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Shokugeki no Soma season 3.2 23 February 2020

2018 cooking story, shounen manga adaptation in 12 episodes: AniDB, vt "Food Wars: The Third Plate: Totsuki Train Arc". Yukihira Sōma fights cooking duels to try to let himself and his friends be allowed to stay in the élite Totsuki cooking school.

Of course it's all a bit synthetic: it's admitted that the Villain could simply throw out everyone he doesn't like, but for reasons of oh look over there it's fresh bear meat, he doesn't choose to do so.

But really this is more of the same, using the sports anime template with an unusual sport. There's some sense of the joy of traditional Japanese diner food as opposed to the soullessness of only using the best possible ingredients and methods, but Sōma's approach is usually to do both.

There's also some slight character development, mostly for the older generation who've been largely in the background until now; we even get some idea of how the Villain got that way. But that's not what the show is really about.

A fourth season follows, and there's no conclusion here.

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