Yukihira is back in the kitchen and this time he’s taking all new techniques on board. Seeing him focussed and serious about his craft reminds you of his more positive characteristics (rather than his cocky and obnoxious side). The montage of classmates in their placement kitchens was a nice break in the middle of what was essentially a Yukihira focussed episode. Shinomiya’s return was also welcome as it felt like his journey as a character hadn’t really been finalised and it was nice seeing the difference in his character from the first appearance back in season 1. Overall, this was a satisfying episode but my essential complaint of season 2 remains the same. It just isn’t as fun as season 1.
Food Wars is available on Crunchyroll.