Food Wars! The Third Plate

Alt title: Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara

TV (12 eps)
2017
Fall 2017
4.503 out of 5 from 12,400 votes
Rank #94

Souma Yukihira began polishing his cooking skills by helping out at his family’s diner, and is now enrolled at the elite cooking school, Totsuki Teahouse Culinary Academy. Having met various other chefs at the academy, Souma has started working to refine his own culinary style. Gaining experience working at actual restaurants has helped him take his skills to the next level and discover a whole new taste for his dishes, and now he's ready to challenge the Totsuki Elite Ten at the school's Moon Festival, a massive event that brings in 500,000 attendees each year! Souma’s new battle is about to begin!

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Episode 1

Challenging the Elite Ten

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Episode 2

"Ma" and "La"

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Episode 3

Moon Festival

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Episode 4

Pride of Young Lions

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Episode 5

The Darkening Dinner Table

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Episode 6

The Imprisoned Queen

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Episode 7

It Begins

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Episode 8

The Alchemist

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Episode 9

Hunting the Survivors

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Episode 10

The Salmon Will Dance

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Episode 11

Der Weiße Ritter der Tafel

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Episode 12

The One Who Aims for the Summit

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Reviews

ClubFoot
7

It's time to scramble the eggs and enjoy this overhyped, fanservice, shounen shows. In a certain time, the third season presents a slightly unexpected twist. For this third season, I think the story is less developed than the second season anymore. The plot arcs are somewhat not very precise when pulling a conclusion. The cliffhanger ending also makes us a bit annoying with this let alone some of the people who follow it while on-going. I watched the third plate in marathon ways a few days ago and I don't think this season presents so much as it did in the previous two seasons. It's has a crappy animation CGI, almost, arcs that didn't really fit with my expectations. All of these things, of course, show some fanservice like Shokugeki no Souma but in this point, the second season takes the cake when compared to this. It should not get a lot deserved for this but still, it pulls the trigger. The story is common yet not too complex as it was in previous seasons. This aspect is a bit predictable from what I was expecting because maybe I'm starting to assume that this series is just the same as a shounen in general. But, this season has a fast pacing that always follows the flow and doesn't really provide a stuff like filler. It's great when it comes to the development. One thing I need to remember in the story is the introduction of Central which it comes from nowhere. I don't know why but I think this part is a bit loose than usual so I don't know what just happened, what is it, and what is this. The ending, which I mentioned earlier, is quite a cliffhanger and they prefer to divide it into two parts. I don't know for sure because there may be some problems or barriers while working on this project. But, it didn't quite change my perspective. One thing I almost forgot was you must watch the OVA first before watching this third season where the second season of the OVA for the first time introduced all the members of Elite Ten. It may also not be necessary but it is good to catch this way. A couple of times I've mentioned about how the animation uses a little CGI which I find this weird on the first arc. The animation is kinda flat and solid but can still be said as good as the quality from J.C.Staff. I don't care anything about fanservice but they also do it in this aspect where the fanservice isn't seemed like Shokugeki no Souma in general. For me, what's the reason they ruffled this part? What's clear, whether there is a shift of the animator or not. Regardless of the story to the animations that have been revealed, at least the soundtrack is still fresh. I love both opening and ending theme songs which they quite a bit memorable. ZAQ and nano.RIPE, again, has a lot of effort to present in this section. Hisako Kanemoto as Erina is great where she replaces the previous seiyuu, Risa Taneda, but she can equate it with the previous one. For the rest, nothing change and they did a great job for this. This is what gets interesting, the Elite Ten introduction. This anime presents many characters that are also complex to notify one by one. There is Eishi Tsukasa, the first seat that I initially considered terrifying or something like that but had an interesting characteristic. Rindou Kobayashi with her mysterious impression, for now. Terunori Kuga also has a character with many roles for the first arc while the rest hasn't been introduced too much. In this season, Erina Nakiri has a big role in this series and has a great well-development character. In addition, her character is also the most dominated in here where I see later there will be a stronger relationship with the main protagonist. Azami as the main villain is the heel. The problem is his character has too much recognition abruptly so I'm a little difficult to keep it up. But, he's doing a great job and has a great main point for this aspect. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara presents the viewers with slightly unexpected expectations. The character recognition for Elite Ten is a bit unpredictable and unsuitable for expectations where some think it might look awful or something, but it's not like that. The animation is pretty quirky with a bit of CGI that I think is weird, the arc is somewhat imposed with the forced introduction of the main villain. The music and the soundtrack are pretty interesting which means this is not a bad season, for now. Some may still have flaws but this season is much enjoying and very exciting for some reason.

Dionkeykong
8

Hi fellow anime lovers and welcome.Please have a seat,grab a drink and let's dive deep into Food Wars..But before you go any further and you are here by mistake and didn't understand this is the 3rd installment,go away watch the previous ones and come back anytime. And let's start with the obvious stuff,yes?Food Wars is literally food porn.But then we all knew that after watching the previous seasons.Sure there is a heavy lean towards the food making(well duh it's an anime that has to do with food),but there is also the side where we get to see the impact the food has to people..Which is as realistic as realistic is the chance of you being tentacle raped by an alien tentacle creature in the next 24 hours. By that i mean that when someone consumes said divine food goes into overdrive and rips their clothes,without even touching them.And while on overdrive the laws of physics no longer apply...Especially when we're talking about them boobies which seem to have will of their own..God even boobs have character in this anime..This is some serious stuff you know. Jokes aside though this anime is brilliant.Sure you can be a puritanical SOB and be "oh i don't like it being somewhat hentai" or shit like that..But 1)no one cares what your prehistoric brain thinks and 2)go back to the 50's where you belong. Sure it is a tad weird but even a toddler can understand that this is a way to show in a streched manner how food can fuck your sense of pleasure. With that outta the way onto the story itself.This time round the plot thickens..And no i don't mean "plot",i mean plot period.Here we see in some detail the workings of this academy and how family-bussiness politics can turn a working system where everyone has a winning chance into a system where it serves only the chosen few,the pure blooded.Remind you of anything? Honestly i liked every season up till now,but this is more mature,has more depth.It's a step further in evolution. The characters are the ones we all know and love,otherwise we wouldn't be here,would we?Without any spoilers,if possible,the characters are put in such situations where growing up and taking a step forward is unavoidable.In some instances let's say they're forced to take a good look at themselves,their past,their fears and move on. Just before i move on though...This supposed relationship they're building between Nakiri and Yukihira...Let's say they end up together,can you imagine the moment she turns and tells him that she wanted to jump his father all along? Animationwise nothing to report.It's what we came to expect from this franchise,nice and smooth.There are one or two moments where CGI is used but it's not very distracting cause it's used minimally. As for the VA's they certainly deliver their parts and aren't in any way/shape/form out of place.Opening and closing songs are indeed likeable,not my cup of tea but listenable. All in all this feels,and indeed is,a natural continuation of everything this franchise had to offer.It shows spectacularly how things in life aren't all laughs and hugs and all that crap.It's also about the dark times,the difficult times,the times where shit starts to get real and how you must rise up to the occassion if you don't want to be buried in a world of shit. That said i'm not the be all,end all so watch it and form your own opinion.

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