With the poll updated I still vote to Erina because of the same reasons. Anyone surpassed her yet.
Making a Top 3, I would choose: Erina > Alice > Hayama.
Alice is strong and has many secrets, her way of cook is very uncommon and I think that she will be a great challenge to Yukihira in the future. Hayama is strong as well, and I don't think that he will disappear after the Autumn Election.
For those who voted in the lastest poll, please, vote again.
I wish he would bring back Taku into the plot, he was the best rival.
Though I really cant wait for a rematch between Soma and Kurokiba Ryou as well.
Don't make me laugh, Takumi was the worst, he was just a comic relief, he was far from a rival.
By the way, it is time to update this poll.
Last edited by Leoat12; March 26, 2015 at 09:15 AM.
I'd probably choose Erina if we're going just by rival in terms of how they interact. Ryo, Akira, and Alice are making up ground though.
Hayama is a better rival to Souma than Takumi. At least Hayama had proven his worth to be called a rival while Takumi haven't.
I think I'm gonna go with Alice simple because I think she kinda has it all: she's a funny and interesting character and she's extremely talented and according to me her cooking-style is the most interesting among the first years next to Soma's. After Alice I think I'm gonna go with Erina >Hayama >Ryō. Gotta admit that I don't really understand the love Takumi is getting in this poll. He hasn't really done anything to prove himself, he's character somewhat of a joke at the moment and every other character in this poll would basically humiliate him in a cook-off.
Last edited by Morgion; April 02, 2015 at 06:30 AM.
The moderator of the section has to clear the poll and add more people. It was updated in chapter 53! At that time, Takumi was already a comic relief only, but some people still had hopes, not anymore...
The anime opening pretty much established that Souma's rival is Erina (and Takumi has only a scene at the end for comic relief as usual). Good job anime team!
Though more quality screen time for him (in the manga) would please the fans (I know how much I miss Erina when she isn't in a chapter).
Last edited by justanotherone; April 04, 2015 at 05:17 AM.
Comic relief? That was definitely a serious rivalry scene. Hes lotrally crushing somaa foot.
Last edited by justanotherone; April 04, 2015 at 08:07 AM.