero, Souma? This chapter was great and it keeps us wanting more, waiting for another week until the next one will be a challenger, but hopefully it will be all worth it.