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Does anyone remember the Yakitate Japan!! anime adaption? I think it was by Sunrise and they did a really good job adapting it into a long-running series. Even more impressive is that they made it fit a younger demographic without censoring it too much (there was some innuendo that didn't get translated over). So I wouldn't rule out Soma being a long-running series and not just 2 cour.
Also...it depends how the anime want to market the manga. It can definitely be educational, and they could do some filler episodes exploring a certain food ingredient or something. I dunno, it was just a thought.
Yakitate Japan was made by Sunrise, I saw at MAL, but I never watched it. I can't give my opinion.
Shokugeki no Soma is a Battle Shonen just like Bakuman, unorthodox. Shokugeki no Soma doesn't have ecchi in a level that cause censorship depending on the schedule. Personally, censorship would ruin the anime as well as make him educational. It is not education IMO and turn it something it wasn't would ruin it as well.
As faithful as possible is my concept of anime.
Hm I'd definitely recommend watching Yakitate Japan!! sometime. Or read the manga. It definitely explores similar themes of Shokugeki no Soma. Both are unusual battle manga in my opinion. The censorship on YJ wasn't as extreme as you are thinking -- it didn't have nearly the level of fanservice that Soma has. But I felt it made a good anime for younger kids while the manga was more for teens. *shrug*
Anyway, what kind of food battles would you like to see next? I think they are lacking on pastry making and desserts. Pastries are notoriously hard to get right because you have to keep the temperature of the dough cold. Desserts in general, would be a good switch up from all the savoury main courses we've seen so far.
A fan made an awesome Anime version of Shinomiya and Hinako.
That makes me wonder... Where's the anime?! XD
Last edited by Leoat12; August 17, 2014 at 08:01 PM.
Bought Volume 3 of Food Wars! Today from viz snince its digial this month, will pick up the print when it releases as well. Loved the chapters and Takumi plotline for most of it, and seeing the foods clearly is great too. Definitely best volume thus far in story and quality.
I didnt like his jump next one shot in this, it was really uninteresting.
Jump next oneshot? Are you talking about "Our love counseling"? Personally I liked it, the story was really sweet and it wasn't your typical love triangle. If you don't like romance then you shouldn't waste your time reading it.