The author, Tsukida Yuuto, already gave us a hint how Soma might be able to improve his cooking in the future.
Considering this quote, a romantic development within the story might not seem impossible.
Besides, Tsukida has already introduced a few female characters who are fixated on Soma while the latter, at least for now, seems unaffected.
Do you think the author will incorporate a romantic development and if so, how important will it be?
If the main plot is not about romance, I think the first two chapters are almost and announcement that there will be some romance between Souma and Erina. In the first chapter Jouichiro gave that advice you quote to Souma; and the second chapter introduce Erina being the owner of a God's tongue, and present a tense beginning of their relationship.... It's obvious that the author is thinking on making Erina that woman for whom Souma will want to cook all delicious dishes and that she will be there to taste them. And that will take place in the framework of a romantic relationship.
Also it's a curious topic, since all sites classify the story as romance manga, even if until now we haven't had any romantic development at all. I suppose the classification comes from the impression those two first chapters gave to the readers.
For me personally, classification made by manga aggregators or 3rd party site couldn't guarantee that Soma deserves to be called as a romance manga. I, for one, do not believe that it's a romance oriented manga as well. In the future, perhaps there will be romantic tone involved, but I doubt it will develop into something more serious than a comedic effect. Most of Shounen manga I read at least go to the same direction. But then again, who knows.
Yes. Erina loving Souma could have the kind of comedy tone of Boa loving Luffy, once all her defences have felt down. It would not be something like a deep and intense romance, but something funny to see. And all for the purpose of cooking which is the main topic of the story.
This page posted by MiyamotoMusashi was a bit misunderstood. I think that what Jouichirou said was just a thought, it wasn't said directly to Souma, in my opinion it was just a desire of Souma's father, if it will be realized is other subject. Every father desires the best to his son.
I agree with Doraku, romance will be just for comedic effect perhaps. I think it will be the same case as Naruto, no doubt that has romance there, but it doesn't have any relevance to the main story.
I also want my son gets a beautiful woman and that he will want to make good food to her.... Also that my wife would make better food
I think Doraku, you and me agree on that there will be some romance and that it will be used as comedic side for the purpose of coking which is the main topic of the manga. Now I think is clear Souma's father was talking to Souma and wanted to give him that secret.
I'ts pretty obvious that some romance will development between SomaxErina as the time goes on. Forget about the first chapter or in the Erina's chapter, just watch how much Soma got into Erina's skin. Some random kid cook acting pretty cocky before her, who is pretty special kid with special treatment, of caurse she like Soma and his food but she doesn't want to open her eyes and see that. In her mind as tongue of god and a Nakiri she must reject him as love interest or cook. (Thats my opinion and sorry for bad English)
Last edited by Msrito; June 09, 2015 at 06:50 PM.
Hopefully soma ends up with a respectable girl with good values instead of rewarding characters that act bratty and disrespectful to others... it just sends the wrong message when someone with a spoiled upbringing continues to get rewarded like they can truly do no wrong.
Ikumi is decent pairing based off the karaage arc but she has the air of a side character destined to be heartbroken.
Last edited by StingingNettle; August 04, 2015 at 08:00 AM.
In Naruto, they kill each other. Here, they're just chefs learning to sharpen their skills. They're both shounen, but shounen is a pretty diverse genre. I'm not seeing the reason for comparison besides they're both in the same magazine. Literature has existed for thousands of years you would be extremely hard pressed to find something 100% original.
"Good values" what exactly are those? At tootsuki, cooking is everything.
Last edited by StingingNettle; August 04, 2015 at 09:52 AM.
If finding the right girl to want to cook for is important according to his father, let's make sure it's a girl worth being the right girl... not some spoiled brat with terrible ethics that is gifted progress no matter what.