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I think a lot of people are like you, judging by the comments so far. Let's just hope the Japanese have also the same feelings.
As for Erina, I'm not sure we will see her immediately. There seem to be a bunch of weirdos in this dorm beside Tadokoro, maybe the story will focus on some of them.
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This manga is really clever : it's doing boys and girls fanservice !
That say the council of 10 is something extremely cliché yet I enjoyed the chapter ( in particular the editorial note :-).
Yes, the Elite 10 is cliche, especially since it's another overpowered student council instead of something like being the top 10 chefs of the world who fund the school. It's not bad, but it probably would be better in the long run if the author didn't limit the story to the scope of one school.
On the other hand, it's possible that their editor made them do it this way, so it wouldn't compete with Toriko, which is running in the same magazine, too much.
I wonder if the 10 are ranked by skill, specialty, or seniority.
Last edited by shukketsumaru; January 21, 2013 at 01:28 PM.
I wonder if the note with the food and drinks was a last minute thing or they actually made it that way for humor. Most probably the latter but would be fun, seeing Saeki and Tsukuda are still new in WSJ, that they were not aware of it being censored or toned down.
Okay, shit. Next chapter, I'm expecting a lewd bishounen explosion from Isshiki.
I don't think you can take it seriously. I mean it is in the same chapter where the author troll all the pervert males with a guy naked butt :-))
I must say I admire that guy, after the naked monk from the first chapter, we escaped shortly the granny last week and now we have this. You really shouldn't buy a book by the cover.
I'm liking this manga, a lot. Gourmet cooking, good. Gender neutral fan-service, good and unique. Strange characters, good. Hyperbolic reactions, good.
Eight chapters in and I'm still on the edge of my seat waiting for the next chapter.
EDIT: Looks like the Japanese subscribers agree with me. Shokugeki no Souma ranked third in the latest issue. Yay!
Last edited by shukketsumaru; January 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM.
Finally, I was predicting the reaction would cross the explicit line, sooner or later. Chapter eight is pretty much follow the same usual pattern, even though the technical details is more logical compared to the previous cooking battles. I'm pretty sure that this Manga is character-driven, so I have no problem if the scope of this Manga is narrowly limited to one school.
About the Elite 10, I have no problem with it being a cliche troupe or anything - it still has a lot of potential to be explored, and as long as it is still funny, I couldn't complain, really.
Damn how it catches me unprepared every chapter with a new unexpected twist it's like I'm starting a week and already can't wait for a new chapter especially now that we have 2 chapters 23P long!
Soma is aiming for the top is expected but for the 7th seat not to give a mark of advice of some sort and to be that impressed from him makes me think what is the difference between the 7th seat and the 8th or the 6th?
10th seat is still a cruel haughty bitch. 7th seat apparently went easy on Souma in the chapter before; he plans to use him, what does he want I wonder? Shokugeki is apparently going to be Ultimate Iron Chef.
The sumo scene.
Yes, the mangaka are really teasing the boys who only are reading the serie for cute naked girls :-) This sadistic side is not to displease me...
Yay for Erina re-appearance! The new chapter is priceless with the sumo reactions. Agreed that the Mangaka basically trying to tease us with naked men over the last chapters. I think Erina would be developed as some sort of Tsundere character - probably. It goes without saying that Soma would face her again since he's intending to defeat all of the top seats, can't wait for that.
Man, caught up on this post-holiday, and Isshiki is just about my favourite character next to Tadokoro.
It's odd to think I wasn't hot on this for the first chapter or two, it's such a sheer joy to read now.
Chapter 10 was just out~
I dont' think we'll have normal high school classes. It's a trade school, an evidently self-sustained and self-regulated one at that, so it's probably all cooking all the time.
Why is that girl wearing an American flag bra? If she were just another American themed American it would make sense. Racist sense, but sense nonetheless.
TAN! TAN TAN TAN!
TANNED GIRL! YES!
.... I mean.... I'm not easy to please.... Okay, yeah I am, sure. Excellent chapter.
EDIT:wait, this is substanceless, let's go into this a bit. Tanned girls are always cool, and (wait, no, start again) Gyaru's a pretty cool choice of design, and as we all know immediately explains the USA bra, because it's all got a connection to US hip-hop culture, though usually filtered through the whole school uniform dealie. So it's cool. And totally suited to a sexy series like Soma.
... No, that didn't help me much.
Last edited by Maxy Barnard; February 09, 2013 at 03:23 AM.