Staff Picks (June14): Food Wars GN
May 21, 2014
Publisher: VIZ Media
Shonen manga, titles like Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball, are all about finding your passion. Passion that grabs you with two mighty hands. Passion that makes you run hard. Run hard and far. Run towards the horizon—towards the burning sun, your shadow stretching out behind you in shape of the tallest human on the planet, all the while screaming defiance at any and all who would stand in your way because you are invincible and your spirit is ablaze!
This book’s like that. But with food.
Consider a series that reads like Slum Dog Millionaire meets Iron Chef. Soma Yukihira is a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who’s determined to surpass his father’s legendary cooking ability and to taste just about everything life has to offer along the way. Erina Nakiri is head chef student and undisputed queen of her family’s super-prestigious cooking school. These cooks clash in the kitchen as titans of taste, neither is willing to give an inch, and things are only getting hotter in this frisky food manga from Viz.
~ Sarah Martinez
In Stores: 8/6/14