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Souma Yukihira is the titular protagonist of Shokugeki no Souma, a shonen manga series written by Yuuto Tsukuda which is known for Shun Saeki's attractive art style, cutthroat cooking competitions, and literal foodgasms.

Shokugeki's popularity reflects the eponymous chef's performance in the male saimoe contests. The series peaked in the mid-2010's following the first two anime seasons, but the latter chapters of the manga left a foul aftertaste on its readers, causing its popularity to sharply decline near the end of the decade. Accordingly, Souma's best results came from 2016 to 2017, having reached the Elite Eight of the Chinese Bilibili Moe contest in 2016, and the Western r/anime forum's Best Guy Contest in two editions. In the ISML tournament, Yukihira also reached the playoffs on those two years, and won his first pendant on the latter edition. But like the manga, the chef has never tasted this same success ever since.



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"Happy to serve!"

Cooking is a passion going from generation to generation in the Yukihira family, and Sōma is doing his best to reach the level of his father, the owner of a small but very popular typical Japanese restaurant. But after 489 challenges, and 489 defeats for Sōma, his father sends him to a Culinary Academy in order to sharpen his skills.

Sōma immediately understands that he i one of the best of the Academy and does not hesitate to claim it. However, in an Academy where all conflicts are resolved by cooking duels, his attitude often puts him in dangerous situations. But stronger than ever under pressure, Sōma tends to surprise everyone by preparing a dish no one even thought of.

Coming from a rather modest place compared to all the rich children from the school, Sōma is a friendly individual, always ready to help his friends, even if it means he needs to sacrifice something in exchange. Due to his joyful personality and charisma, his enemies tend to become his friendly rivals. The road to become a renowned chef is still long, but with all the bonds formed along the way, Sōma hopes to become one of the legends of the Academy and to face off again with his father... to win this time!

ISML record[]

Gem Record:

  • Wins: 1 - Ruby 2017 Ruby
  • Appearances: 8
    • 2016: Sapphire (2nd), Emerald (5th, tied), Diamond (4th)
    • 2017: Aquamarine (8th), Amethyst (7th), Sapphire (8th), Emerald (6th), Ruby (Winner!)

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ISML Pendant Winners
First year of pendant win only. Crowns from 2015 are included.
2015 8man.png 8manYuzuru.png OtonashiArcher.png ArcherKoyomi.png KoyomiSora.png SoraAccel.png AcceleratorLelouch.png Lelouch
2016 Koro.png Koro-senseiKiritsugu.png Kiritsugu
2017 Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa S.Levi.png LeviSouma.png SoumaTouma.png Touma
2018 Okabe.png OkabeTaki.png TakiWillem.png Willem
2019 Rimuru.png SlimeRiku.png RikuSakuta.png SakutaKiyotaka.png KiyotakaTomoya.png TomoyaYuuta.png Yuuta
2020 Miyuki shirogane.png ShiroganeIshigami.png IshigamiGilgamesh.png Gilgamesh
2021 Sorata.png SorataKirito.png Kirito
Bilibili Moe
2015-2018. Organized by Bilibili users.
Japanese Animation
Tournaments 2015201620172018
Female Winners Saber.png SaberRem.png RemMash Kyrielight ShielderCardcaptor.png Cardcaptor
Male Winners Lelouch.png LelouchYato.png YatoRomani.png Dr. RomanGilgamesh.png Gilgamesh
Chinese Animation
Tournaments 201620172018
Female Winners Tushan susu.png Tushan SusuSu mucheng.png Su MuchengKagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Male Winners Dongfang.png Dongfang YuechuYe xiu.png Ye XiuAbe no seimei.png Seimei (Onmyoji)
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