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    Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 132 Spoiler Thread

    I rather respect that. Most people let their egos and biases get into what they do instead of doing the best that can be done.

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    As for meeting Erina's dad... This really would not be a bad...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Fairy Tail 449 Discussion/ 450 Predictions

    Well, this is looking to get awkward fast... Although it does explain why Mavis had her body put in stasis.

    As others are suggesting, Makarov's dad seems the likely target of Mavis's new death...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 131 Spoiler Thread

    Erina's dad to Soma: You're the child I've always wanted.

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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 131 Spoiler Thread

    An Erina story arc sounds like drama. Personally, I'm more interested in seeing more creativity in finding ways to triumph than a focus on daddy issues.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    He's not making spicy shit. He's making amazing spicy food that you really want to eat despite how spicy it is. And generally he's a master of Chinese cuisine. He just favors spicy food because he...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    Which is why Soma is playing this "better than you in even one way" card... And he may not be planning to try to win the seat this way. Even so, beating an E10 would increase his cred.

    One wonders...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    You're taking the constructs in this manga quite seriously, as opposed to considering them tools to advance a plot. There are very few mangakas who seriously think through their characters or...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    On the other side of it, Kuga likely has a variety of dishes that he has researched, and in a Shokugeki, Soma wouldn't have research time to counter Kuga's existing knowledge.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    Whether or not Soma challenges Kuga for the 8th seat, or Kuga recklessly bets it... Soma does need to join the Elite 10 eventually. When that happens, depends on the intended pace of the story.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    He's been beaten on day 4, and he likely has lost shokugeki before on the way to becoming Elite 10... I think it makes good story sense for him to make a recovery on Day 5... and to thus go into a...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    Day 4 is an upset for Kuga, it's not yet Soma's win.

    As for completing "it" in four days. Completing an effective dish and business plan in four days is quite the accomplishment too.


    I mean,...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    He wasn't being taken seriously by Kuga before, and had days to analyze and adapt to Kuga's weaknesses, Kuga deserves a right to respond once he's taking Soma seriously.

    Whether Soma should be...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 130 Spoiler Thread

    Winning overall partially depends on how many of Kuga's customers he manages to steal and how much press he's getting for completely changing the game... So more customers could now be attracted to...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    She's hard to get because you have to prove yourself a lot first - in this case with Soma having to show himself an amazing cook repeatedly before she'd consider opening up to him or acknowledging...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    Alright, in typical anime / manga sense, she is a hard to get love interest that you have to fight to win over or something... But that relationship isn't in a particularly good place, and she's...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    Gotta wonder if she's a potential love interest, potential rival, or both... Either way, I don't think that relationship is in decent shape yet.

    Would be funny if she saw his dad in Soma's food...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    He does have multiple items on the menu, so its possible that not all of them are murderous.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    Even without translations, this looks like a pretty fun chapter.

    As for Subaru, Soma has probably done a good job overall making friends with most of the people he has competed with. This...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    That's a pretty cool character dynamic / storyline to use as inspiration.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    There is something to be said for taking the time to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a competitor so you can position yourself better.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 129 Spoiler Thread

    Pulling a decent number of customers - enough to show that people are really enjoying his stuff, could be enough to win. Wonder if he's going to still sell his old menu items.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Discussion/129 Predictions

    I wonder how long this manga will go on... If it'll stop with Soma becoming #1 or go beyond.

    ... Because of this manga, I ended up watching MasterChef Australia some... Not a bad show.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Discussion/129 Predictions

    It would also be a dodgy experience. A good eating experience isn't just about a bunch of random stuff of variable quality being available. Kuga has made a decent place to eat, and the food is...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Discussion/129 Predictions

    Souma does need to start his journey towards being Elite 10. #8 makes for a respectable story goal... Although it still doesn't look like he can win in any reasonable fashion.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Spoiler Thread

    And its out, although not yet on readmanga. mangamint has it.

    Not quite enough action in this chapter but on Day 4, Soma is finally making his play.

    Now to see how he plans to win the numbers...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Spoiler Thread

    Alice's showing in the food camp - that eggs thing - was more interesting than Erina's. I think Soma's might've tasted better too, if people ate them in time.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Spoiler Thread

    Showing the face probably just means "signature dish" - something unique created by a chef that is representative of, and a culmination of his personal style.

    Soma experiments and puts good stuff...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Spoiler Thread

    Kuga may not be able to respond while maintaining the quality / level of training of his employees.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Spoiler Thread

    At this point, a legit win seems unlikely... Kuga has a 2-3 day headstart in earnings. Soma would have to be making more than 2x Kuga's earnings to win in the time remaining.



    It wouldn't be...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 128 Spoiler Thread

    Looks like this resolution could take a few more weeks. And Soma is still mostly in the red?

    He needs to focus as much on advertisement as his food, and there are no guarantees on his word of...
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    Could well be that Orihime and Sado's powers are a result of Ichigo empowering them.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 127 Spoiler Thread

    At the time, it appeared as much to be a tactical issue. His item choice allowed him to serve large quantities alone... His placing idea sounded good too.

    But the position of his cart didn't end...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 127 Spoiler Thread

    It would be surprising if Soma could pull a last day recovery. Definitely can't win over Kuga's 5 days of sales with one day of superior profit, although even winning over Kuga for one day would be...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 127 Spoiler Thread

    That's how inspiration works in general. Sometimes you're hit by small things that help you see new possibilities... And a lot of it is just being in the thick of things and finding some creative new...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 127 Spoiler Thread

    If Soma can successfully produce a better Mapo Tofu - sufficiently better that it can steal customers despite the difference in venue / reputation... In the space of a couple of weeks... Then he...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 126 Spoiler Thread

    Don't think sabotage is how he's going to win this. That's legit reason to get kicked out itself.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 126 Spoiler Thread

    Considering that other people from the election are getting customers because of that, its surprising that people aren't taking the opportunity to check out both his stuff and Kuga's when they are...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 126 Spoiler Thread

    A final day counterattack can't realistically overcome the head start Kuga has from the earlier days... Although in all fairness, if Soma can beat Kuga for even one day, that would be a win.

    Kuga...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 126 Spoiler Thread

    More items on the menu doesn't look like it should be enough to handle the disadvantage.

    Not sure what "Souma wheels in his cart" means.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Fairy Tail 443 Spoiler Thread

    Natsu and Gray both think that Brandish reeks of ungodly power. And frankly, if you can make islands disappear, it doesn't matter if you're using a lot of power... Natsu and Gray's brute force...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Fairy Tail 443 Spoiler Thread

    This chapter was just strange. Brandish's power was ridiculous... This may need E.N.D...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 125 Spoiler Thread

    Soma looks like he needs to give away some free samples. Maybe especially to some people who go into Kuga's restaurant - so they can compare the impact of the food (which doesn't mean that he'd have...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 125 Spoiler Thread

    Its strange that Soma didn't get more traction for being positioned where he was. What he's selling sounds like a convenient snack you could pick up on the way to Kuga's.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 125 Spoiler Thread

    It being a "not so filling" snack, sounds like a problem. Maybe he needs to serve some other things alongside what he's serving, to enhance the experience.

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    One would assume that crowds would...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 125 Spoiler Thread

    They should've put in a bit more detail, so we could see what people think of Soma's food. Did he get zero word of mouth for the taste? Did he give away any free samples to gain traction?
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 125 Spoiler Thread

    The only way Soma getting expelled would work would be if he was somehow going to make an epic comeback and fight his way back in... But that would be a very surprising turn of events.
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    [Chapter] Re: Fairy Tail 442 Discussion/ 443 Predictions

    I'm all for the opponents being powerful, but this is too early to be meeting people that are this powerful.
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 123 Discussion/124 Predictions

    5 days does potentially make this an interesting game. I'm not sure Soma can realistically win, because the opposition is just better prepared and has more resources.

    At some high-end restaurants,...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 122 Spoiler Thread

    She does appear to be a good reference. He should just have a whole lot of other people test and give feedback too.
    Talking to Erina gave him that spark of insight that's helping him be in the game...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shokugeki no Soma 122 Spoiler Thread

    That implies that taste is consistent across people, or that we don't refine it over time and learn to prefer some (perhaps more complex) tastes over others. Heck, there are possibly even changes...
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