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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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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 03:45:50 PM »
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBr4MGCVEAEmk9j.jpg
Here's a real life example for the dish from episode 1.... I want it...

And there's a twitter account for it. https://twitter.com/noridohiko

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As someone who really enjoys cooking, this show really hits my sweet spot. Foodgasms be damned.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2015, 05:08:40 PM »
2: Well there goes the character that most people will hate.

Really, when it comes to the cooking itself the manga or this show does it right. I suppose the foodgasms and  how the show can be really formulaic/predictable can turn people off, but i'm gonna enjoy the ride.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBr4MGCVEAEmk9j.jpg
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The Furikake is also there. Goddamn i want to try both. Someday hopefully.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 05:32:49 PM »
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And I thought Menchi(HxH) took food seriously.

That monk was hilarious. As was the intermission picture.

"What's next on my PLATE" damn you clever Kirino.

I like the girl. Amusing dynamic.

Less lengthy/frequent foodgasms makes for a better episode.

So this show is just Prince of Tennis? Boy wants to surpass father at X but father is God at X. Boy is a beast at X but mainly because he is a carbon copy of father (secret menu item #8 which I assume father created). So Boy encounters many a exaggerated shounen battles of X finding his own style of X along the way.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2015, 05:36:33 PM »
So this show is just Prince of Tennis? Boy wants to surpass father at X but father is God at X. Boy is a beast at X but mainly because he is a carbon copy of father (secret menu item #8 which I assume father created). So Boy encounters many a exaggerated shounen battles of X finding his own style of X along the way.

Nailed it!

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2015, 08:47:23 PM »
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So this show is just Prince of Tennis? Boy wants to surpass father at X but father is God at X. Boy is a beast at X but mainly because he is a carbon copy of father (secret menu item #8 which I assume father created). So Boy encounters many a exaggerated shounen battles of X finding his own style of X along the way.

Nailed it!

It's actually MasterChef, but with all the foods having aphrodisiac qualities and Gordon Ramsay being replaced by a busty blonde tsundere. At least this week

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2015, 01:18:46 AM »
Thanks!  Now I can't stop fapping to Kitchen Nightmares.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2015, 11:59:01 AM »
2:  My ojou-sama can't be this tsun!  Yep that's the test character I mentioned.  Which will win out, peoples sense of morality or peoples hormones.  Admittedly curious to see as this show moves along.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2015, 07:00:15 PM »
Thanks!  Now I can't stop fapping to Kitchen Nightmares.

I actually laughed, quite loudly, when I read that sentence.    You win this thread.

And this is a rock-standard Shounen Battle series with much better art (and we know why that is).  I've seen this before.  No need to watch it again.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2015, 07:26:56 PM »
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I find it hypocritical for the show to try and alienate people I'm not supposed to like by dropping big and important names, but tries to have Souma's dad impress me by doing the same thing. Otherwise, the episode was rather enjoyable. 
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2015, 02:37:51 PM »
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Apparently the ends justify the means here, because Souma absolutely did not make the food according to the recipe, but because foodgasms, it doesn't matter here.  Of course, I would love to know how he used enough honey to break down the proteins in the meat and not have it coming out tasting sweet as ****.  Even if the protease breaks down the necessary components of the meat to tenderize it, the sugars don't just **** off, and there are a lot of them in honey.

While I appreciate the show cropping up some basic cooking secrets in order to create shit, and the recipes are fascinating in that "cluster**** that works" kind of way, there is still something not at all interesting about having the main character not having to struggle.  It seems like he's just there to justify the setting of everybody else being some mega-elite whatever.  Again, if the show wasn't taking itself seriously, I might laugh at the absurdity of it all, but it does, so I just groan.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2015, 03:26:33 PM »
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Look, I'm not going to be impressed by the same trick over and over, especially if you cut out the part where Souma is actually cooking. This show's gimmick is quickly collapsing on itself; you can't stroll up some angry-looking dude and tell me how badass and hardcore he is, then make him Souma's bitch five minutes later. That doesn't make me impressed with Souma, it just makes me disappointed in your ability to manipulate characters. And god help you if we never see that guy again, because if you are honestly resorting to using throwaway characters to eat up time before your setting is even fleshed out, you're done for.   
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2015, 05:28:14 PM »
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Well I for one ****ing loved it. I was chuckling like a jackass throughout. Show continues in the footsteps of its predecessor. Ryouma's(protagonist of Prince of Tennis) first match was against a dude who used a unique tennis shot that Ryouma had happened to read about once in the past.

New girl is one Kana Hana away from being Rana Linchen. Not in personality but in appearance...and my mental association. Also why can't shows remain independent;stop reminding me of other shit spring season. Holy shit. She is actually legit Sakuno. Minor character/vague(unrequited) love interest of Ryouma. The disposition. The braids. She has it all.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2015, 01:38:20 AM »
I think the old man and soma's dad are gym buddies. For an elite chef, keeping fit must be super important. Soma gotta work on that chest!

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2015, 03:43:35 PM »
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Erina has the oddest food reactions in this show. And that's saying something.

She's also a Grade-A bitch.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2015, 08:45:13 PM »
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Erina has the oddest food reactions in this show. And that's saying something.

She's also a Grade-A bitch.

She's like a bizarre mash up of Kousaka Kirino and Kashiwazaki Sena only this is a manga not an LN.  This Ojou Sam's types are more fun when they use their talents for justice not for the opposite but manga readers have complained about that for a long time.  Strange thing is for being the main heroine she's barely ever in it and disappears for months at a time like Godzilla between the first and last scene of most of his movies.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 09:37:46 PM »
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Kashiwazaki Sena

Them's fightin' words.  I quote Duke Nukem:  "nobody messes with MY meat!"
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2015, 03:09:45 PM »
I love Erina. Nothing wrong with a character who understands a system and capitalizes on said system. Now, did she need to critique the losers efforts? Probably not. Did she need to confirm demolition in front of afore mentioned loser? No. Broadcast the demolition in real-time? Lol well that may not gave been her. Point is, she was right. Given what she said, that club had been underperforming/stagnating for a number of years and as such had no place in this uber competitive incredibly utilitarian cooking school. Thou she is a major hypocrite. Just a big Vegeta(haha autocorrects to vegetable). She talks mad shit and is all high and mighty while on top...not so much when getting schooled by our MC. I'm sure shell be on the shitend of the schools objectivist policies soon enough. By then already delegated to Souma's cheer squad/harem. Or, to add insult to injury, just a big Vegeta relative to Goku vs Freiza.

So any who, yea she sucks but her endearing performance as judge in episode 2(?) has left quite the first impression. All them flashbacks certainly help maintain the initial image.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2015, 07:17:02 PM »
Ah shounen tropes, complete with the required "That wasn't even your final form" bullshit about our 7th seat member.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2015, 07:48:47 PM »
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Wait. So these cook offs don't have standardized ingredients? Or is Ryouma strictly trying to prove a point.

It was refreshing to see him practicing and preparing as if he weren't the Protagonist...that is until he simply divined the perfect dish and one shot it; At least there's the implication he would have lost otherwise. And he didn't even need Dad's secret recipe #12.

For what it's worth, this show does make me want to eat/cook. And that's from someone who finds cooking to be tedious and ultimately not worth the effort  9.9 times out of 10 I'm opting for Raisin Bran with vanilla soy milk. But this show does make me want to be a bit more daring. Also, I still find that one girl who raises animals and treats them as pets yet invariably uses them as ingredients incredibly unsettling.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2015, 04:45:53 AM »
"Wait. So these cook offs don't have standardized ingredients?"

Now that I think about it, these cook battles are kind of unfair aren't they? Whoever has better ingredients has advantage.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2015, 06:13:42 PM »
Well of course it is.  The school was set up just like any other shounen battle scenario, where only the strongest survive and rise to the top.  I mean, if you set this school in the Kill la Kill universe it wouldn't be any different.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2015, 06:53:13 PM »
Not only is that ****ing stupid, it is misrepresentative of the school. They value dominance by excellence, not gimmick. What point us there in "proving your worth" if you had an overwhelming advantage(via ingredients not lolsy talent)? Granted the show hasn't justified either case...but
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2015, 07:19:16 PM »
Well, doesn't this kind of set that up?  Souma already has a plan to make 'cheap' meat taste like the finest Kobe beef flank, so...
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2015, 08:24:07 AM »
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And our hero conquered the challenge and even captured the rare Shiny Tsundere in the process. I can't help but think Nikumi made such a rookie mistake, overemphasizing a single ingredient, that she had no business at this school to begin with. I mean, I guess the top 10ish percent of upcoming chefs sill includes some scrubs...and seeing as she is lauded as some savant, potential emphasis on savant, there must be quite a number of students at this school who are just shit a cooking. Which wtf.

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Lol these guest judges. Immediately hitting on students. Also, the hair care thing begs the question, do some actually believe that? I'm reminded of the movie Whiplash. I can't help that these teachers preach and strive for such a level of perfection that is one, ultimately unattainable, and two, pointless. Meaning, as a customer/consumer/eater I lack the discerning palette of J.K Simmobs. In that a great rendition of Rachmaninoff is indistinguishable from a flawless one. Ego is one thing put don't act as though the customer is the one deciding your fate. At a certain point food is food. The only one upset about perceived shortcomings is you as the chef.

Insane. Best chef ever...horrible fashion sense. Lol even an earring.

So a legitimate rival of similar upbringing has been introduced...officially. The bat'leth reveal was hilarious.

Also, shounen training/exam arc.

Needs more Erika.

This was also the first time Tyouma was sidelined.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2015, 02:11:30 PM »
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Further evidence Souma(the character) is great.

Our rival, when did I start self I identifying as Souma, has the exact same background as ourself complete with a capable  father whom feels we are far too single minded in our goals. The match was, appropriately enough, left unresolved. The series isn't called "Shokugeki" for nothing. Though such a resolution was somewhat underwhelmed, limply, for comedic effect. The "Until we meet AGAIN" bit was great.

Just how impractical is it for Nikumi to be frying/preparing meat whilst rockin' a bikini top? It took me until this episode to pose such a question. I remember frying some bacon post work out...I still have the scar.

The final scene was quite the subversion. I initially thought they were gonna go with some http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buried_(film) ending esque scene where Souma simply walks into the Men's bath, but, they began lingering much. In the end, I'm just surprised they did any kind of subversion at all...Nakiri was clothed.

I'm still waiting on that Snape-like character. That teacher who has/had a grudge against and Souma's father and spites Souma as a result. The next episide preview hinted at some anger in one if the visiting professors. Whether it is Snape-like remains to be seen.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2015, 04:16:48 PM »
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I continue to find the midcards and endcards in these episodes to be very amusing.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2015, 02:23:33 PM »
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Throwin' down the ****ing gantelet! (Get it? Megane-chef seems to be a wanna be Frenchman and gantelet is French for gauntlet. I know, I'm funny)

I honestly don't know how this match will play out. Soma needs to be bested at some point, but, with Sakumo's expulsion on the line...I guess the easiest solution would be for Megane-chef to further reveal himself to be a self important douchebag and an exception is made. Though that already happened with Soma's entrance exam soooo. Hey, its the school's fault for breeding these overly narcissistic chefs.

 And obvi Soma cant win either. What kind of precedent is that. Here's this unranked first year just spanking this established alumni. Who that guy graduate? Though Megane-chef's professional life collapsing as a result of losing to a student would be hilarious to see. Any who, assuming this match just doesn't serve as just more evidence Soma/Soma's dad is awesome I'm curious to see it pan out.

Speaking of shoehorning Dad, where's his story? I wanna now how the culinary god himself ended up with a quaint diner in nowhere.

Sakumo herself made some progress. Even if she needed Ryouma to step in to drive it home. Baby steps...to giant strides...anyone?

Gotta love that the main group continues to actively jeopardize Marui's future. Dicking around on a regular school night is one thing, but to acknowledge he lost weight from stress after the first day of an ongoing all-or-nothing trial and still insist on ****ing with his sleep. What a bunch of ****s.

It was also cool to see what was essentially Soma defending his use of honey from episode two.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2015, 06:15:11 PM »
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I admit I was somewhat surprised to see Souma challenge Shinomiya. Fighting Sempai characrters tend to happen a lot later in shows like this. Looks interesting.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2015, 12:08:02 AM »
Yeah those cards are awesome. And I love both theme songs. Damn I keep coming back for them. XD
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2015, 12:54:14 PM »
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Did not see that coming. And I don't mean that mahou shojou henshin sequence at the end... though I didn't expect that either.

So Sakumo has to prove her worth with her own strength. Nice touch. Despite Sakumo taking the lead, the show manages to fellate Souma.

But I still don't see her winning or her being expelled. I guess Jacked-chef-san will allow her to remain a student whilst dropping some knowledge on Megane-chef-kun.

This battle didn't need to be 1.5-2episodes.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2015, 06:03:48 PM »
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I'm trying to figure out what is more annoying, the "imaginative" physical reaction scenes to food, or the lengthly explanations as to why something tastes so ****ing good.  I think it's the former, because they're mood killers, completely asinine and goofy and embarrassing to watch, but the latter start to get a little repetitive after a while.  I mean, I guess someone just saying something was delicious doesn't help explain what the hell makes one dish better than another, but since everything is based on a subjective pile of criteria in the first place, I don't really know what benefit it is to say that something "melts in your mouth".  I know we all understand the sensations of texture, consistency, and the effects of various foods once they're being chewed, and I know that real cooking competition shows are rife with this kind of "foodobabble", even if half the time I'm sure the judge saying it doesn't even know what the **** it means, but here it starts to get REALLY old after they spend 7 minutes of the 22 minute runtime on it.  It gets REALLY old when several of the judges are saying the same ****ing thing, which is what happened here.  Have each person comment on a separate aspect of the food and move on, otherwise it gets wordy and painful to sit through.

As an aside, I think I just enjoy characters voiced by Noto Mamiko, because Inui pleases me in a lot of ways.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2015, 02:02:12 AM »
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Blargh.  A dozen or more shounen battle manga staples played out here.  I'm still not sure if Souma is supposed to be parodying these things or not, because when it plays them straight up goddamn are they ****ing dumb.

Then again, the whole show is pretty asinine.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2015, 01:42:11 AM »
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Okay, I do find the unique recipes fascinating, which is not hard to say because that is also about the only thing TO find fascinating about SoS.  Still, some of these things just baffle me.  Frittata salad?  Hoooo-kay.  Frittatas are just fine the way they are, thanks, and since they're served warm it boggles my mind as to why they would suddenly go good on a garden of leafy vegetables.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I've seen and myself thrown some weird shit onto salads before.  Since lettuce is about the most boring goddamned thing to eat, spicing up a salad to make it less a pain in the ass to eat is a ****ing artform.  Sure, I prefer spinach salads myself, but even that gets old after a few bites of grinding and chewing.  It is both boring in flavor and texture, so, again, no shock that a chocolate cake would make a great garnish on a bed of rabbit food.

Still, one thing I just don't do is put warm food on salads.  I have seen people put cooked chicken or steak on them, but I rarely see anybody do it straight from a searing pan onto the bed of greens.  Usually it has been cooling a while, or refrigerated as leftovers.  There is just something really horrid about warm salads.  Taco salads are an exception, because they also come in one of those neato bowls, but regular salads?  No.

Also, eggs benedict already has an egg on it.  The **** would you add salmon roe on it for?  Glagh.  I realize there is an actual pro chef who gave some advice for the recipes in the manga, but I want to find that chef and punch him or her in the face for suggesting fish eggs on eggs benedict.  Eggs benedict is just about the most perfect breakfast food by itself, don't **** with it.  I realize that was the POINT, but still.

Also, oh no!  Souma is in trouble!  I wonder if he'll survive this challenge and get kicked o... oh screw you.  There's no tension here.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2015, 03:28:47 PM »
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2015, 06:08:47 PM »
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Having just eaten at a hibachi hours ago, this episode held a certain resonance.

And I continue to really love the eyecatches. Rawr!

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2015, 02:55:41 AM »
14: I am more concerned with the practicality of the salmon roe on egg benedict dish as in whether its possible to make 200 plates of that course given the time limit. Afterall, the dish has that caramel milk filled into the empty egg. Overall, the episode has too much wowing about the stuff soma made rather than showing us how soma made it.

FYI TIF, said pro chef is indeed a woman, a hot one at that. Now go and punch her silly in the name of gender equality.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2015, 02:19:39 PM »
Nah.  I have a new target:  whatever dink writer thought that Alice's dish could complete 380 servings without driving her insane.  The ridiculous amount of prep that would have to go into that, to say nothing of setting it all out so it looks right, and THEN somehow getting the ****ing milkshake thing into the egg shell repeatedly without breaking anything?

I realize these are the best of the best chefs, but HELL no.  She'd have gone insane after trying to fill two of those ****ing shells.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2015, 02:39:43 PM »
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After a two week hiatus we get a surprisingly not stupid episode which focused mainly on the aftermath of the field trip and the reintroduction of Yukihira's father, whom we all suspected was a Totsuki student but didn't know he was so influential in several character's lives to this point.  It's nice to see a real father and son combination that doesn't try to kill each other routinely.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2015, 01:48:28 AM »
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More weird people. Including a yandere. Some are pretty scary.

2nd half
Did Popura Taneshima took a break from Wagnaria  and guest star in Food Wars? If she did, she learn a mean punch from Inami.

Curry is local food. What Akira says is true. But there is more. Like poultry curry is different from fish curry. And there are also local version. It seems that in anime, curry is usually associated with India curry, like in Black Butler curry cooking competition. But there is also red curry, green curry, white curry, and even black curry. And it can be from Malaysia, Thailand, Paranakan, an even Africa.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2015, 03:29:21 AM »
Y'know what it all has in common?

I hate curry.  **** curry.

19:

Ramping up Souma's next competition foe, I guess.  I realize there's like, zillions of students here, but I find it hilarious how several of these faces we've not seen until now.  You'd think we'd brushed a camera shot across at least the curry guy in the freshman training camp arc, but nooooo.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2015, 05:09:47 PM »
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Standard disclaimer for this arc:  I hate curry.  I am also not a fan of overspiced foods.  If I had to sit in an auditorium where dozens of people were preparing South East Asian cuisines, I might have to leave left I barf on everybody around me.

That being said, this was just a build up episode to whatever the hell is going to go down goes down.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2015, 11:21:44 PM »
You are missing some good stuff.
Firstly, curry in Food Wars are South Asian, Not SE Asian. It seems that curry is associated with Indian. And curry is a plot device where the writer introduce new challenge to Soma-kun. And curry is something the Japanese are not use to. To most Japanese, curry is a block of spicy chocolate that you out in a pot. So Soma is entering new territories. And his rep will be pushed up even higher.
They could even introduce Moroccan or Australian Aboriginal bush tucker. And witchery grub? (Barbeque maggots) But that will be too exotic for the Japanese.   
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2015, 12:58:14 AM »
And disgusting.  I don't care where it comes from, what it has in it, or who makes it, I will find it revolting.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2015, 02:35:28 AM »
You are missing some good stuff.
Firstly, curry in Food Wars are South Asian, Not SE Asian. It seems that curry is associated with Indian. And curry is a plot device where the writer introduce new challenge to Soma-kun. And curry is something the Japanese are not use to. To most Japanese, curry is a block of spicy chocolate that you out in a pot. So Soma is entering new territories. And his rep will be pushed up even higher.
They could even introduce Moroccan or Australian Aboriginal bush tucker. And witchery grub? (Barbeque maggots) But that will be too exotic for the Japanese.   
Curry is exotic, but not too exotic.

Just started watching this anime and decided to take a quick peak at the boards. You seem incredibly well versed in this Gadget...gotta ask but whats your experience with this kind of stuff?

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« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2015, 11:43:29 AM »
It's one of the staple stuff in Singapore. I grew up in Malaysia but moved to Singapore. So there is lots of Malay and Indonesian food. And the Indian immigrants brought their stuff here. And the local Chinese join in by having their own version of Chinese curry. And now Thai food is getting popular. And Thai style cooking has influence some chefs like Gordon Ramsey. And Thai Green and Red curry are becoming popular. Japanese curry was never popular. They are pussy. Weak. Bootleg. Poor imitation. Unlike the Asian stuff.
I did spent some time in Australia. Australia has no real national dish, beside meat pies and grout (Beer). So I was curious and did tried some of the Aboriginal stuff.
Being a Chinese, I did tried some stuff that would be weird by western standard. I tried lizard meat. (Taste like chicken). Dog meat, Musang (Local wild cat) meat. (Just red meat) Fired Pigeon and Quill (spring chicken with ridiculous amount of bone) and frogs and turtle meat. Use to eat turtle eggs before they got protected. But I have not tried fried centipede or grasshopper yet. There is a limit to my courage.

Cooking competition is really the 'in thing' in reality contest. Beside the various 'Masterchefs', 'Iron Chefs', 'Hell's Kitchen'. There are also the local stuff. Contestant ranges from homemaker to students. There is even a version where to competitors were chefs from top restaurant.

If you want drama, try watching 'Masterchef China'. It's 2/3 drama, and 1/3 cooking.

And how can I not mention the father of all cooking competition....Mister Ajikko. Even Food Wars was inspired by this manga /anime. How after having a bit, the eater is transported to a dreamlike fantasy work. It ALL COME FROM Mister Ajikko.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2015, 09:50:30 PM »
Indian curry is good.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2015, 10:18:12 PM »
You and your mother are both whores.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2015, 01:14:06 AM »
You and your mother are both whores.

(this is intended to be a humorous comment that in no way reflects how I actually feel about you or your female parental unit)

BAHAAHHHAHAHAHA your comment was already funny and you just made it even funnier. BAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

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« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2015, 10:43:30 AM »
Sadly, I have noticed that people don't always pick up on my jokes.  The disclaimer is becoming my own trademark.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2015, 12:52:56 PM »
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2015, 08:31:52 PM »
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Judging time. So TIF going to skip this?

Good vs evil cooking. And turn evil cook into yandare. BTY, I do like Laksa. It's actually  Curry noodles. Local curry do not use fish. The Penang version does uses fish stock with out the coconut cream. I remember my mom use to prepare it once. The whole house have the stench of rotting fish. Dried shrimp past, call 'blachan' is added for the extra kick. Another disgusting stuff.  But the judges got it wrong. The key ingredient is coconut flower. It's the stuff that will add the fragrance. And you have to use a coconut shell ladle to cook and scoop the noodle. Not sure why. The noodles are cut, so that you use a spoon to eat. The gravy will splash if you use chopsticks.
They did not show the ununseal way of cooking Laksa noodles. The noodles are cook in the broth. Not the usual way of cooking in hot water like ramen or spaghetti.  Only rice noodles are used as floor base noodles will contaminate the broth.

Medicinal cooking is really expensive. There is a restaurant that when you step in, a Chinese physician will take your pules and examine you. Then he gave you a diagnosis and recommend what herbs to add into your dish. Some other medicinal herbs are used for cooking like Pork Rib Tea or Black Tea Eggs. It does have a liquors taste that is used in cooking. BTY, ginger is considered a medicinal stuff. Good for stomach upset and warming your body after a cold.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #66 on: August 29, 2015, 10:39:25 PM »
I'm still here, I'm just trying to figure out if that's the dumbest bullshit that Shokugeki no Souma has pulled yet or if this is just the beginning.

21:

First thing I want to say is that they have 5 judges and something like 30 dishes to judge.  Each judge is going to sample the 30 dishes and each judge is going to be eating them back to back to back to back to + ... + nback times.  I don't know about you, but that's a lot of ****ing food for a human being to ingest, and the animators have decided to show them slurping down nearly all of what they're eating.  Now maybe their stomachs are bottomless pits, but I don't care how delicious something is, by the 30th meal these guys are going to be dying.

And I imagine that'll be an exploited plot point or something.  #30's meal will be SOOOOOO good that they can still eat it and not feel full or some garbage.

Anyway, the battle between the Created Only In the Last Two Episodes yandere and the Never Before Been Important aide to an important character was about as compelling as a deck of cards without any tens.  For those following along, that's not very compelling.  In fact it's kind of annoying.  These two characters have heretofore been not important and yet we're given an entire episode devoted to them having a battle we don't care about.  We've only seen glimpses into the relationship that Erina and Hisako have, which seems to be tsundere friendship from the former and hero worship from the latter.  Like I said, not really compelling.  Next we have someone nobody cares about being all dark and sinister and then she's cured by medicinal cooking because... oh whatever.

I do like the things I learn about cooking.  Medicinal cooking is not a new thing to me, and I would have liked a little more explanation as to how each herb does it's thing, but not a big deal.  I'm struggling to figure out how something that reeks is delicious.  90% of our sense of taste comes from our sense of smell and if something smells like a shoe, it'll taste like one, too.  Without your smell, you can taste sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and the umami thing.  They do mention these things, but honestly when it comes to SPICES there is a much greater attack on the nose than the tongue.

Meh, whatever.  Stupid side plot is over.  Bring on the Aldini brothers.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2015, 05:43:16 PM »
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Sometimes home cookin' is more important than fancy innovation.  Then there's whatever Alice is doing.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2015, 01:17:24 AM »
You stir in and mixed it with love.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2015, 04:35:40 PM »
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I see we're back to being retarded with the food reactions.  I would say something about Kurokiba's bullying of the female judge into eating it his way being a really cringe inducing allegory by the author about men and women and sexual dominance, but considering this shit has never HAD strong opinions of women aside from their culinary ability, I don't know if I should bother.  We all know what this crap is by this point.  If something bothers you NOW, you haven't been paying attention and should have stopped watching ages ago.

Anyway, cognac is not that strong a flavoring, and, really, a lot of alcohols are aged in wooden casks, and they all absorb the flavor of the wood.  That's part of the point of brewing them in kegs in the first place.  Why cognac?  Because it's French?  I imagine whiskey would have done the same thing.  Truth of the matter is, alcohol flavoring from wood is extremely subtle, and there's no way it would overwhelm or even be on par with the spices going into a curry dish.  I doubt most palettes would even notice it.  You'll see cognac used in making sauces and desserts, because there the liquor itself can come through rather easily versus sugars and other complex carbohydrates, but spices are a different animal.  Meh, I know there's an expert chef doing the legwork on these recipes, so I wont question them, but I just don't buy it.

I'm also trying to figure out how something with poached eggs and cheese in it isn't heavy.  Some serious magical bullshit going on around here.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #70 on: September 12, 2015, 01:04:58 AM »
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I see we're back to being retarded with the food reactions.
I don't understand why they have to be naked. I can understand they are taking liberties with drama, but being naked? Is this the current trent to push to edge of what is decent with all the semi-hentai stuff going on.

  Why cognac?  Because it's French?  I imagine whiskey would have done the same thing.  Truth of the matter is, alcohol flavoring from wood is extremely subtle, and there's no way it would overwhelm or even be on par with the spices going into a curry dish.  I doubt most palettes would even notice it.

French is sexier than Scottish. So far, no Hagglers. Most spices will try to enhance the flavors of the main dish. But in curry, it IS the main flavor, and the meat or veg will enhance the curry. That's why use a bit of spices and herds in normal cooking. And cognac may not be strong enough. What I think is that the author modified brandied seafood with cream. And throw in curry to make it interesting. And sucking on lobster head is painful, I only suck on prawn head. But not too much. The cholesterol is ridiculously high.

I'm also trying to figure out how something with poached eggs and cheese in it isn't heavy.  Some serious magical bullshit going on around here.

I think it's the slightly tart and acidic of the cumin in the noodles. Having food slightly sour is a well known way of balancing heavy or oily food.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2015, 10:51:38 PM »
24 (Final):

Obviously this isn't an ending of anything other than the current arc, and with no announcement (that I have seen yet) of future seasons, I would guess we're done here in a bit of a let down.  Final episode was just more of the same, so I wont bother critiquing it.

I will admit that somewhere along the line this stupid show actually got my interest.  I'm not sure exactly where it happened, but I started to enjoy the culinary bullshit and the interesting recipes and techniques used.  There's a science to everything they show, which I appreciate on an intellectual level.  Of course, that's also dashed by the ultra stupid reactions to the food, which runs a gauntlet between normality and holy****ingshitwhatiswrongwithyoupeople scenes.  I don't find them clever in any way at all, and fail to see what the point of them is except for the animators to go bonkers on fanservicy shit and some bizarre surrealism.  Don't get me wrong, I LIKE surrealism, but it isn't that surreal when you know that the only thing they're ever being surreal about is orgasms, especially the female variety.

Anyway, it was a fun ride.  I still hate most of the characters for being boring and of a singular dimension, and the show just loves slopping a whole slew of new bodies in when necessary, meaning that every character is specifically designed to serve one purpose then be cut out of the picture.  Those that stick around end up being important or just members of Souma's growing harem.  Thankfully, both of these things are rare.  This isn't completely obnoxious in most tropish ways, but it has its moments, which ends up sinking some of the fun down the tubes to eye rolling.

Still, fun is fun, and fun is the most important thing, dammit, so I can't give this a shitty grade.  But I won't give it a great one either.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #72 on: July 02, 2016, 06:29:54 PM »
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Souma returns without a single beat missed. I'm aware this episode adapted a lot but I thought it was perfectly paced.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #73 on: July 02, 2016, 06:49:46 PM »
Alice returns in all her glory.

Unlike Nikumi's loss in the Don themed match, this felt more natural. Rather than just shit cooking and overemphasizing a single ingredient, Alice fundamentally misunderstood the nature of Bentos. Which sure, I suppose Nikumi fundamentally misunderstood the nature of a Don, but this felt better. I can accept these elite student of this ultra-meritocratic school not knowing everything much easier than "Oh damn. I made the beef amazing but neglected the rice."...and yet, I suppose, in both cases, each combatant merely showcased their specialty/gimmick...never qualify an assertion or opinion.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #74 on: July 02, 2016, 11:20:10 PM »
25.

I like the sheer eartnestness of this series. The first ep. still has it. I am glad.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2016, 11:34:29 PM »
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I love Alice's character, but I still don't like this show for the same reason I dislike Bleach. Too much posturing and overblowing of stuff that is just not that cool. I feel like I'm watching a commercial rather than a competition.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #76 on: July 02, 2016, 11:35:40 PM »
I'm just glad they've toned down the literal foodgasm bullshit.  It's still full of comedically horrible overreactions to food, but it isn't as repugnant as it was in, say, the first couple of episodes.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2016, 01:29:14 AM »
It's a comedy harem. Cooking is just an excuse. So Alice will now joint the line to be Yukihira's girl. Megumi, you have to work harder.

Side note:
It seems cooking contest in Asia is more like Shokugeki no Soma. Try watching Masterchef China. The drama is almost just as good as the cooking itself. You got unrepentant chef who still think they are the best after being diced from the judges. To sob stories on they are doing this to repay their parent for bring them into this world.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #78 on: July 03, 2016, 12:30:15 PM »
It's a comedy harem. Cooking is just an excuse. So Alice will now joint the line to be Yukihira's girl. Megumi, you have to work harder.
It's second hand info but
Spoiler for Hiden:
alice is engaged to ryo

For the foodgasms, I imagine there would be riots across Japan[ese image boards] if they werent using tosh character designs to their fullest.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #79 on: July 09, 2016, 10:14:21 PM »
I'm just glad they've toned down the literal foodgasm bullshit.  It's still full of comedically horrible overreactions to food, but it isn't as repugnant as it was in, say, the first couple of episodes.
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It has been replace by Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Stand user battle. It's a good joke, but it's a single use only.

I was hoping that the noodle itself would be part of the judging. Noodles can be made by extruding through a extruder, stretch, cut, sliced, shaved and pinched. And the dough can be pressed, compressed or even slammed. The type of flour and water will also effect the dough. But I guess that this is the limit of the writers knowledge.

And to counter the over greatness of Ramen's contribution. It's actually chinese noodle, This is from Wiki

The name ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese lamian (拉麺). Until the 1950s, ramen was called shina soba (支那そば, literally "Chinese soba") but today chūka soba (中華そば, also meaning "Chinese soba") or just Ramen (ラーメン) are more common, as the word "支那" (shina, meaning "China") has acquired a pejorative connotation

Lamian means stretched noodles.

And instant noodles. It's basically a form of fried Ramen. And it was invented by a Chinese. He became a Japanese citizen and set up Nissin Noodles.
 
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2016, 04:47:22 PM »
China doesn't exist in Japanland, you silly lie spreader.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2016, 03:47:23 PM »
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Oh thank God, poor God Tongue didn't get food raped again.  I always thought it was kind of stupid that Souma was capable of making something that she reacted so strongly to considering all the stuff she's tasted, and how important her supposed taste buds are.  This episode re-established that this is not a normal mouth and even "superior" food shouldn't send her into fits of forced foodgasm. 

I mean, I get it, they had to establish that Souma was the proper shounen protagonist, with the capability of making an impact on even the biggest and most important "adversary", but they could have done it without shitting all over the thing that makes Nakiri special.  Actually, it is basically the standard "men dominate ze womens" bullshit that permeates shounen everything, and therefore borderline misogynistic.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not a SJW progressive liberal ****face with my head up my own indoctrinated ass, but even I can see that sometimes the narratives of this shit are cringe inducing.  It is about my own particular tastes in characters; I like characters to be interesting, and I really do like strong female characters (based on my own opinion of what makes a strong female character, **** your Bechdel test bullshit), and shounen is just particularly bad at it.

Probably why I really don't care for most shounen, now that I think about it.

Anyhow, I usually make jokes about characters who are hyper competent that "read the script", but this ****ing guy Mimasaka is going beyond that, he's WRITING the script.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #82 on: August 06, 2016, 06:10:57 PM »
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Okay it isn't just me, these "foodgasms" (If you can even call them that anymore) are just getting weirder.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #83 on: August 07, 2016, 02:20:27 AM »
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2016, 10:22:25 PM »
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Across the world, millions of fujoshi collectively died from sudden blood loss due to explosive nose bleeding when the proposed final had Hayama, Kurokibo, and Souma in a three way.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2016, 09:10:19 PM »
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I am fudanshi and I didn't get the memo TIF. Teehee.  The fight was meh, to be fair. I only watch the show to see how far Souma can go.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #86 on: August 20, 2016, 01:18:14 PM »
I know it seems odd, but I think this show is actually good. The whole thing is just a fun, silly riff on food-based reality TV shows.

I find this show's whole approach to fanservice very interesting because I don't actually think it gives off the creepy/leering vibe you get in so much of anime, but rather more of a light-hearted, winking character that has a kinda 70s french-softcore vibe.  What I mean to say is, I don't feel gross watching this show

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #87 on: August 20, 2016, 03:24:22 PM »
Then we must have come a long way.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #88 on: August 20, 2016, 03:58:35 PM »
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I've definitely learned more about Pacific Saury than I will every need to know about anything else. lol

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2016, 05:45:53 PM »
I wouldn't say the show is "good", but it is entertaining in it's audacity and stupidity.  I take none of this seriously, though.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2016, 11:41:14 PM »
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And so it happens, which can now create a path of growth for our hero.  From what I understand, though, the manga gets kind of stupid after this regarding Nakiri especially.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2016, 12:54:19 PM »
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OK. First you show a flashback of Souma challenging Shinomiya to a shokugeki, then immediately after do another scene in exactly the same style? That's incredibly tacky.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2016, 09:33:59 AM »
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Shokugeki no Soma has a tendency to copy from other anime. But did I just see a The Unlimited Cutlery (Blade) Works?

The  Stagiaire was much better. Yukihira, despite his cooking skills, he's just a frog in a well. He's not the cool guy that will win in a Shokugeki. And the girls are not around him. Just good story telling.

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It's over the top cooking. It's not the first cooking anime that it's like a martial arts showdown. And most of the plot was pretty predictable. But the Stagiaire arc went back to story telling. It could have been better if they cut down the food porn and concentrate on the story. There were some good, and some not that good. I happily give a 7.

BTY, will there be a third plate? I heard some weird stuff. Like  Erina moving in the Pole Star dom.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #93 on: September 24, 2016, 12:00:29 PM »
Watch as I give this show 9/10

It is done.  Sure, this show is everything about anime that's embarrassing, juvenile and over the top, but it's done perfectly. Not to mention it juggles more characters than Game of Thrones and the Wire combined.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #94 on: September 28, 2016, 01:43:55 AM »
Final:

I want one of them quails.

Comments:  It's a stupid show, but somewhat educational and definitely entertaining in the whacked out imagination land of food battles.  The food prepared is interesting, though, and I've learned quite a few weird techniques to handle various types of cuisine, so it's not a total waste of time.  The second season really ramped up the pacing, and I think it needed it.  The brisk pace did away with the annoying multiepisode cliffhangers, which kept the battles moving and the audience glued.  It is so much better when you know you're going to get a resolution.

However, that end card seems to indicate we're not getting any more of this.  Just a friendly "thanks for watching" in the Yukihira Souma way and we're probably done.  I guess you'll have to read the manga if you want more.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2017, 02:25:50 PM »
S3E1:

Well, I was wrong.  We're getting more of this.

Not much to say except it feels like I missed an epilogue somewhere, or an OAV or something.  There was a lot of what looked like used animation for something merely employed as a "catch the audience up" off camera flashback.  Meh.  In any event, we're back to doing Yukihira things in Yukihira land where everybody else is just in Yukihira's way.  In a way, I'm annoyed he's the main character because he's arguably the least interesting person in this show.  The other chefs are all a mixed bag of intense and weird, and often times what ends up happening seems to be less about Yukihira being so much better than the people he's faced thus far and just being a slight bit more clever in how he goes about things.  Of course, the general rule of thumb for this show is that the more pompous an ass someone is, the more likely they're going to lose, especially to Yukihira.  This is why Curry Boy won last season.  He was easily the most refined and humble figure, and his motivations were pure.  So of course he was going to win, as it made Yukihira look like the arrogant ass by comparison.

I don't remember when Nakiri got her friend secretary back, but one of the main reasons I said the other characters are more interesting is that there is actually grounds with some of these side characters for some good stories or drama.  I thought it was a waste that Nakiri and Tadokoro didn't make some headways towards becoming friends during the restaurant event, because it seemed like there were some grounds there to do so.  A little bit of mutual respect that should have become more.  Nakiri is just a timid little moron, though, as is Tadokoro to a degree, so I guess it makes sense neither would "go there".  Meh.

In any event, the Elite Ten look like the same ol' same ol' people that we've seen so far.  Arrogant, weird, but skilled, and most likely doomed in one form or another.  There is nothing interesting about them yet except as mindless one dimensional obstacles.  Hopefully that will change.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #96 on: October 03, 2017, 02:49:01 PM »
Ya know, when this show first aired back in 2015 I was a staunch anti-manga gayboy. However, since then, I have been "corrupted" and can no longer bother with anime that I are simply adaptations of a previously experienced manga. I was always the anime purist and no look at me. Pathetic.
I will say Alice remains one of my favorite characters in anything and probably tops my list of "characters wasted within their respective narratives".

and yes, this post was largely made to absolve Ballroom(anime) of any falsely perceived misgivings. It is in fact great. The reason I don't singularly perpetuate the thread, like I do others, is that the manga-experience has robbed me of any such desire. But I do still follow the anime.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2017, 07:17:20 PM »
S3E1:
Not much to say except it feels like I missed an epilogue somewhere, or an OAV or something.  There was a lot of what looked like used animation for something merely employed as a "catch the audience up" off camera flashback.
And you would guess correctly. There was an OVA covering this, but it hasn't been subbed. (And I believe you don't watch anything not on a legal streaming service anyway). It's not really that important though.

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Unless the anime starts super-speeding through the next episodes, I can't see this anime being any less than two cours now(Judging by the opening).

EDIT: https://twitter.com/LiveChart_me/status/915335511539032067 (Seems like it is two cours after all).
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #98 on: October 04, 2017, 04:38:48 AM »
S3E1:

Well, I was wrong.  We're getting more of this.
  In any event, we're back to doing Yukihira things in Yukihira land where everybody else is just in Yukihira's way.  In a way, I'm annoyed he's the main character because he's arguably the least interesting person in this show.  .

For once, I hoping to see Yukihira have a string of defeat.

OVA1
It was back to it's comedy roots. Same old bickering with Yukihira, Curry Boys and Mad Bandanna Boy. No Shokugeki, but honest cooking without the drama. Cut rubber ducky.

OVA2
Finally the weird I mean the elite 10. Foodgasum with naked boys is so NOT my thing. And the same rubber ducky from OVA1
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #99 on: October 11, 2017, 12:11:43 AM »
S3E2:

Another episode that shows just how much more interesting everybody else is.  I'm starting to believe that Souma, at this point, is just a plot device.  He is a way of showing off everybody else's knowledge, skills, and culinary ability to the audience while he himself isn't doing shit.  Sure, he's trying to come up with a plan to beat Chinese Guy, but in the meantime, it is the Nakiri's, Hiruko, Tadokoro, and everybody else who reveal just how little Souma seems to know about anything.  I swear if we hadn't seen him cooking a lot in this show to this point, you'd never know he was a chef with how little he knows sometimes.
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