There's a thread up for this, too, here >>134690572
Cover and color pages this week. I'll dump the official translation of the new chapter here since that one is ALSO at about 450 posts. Crazy.
The conclusion of this match. Finally. I can't say I'm happy that my prediction was pretty much right from the start, but there are some things I like about this ending.
Boku no Hero Academia >>134758470
It's as if this cover says "did you miss that Rindou and Souma have the same hair and eye color?"
Oh my fucking GOD Erina's tits. Jesus CHRIST. LOOK AT THEM
sure, I'll post it in the OP of the World Trigger thread
That hot evil wizard showed up again, that's nice. I may pick it up once more.
It was obvious from the first chapter he showed up that the only reason he's present is because nobody can raise his bets, making him functionally immune to challenge for his position. You can't bet him anything he'd actually be willing to risk his seat for if he can just buy it outright and circumvent you.
Hm, looking again, I really like that snowflake background in the top left. It makes me nostalgic. It's Christmas time, how nice.
I won't lie, I think this is fucking awesome.
I and many others predicted Souma would make something so delicious the judges couldn't refuse it, but I don't think anyone called him utilizing the "essence" of Polar Star Dorm in his dish. It's perfect, really. It's a challenge to the current regime and an example of the excellence of the previous one. Polar Star is a microcosm example of Tootsuki as a whole, after all: a smattering of individuals fighting and trying to improve. Basically, this wasn't a dish that Souma just made because he's a Gary Stu, it's one his whole dorm made and won with.
That's just wonderful, seriously. I still hated GETTING here, but this was a nice way to finish Eizan off and basically declare war against Azami and Central.
Nah, it's shit. It's MC using the power of friendship to asspull a victory. You like the pretty art, and that's fine, but don't act like the writing is anything but terrible
Aw, don't be a spoilsport. You have to admit this is better than "Souma is just more skilled than Eizan, even though he's younger, less experienced, and up against overwhelming odds".
>You have to admit this is better than "Souma is just more skilled than Eizan, even though he's younger, less experienced, and up against overwhelming odds".
But that's what this literally is.
Souma always wins by being "creative."
Except his "creativity" here is ketchup and Parmesan cheese.
He manages to win the Judges over by having his cooking be JUST THAT GOOD
Seriously, do you think a throw away line about him preparing food with his nakama makes this victory unique? We didn't even fucking see him do anything with ketchup before this chapter. We're just TOLD about it.
Can't wait for Azami to enter the stage, fire the 3 idiots who didn't follow the orders of Eizan, throw Eizan out for loosing and lastly throw Soma and the whole PSD out for using all their knowledge and not being able to come up with something better than chicken with cheese and ketchup.
I hope Eizan gets kicked out of the E10. Dude is a joke.
Still waiting for the E10 to live up to the hype by the way. Kuga wasn't much better in the Festival arc either.
We Nene now? I hope so.
Why does this shit even have a seperate story writer? I would understand if he was the guy who would write all the cooking related things because then it would make sense but apparently all the cooking stuff comes from an additional collaborator. So in cooking battles the collaborator does all the fucking work while the story fag writes some third rate shounen plot and the artist sweats blood to draw a good looking chapter in a single week.
This is the realization of his "PSD is the castle where I perfect my cooking" declaration. It can be argued that this is just power of friendship, but I think it's better since the friends are actively fighting their own battle alongside Souma instead of passively cheering.
Nah. They're all going to job to Souma, who will win with the power of his NAKAMA
Maybe one or two of the E10 will BTFO some of the fucking losers, like Megumi and Takumi
But the rest are getting BTFO after making stupid retard faces
SUCH A HARD WORKING PROTAGONIST THAT IS THE DIRECT SON OF A GENIUS
SASUGA GENIUS HARD WORK GENIUS SASUGA
ANYONE CAN WIN(if they're the main character) BY WORKING HARD
GREAT FUCKING MANGA
TEN OUT OF FUCKING TEN
SEE THE BAD GUY WAS GOING TO WIN BUT THEN SOUMA USED THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP TO BEAT HIM
WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THAT ONE COMING?!
TOSH PLEASE FUCK MY WIFE YOU GENIUS AUTEUR YOU
After years of seeing this word I'm just gonna ask for the first time.
What the hell does sasuga mean? Sounds like "congratulationso" or "good work" meant in a sarcastic way.
Whoa there dude. Tosh isn't the one who writes this shitty plot, it's Tsukuda.
And Tosh is the only reason this manga is still alive, because the truth is no one reads this shit for the story or the cooking, they read it for the foodgasms and sexy scenes.
AND CAME UP WITH KETCHUP AND CHEESE
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT A TURNABOUT
HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHO THE FUCK SAW THAT ONE COMING
YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE SUBTLE HINTS IF YOU PAY ATTENTION
SEE IN CHAPTER 30 THERE'S A BOTTLE OF KETCHUP
ALSO CHEESE IS FREQUENTLY USED AS AN INGREDIENT IN THE SERIES
THIS ARC IS THE CULIMLATION OF ALL THAT BUILDUP
IT'D BE ONE THING IF SOUMA USED KETCHUP
IT'D BE ANOTHER IF SOUMA USED CHEESE
BUT TO USED CHEESE -AND- KETCHUP TOGETHER?!
HOLY SHIT TOSH YOU ABSOLUTE MADMAN
GODDAMN IT THIS MANGA
REVOLUTIONARY STORY TELLING
SEE HERE I THOUGHT SOUMA WAS GOING TO LOSE AND GET EXPELLED
HE FUCKING WON
WHAT A TWIST
WHAT AN ABSOLUTE TURNABOUT
I- I CAN'T BREATH
THIS MANGA IS JUST TOO MUCH
IT'S JUST PUSHING THE ENVELOPE
SOUMA IS TRULY THE JAPANESE SISYPHUS, EXCEPT HE ACTUALLY PUSHES THE ROCK ALL THE WAY UP THE HILL
Nah, everyone reads it for the art and cooking. Like it was already stated, Tsukuda is the only one completely irrelevant. He should be just dropped and Morisaki should be officially the sole story writer.
IT'S JUST TOO GODDAMN GOOD
THIS ARC SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY
I MEAN, EIZAN WAS MAKING ALL THOSE CRAZY FACES, I THOUGHT HE HAD THIS IN THE BAG FOR SURE
AND WHEN RINDOU TASTED HIS DISH AND LICKED HIS LIPS A LITTLE I THOUGHT SOUMA WAS A GONER
BUT GET THIS
SOUMA FUCKING -WON-!
TRULY THE EVANGELION OF COOKING MANGA
You're right. Souma won in a pretty shitty way. Against some from the elite 10 you expect believeable reasons instead of "insert cooking twist here" that no one will be able to comprehend anyway to make Souma win.
If you think anyone who liked it thinks it's any more than just typical shounen shit but with cooking, then you're wrong.
It's just that we don't expect nor want any more out of it.
Why do you care? If it takes a separate writer to keep train wrecks like OhGreat's stuff from coming into existence then more power to them. Some authors have it in them to do both pleasant art and a decent story, others do not. Big deal, if those others get some help.
I see, well I wasn't really complaining about tosh in >>134761164 or >>134761344 just saying it doesn't surprise me that SnS has a writer and it's not on Tosh to write. And speaking of being impressed by mangaka that can do both, well, I am.
No idea about that. I don't think Tsukuda is horrible, though. Not amazing, but definitely not horrible.
You know how stupid you sound? The manga was never about amazing writting you dumbfuck but about having fun, and they are doing that. Seriously you fucks who think that every manga aims to be a piece of literature needs to fuck off and use your brains for once.
You need at least to keep the basic quality up. Till now everything was basic and comfy enough not to make any mistakes. But now that they radically switched the tone the writer falls apart.
Gotta say, this is the worst shokugeki by far. Soma is a shonen MC with the associated plot armor, and it's fine, but he still should get 3-0'd and expelled here. Eizan bribed those guys, who are his business partners. As much as they wanna like Soma's dish, it shouldn't sway their votes in his favor. At least give a 2-1 and not an overwhelming victory.
And he won with some fucking ketchup. Or rather, a guy who's nickname is The Alchemist loses to ketchup. Couldn't the writer find something better to explain Soma's obligatory victory ? When will we see him lose a shokugeki, or just not wage things he literally cannot lose for the plot to move on.
The part about the PSD being his castle was fine, and it puts the opposition between different visions of cooking in perspective, but the actual battle is complete shit.
THIS I will agree with. I was satisfied by the conclusion to this shokugeki, but pretty much ever since Azami declared he was the new dean I have been miserable while reading this series. It's just not as good when the subject matter is heavy.
>Eizan bribed those guys, who are his business partners.
THEY WERE DOING IT BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT AZAMI'S ORGANIZATION WAS IN THE RIGHT. HOLY SHIT M8 YOU GUYS SURE TALK ABOUT SHITTY WRITING BUT YOU CAN'T EVEN READ LOL.
>And he won with some fucking ketchup. Or rather, a guy who's nickname is The Alchemist loses to ketchup.
Well it was to drive home the point that their way of looking at cooking is wrong. Even something as mundane and common as ketchup can be a crucial ingredient.
He used ketchup. I use ketchup too when i eat fries, but that doesn't mean it would make me vote against a business partner if the business partner asks me to make an example of a guy.
It's just ketchup that defeated the business partner power of Eizan and the 3 judges.
So who was the 6th member of the elite 10 in on this nonsense?
Obviously Erina, Isshiki, and Kuga weren't, leaving "every fangirl's favorite overly self-conscious white knight" 1st seat and "yet to have a line" 3rd seat. But which was it?
The chapter outlined who it was.
The ketchup is completely irrelevant. Is everyone forgetting that the judges were fixed? What I got from this was that Souma's cooking was better but the reactions and the explanation was far away to sell me the point that the cooking was so amazing that the judges totally needed to vote for it.
Looks like you can finally undress best girl in that 3DS game.
I don't know if Mad Dog would get involved without Alice dragging him.
Spice will have to for Jun's seminar.
This is a good chance for Tsukuda to alleviate Alice and Takumi's jobber status.
The judges went along with Eizan's shit because they agreed with Azami's idea that only "true gourmet food" is worth anything.
Souma using something as mundane as ketchup, something they had dismissed as "worthless", to bring out the flavor of their precious high-class ingredient, was a huge blow to the ideal they've been supporting and working towards. It made the entire core of what they were doing crumble to pieces. If you had actually bothered fucking reading, you would understand this.
Because all the conflict was prior to the tasting you dumb fuck. It's like you didn't read the entire chapter and only looked at the last page, judging the entire arc based on that alone.
Nah, I try not to rip things I just completely do not read, unless it's something like Blue Exorcist where I just do it since the readerbase for that seems small. Also I don't want to become notorious, so I stick to just a few of shueisha's series.
But the reactions were poor. It never outlined how amazing it was. The reactions don't really go beyond orgasm for a while now. At least at the election we had good ones like meat world. Pretty shit that they toned down the reactions once again and continue just with boring food orgasm. The reactions should be half the deal in a cooking manga. I don't expect over the top shit like dying because it tasted so good like in Yakitate. But it should at least be some creative shit and funny to watch.
Why does Takumi has such a huge boner for Nippon?
Yes... this image does show the 5 that I mentioned already, but where in the chapter does it say Tsukasa was a part of it? The only time he has really come up since the Azami regime change was where Rindou was like lololololol I just gave all my paperwork to Tsukasa instead. Which is exactly what Kuga and Eizan did as well.
>But the reactions were poor.
What did you miss all those fucking faces? Bad guys don't get dream worlds anon.
Are you fucking retarded? The foods needs to be overwhelming. If it's just better it doesn't cut it.
Yeah people who are so arrogant to dismiss before tasting would be totally shattered by this meal. Not to mention Souma winning because of his nakama. Come the fuck on, this shit was poor as fuck.
It shows his name on the same page as Rindou's for fuck's sake
>I get to dictate what's good or not
Eat shit, not like you can write any better.
Defending someone who has one fucking job and failed it is just great coming from a loser.
Tsukuda is not building any elite 10 hype and is just fucking around. It's like he is shitting on them on purpose just to make it realistic for Souma and his NAKAMA to win. Niggers should have Aizen buildup.
You're just mad your mother will never compare to Megumi
>We didn't even fucking see him do anything with ketchup before this chapter
With ketchup no, but we've seen him doing weird shit (even after Erina's arrival at PSD) with the guys every time
Since the manga started I complained without fail everytime Megumi was a decent cook.
>the power of the cooking of a mother
I wrote entire romans about how bullshit all of that was.
Thanks for being appreciated.
I don't give a fuck about Souma's cooking anymore. It's always some creative bullshit that makes no sense. Only thing I liked from him was the kaage roll. The gimmick of everyone else that is Souma tier is far better. Hayama's spice faggotry, maddogs aggressive spicy seafood and the science of Alice are all better.
We don't know anything about Erina's cooking yet, do we? In the pilot the creators obviously didn't know what they were doing because Souma won because apparently Erina's perfect food was bland and boring because it was perfect which makes no sense.
Just realized that this was the first match where they used one of the typical shonen tropes which was cheating in this case. I enjoyed the entire tournament because not even once there was bullshit like that except for maybe the perfect copying.
Not him but I have eaten at a three star restaurant and in a steak house that serves kobe steak and I didn't get an orgasm yet. Although I guess you need to train gourmet taste since even the best wine and whiskey tastes like shit for the untrained tongue too.
What else you gonna expect from some american? True savages, a plain uncultured swine.
I'm looking forward to the extras from volume 16, I hope it's out early like last time.
Hi guys, I have a Viz account and I bought some issues (I think this is the future for manga distribution, 1$ per week is perfect and I'm able to follow the Jump series as soon as they come out in Japan), but I would like to know if there is a way to rip the issues and save them on my HDD. Can you help me, please?
Tsukuda and Morisaki are getting desperate for ideas.
You know what we must do now, right?
>Souma will never mindbreak you with his di
My grandma once made these amazingly juicy and crispy jackfruit fritters and I did the whole cooking manga commentary reaction bit unironically. My cousin was stumped at me but then he tried one himself and went, "Damn nigga! You right about these bad boys!". I'm not sure if anyone else got back in time to try that particular batch.
a serious gripe I have with the last chapter is Souma using that powdered jarred "parmesan food product" bullshit, rather than grating it from a block of the real thing.
The two don't even begin to compare.
I've been seeing rants for the past few days regarding Souma's food. The question is, what if it is actually delicious? What if you guys are just acting like the judges who see the food as ridiculous?
the concept is fine. It's another umami bomb like we saw that one other guy make before. strange that the manga doesn't mention the parallels though
but the powdered shit that comes in jars that claims to be parmigiano reggiano is really, truly god-awful
She said he could do that if he were focused on his cooking. But of course, he's not focused on his cooking at all, and focuses on making money instead since he thinks it's more important.
It's basically, "he's so talented, that if he buckled down and put in some work, he'd be a lot higher" but he doesn't, so he isn't.
Isshiki because he is shitty like Itachi/Law.
>Takumi wants to be with the main rivals but Megumi won't let him.
More like Megumi looked like a trash right next to Erina and they had to change her place.
It's a shame this stuff isn't up textless.
The more one reads this series, the worse it gets. This might be on par with fucking Fairy Tail with the number of ass pulls.
Ketchup? Really Souma? Fucking ketchup? Fuck outta here with that bullshit.
Why do people get so fucking hung up on ketchup? It's like they didn't fucking read the chapter. The point is that the "secret ingredient" that makes everything work is something that the fuckheads that follow Azami never would have considered because it's a common, "low-class" ingredient in their eyes. To them, it has no worth. That's why it's so shocking to them that such a low-class ingredient helped bring out the flavor of the high-class chicken.
Utter nonsense. These are the elites of the cooking world and have tasted god knows how many amazing ingredients around the world. To pull this nonsense argument "b-but anon it is so common it isn't worth their time" is ridculously terribly writing. They use many different ingredients the average person can get, yet somehow....somehow ketchup is something that is completely off their radar.
Once again, fuck off with that crap.
No, these are pompous assholes who believe only "true gourmet food" with high-class ingredients is worth anything. The entire fucking plot of the arc is how they're fucking retarded pretentious asshats who don't truly understand what cooking is about and believe it's more about the class of the ingredients used and how "by the books" it's prepared rather than creativity and how well the ingredients mesh regardless of quality.
They were bribed with a lot of money, knew Eizan personally and have staunch ideologies of how cooking should be prepared for years anon. Cooking a good meal will not erase any of that and instead they should have given Souma a loss. It is bullshit that ketchup is the deciding factor to win this match in such a convincing fashion.
You can throw out idea and try to rationalize what the mangaka was doing but when you look at it objectively it makes no sense whatsoever. This was an asspull for Souma and nothing more.
He has plot armour on the level of Kira Yamato.
>applying real world logic to a shounen manga
Do you see the orgasm faces people in this manga make? Do you see these people whose clothes literally fall of depending on how good the food is? These things objectively make no sense. The point of the manga is that the best food in the world can have a physical effect on those who eat it. It is not a ridiculous stretch to say that if the food was good enough, it could change a person's mind on what constitutes good food. Hell, that's actively more rational than most responses Souma gets.
First of all its not like he put ketchup ontop of the gyoza, he incorporated.
Second, its not like he was using heinz ketchup, but rather the basis for ketchup, which is a prepared tomato sauce with vinegar.
Third, it isn't an asspul, Eizan is probably an okay chef that used manipulation to get an e10 seat.
If he had Kira Yamato plot armor, he would never lose.
What exactly is illogical about it?
Let's start with the premise that Souma's food is noticeably better than Eizan's.
A panel of ideologue gourmands are sitting there, convinced that they will vote for Eizan for three reasons:
1.They believe that Eizan will be noticeably better
2.They believe in the ideology of Central
3.They've been bribed.
The first two tenets of their belief are rocked to the core by Souma's cooking, leaving only bribery. But within the bounds of how people are motivated in this universe, and the short term consequences of eating great food as shown in earlier chapters, it's not outside of the bounds of logic to say that they might change their minds about what they ought to do as judges and vote for Souma.
Ultimately, if we accept that they were making their decisions more for the ideology than the money, there's really nothing illogical about this.
Not that guy but i'd like to ask: What about that Skewer-senpai? He presented his dish and the judges already voted Eizan as the winner before he even put down all 3 plates. Why didn't they do it like this against Soma and declared him the looser before he was even finished? Eizan himself said "You can begin to vote" after his dish was tasted and he turned off Soma's stoove.
What other reason than plot armor or ass pull could there be that made Skewer-senpai loose in 5 seconds but Soma win this match with the same judges?
Difference in presentation on Soma's part. Skewer had a straightforward match expecting that he would be judged, while Soma maintained an air of mystery, actively taunted Eizan, and confused the hell out of the judges by maintaining supreme confidence while preparing what appeared to be a low-tier dish.
Basically, Soma played his cards in such a way that the judges were too curious not to try his dish, and at that point the battle was over.
Looking forward to everyone's reaction to Souma actually winning next chapter.
Just reread moonlight final cookoff and
Hayama story really makes you feel for him which makes it strange how as of right now there's no word of defending his caretakers honor.
>Looking forward to everyone's reaction to Souma actually winning next chapter.
>Megumi (with teary eyes): Y-you really won, Souma-kun!
>the rest of PSD fodder: He did it, CHEERS!
>Alice: That Yukihira, stealing the show again! "le pout face"
>Kurokiba: no reaction
>Takumi: You won, Yukihira, b-but don't you dare think I am b-behind you now!
>Erina: shocked face, then tsundere reaction
>Isshiki: "mysterious smile intensifies"
Here you go, anon, basically the whole next chapter.
>Hayama story really makes you feel for him
Yeah I feel sick remembering how shitty he and that arc was.
No I mean no one's going to mention Hayama had a far better motivation to challenge the regime in Souma's place.
Regime essentially gets rid of all clubs and organizations which makes his caretaker lose her job and possibly humiliate her further by just kicking her out.
Meanwhile Souma's dorm was going to be torn down yes but they would probably just be relocated
I want the memes to end. Fucking memesters I swear, should learn from Kaiki.
>Implying Meat isn't bad
No Meat is objectively shit.
You can't have an antagonist who trash talks the mc in one chapter, wants to get him expelled for her personal gain, and wants his dick in the very next chapter with no development.
Meat is great, literally.
Yes you can, now eat shit.