Sōmei Saitō
Sōmei Saitō
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Sōmei Saitō
Kanji 斎藤 綜明
Rōmaji Saitō Sōmei
Personal Information
Status Alive
Birthday February 11th[1]
Gender Male
Blood Type B
Height 186 cm
Cuisine Style
Food Forte Sushi
Professional Status
Generation 90th
Occupation High School Student
Affiliation Tōtsuki Culinary Academy
Elite Ten Council: 4th seat
Manga Debut Chapter 118
Anime Debut OVA 4
Voice Actor

Sōmei Saitō (斎藤 綜明(さいとう そうめい), Saitō Sōmei?) is a 90th Generation student of Tōtsuki Culinary Academy. Originally introduced as the 5th seat of the Elite Ten Council, he was promoted to 4th seat during Azami Administration.


Sōmei is the second tallest among the current Elite Ten Council. His hair is styled like a mohawk, with his crest being black, while the rest is gray. He has a horizontal scar starting and ending over both his cheeks and runs over the bridge of his nose. He also typically appears with his eyes closed in both casual and formal moments.

He wears a standard Tōtsuki uniform, but slings the coat over his shoulders like a cape and does not wear the standard tie. He has large earrings and carries a Maguro bōchō blade, a Japanese knife specialized for cutting large fish, named Isanakiri. It is revealed that he is quite muscular and wears bandages across his stomach.[2]


Sōmei lives by the code of the bushido, the way of the samurai, and incorporates it in his mannerisms. He is extremely honorable and is not above praising his opponents who show true mettle and skill.


Sōmei enrolled into Tōtsuki Culinary Academy as part of the 90th Generation. As a third year student, Sōmei completed the Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training Camp and Stagiaire events in his first year and all subsequent events afterwards. He would eventually attain the 5th seat of the Elite Ten Council.

Before his debut, he alongside other members of the Elite Ten gathered and selected the participants of the 43rd Annual Tōtsuki Autumn Election.[3][4]


Moon Banquet FestivalEdit

Main article: Moon Banquet Festival Arc

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Central Edit

Main article: Central Arc

After the conclusion of the Moon Banquet Festival, Tōtsuki received a shift in leadership as Senzaemon Nakiri was replaced by Azami Nakiri as the new headmaster of the academy. Sōmei and five of the other Elite Ten Council members voted in favor for the move.[5]

Cooking StyleEdit

Sushi - Sōmei specializes in crafting sushi and is known for his skill in the art, earning him the current 4th seat of the Elite Ten Council.

Cooking SkillsEdit

  • Expert Butcher - Sōmei possesses enough physical strength to effortlessly lift Isanakiri and precisely fillet a large tuna into sashimi.


Original Dishes Edit


Cooking Duel RecordsEdit

Rebels Vs Central Régiment de Cuisine Edit

Round Rival Culinary
Dish Results

Misc. Cooking Duels Edit

Rival Culinary
Dish Stipulation Results


  • Sōmei (綜明) contains the kanji for "synthesize" (綜 ) and "bright" (明 Mei). Saitō (斎藤) is made up of the kanji for "Buddhist food" (斎 Sai) and "wisteria" (藤 ).
  • Sōmei's kitchen knife, Isanakiri (いさなきり), means "whale cutter" in English.


  1. Shokugeki no Soma volume 27 extras
  2. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 151, page 16
  3. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 37, page 19
  4. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 40, pages 1-3
  5. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 134, page 15


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