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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« on: April 03, 2015, 04:34:01 PM »
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Or Koufuku Graffiti: The Sports Shounen Version

And apparently giving people bad food is the same as penetrating them with several tentacles at once

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Re: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 05:46:21 PM »
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Food Porn: Shokugeki no Soma is finally here. Tosh glorious art in glorious animation, HAIL! J.C. Staff better won't screw this up.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 07:23:27 PM »
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So Koufuku Graffiti was basically weak pissy tea, and Shokugeki no Soma is here to full-on destroy my senses with the real deal. Really, it's so simple I'm amazed I never thought of it.

How do you make food porn?

You make food PORN.

Hell the f*ck yes.   
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 10:22:41 AM »
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Well this is food porn the anime without being utterly dull like Koufuku Graffiti. The problem is that a story like this can get pretty repetitive and boring down the line, and since this is not a short manga by any means....  I am not holding my breath.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 12:43:46 PM »
1:  I wasn't expecting the production values on this to be this decent though maybe again it's just coming out of Winter and into Spring that's the whiplash.  Then again this is the guy that directed Gaogaigar which is the infamous better than ever expected Brave Saga Series (at least compared to the first 6) so perhaps that's the key here and it's legitimate experience and passion at play.  Show is surprisingly goofy in a good way and interprets the manga with some legitimate imagination.  Just kind of a lot better than I was expecting for a premiere.  The character that will most severely test viewers patience doesn't really appear until the finale though again she comes off as more goofball over the top than she did in the manga somehow.  In any case I get early vibes that the staff actually enjoyed doing this adaptation which is usually among the best signs one can ask for nowadays.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 08:10:51 PM »
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That was ****ing stupid. 

I realize that I have joked about having "foodgasms" or that something "tasted like sex", but I have never actually had a literal physical reaction to food.  Ever.  Aside from joy or revolution, that is, but certainly NOT to this absurd a detail.  Shit, I'm not even sure it was foodgasming in all respects.  I mean, when they showed someone's backside... uh... twerking?... I thought someone was breaking wind more than enjoying the food, which I'm not at all sure how to interpret

So, I guess this isn't supposed to be taken too seriously, but you'd be hard pressed to tell the show that.  Until someone starts cooking and eating, this is played about as straight as possible.  The cooking battles, however, take on the air of the typical shounen battlefield, and while I GET IT, it isn't funny to me.  In fact, it just comes off annoying.

If I really have to go through a dozen or more episodes of this, I'm going to get bored of the shtick really quickly.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 10:50:09 PM »
I see you've never seen Yakitate.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 12:37:22 AM »
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The foodgasms, as a joke, worked better in the manga format, since they were brief, sudden, and well drawn. Three things are at work in the manga that are not in the anime: One, that the manga's drawings were very carefully done and detailed. Two, that the manga introduces still images all at once: you'd flip a page to suddenly find some naked girl surrounded by pillows of food and other kinds of convenient censoring, which would cause you to go 'wtf', before getting a kick out of it. Three, that that foodgasms were usually just a page, and only ever one image per character. It seems somebody looked at the comic, thought "food porn", instead of "comedy" and decided to make "food PORN" at the expense of everything else the manga did.

Which, admittedly, is not a lot, because the manga is boring and dull and repetitive. So I empathize with the person in charge of deciding the general direction of the adaptation, because (s)he was, on some level, faced with the very difficult task of making Shokugeki no Soma navigate around the fact that it's all really the same shit, for the first few arcs at least.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 02:31:55 AM »
I see you've never seen Yakitate.

That would be correct.  In fact, I don't think I've ever seen any competitive cooking anime.  Closest I came was the Graffiti one from last season, which put me to sleep.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 03:50:00 AM »
gais pls stoop hatin on mai sexay prons.

I'll admit I can't be trusted when talking about food shows, because cooking is something I find deeply engrossing, so any show that takes it at all seriously has my attention.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 08:26:15 PM »
I could deal with a serious cooking show.  This isn't one.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 04:32:12 PM »
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The lack of subtlety this season is astonishing.

I'd eat potatoes if they were covered in bacon.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2015, 05:25:43 PM »
Roast bacon is not something I usually indulge in.  Typically fried, though barbequed or broiled is not out of the question.  Thing is, I wonder if this is a real dish someone came up with, or if this just wouldn't ****ing work for reasons that relate to culinary experience of which I have none.

Though if I really want potatoes and bacon, I can bake a spud, slice it open, throw some butter on it, chives, cheese, and bacon bits and enjoy myself a ****ing loaded tater.  Not sure why I'd bother with this kind of thing, especially not with a wine reduction.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 06:10:07 PM »
The manga has an actual chef collaborator, Morisaki Yuki. It's safe to say that most of the dish in the series is plausible i guess.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 09:46:39 PM »
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Foodgasms huh? Well, actaully this was fairly amusing and the comedic timing was pretty predictable, but that's not bad. Currently it's able to sustain the ridiculousness and of course random fanservice  but this kind of show really runs on flow. If it slows down, the results could be disastrous and will cut it short.
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