He wasn't a "little bitch" he just simply couldn't live up to everyone's expectations as a "genius" and thus had a mental breakdown. It's understandable why he cracked like he did, everyone thought he was perfect when he really wasn't, but he couldn't admit to everyone that he wasn't because then they'd look down on him.
If you didn't understand this then you're probably mentally immature. Maybe one day you'll understand if you ever grow up mentally.
Jou is so fucking cool, but Souma has his moments where he can be serious and cool as well. I still don't think he's anything like his dad, if anything Souma seems more level-headed than his father, but of course Souma isn't on the council or considered one of the top chefs in the school currently.
He is making progress though, I mean he was trained by the greatest chef in the world.
Pretty sure Jou and Souma would be on the same team, just for power balance.
Seems too unfair to have Jou, Erina, and Gin on one time. It'd make sense if Erina or Jou was on Souma's team. But I'm sure Erina will be with Gin because that's his daughter, and Jou will be with Souma since that's his son.
>because that's his daughter
Anyway, since the idea is that they will be facing the E10, making the three weaker ones eat a beatdown from the three stronger ones makes sense rather than any attempt at team balance.
Erina, Gin, and Jou have knowledge banks that exceed the other three.
This is about power leveling the other three chefs, getting Erina to stop fearing Daddy, and down time shipping moments.
Aw that's gay, I thought Azami would be participating. Oh well, still hyped though.
Lol, I thought everyone have already come to conclusion that majority of SnS readers now only cares for Erina
> Did the flashback save this manga?
No, but if Erina and Soma fucked next chapters I might have a strongly improved opinion on this manga
If I win the lottery tomorrow, I'm going to bribe Tosh into making me SnS vanilla doujins with vanilla in them.
I don't want that, people will complain and when someone is badmouthing my queen it hurts my feelings. I just want screentime worthy of main cast, at least she uses it, not like the other, much inferior girl
I'd rather have tantalizing morsels of Erina to make her appearances all the sweeter, unlike a couple of other characters that were shoved in our mouths chapter after chapter, arc after arc
Don't worry, Tosh probably has SomaxErina vanillas already to be released into the wild after SnS ends its run.
>I expect discussion about cooking or preparation for Regiment De Cuisine
> Maybe Jou, Erina, Gin vs Soma Takumi Megumi
Nah, I'm pretty sure it'd be Gin and Umis vs Jou, Soma and Erina. Because that's how they were paired up during the chapter where they narrating Jou's backstory.
It's actually a normal occurrence to teenagers who are effortlessly good at school and constantly getting high expectations from people. Like when your teacher asks what's wrong when you get a 95 instead of 100. Teenagers like that burn out quickly.
since this is regiment de cuisine, the winner will move on to challenge another. So I assume it'll be
Souma, erina, gin vs megumi, takumi, jou
Souma v megumi (souma wins)
Souma v takumi (souma wins)
Souma v jou (jou wins)
And then jou proceed to destroy everyone
> Everyone happy?
Nope, I'm still pissed because we get the Umis for this instead Ryo and Alice.
Fairly reasonable. His hard work went under appreciated with critics going 'great as expected of a genius, so what are you going to do next?' instead of praising what he'd done and asking how he did it. People stopped being willing to compete with him. Between the two, the fun was sucked out of cooking and his motivation and inspiration went with it, and he eventually said "fuck it".
So, i found this on last week's Jump. It seems Tsukuda is answering a question about Erina x Soma, but i don't know nip, so i can't confirm. Does it say anything relevant?
These are some advices on "how to stand out your characters" for amatuer manga artists by Tsukuda.
The panels below are used as an example to show Erina as a stubborn person/ sore loser in her introduction.
>Tsukuda teaching people how to write manga script
Megumi will be btfo and place 7th or lower and Tsukada will sideline her for good. She barely was ahead of Alice and Hisako last poll and she's been a piece of cardboard for the past 100 chapters.
WHY RUIN HER WITH THAT FUCKING POSE.
I enjoyed her in the beginning but now she's horribly shafted by acting like a crippled shy t-rex in every chapter she's been in. And I loved my shy characters.
Nah, it's pretty obvious that Megumi is the tritagonist. The main group of the this entire manga is Souma/Erina/Megumi/Takumi. Plus they're the two main pairings.
Soma x Erina then Megumi x Takumi. Then you have the fact that Soma and Megumi are close friends along with Soma and Takumi being good friends + Megumi and Erina had nice moments so they'll get closer throughout the rest of the manga and Takumi and Erina will always be on friendly terms from now.
Not sure if its there anymore, but Tsukada had a picture on his twitter and you could make out keychains and the line up was Souma then Erina then Megumi then Takumi. It was quite an old picture, but I thought about it recently because this was probably his plan for awhile now-making those four into a group and having them as the most important characters add on the fact that he's going to pair them up in shipping terms too.
>The top 4 will probably be unchanged.
I expect Megumi to drop a lot. She's my favorite, but I know its not like that for the majority. Rindou will probably take her place since she's supposedly really popular with the Nips.
Yeah, I actually bought those keychains.
These four have been kinda set up as a main group since a while. It fits prettty well since you have the MC, the love interest, female best friend and rival/male best friend.
The only reason Megumi placed that high was because she was shoved in our faces for the first 2 years of the manga. Even after that, she was completely irrelevant plot wise, and couldn't even beat a fujo bait jobber in the last popularity poll, despite being a "main character".
>beating the blondes.
Even Soma has a hard time beating them and they had to show the results before hand for him to do it.
>It fits prettty well since you have the MC, the love interest, female best friend and rival/male best friend.
I feel the same way. It's a perfect group with no love triangle or drama. Souma gets paired up with Erina, while Megumi gets paired up with Takumi.
Popularity = Soma>>Erina>>>>Takumi>>>>>wall of china>>>>>> the rest
I still don't understand why Takumi so popular, maybe Japan thinks his crush on Soma is cute or something.
He's the best-looking guy at school and even has his own fanclub, but he's not an asshole about it. On top of that he's blonde, talented, tsuns at times and has yet to show his true potential.
Honestly, he is a pretty likeable dude. Hard worker like Souma without any bullshitting power, not an asshole or edgy and doesn't even get much screentime. Pretty much a gentleman.
Also he is pretty good looking so he gets all the girl fanbase.
maybe nips thought that if he got high enough on the polls that he would get more screentime. probably the same case with erina, they wanted more her and thought that if she got high enough tsukada would increase her screentime.
>best looking guy at the school
Meh, can't even compare with Yukihira genes
>I'm sure that Tsukuda said that he was surprised with Rindou's and Momo's popularitty,
Yea, that's what I thought. I don't remember Momo being mentioned, but I'm pretty sure Rindou was mentioned to quite popular.
Different providers probably. Didn't some get busted and making others start laying low or wait some time ago?
They come out at the same time every week now though which just a few hours later than before. For the first few dozen chapters, spoilers or chink scans were on Thursday night.
>Erina's "sore loser" personality is conveyed to the reader!!
>(By drawing her expression comically, one's goodwill toward her won't sink as much)
I was promised an erina chapter and all i got are these?
well, the spoilers did just say at the end of the ch.
You can tell which of the upperclassmen are really popular because not only do they show up more, but they have covers for tankoubons.
End of chapter. Anyone can use these pages. Translators much appreciated.
Apparently it's popular among some of the soumafags
I always thought it made Souma look like he was on acid or something
Hold the fuck up is Souma going to challenge Jou again
I get doing it here and there for comical reasons, but its annoying now. Just draw his regular face.
Also the art seems different. Souma has a babyface in that one panel where hes saying "490"
The art (not counting the distorted and funny faces) changes depending of what needs to be represented. Remember when he came back from the stagiare, when he talked down Kuga about his experience and when he told Hayama how pathetic he was.
>T: Regimen de Cuisine!?
>T: At Rebun Island... I see!
>T: How did that come about...? // And you seem oddly buoyant, Director Azami. // Did something nice happen?
>A: Tell the Elites to continue going north.
>A: We will crush the rebels at the final exam arena.
>Joe: Catch you later, Gin... Nakamura...
>Joe: Even if I become one of your soldiers?
>Azami: To a proper world where no chef would be lost––
>Azami: I will save the culinary world... and Tootsuki...
>Gin: Director Nakiri Azami is born, eh...? // That punk has really done it.
>Gin: And the reason Azami did all of this...
>Joe: I know. // Obviously it has something to do with me.
>Joe: We have to break his ideology.
>Joe: We definitely can't let him run Tootsuki...
>Gin: Azami is fixated on you... that much is certain.
>Gin: So if you bet yourself...
>Gin: He'll definitely bite...!
Damn. i just know if these father/son interactions are done right, ill get fucked up. All thats left is for Souma to talk about his mom, that will be the end.
>199: Souma's "Strength"
>Night wears on for father and son––
>Joe: ...is what happened back then.
>Joe: Well, I won't care if you choose to ignore it.
>Joe: Your generation has nothing to do with it, after all.
>Joe: Still... it's also true that we're using your matches for ourselves.
>Joe: I bet Gin is apologizing to your friends by now...
Note that Joe says "Takumi-kun tachi" here so Megumi's name isn't even mentioned. I wonder what Tsukuda meant by this.
>Souma: Sorry, I was sleeping...
>Joe: You really did ignore it!
>Joe: C'mon Souma, now I look like a fool for talking seriously.
>Souma: Nah, don't worry about it! I only dozed off for a second!
>Joe: ? What?
>Souma: I was just thinking, Dad went through a lot too!
>S: Hehe... I was wondering if Dad did something mean to Nakamura-senpai // to make him hold a grudge against me. So I'm a bit relieved!
>S: And right after I relaxed, I got sleepy! Hehehe!
>J: You didn't think I was pathetic...?
>J: Whatever the reason, // I ran away from the dish...
>J: As a chef... that's the most shameful thing.
>S: Mm... // Well, doesn't that happen to everyone?
>S: And besides,
>S: Dad's cooking right now!
>S: So that's all right! Isn't it?
It would be hilarious if MS was ITT and mining my TL to use for their scan.
kek, right after I posted >>152426509
What took them so long anyway? The thread is over a day old and though I only did the first third of it, this week's chapter was super easy to translate.
>translating "mukae uchi" as "final blow"
My autism is tingling!
So what was the point of Jou asking Souma for a match during that same night? Did Souma lost again, making the count 491 now or something?
They immediately switch to going into a group and barging into Erina's room. It all felt rushed and completely out of place.
At least the flashback was nice.
At least I got my Erina-chan this week. For some reason she looks really lewd in this panel.
>having Erina call Senzaemon "uncle" instead of "grandfather"
This reinforces my belief that they have someone who types out all the Japanese text and they feed it through a decent machine translator, the guy must have left out an い in his hurry.
>おじい様 - grandfather
>おじ様 - uncle
Kohaku (紅白). Red and white are the two colors used in Japan when dividing people into two teams for competition, most commonly in school sports festivals and the annual Kohaku Song Battle broadcast on New Year's Eve that literally no one watches anymore.
>Megumi was in six panels this week
>her arms were up in THAT pose for all of them
They're probably not even reading the manga.
>Shirou/Sakura/Gin vs. Saiba/Seiba/Gil
Because why you're fuckable Erina, your cousin is leagues better.
Well I can't help poor writing.
She won the Dog dick all right.
>no doujins where Kurokiba goes full Hulk and rams Alice while she gasps and squeaks, her sly teasing expression giving way to initial horror and then ecstatic screaming
Everybody but Souma and Erina will be irrelevant before long. Its a Shounen if you remember.
>implying he has the balls to do that
Shit, she has better chemistry with a cucumber.
>the ones who didn't fail
>Souma, Erina, Takumi
I dunno, those three seem interesting enough. People might dispute Takumi being there but I think he's okay when he's given something to do.
Takumi is just one of the many Cooking Vegetas and Erina was honestly more interesting when she was being haughty instead of this sort of damsel in distress. Souma is just typical main character.
>Tsukuda tries to put Megumi and Souma together
>Erinafags, Alicefags, literally all the othergirlfags complain
>Tsukuda tries to put Megumi and Takumi together
Being Megumi is suffering.
>Erina was honestly more interesting when she was being haughty instead of this sort of damsel in distress
She sort of broke out of that when she coached everyone before the exams, but then Papa Azami had to bring out the big guns to wipe out no-name first years. Azami ruins everything.
On the bright side, Erina and Souma will be cooking together now and hopefully their relationship progresses while they prepare for the Regimen. As long as we get more cute Erina, I'm good. She's the only reason I don't drop this manga.
>Erina's the only reason I don't drop this manga.
Me too man... me too.
at least there's plenty of 10/10 Erina vanilla doujins
Is it just me or is this Central shit pretty boring by now?
This manga can't and shouldn't go forever so I get why they need to make them Elite 10 as quickly as possible but fuck, I can't wait for shit to go back to Status Quo.
tfw no doujin of Jou and Souma spit roasting Erina
How does Jou/Erina/Megumi vs Gin/Souma/Takumi sound like
Gin vs Jou for that nostalgic match
Erina vs Souma foreplay match
Takumi vs Megumi Jobber Match
and also when do you think Jou will tell Souma that finding a girl you love is the secret to cooking good.
>Erina vs Souma foreplay match
Jou and Takumi are definitely vs Soma, since they're both rivals to him in terms of cooking and we're unlikely to see anything involving Soma fighting either of these two again for a while. So that leaves Gin with Soma and the girls up for grabs. I'd bet Erina is with Soma, because the story's currently focusing on developing their relationship. Of course, this is basically a shounen, and fights where you put your heart out vs your opponents always creates deeper bonds and Megumi and Soma are a fairly standard and funny cooking pair, so it could go either way.
>tell your son your tragic backstory
>your son was sleeping as you were talking
Holy shit I didn't even notice he pulled the photo out of his jacket. That's a different form of dedication than Erina; at least she kept in inside a book rather than on herself.