>both marui and ibusake have more points than nikumi
>souma being smug as usual
>yoshino received more points than sadako
Polar Star DOMINATION
>You just realize Smoke-kun and Marui are going to go on a Tie-breaker since only top 4 pass
so far we have kurokiba, ibusaki and marui in the top 3, with souma and akira left remaining. who will be left out?
How will Alice score?
She should be close to Erina levels and better than her assistant, so I expect a 97-99.
Yoshino got eliminated by Italian bros
I agree with this
>ever doubting the Marui
What's the SnS novel about?
Is that guy in your pic going to get beat by deus ex machina from the other cooks with "experience"? I got to hand it to the author it's a nice subtle indoctrination that knowledge, logic, and education is bad and narrow minded life experience is superior.
In the end we are getting
>Either Marui or Smoke-kun
Both Italian bros? What about Erina's assistant?
I love how all the other students in the audience keep looking down on the contestants, only to have their egos crushed and replaced with pure despair as they realise they can never ever hope to achieve that level of greatness.
No wonder so few people actually graduate from this freaking school, I bet half of these guys will leave by their own volition.
i assume he's saying assistant is the other butler
My miss then, sorry.
i dont know if isami will make it through. he gets the same score as chinese restaurant giantess and so is setup for megumi to either get 4th place or to draw with the 3 of them
not three, two. fuck
Oh. I only looked in their online reader. Thanks!
Side stories, the one that's going to be released tomorrow features Shinomiya, Tadokoro and Takumi, i saw some images in another forum
That megane girl who has a crush on Marui looks pretty decent...
Massive ch56 spoiler in pic.
Why is Takumi so handsome as fuck
He looks more handsome there, I guess it's because he's always flustered and shit around Souma.
Too many orgasms in too little time.
She tried, got a good score but won't make it.
Still better than pretty much everyone else.
I'm loving the Irisviel orgasms.
So, Nikumi and Natto-girl both get knocked out since Souma and the spice guy are going to tie?
i especially love her expression when she's riding the tank barrel
Wait, how far behind are the scans?
One chapter, probably two if they don't get it out fast this week.
>Souma and Spice Guy ties in score
>both eat each other one
>the judges decide to go tie-breaker on Marui/Ibusaki
>Hayama decides to resign from the election after tasting Souma's dish
>my complete defeat speech
>Souma, Bandana, Marui, Ibusaki pass block A
yoshino a cute
It used to be a weekly release.
just a week. they're in desperate need of redrawers
The translator for Souma translates pretty fast, he used to post them on MH days before release.
Too bad some faggot sites decide to use those translations to release their shoddy scanlation, so he stopped posting until Casanova releases.
I need to see ch. 56 already. Italy-kun is a favourite.
Italy will get the DISH from Souma.
yoshino got blown the fuck out.
and we still didn't see her dish
We will see it in chapter 56
Dat body, dat everything man.
wait wait wait.... How come the score is inconsistent with >>101448701???
One before, one after the judge.
It's consistent, only shows the top 5.
The score at >>101449465 is before the brothers got judged.
The score>>101448701 is after Takumi and bro got their scores. Takumi gets 90, bro gets 87.
Alice & Megumi's score remains. Alice goes next.
The female judge's reaction this week is pretty weak. I guess you just can't beat Lobster Spacecraft reaction.
dat garbage fucking scan
why can't nips scan anything right? that trash looks like it was scanned in the 90s
Time for Souma and Hayama to match Bandana's reaction.
Ooooohh..... I see
Why the fuck they need to scan it for gaijin.
And the chink mostly does all the scanning.
>scan it for gaijin
Scan it for themselves, obviusly, at least takobons look better.
Who said anything about gaijin? You'd think they would start mass archiving all their manga so that in the future when they can't find shit in print anymore they won't have to worry because it's all in the digital archives.
But I guess I overestimated the mind of nips. Their IQ is too low to think that far ahead. They must have their waifushit now, right this moment.
This arc both sucks and is nice at the same time in that you can actually just see the raws and you'll still know what's happening.
Those are the only things you'd need anyway. Unless of course you're terribly interested in the pseudo-cooking science.
>Tankobon look better
You seriously think we have Tankobon ver at this moment?
>Calling nips IQ too low
You must be american. They dont need your glorious digital idea shit. Tankobon is re-printed every fuckin year.
Yes, every manga ever made is going to be repritnted every year forever. This makes sense and you are not, in fact, a clueless idiot, nope.
Results of the character/dish poll are interesting
1. Souma/Karage Roll
2. Erina/Chou Farci
3. Megumi/Eggs Benedict
4. Takumi/Shalyapin Steak Don
5. Shinomiya/Special Rich Ramen
6. Nikumi/Rainbow Terrine
7. Alice/Mackerel Chazuke
9. Akira/Tentacles with Peanut Butter
10. Ibusaki/Fake Roast Pork
What are your thoughts /a/?
>A good way of archiving things to make them last
Are you stupid?
>limited print cheap paper releases
>a good way of archiving things to make them last
How's that sub 80 IQ treating you?
Well, considering they got digital recordings got 1/100th of the lifetime expectancy, then yes, it fucking is?
You have no idea what you're talking about
I get it
Cummin made everything white
Oh wow, didn't notice that
>in short, this is...
>your own unique "curry udon", isn't it?
Probably one of the more awkward moments in the manga so far.
It brings characterization to the side-character.
Oh fck Dat Marui.
>The entirety of Marui's group wore glasses
I love it
Jesus fuck I cannot remember any of the names for this manga
I would create fake translations and post there just to see them copying.
Alice > Erina
Pls. You've got Shoma. Megumi. Alice and Erina. Then, the rest is inconsequential.
>Tatsumi and Alice inconsequential
Please, lower family pleb.
Please consider using spoilers sometimes.
It's the current chapter discussion thread.
How on earth are you supposed to spoiler that.
You be nonspecific or use spoiler tags in the OP and from there on speak freely.
but that page spoils nothing, clean the sand out of your vagina and move on.
Awwww, wook at Daddy's spweciaw pwincess.
I want some fucking curry right now.
I'm not the guy that asked for spoiler tags. I'm just saying how to do current chapter discussion threads without spoiler risk. By keeping the OP free of spoilery images or text (As in this case), one can just hide the thread if they're worried about spoilers.
if you are worried about spoilers then you shouldn't be browsing a thread with the latest chapter number in the tittle.
>but the text...
its meaningless specially considering the actual good part of the manga is the art and the reactions of the people (the judges in this case) to the dishes, so just knowing that X scored higher than Y spoilers fucking nothing that actually matters ...specially when neither are main characters.
They will both be left out. The spice dude, Soma and one other person will get above 90
Who looks at the subject/name/date line first thing?
There isn't anyone else we know in Block A.
Unless some background mob character gets a 90, it's gonna be Marui or Smokey.
>all girls and a homo
>all girls and a homo
And his brother.
His brother is not making it because Megumi is.
That leaves butler, Alice, Megumi and Takumi for round 2.
As if looking at a thumbnail for ants constitutes a major spoiler.
You can't even tell what manga it is at that resolution.
Damn it, Tosh
Glasses girl is a love.
OTP has been found.
Please, unkissed, virgin cunt.
Will Megumi really pass? This is far above her level.
Who is the final boss gonna be? Jouichirou? Erina? Alice? Doujima?
I knew that nigga was being underestimated the moment I saw him. God I love how almost everyone in this manga is on the same level.
It's obviously going to be Doujima. Soma's father is played up as probably one of the greatest chefs of all time and Doujima trounced him.
The only way she's could get in is if she beats Isami's score, we already have three other obvious winners in B.
>There needs to be at least 50 more chapters before an anime adaption is feasible
I need to see those food orgasms animated
Megumi is an obvious shoe in, as is Soma and Alice. Megumi is essentially the second protagonist of the story
Trounced him in what? He was one seat above Saiba, sure, but Saiba also dropped out presumably so that he could cook for his waifu, so who knows whether or not Saiba could have surpassed Doujima if he stayed.
>Manga about women in the kitchen
It's about time
The fact alone that Doujima was above him says it all really. And if Saiba still thinks he's inferior even after spending years traveling all over the world and learning new styles of cooking should tell you something
>Smoke and Marui tied
>Implying a surprise, new contender won't kick them out by scoring a 99.
When has Saiba ever said that he thinks he's inferior?
How come nobody in this manga uses a proper knife grip?
there's plenty of material for one season. I just don't know who'd be able to do Tosh's art justice though.
The whole motivation for Soma is defeating his father and owning the restaurant.
Everything else is shit
Defeating Doujima could be seen as Soma doing something his father never could
>Reading Shokugemi no Soma for the cooking and not the food orgasms
Everyone would look fat and washed out if they go for their usual style.
I can imagine Soma defeating Doujima/another random fucker as the series climax (with a tittle/bet/something big at stake) and finally going against Saiba (for the pride).
AIC-Asta if they do something similar to SnO and spend a ton of money every episode?
When Souma faces off aganst his dad, it will be with his waifu or waifus behind him cheering him on, and Saiba will be all like "you have already bested me"
I expect a tie from that confrontation.
why do you do this
If Meat-chan doesn't win I'll fucking rage
Erina is the main heroine, sorry, Souma needs a person he has to mindbreak hard over a long period of time as a waifu.
>having shit taste
>failing at spelling your favorite girl's name
Not to mention her fucking name is meat.
Then start raging, the author made very clear in the first chapter that Erina is going to win
Megumi is the main heroine, Erina is more of an antagonist
She won't. You can start raging.
Erina is both antagonist AND main heroine, Megumi will end up like curry's teacher, a bitter christmas cake who will eventually fuck one of the students at her academy.
>being this deluded.
I can already see her giving him chocolate on Valentine's Day
I can't wait for Erina's foodgasms at Souma's dish. She's already pretty much fallen for him, it's only a matter of time
I sure hope not
Erina is a bitch, I don't care who wins as long as it's not her
I can already see her crying when Marui loses the tie-breaker with Smoky. Both scenarios give me a boner.
Erina is wet for Soma's father, She'll become his stepmother while Soma shacks up with Meat
Megumi is going to have a harem of her own
Main heroine has feelings for someone close to the MC? Yeah, we surely have never seen what happens in this cases.
Cry harder, it's been confirmed since chapter 4
While I'd like Nikumi to win, it's not going to happen
Unfortunately. She's still a giant cunt though
That's why everyone is going to enjoy when she finally breaks
Funny how people were never this bitchy about Nikumi.
Nikumi stopped being a gigantic cunt.
Nikumi gets nicer sooner
Well yeah, being a spoiled ojou-sama who's praised by everybody would make someone like that. She'll definitely come around though.
So will Erina.
55 chapters in and she's still raging around nearly as strong as when she started.
>Show me your true colors. You actually want to dig in right now
>Slurp that?! I would never do something so vulgar
God I love this manga. it can use so much sex based dialogue with even a hint of actual fucking
55 chapters isn't exactly long in terms of a weekly shounen
It's still a long time to keep being a bitch
Because she hasn't had her arc, Nikumi's development ended early on.
It's really about men in the kitchen though
but Nikumi was never really that bitchy. The worst she did was cut off Konishi's pompadour
IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME
Nikumi didn't purposely fail Souma just so she can uphold her title.
Keep in mind that their interactions are still at a minimum. Erina will warm up when the plot progresses to a put where she and Soma spend more time together
Because the main heroine doesn't have an arc like Nikumi. Her development happens during the whole series.
Because women will always be inferior to men, even when it comes to cooking
Yeah, she totally didn't want to humiliate and destroy both Soma and the Bowl club.
She was unaware of Souma's abilities. On the other hand, Erina is still a bitch after the fact.
mainly because she was Erina's lackey at the time
The thing I hate about Erina is the fact she had the gall to lie about Souma's food, saying it tasted bad, just because of her own pettiness. For a person who takes such pride in tasting, it's a pretty damn clear mark against her if she's willing to do something as dishonest as that.
Are you saying she treated them that way because she didn't knew about his abilities? That's just ridiculous. She would be still a bitch if Erina hadn't ditched her and Soma hadn't raised her flag?
Yeah, and you could see her inner conflict the whole, right?
>last 50 posts
>Erinahaters going full throttle
When this gets an anime, I am going to stay the FUCK away from /a/'s threads. It'll be Hataraku all over again. At least the Megumi love will be justified.
Then again, it'll depend on whether the director is a massive Megumifag/Erinafag.
The author couldn't just make Erina recognize him right from the beginning (like in the oneshot).
>Character acts like a bitch
>continues to act like a bitch
>Never stops acting like a bitch
Are people supposed to like her?
>#2 in character polls
I'd like her more when she gets more development, but it looks like that won't happen for a little while.
In the meantime, the childhood friend continues to be irrelevant
>When this gets an anime
>continues to act like a bitch
>Never stops acting like a bitch
In the grand scheme of things, she hasn't done anything majorly bad. What, you rather she passed him through that taste test without a word? Tosh made the following chapter interesting because we had no clue how Souma was going to school if he failed the test, Erina playing dirty was required.
Hell, it's like hating Gollum for being so loco over the Ring in LOTR.
There's a childhood friend?
Souma. Just get the poll page.
like >>101464410 said
It's the fact she would lie despite taking pride in her taste and telling it as it is. If she did something like that, she obviously has no pride as a taste tester and is untrustworthy as a judge.
Not sure why she reappeared when Megumi fulfills her role in every way.
You funny mang
"Never" is quite a long time.
>Are people supposed to like her?
Just those who enjoy the dynamics and challenges she she brings out to the table.
Then don't like her as a judge.
You're not expected to like Gollum though.
He and Frodo didn't start making out at the end of the book or anything.
Nikumi also never failed to do her fucking job because she was being an ojou bitch and didn't think Souma was classy enough to attend the same school as her.
I dislike her as a judge, a person, and as a potential (haha who the fuck am I kidding she's going to fucking win because she's the worst girl) love interest.
It's a despicable thing to do as a person in general, not just as a judge. You obviously don't respect the art of cooking if you let your petty pride deprive someone worthy of their chance at success.
>Smoke guy #10
>Jouichirou nowhere to be seen
She's obviously going to win, so people need to go the extra mile to hate her so at the end they can say "worst girl won again". Meanwhile they get wet over Alice when it's obvious she has and even worst, darker personality but, you know, she makes cute faces.
Tosh is just the artist, he doesn't handle the story
He was an interesting character who had chances to redeem himself and didn't need hating.
>not Urara the faker
Not that this excuses Erina, but cooks are human too and some of them have really twisted personalities. Take Shinomiya for example, he threw out that poor sob for using the wrong kind of hand soap and almost drummed out Megumi for being slow. I don't remember people screaming about him being an asshole in these threads.
Who gives a fuck about Alice?
>You're not expected to like Gollum though.
you mean like he ends up being the hero(indirectly) and actually saving middle earth?
See >>101464365 and >>101464131
Sometimes the author has to make the best for the plot instead of pandering with perfect waifus.
It's because she deprecated cooking. If she's willing to lie about good food being bad, she's probably willing to do a lot worse considering how food is the law.
>not giving a fuck about Alice
>Who gives a fuck about Alice?
you most be VERY new, or very old and missed the last 2 months worth of threads about people going nuts over her...even though its clear that she is willing to fuck over anyone so that she can get a better ranking than erina.
Erina is a honest bitch, Alice is the sneaky kind.
I understand that, but it doesn't excuse her bullshit or make her likable.
Sure she's a cunt for the plot, but she's a cunt all the same. It's not about being perfect, it's about being an egotistical, vain bitch who hasn't shown any sign of improvement through the entire series.
its nice to skip over pages and full chapters that show Erina is not that big of a bitch just so you can complain about it.
Well, there was a lot of talk about how he was a dick who wasn't trying to select for chefs, but just wanted students to be his little kitchen minions, back during the chapters it happened.
Also the manga established the reasons why he acted they way he did, and he stopped being a total dick by the end of the arc. He was still a dick, mind you, just with less totality.
Erina's just YOU CAN'T BE GOOD, YOU AREN'T CLASSY ENOUGH. GOOD COOKS HAVE TO BE CLASSY. GET OUT PLEBEIAN. TSUN TSUN TSUN. We still have no idea why she thinks like that, beyond "She is ojou-sama" and a suggestion that maybe it's something to do with Souma's dad? Maybe?
Yep, I'm willing to bet she'll do a shokugeki against Erina and she'll lose.
Then Erina fall in disgrace arc with her going dere and all that.
>tons of people apply for SnS
>turn them all down because "the staff working on it is huge as is"
>not long later
>"GUYS PLS WE NEED STAFF FOR SNS"
I really fucking hope another group picks Shokugeki up.
Yes it's interesting, but at the same time it shows that she lacks integrity. It was an event that marred my perception of her completely because she threw away her pride as a taste tester just to get some petty revenge.
>hasn't shown any sign of improvement through the entire series
I dunno man, that extra chapter where she goes to the pool with Alice showed that she could act okay towards other people. Alice is supposed to be her arch nemesis and rival, but they got along fine at the pool. She's a nice mentor to her lackey (Hisako?) too.
In fact, she's really only a bitch to Souma. I guess people will say "she cut off Niku", but it's not like they were particularly close friends, it was a more business-type contract they had.
a teenager wanting petty revenge!? some one call the papers!
I'm pretty sure that Erina:Alice::Souma:Takumi
Erina may just not particularly care that Alice is apparently her arch nemesis and rival.
When you're a taste testing judge, one with incredible pride at that, who keeps bitching about her superior tastes, goes to throw it away like that, it gives a heavy red mark.
/a/ always forgets that they're watching teens going through puberty in most shows.
They want unwavering morals and/or unrealistic ideals, and dammit, if she doesn't deliver, the girl is shit.
I like how in Shokugeki no Souma food rapes people.
If you ask me, it's weird that she's an appointed judge in the first place. Surely her gramps knows what her personality is like.
If you are seriously saying that she hasn't been influenced by Soma and hasn't show any other kind of traits then you're just in denial.
To be fair, from what we saw in the first chapter, pretty much everyone else at the school is some super rich kid who's the heir to super classy restaurants.
Presumably the rest of the Polar Star crowd got in via the middle school, which has less, uh, strict entrance requirements.
You are half correct, TOSH is both the artist and author. As in Bakuman
>no idea why she thinks like that
She's the granddaughter of the owner of the school, rich as fuck, taste tests for the best cooks in the world all the damn time, and was also pretty sheltered. She thinks that she's the Queen of the school, so when some random dude comes in and brings her to her knees with his completely ordinary dish that's not fancy at all, it's contrary to her queenly demeanor.
And as for her relationship with Jouichirou, my guess is that because of her refined tastes as a child, she didn't want to eat anything. So they brought in Jouichirou who got her to fall in love with his dish and also inspired get to become a chef herself.
the thing is that while gramps bad ass seems chill, everyone else we have seen has authority in the school seems to be elitist as fuck .
which might be some of the reason why Erina is such a bitch, its what she grew up seeing, but at the same time she is not like that outside the school so as bad as people want to hate her she is not the unredeemable bitch people paint her as.
Hisako > Alice > Erina
huh, didn't know TOSH was two people.
there's a third person on Shokugeki no Soma, but she's just the food consultant. Pretty important though, considering
You're being way too cynical about this, the whole rejection thing was even presented as comical.
It's like those people that cry rivers of blood because a heroine punches the MC through the roof.
I am really, really looking forward to her meeting Jouichiro again and him presenting her with one of his horrible experimental dishes.
No, he meant Tosh (the artist) also contributes to the plot.
Kurokiba > *
Alice and Erina are debatable but Hisako is truly the best of those three.
>unwavering loyalty and efficient secretary work
>excellent work ethic
>refuses to get intimidated by Dark Magic
>purifies her opponent and makes her her food slave
The author is Tsukuda YuuTO.
The artist is Saeki SHun.
TO + SH = TOSH.
but she is a carpet muncher, that puts her bellow shit.
>he will never call you a dirty slut and make you slurp a lobster brain
Sucks to not enjoy Hisako
Wha- Ok I guess...
Mah nigger! But don't forget she's also the cutest.
11/10 waifu material!
Yeah, next arc she's probably gonna stab Megumi in the eye. She's just childish, man.
It's called professional honesty. If you're going to call yourself a judge, a professional one at that, you have to at least be honest. She could be as bitchy as she wants, but without honesty she's a sham as a judge.
actually i want Souma to give her a crazy dish and then she actually loves it and it reminds her of what Jouichiro used to cook for her as a kid, and then latter on a meeting but all 3 of them so she can flip her shit .
She was clearly asking for a tasy dich
Oh, my bad. Then I guess he was right about the woman being just a consultant.
The face Erina makes when she finds out Jouichiro is Souma's dad will be worth millions.
She'll probably cum in the process too
FUCK YOU JUMP, GIMME BACK MY TOSH
A mix of pure horror, confusion, and lust. My dick is hard just thinking about it
Sorry, you just keep seeing the whole deal with a focus the author never intended.
This chapter came out right around winter comiket, as well.
I get the impression Tosh wanted to attend.
>Tentacles with peanut butter 9th place
What the hell
Tosh is here to stay, Foodgasm is one of Jump's new Big Three.
Stop being a dick and be happy that he made the big time.
did you miss the part where they point out that she is only acting this way with souma, which makes it pretty clear is not her professional self who is making the decision to fuck with him but her emotional teenage tsun tsun mind messing shit up, hell she ended up looking pretty bad in the 10 seats meeting when naked apron senpai called her out on it , so its not like she wants to go around being like this.
again you are over looking the teenage/tsun romance angle and blowing shit out of proportion, if she pulls something like this during an actual challenge and to some one other than Souma then you can bitch and call her unprofessional all you want.
It's the "dish they want them to eat" or something like that?
Fitting since Naruto and One Piece are on their way towards ending. Jump is going to need two more replacements though
Probably a kid to the oneshot
It's not intended, but considering how she's a judge and critic whose words carry a lot of weight, it's important that she's at least honest. And the fact she did it out of pettiness is the worst part, because it means she will do it again most likely for another petty reason and quite possibly ruin someone's life.
its his signature rape dish, that shit is going to be what makes Erina fall.
>full color double page spread of tentacle rape and Erina loving it
>ending anytime soon
And AssClass fills the last spot, like it or not.
She has been a professional judge all her life, she has the name of gods tongue, she knows damn well what it means to be a judge, and pulled that bullshit anyways.
Yeah, you're still on the same page.
he makes them in the main series as well.
Also when Soma looked like a man
That thing is popular?
Probably >>101466367 or how popular the foods were.
And isn't it wrong for Erina, as a professional, to lie and thereby attempt to sabotage someone's life?
Quite so, one of the most popular ones at jump, but it has a set finish time, the author already said it ends within the kids' scholar year ad they're in late august/almost september already.
It's constantly ranked in the top 3, sells very well, has/had a crossover with Murata's OPM, and people do like it. The art is meh but the story is pretty good - for Jump.
Because she is a fucking teenager who just got embarrassed by a dude she clearly is getting wet for, that made her make a shitty call.
again all the unprofessional "bullshit" she has pulled has been against souma , if she does it against some one else and in a clear determined and calculated way and not in a spur of the moment anger induced called , then i will agree with you.
until then she is just being a teenage girl getting caught off guard by her emotions and making a shitty call because of it.
Somehow it's okay to lie because of your own pettiness because you're a teenager, I think that's his point.
Tosh's porn wasn't that good. The only thing I really enjoyed form him was Harem Time and his Seto no Hanayome doujins
If the author uses it to make the plot more interesting and it's presented as comedy then I see it that way. Sorry I don't see characters as actual people.
Can we stop talking about whether Erina is shit or whatever and move onto something else… like Houjou. What's her purpose in the story, exactly?
>able to treat manga as a exagerated form to tell a story and not being a direct parallel of real life and or people
you are weird.and totally right
She is a professional fucking judge who almost screwed his dreams over just because she got "embarrassed"? That is not fucking okay, that is not excusable, it doesn't matter if she's a teenager her actions are still deplorable and unethical, she's been a professional for a long time, she doesn't get some free pass to screw whoever she wants to on a whim. She has a reputation, and she should live up to it. Tell me, did she ever even apologize to him?
Enough of Erina, Lets talk about Meat
She's probably Megumi's rival.
You guys are reading way too much into this. Fuck off.
China-dress who thought Megumi was interesting.
>B-but it's okay to be a bitch
>You guys are just reading too much into it
And this is okay? It is still an unacceptable grievance where she tried to sabotage him. Who the hell would trust a judge that lies whenever someone just slightly angers them?
>has/had a crossover with Murata's OPM
Did we get that?
She's moe as fuck
More like: "Considers a story has it's own parameter of values depending on what the author wants to convey/narrate". But thanks anyway.
I want to ruffle her hair.
>Being so new that you can't tell a nip with a tan from an actual nigger
Not yet I think, but it's planned.
I believe she was the last push for Megumi's development, probably will stick around as her friend/rival/doujin partner.
You know, I love Shokugeki and all… but they kinda ripped off Hell's Kitchen here.
More like Iron Chef underaged anon
I can't imagine the author usign the same plot device with her twice.
I meant the manga
I imagine her being voiced by Chinatsu Akasaki for some reason.
That would be nice.
i seriously fucking hope we only get half a chapter for megumi, jesus if i wanted to read about confident chefs cooking cool dishes and making people orgasm from their food , not about a insecure moe blob and her fucking issues.
I propose a compromise: An insecure moeblob cooking cool dishes and making people orgasm from their food.
But Japan needs a moe blob in every series, especially if the rest of the cast are confident badasses. It's a requirement.
She's the only "regular cast" left on her group, so she either shares chapter with Alice or with someone from group A.
Plus, it's judging time so there's no more room for insecurities: only foodgasm and people praising how much she's grown.
not if it means full chapters of the moeblob going
>i cant do this, but i know i can, but i cant because im not sure if i can do it even though i know i can do it, but if i do it then maybe i can probably do it
and then remembering a inspirational speech (or action in the case of her last chapter) and moving on.
there is only so many times you can sell the "its to show her growing" before shit stops making sense, and for her that was 2 arcs ago.
Character development be damned! Lets have nothing but static characters who do nothing but fight near battles that still have obvious conclusions because the main character always wins in shonen
Please kill yourself
I'm still mad that Doujima didn't make it to top ten, Japan having shit taste as always
Rankings at the moment (last RAW included):
Still to be judged: Akira and Soma
Still to be judged: Alice and Megumi
Now that we know that there's no chance for pic related to happen, what are /a/'s predictions? Will we get a surprise new character in either of the groups?
>5 arc of the same "im good but insecure" bullshit
i want actual character development, or are you implying that confident characters are incapable of growing? Souma has shown alot of development, hell i would love a flash back arc about his dad showing the character arc from a violent genious chef into some one who can cook for the ones he loves but still has an edge.
you are basically saying we should stick with the beta MC who grows formula because it works, with out even trying for something new.
is Souma's still alive? if so, ending is a reveal that she is better at cooking than papa Souma and it becomes a 2v2 with Souma & Erina verse his father and mother. it never reveals who won and time skips to a happy end
its never mentioned but the fact that he never even speaks of her would imply that she died a long time ago.
or left the two of them and went to lead the family business and Souma and his dad will have to win her back by cooking for her, double teamed foodgasm...incest foodgasm
Tender meat is cute as fuck.
"Souma's mom" I suppose. I don't think so, honestly.
That was a nice one
Souma and Hayama both beat Kurokiba with tied scores and move onto the finals, they agree to settle it there. One of Marui and Ibusaki pass on after another judging, we get a flashback chapter about them becoming friends before Souma arrives at Polar Star.
Alice gets the highest score in Group B, Megumi beats Isami but loses to Takumi.
In the finals, Souma faces Megumi in the first round and wins, more friendship stuff. Alice beats Hisako, Takumi beats Marui/Ibusaki, and Kurokiba pulls an upset victory over Hayama.
In the semi-finals, Souma beats Alice and Kurokiba beats Takumi who gives Souma a speech about rivals and friendships and defeating Kurokiba.
In the finals Kurokiba beats Souma with the power of love used for antagonists due to him beating Alice, Souma has another heroic BSOD about finding a student his age who he can't surpass, the next arc is the start of love power-ups.
not just that
>doujima also nowhere to be seen
>isshiki all the way down at 8th
>curry dude even in top10
>a god damn chicken roll at no1
as usual, nips have shit taste
Dark-skin girls in manga are my weak point
>Alice beats Hisako
Expected I guess. Does Hisako put up a good fight?
Souma hasn't grown as a character, just his cooking skills. His personality is still very much the same.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with unconfident characters and documenting their growth, especially if it's an underdog story, which everything is for Megumi right now. I sincerely dislike people like you who are always crying for characters who have to be their little Mary sue fantasy and can't stand a character who's a little, weak, a little unconfident but has potential for growth because faggots like you need a self insert to stroke your ego
NO. YOU'LL ONLY GET IT REFERENCED TO IN A COUPLE OF PAGES AFTER THE END OF SOUMA AND MEGUMI'S SIMUTANEOUS BATTLE AND YOU'LL LIKE IT.
We all know she is going to lose to Erina
The things I'm looking forward to the most in Shokugeki that I know are inevitable are Souma and Erina having a partners cook-off against Alice and Kurokiba, and Souma having a match against The Food-Don for some Erina romance related reason.
Also Valentines when it arrives is probably going to be crazy in Shokugeki, whatever the hell they do with it.
Only the first 4 pass for each group right? Akira, Soma and Alice will make it to the real tournament. Having Hojo out, Megumi won't have a rival so she probably won't make it.
It's going to be:
Kurokiba vs Akira
Marui vs Soma
Hisako vs Alice
Souma sees the academy in a completely different light, he's also learned failure and defeat against chefs other than his dad.
Ok, watch out for caps btw, they sometimes attack at this time of the day.
Being a teenager explains her reaction, but it doesn't justify it. Simple as that.
Souma's character development is probably going to be about letting go of his father's restaurant and going off to do is own thing. He's already begun to realize that there are chefs who are better than him and who he wouldn't have been able to meet if he hadn't gone to the academy, but it's probably something that'll take several years.
Alice best girl.
Rape guy best boy.
>There's absolutely nothing wrong with unconfident characters and documenting their growth, especially if it's an underdog story
except we have seen it a million times, and it was starting to take over the focus of the series which was never that.
also underdog stories kind of loose their meaning if the underdog stays the undedog for no other reason than to have a underdog, which is what megumi has been for a while now, she is there to have some one be the weak chef that show the rest that she can do it...even though all things considered she should be as confident and good as all of them because she has been in school for as long if not longer.
>dont want to read anymore underdog overcoming struggles stories
>YOU JUST WANT TO SELF INSERT
sure thing anon, now go away.
This was already discussed for a couple of hours and I think enough postures have been said for this thread.
A realization isn't character growth.
What his development might be doesn't change the fact that he doesn't have any.
>A realization isn't character growth.
Yes, it is.
Just read the new chapter, pretty excited...
Only problem with these cooking manga is that they can never be great because I will never be able to actually eat any food like this
>Soma travels the world to discover new horizons on the world of cooking challenging chefs all around the world
Would you like to see this? Toriko not included of course.
>I will never be able to actually eat any food like this
Git gud or get rich
>except we have seen it a million times
Then you must really hate Soma. All of his skill aside, he's not invincible and he's not from a top pedigree like the majority of the other students. He's an underdog, that's why he clicks so well with Megumi
>also underdog stories kind of loose their meaning if the underdog stays the undedog for no other reason than to have a underdog
You're making no sense since just about Every underdog story exists to show their growth and you see Megumi's growth after her Shokugeki with the alumni. Her confidence is going up, it's not all the way there yet, which is no surprise considering the story is still only just getting started but it's there. Her personality isn't going to do a 180 overnight.
An asshole learns that 2x2=4
Does he suddenly stop being an asshole?
Not saying Soma is an asshole by the way
New knowledge doesn't change you as a person, it just makes you more aware of certain facts.
Maybe as a school exchange, it could even be a good setup for him and Erina to interact, challenging foreigners who sees them as inferiors.
I'm not too sure about wanting to see Soma after his school days (not saying that I would hate it, just not sure what to expect of it).
I have money and I eat well, I just...
I've never had food that made me have an orgasm
Most of the food is prepared in unrealistic ways so there's not much to be depressed about
>just not sure what to expect of it
>Changes his mind about academies and it's students.
>Learns his father isn't the only, ultimate summit.
>Comparing this to "2x2=4"
Pfft. Even the people at his hometown comment about how mature he's now.
That's exactly what I'm depressed about though
That's too much of just copying his father to me. I'd like to see him focus more on his ability to bring about great taste from mundane and cheap ingredients and proving to people that it's not about the quality of the ingredients you use
You have money and you eat well you just can't afford an orgasmic food.
Get richer or get better. I don't have money but I eat really well, I was blessed to have been born in a family of people with good cooking sense.
Also, taste is, of course, debatable and different from person to person so I advise you to try stuff you might think you will not enjoy so it creates a surprise factor when you eat it.
Souma is the black horse, the unknown but quickly rising to stardom new guy, people stopped looking at him as a underdog the moment he won against nikumi and started acing classes.
he clicks with megumi because of his upbringing not because he is the "underdog"
Whatever he does when he leaves is up to him, yours could also be a part of the same story I imagined.
So long as he spends a few months working with the Aldini bros and then with Alice.
I feel like it is pretty clear that it ends:
Actually, Saeki Shun already used the name "TOSH" even before he made Souma
As long as he gets visited by Hisako a few times because of Erina I don't mind at all!
GUess I should add that I think Marui will make it over Ibusaki since Marui's specialty is significantly more interesting and versatile.
Why so many people believe Megumi is gonna outrank Isami. I know he's not interesting enough for the story to keep focusing on him but it would just feel wrong if a girl who got her first A just recently defeated a guy with international experience.
I hate bitches who are protected by the plot.
She has no chemistry with Soma whatsoever. Nikumi has already had a lot more interaction and development with him.
Megumi is being hyped as someone with great unrealized potential, it's only logical.
You do realize that before the manga ends, Erina and Soma are most likely going to be spending a great deal of time together right? The manga has barely even started, only 55 chapters, that's baby steps for a weekly shounen.
I've actually see her as a very good chef that was just troubled by her shyness. I wouldn't like her to become one of the super elites, but that's just me.
I don't know about that, it just hasn't been all too concerned with romance
There's definite romantic subplot it just hasn't been explored much
Why would she have an inner conflict? It's a person she knows nothing about at the time. Everyone in the fucking school is competing with each other, and staking on his expulsion is hardly evil.
Soma himself says he'll use everyone in the school as a stepping stone you hypocritical cunt.
Y'know what's kind of depressing?
Those two dudes in the Polar Star dorm that look like delinquents probably won't get any character development until right before they get expelled from the school.
It's only 55 chapters in, what do you expect?
Still it already hurts as fuck to wait for another chapter, what the fuck are the translators doing?
Don't say eating or cumming over food
With Isshiki as a member.
The translators are waiting on the redrawers.
How hard is redrawing anyways?
what the hell is redrawing for that matter?
When people clean a manga of japanese text, printing blotches or page fade-through, they often lose or thin some lines. Redrawing is drawing out the lines again that got removed or adding new ones where necessary such was when a removed japanese sound effect was overlapping with a character's shirt and changing it to english leaves a big white space where the sound effect was.
Yeah I remember that time Soma went to the Tofu club and taunted them while knowing they couldn't defeat him.
Are those two actually students?
Not happening. His dad told him not to lose until he can lose to him again.
Exactly what it sounds like.
I would do it if I didn't have to spend 9 hours of my day holed up in a fucking office designing and printing labels...
I actually did it for fun when I was younger.
Souma will lose in the final anon. The arc after this one is a depressing one with his friends helping him get back on his feet. the end of will be him remembering what his father told him by either him coming back or Erina telling Souma about the chef she looks up (his dad) and he then comes back with a shougeki against someone strong or Alice
souma will lose in the final, count it. he needs to lose
He learned that losing is part of the experience.
Are you saying /a/ secretly wants Mary Sues that won't be obvious as Mary Sues at first glance?
Next chapter is Alice and maybe Megumi, after that do we finally get to see Akira vs Souma?
So this dude is gonna be the first real challenge for Souma from the elite ten, right?
Souma will lose in the final and then after he comes back from the loss he challenges that guy and wins
at least I hope that happens
Yes, they are on the first year too
That doesn't make any sense.
>Souma gets a win
>Next 30 chapters are Souma losing fucking everything, he's just losing with some style.
>"Don't worry dad, I won't lose again!"
>He fucking loses again
>Challenges an elite 10 member after being such a failure because fuck it
Asspulls and non sequiter story telling like this is what pisses me off in a lot of manga.
First real challenge? Souma has been failing almost the entire time in that school since he got there.
The only times he's lost so far were against a former first seat of the elite 10 (and he wasn't even the main chef), and against his dad, the former second seat. He hasn't had any other major challenges since he got here, and he's only been in one other Shokugeki which he won.
He also very nearly flunked out of the summer camp from the get-go,
The only victory he has under his belt is the shokugeki against Nikumi, using that as a basis for him having an easy time in the school is silly.
>Flunked the summer camp
He did that to cover for Megumi, he didn't lose because his own cooking was faulty.
I did miss a bunch of other shit, but the next arc will be a build up for his first elite ten Shougeki. he needs to get something valuable to wager first.
either it will happen next atc or the arc after if the author wants Souma to get mad depressed over the final loss and develop Souma along with other characters more
Naked-apron senpai will, if Souma has nothing of value to wager, wager his seat on the Shougeki for Souma
There was a picture with (probably) the winners.
It's actually impossible for both smoke guy and glasses dude to win, one of them gets replaced by Kurokiba. Other than that it's pretty accurate, I doubt Megumi will beat Isami.
This. Is the shonen retardation rubbing off on people?
Soma ALREADY had his losing arc. He lost to the french guy and acknowledged it himself enough to get angry. He then lost again to his dad in front of his friends. His dad then told him not to lose again until they meet the next time.
I guarantee he will not lose in this tournament. To anyone. This is his chance to show everyone what a beast he is.
This is not an underdog story. Why do people think it is? The MC has been elite since the beginning.
He has said that he is fine if he loses this tournament. A pic of it is somewhere in the thread.
He will lose, he needs a true loss at the hands of someone better than him. Souma will make it to the grand final but lose in it for sure. Until he loses properly to someone who isn't his father, he won't get better and like I said, this tournament is perfect for it.
He may even realise his muse next arc (which is Erina) and that is when he starts curbstomping niggers left, right and centre.
This manga made me realize the sexiness of chef outfits.
trust me anon, they aren't really that sexy
Unf, would waifu so hard.