Like the other guy said it's getting to the end with high speed. At the end of this year Toriko is gone, only question is how Soma will stand at the end of this year. Nipps didn't like the Eizan match, how much will they like/dislike these new edgy/smug characters out of nowhere.
The rankings for Soma for the past 2 months:
>Issue 3/4 (double issue): 9th place
>Issue 5/6 (double issue): 9th place
>Issue 7: 5th place
>Issue 8: 13th place
>Issue 9: 1st place
>Issue 10: Unranked, color page
>Issue 11: 10th place
>Issue 12: 2nd place
Talk out of my ass, huh. Maybe you guys should research about the ToC.
>Issue 3/4 (double issue): 9th place
>Issue 5/6 (double issue): 9th place
>Issue 7: 5th place
>Issue 9: 1st place
>Issue 12: 2nd place
>Issue 8: 13th place
>Issue 11: 10th place
I like him more than I thought I would.
He was screwed the very second this motherfucker went this edgy.
> Ryou getting baited from a throwaway comment from the embarassed Rentarou
How can anyone like this annoying bandana fag?
Reminder who best Nakiri is and that she'd look even cuter if she had twintails
Nothing much in terms of answering questions about SnS.
I don't know if this was already brought up in the threads, but people asked him back in December where Curry was living.
>Akira more or less lives in the residential space of the seminar building
>Jun usually lives at her (parents'?) house and Akira at Prof Hayama's residence, but when they have a lot of work they spend the night together at the seminar because they're research nuts
>This whole chapter
All these fucking loser flags. I can't take it.
>this is the chief editor
That explains a lot.
>So the other time when this person asked about Souma & Erina's relationship
I don't think Tsukuda has replied to the 1/27 question.
Alice and Hishoko best girls.
Curry best boy. Hopefully we'll get him to see in action again. If he jobs I'll be fucking mad
He's basically Central's Takumi. Tries too hard to be all edgy and intidimating but gwts embarassed and made a joke out of by Tsukuda.
If Tsukuda was taking his edge seriously Id dislike him too but thankfully he doesn't.
It's not the same. Takumi did deliver a verbal beatdown, but it was not played for laughs. The guy didn't embarrass himself or anything. Well, until Shige appeared, I guess that was funny too.
Of course it is, some Anon experimented with alternate hairstyles for best Nakiri to see how they'd look
I saved the qt ones
yeah most of the antagonist's in the series get defused in some way, either through some redeeming quality or some goofy side of them.
The only real exceptions so far are Eizan and Azami.
The closest thing for Eizan would be his BTFO faces, but that's not good enough, and the closest thing for a redeeming quality in Azami is that he thinks Jou is a great cook, but everyone in the manga thinks that.
Don't you think that Kurokiba has good chance to win this? I mean, he fought against Alice a lot of times right?, and he has more wins than losses at of late against her.
Also, Alice is a Nakiri and an expert using that food-technology, how can she be unaware of Rentaro on Tootsuki? (maybe he isn't from the school and was chosen by Azami from somewhere?)
On paper he does, but he's been tripping the loser flags for 2 weeks now and I'm having a hard time believing there's any possibility other than his loss unless the author is just going out of his way to asspull a twist.
I want to cover Rindou's face with my warm semen.
Probably, don't think there is a lot of salmon dishes that uses both rice and dough. I didn't even know pies like this existed, sounds like lots of carb
reminder that she is going to win the Soumabowl
>pulling out state of the art cooking equipment in order to stand a chance against Ryou before Ryou even showed what exactly he was making.
Now THIS is a a job flag if I've ever seen one. Edgy-kun is gonna job hard.
This is a textbook example of setting up stronger antagonists, because it's constantly being crammed down our throats that the 1st years aside from Erina aren't on par with them yet. This is just a ploy to show how hard Ryo is gonna get fucked in the ass.
Am I the only one here who reads Ryous's lines in Crispin Freeman's voice?
Nonsense. It's clearly quite the opposite. This is a classic case in shounen where a villain presents his trump card or shows true ability too early in attempt to stomp a protagonist completely only to have the tables turned against him due to a flaw or or lack of foresight. Rentarou will get drilled a new asshole.
There is nothing too early about it. We already had most of the chapter telling us how amazing Ryou and how he has improved. Now Rentarou is using his true ability since he can't defeat Ryou with the same tactics as he defeated those literally who fodders.
Tsukuda is obviously not going to have Rent crush Ryou while holding back, that'd be too unrealistic
> Souma: Damn. At this rate, there was no point in us coming here for reconnaissance...
Kurokiba was a plot device so that the Central 4 could finally show their true abilities. Souma and co didnt come here to see Momo/E10, they mainly came to see how strong the E10 reserves are.
If Rentarou jobs that just sets a precedent that all of the named 1st year characters are just as good as central,who are all 2nd and 3rd years personally chosen by Azami. That is fucking bullshit and there's no way Tsukada's gonna pull the muh jewels generation card.
>There is nothing too early about it.
Bullshit. They only mentioned that Ryou has been improving since the Autumn Election and Takumi noticed what his dish was about but never revealed it. Rentarou on the other hand decided to go all out and show his true ability because he's cocky and wants to crush Ryou because he pissed him off, This is a classic plot devise for a typical villain to lose badly to a protagonist or MC because he laid down his cards without knowing what his opponent is up to.
>Tsukuda is obviously not going to have Rent crush Ryou while holding back, that'd be too unrealistic
Did you even read the chapter? Rentarou is going no holds barred and wants to crush Ryou by showing his true ability.
Soma and Alice are so perfect for one another, too bad it wasn't meant to be. Made me remember my childhood friend ,who also happens to be the love of my life,dying from that car accident. Pretty sad stuff dude
Do you really think they would introduce these characters in such a manner just to have them get crushed almost instantly? The reason Ren is actually trying is to embarass him, and then Ryo can just pull
>you already showed me your trump card last match
in their rematch where he beats his ass later this arc.
If Rentarou jobs that just sets a precedent that all of the named 1st year characters are just as good as central,who are all 2nd and 3rd years personally chosen by Azami
And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Azami most likely underestimates most of the top first years skills and thinks they're not as good as the second years.
>That is fucking bullshit and there's no way Tsukada's gonna pull the muh jewels generation card.
Fuck no. This is shounen and he will pull that card with this arc. Seriously its really been far too long that they haven't been put to the test against opposition outside their year level. This would be the perfect time to display it.
No Rentarou literally realized that he can't beat him with the meme tactics they were using before against someone like Kurokiba. Thats why Ryou literally says "Looks like you've given up on imitating me". Sure Ryou then annoyed him but he was already planning on going all out since there was no chance of him winning while holding back.
Also dude, this isn't a Souma match. End of the next chapter one of them will have given his dish to the judges and we will know the score in 2 weeks time. This was the only time he could do this cliffhanger.
Sure Souma has a E10 boner but the point of the entire recon was for Souma to see the level of the E10 reserves.
I've never read a shounen where a villain gets introduced and immediately gets btfo'd effortlessly. If Ryou doesn't lose, who will? You can't just have Megumi,Takumi, Meat jobbing until the end the manga. Central would look like absolute joke if nothing but the E10, basically 5-6 people on Azami's side, can touch the main characters.
>I've never read a shounen where a villain gets introduced and immediately gets btfo'd effortlessly.
Actually this happened in Fairy Tail with Avatar dark guild. They were introduced as tough guys, but were steamrolled almost effortlessly by powered-up post-timeskip protagonists.
>Do you really think they would introduce these characters in such a manner just to have them get crushed almost instantly?
Yes. They're all one-dimensional villains that are meant to lose the protagonists.
>in their rematch where he beats his ass later this arc.
What the fuck are you talking about? There won't be rematch after this.
>muh jewels generation
He will. The manga obviously won't go on long enough to cover 2 more school years and it will be stupid to have all the first years/main characters lose here. Ryou is a sacrifice though. Hayama has MUH NOSE and Souma is MC with MUH DAD
>there won't be a rematch
This arc is set as a civil war with the resistance being the 1st years we know and the ex E10
Ryou being on the top 3 (excluding erina) means that he is an important asset in this, and one of the few that can oppose central.
If Ryou were to lose to hype up central right now it would be setting the bar too high and on the long run it would mess up powerlevels even more (leading to scenarios like buttbros beating someone from central for plot reasons)
I think it's more likely that Ryou actually wins and turns the tables on central, forcing them to step up their game, it would work better in the long run
> Its a Central can only win off screen matches arc
Kurokiba winning here would hurt the manga. Great, Ryou defended the club that Alice literally goves no fucks about and E10 reserves are confirmed pointless jobbers. Wonderful.
>the manga obviously won't go on long enough to cover 2 more school years
You don't know that and it's raking money. WSJ needs more money makers than One Piece after AssClass ends.
>No Rentarou literally realized that he can't beat him with the meme tactics they were using before against someone like Kurokiba.
No. He did not realize anything and just got annoyed by Ryou taunting pushing him to use his true abilities.
>Being this blind to notice cliche overpowered main villain looking down at young protagonists
Your autism is leaking.
>Being this much of a presumptuous cunt with no counter argument
Look, if Ryou beats a guy who's pretty much a reserve E10 member, it means that there's only ~5-6 people, the actual E10 members, who can defeat the main group. That sets up for horrid, boring story. Suddenly we'll have Souma, Curry, Ryou vs Tsukasa, Rindou, Momo? How the fuck would that even happen with the power gap so huge. The main characters need to struggle a bit against lesser opponents (Rentarou and co.) before the power levels can smoothly transition to Souma vs E10.
Ryou is the most underrated character. In his first match, a lot of people thought he would lose to Megumi. And then, everyone expected that he would job to Curry.
Ryou is no Takumi. Time for people to learn. He's gonna fuck Ren up, go home, and fuck Alice.
Soma beating Eizan was about reviving the shokugeki, and he was an actual E10
If that really was the case he would have been introduced as such already
That would be fixed by making the match a close one, having Ryou win by 2-1 and showing him sweating and tired after giving it his all, he could even be shown after the match thinking that he was actually afraid to lose.
Don't forget Ryou is in the top 3 first years, having him lose here would mean that no one aside from soma, akira, maybe takumi, alice and giganigga can stand up to central/e10
Apparently you didn't read well enough. >>137636814
>One of top 1st years and part of the golden generation
>Not openly aggressive to Souma or the rest PSD
>Opposes Azami's rule
That pretty much makes him one
>Look, if Ryou beats a guy who's pretty much a reserve E10 member
For fuck's sake they aren't E10 replacement. They're just Azami's handpicked student who are appointed for Central.
>Best girl Megumi
>Losing to Ryotard
Read the manga idiot. The taste of Megumi's food is just delayed, but its way better than Ryo's. After that comment by senzaemon i think she could win the whole thing
>Soma beating Eizan was about reviving the shokugeki, and he was an actual E10
Yeah, and that also looked like a huge ass pull with ketchup and Tsukada had to massively downplay Souma's victory to "I only won because he wasn't trying".
Yeah Tsukuda went full backtracking with that match. Even he realized he dun fucked up.
Havin the first on screen match since then to be another Central loss literally reduces Central threat level to fucking nothing.
> even irelevant side characters like Ryou have plot armor
That still doesn't prove that he realized he can't beat Ryou by copying his specialty. Rentarou just got ticked off by him just like Souma and Takumi did to him. It written all over the first panel of that page.
God, shota Shinomiya is a miracle of the universe.
Also cover for L'etoile volume 2.
Bullshit. He showed during (not after) the match that Eizan only took it seriously once Souma taunted him. Tsukuda only had Souma say that Eizan wasn't trying at the party for the dense readers.
Okay. Objective powerlevel list of students:
Very High tier:
Trash tier and Below trash tier:
I doubt it, most alumni we've seen are on a completely different level than students.
You have to realize that most, if not all Alumni were E10 members, and most of central's reserves are reserves because they're not E10 quality.
The Autumn Elections were just as bad, only the new characters were likable or inoffensive and the alumni judges were fun. Most of the new characters introduced in this arc are pretty cheap fare and Azami is way too condensed.
He's got a point though. Azami was a force of nature in his first year. He may look down on them for any number of reasons, but I doubt it's just because they are first years.
>haven't disliked an arc yet
This is really the only interesting thing in SJ right now to me.
>This is really the only interesting thing in SJ right now
I dislike Autumn Election and the current arc but I agree with you there. Though Sesuji wo Pin isn't bad either. Its pace is flagging in recent chapters but otherwise it's a solid story and Yokota is doing great.
No, mst hated Curry in a near similar manner they hate some of the new guys/Eizan. Kurokiba became a favorite on here only because he BTFO Megumifags and anons were hoping he'd wreck the nose faggot as well.
Oh shit I saw Nakiri and didn't realize it was Alice.
>there are people in this thread unironically rooting for Rentarou, aka "Edgy McEdgerson"
Werent people literally asking for other characters to get some time to shine? I swear to fucking god there is no pleasing you guys.
If there's no cooking, people complain about it. If there's cooking but its a Souma battle, people complain that others don't get time to shine and that Tsukuda is neglecting the characters he created. Now that a side character is getting his multi chapter match, people are still complaining.
Fuck you guys seriously. This was a good chapter. We got cooking, some amusing comedic moments, the match is totally angst free since Alice doesn't care about her club. There is literally nothing awfully wrong here.
Im thinking that using those machines is his specialty since he called them his partners and the Central group here seemed to have been trying to conceal their specialties as thats why Mea was freaking out and Shige was asking if he should stop him.
Yeah, there's only so much you can fit into 18-20 pages. Every weekly series I've read has points where it just seems to drag on forever while you wait for the chapters one by one.
I... is this bullshit list soley designed for trolling purposes.
Because if so thats the one thing it did do right. It made me mad.
Erina has not lost A SINGLE MATCH in the entire manga INCLUDING beating Souma. She's food royalty with the god tongue abilty and the highest grades of anyone in the school.
Putting her that low... If only I could challenge you to a duel for this insult.
Kurokiba is going to job and I am going to be so fucking pissed. He'll probably win a rematch later, but the damage will be done. Everything will be ruined forever.
And I will return week after week.
I'm not really a Giganigga fan but the difference is understandable. Giganigga is comical on his own, his quirk stands no matter where you put him. We only saw Rentarou being funny briefly this chapter because he ended up in a room with Alice who brings out the most in pretty much any character she's with, and Kurokiba, who only really has two jokes but tends to make any scene he's in better by playing off of other characters.
Rentarou's actually defining moment so far is probably the previous chapter's interaction with Souma and Takumi where he's just acting pompous, not in a justified way like Shinomiya or Azami, and not with the narrative irony that Eizan had. I don't hate the character since it's early, but he's pretty much a sitcom high school bully girl right now.
Maybe it's because he's a cool-headed bishonen?
Or it could be that he beat Hisako?
I don't think that really matters, as battle shounen as SnS is, it's not like they are actually crossing swords, experience against a gastronomist might improve your cooking, but it wouldn't help your odds against another gastronomist.
Also he does only win half the time, so odds are still 50/50
yeah I'm pretty convinced now if kurokiba is gonna job, alice is the one who's gonna avenge him. She'll probably went like "maybe ryou kun is better than me in seafood, but don't expect me to lose in cutting-edge technology" or shit like that
I feel like Edge-kun specializing in cutting edge technology is going to be the reason Ryou jobs before anything else, but I would still like to see Ryou win as a fuck off to normal plot set ups.
>yeah I'm pretty convinced now if kurokiba is gonna job, alice is the one who's gonna avenge him.
Like how? They only have one shot defending their club room as their won't be rematches.
>She'll probably went like "maybe ryou kun is better than me in seafood, but don't expect me to lose in cutting-edge technology" or shit like that
Using cutting edge technology is just another avenue for cooking. It doesn't mean you're a better cook or can produce a better dish with them.
I honestly doubt Ryou is going to job this one simply because Rentarou decided pulled out his big guns early because he got butthurt,
both alice and kurokiba will join the resistance that is PSD and will make up something to challenge central.
Yeah I already stated that "if ryou jobs" which I'm not pretty sure either, but I can see that alice is the one who's gonna avenge him because ren's "big guns" happens to be the field where alice is an expert on it