Shokugeki no Souma

BtML

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...I wanted to punch Asahi's face in.

Still, I'll settle for Souma humbling him.
 

Anonguy

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New chapter is up on Mangstream

It was a chapter but it was nice to see Souma be badass again and people sort of remember that this guy doesn't fear anything which is his real superhuman ability.

This would almost be a thrilling competition and a tense moment if Asahi wasn't dropped from outer space a handful of chapters ago with no build up with a seemingly invincible ability that exists specifically to be boring and invincible.

Gosh, had they worked on Souma's climb to this point too it might have some tension there because we'd have seen him claw his way here. He just... sort of fought once, helped Takumi and just got here out of nowhere. The pacing's been shit, the antagonist is nothing and the stakes don't feel like they matter.

Silver lining, it's almost over and maybe the manga will end before aliens invade.
 

BtML

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Man, Asahi just can't help himself but to get the last word in.

I'll just wait and see how the judging goes. I hope that'll be a treat worth waiting.
 

Anonguy

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Mangstream finally got the chapter up.

Oh boy, Asahi got the mass stripping from Mama Nakiri. How totally earned and not at all just a retread from the end of the last arc. No seriously he's a good character guys.

It's almost over, though I almost hope Jump just cancels it instead.
 

BtML

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I really didn't like how the judges just said that they already had an idea on what Souma had based on something over a...what, at least a year ago judging?

As for Mama Nakiri...how likely is it that despite this Stripping Pulse...she's still puking her guts out?
 

Anonguy

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It'd be great if there was some setback.

Something, I mean fuck, Asahi has boogie walked past everyone else without there even being a hint at drama.

The Azami arc was bad because the stakes were too high for Soma to possibly fail

And now they're non-existent since they didn't ever actually do the romance stuff until now. It's so goddamn devoid of substance that it's honestly impressive how awful this arc has been.
 

Anonguy

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Oh hey we didn't have to wait until Monday for it to get scanned by Mangastream.

WHERE THE FUCK WAS THIS WHEN HE WAS THE VILLAIN YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES?! THIS WOULD HAVE AT LEAST GIVEN US SOME FUCKING CONFLICT AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

*deep breath.*

Oh well, with rumors abounding it's getting cancelled soon, I guess they're gonna glurge us on the backstory just so we end on Souma's win.
 

BtML

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...I suspected that this was Azami's plan to "save" Erina when Mama Nakiri was introduced and her situation was explained.

I didn't want to say it in words because it would have made Azami someone to relate with...but damn it, as far as I'm concerned, Azami is still a blind asshat.

And we didn't see Mama Nakiri's reaction yet. Just the stripping effect. I'm still hoping that she's puking her guts out.
 

Anonguy

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Souma's already the perfect companion for someone with the God Tongue because he doesn't hesitate in the storm so he can keep up with their weird demands. It's clear from the stuff with Azami that they're priming for a reminder the blessing strip pulse also fires off in anticipation. So expect a "well she isn't really touching his dish" and has been staring at Souma's plate this entire time.

I just hope that they manage a realistic flaw for Cross Knives that won't make all his wins even worse because it being so stupid.
 

FinalMax

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Shit. Asahi is basically Anshin'in, but genderbent and took a wrong turn to get to the wrong manga. That's the only real way to explain this asshole. He's a reject from the plotting for Medaka Box, reused in a cooking manga.
 

Anonguy

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New chapter is up on Mangastream

Souma is fearless, that's his thing. He keeps hurling himself at every obstacle and every battle without reserve. He doesn't care about getting tired, he doesn't care about being second best. He'll win next time. The time after that. This time he'll win.

The simplest thing is that he managed to blend all five cuisines because he didn't just assume he couldn't. He approaches every dish and every combination as if no one has ever tried it before. To Souma, every single thing he tries to make is something no one has ever done before.

Get fucked Asahi, plot powers are go.

(NGL, this chapter was actually fucking awesome.)
 

BtML

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Yeah, it was pretty great chapter.

I'm hoping we're actually going to see just what type of person Souma's mom ends up being. After all...this dish was made with those memories of his mom in mind.
 

Anonguy

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New chapter is up on Mangstream

Souma's mom being terrible at cooking actually makes some sense and it's probably where they got the whole weird flavors bit as a tribute to her. The absolute ballsy highwire cooking that he did though was pretty cool, even making the Noirs shit their pants at how fucking nuts it was.

Mana's about to strip the entire planet, lel.
 

BtML

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It really is a pity that Souma's mom isn't in the picture anymore.

Get stomped, Asahi. Not gonna feel sorry for you.
 
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