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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.

Final thoughts
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).
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 07:32:43 PM by MCAL »

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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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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #100 on: October 24, 2017, 08:08:03 PM »
S3E4:

Oh ****, it's curry again.

I WANT ONE OF THOSE ****ING 3D FOOD PRINTERS!  I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONE!
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #101 on: October 25, 2017, 08:37:11 AM »
S3E4:

Oh ****, it's curry again.

I WANT ONE OF THOSE ****ING 3D FOOD PRINTERS!  I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONE!

I think she uses a Foodini. It was kickstarter project that failed. It sure look like this one.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/456763017/designed-for-healthy-eating-foodini-a-3d-food-prin

Chocolate in curry. Didn't Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) did that in a curry cooking contest?

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #102 on: October 25, 2017, 01:00:56 PM »
I'm no curry expert, but chocolate in curry has been at least a Japanese thing for a while.  I believe the point is to dull the spiciness to make it more palatable for kids.
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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #103 on: October 26, 2017, 12:58:25 AM »
I'm no curry expert, but chocolate in curry has been at least a Japanese thing for a while.  I believe the point is to dull the spiciness to make it more palatable for kids.

Depending on the mix of curry spices, chocolate would blend well. But it depends on the Curry and the Chocolate.

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Re: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
« Reply #104 on: November 07, 2017, 05:15:22 PM »
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