>Let's invite a bunch of shady criminals with no official records to our prestigeous international cooking competition>Also, said criminals will glady participate even though this means revealing themselves to the worldand risking arrestThis is so fucking stupid, even by the incredibly low standards of this series.Why does a cooking Manga even need edgelord "Villains"? Azami was already really pushing it.
OH NO NO NO HAHAHA...
>>179244890GIVE BACK TOSH
And not a single one will cook human meat. Bet worst will be fatty making fast food or some dumb shit.
>start with romance bullshit>suddenly criminals shows upwhats gonna happen next? erina and souma get isekai'd?
So, at the pace we're going right now, how much is there left to the series? I'm betting 50 chapters max
When did this manga jump the shark?
>>179245108I'm gonna go even lower and say 35
>>179245108We just got 8 filler villians I wouldn't put it past the authors to make another 100 chapters.
>Hey its that guy from the shit restaurant in milan
>>179245111When Azami entered the picture with his retarded keikaku.
>>179244890Whenever I think Soma has hit rock bottom, the author proves me wrong again. I'm expecting this shit to get cancelled a-la-eyeshield 21 any day now.
>>179245243I hoped things would have gotten better after Azami was kicked out of the story but unfortunately the story is in a free fall.
>>179244890Is that a clown?
>>179244890Is it bad that I don't find a single one of these guys to be interesting? Complete opposite effect compared to when the E10 appeared.
>>179245008Yeah like, how exactly can you make cooking "evil" or "criminal"? It's fucking cooking. Are they using endangered species or something?
>>179245225>Great school festival chapters>Soma and the Smelly girl having a chat>Everything's going fantastic>Time to eat at Erina's restaurant, can't wait!My what a nice manga you have here. Be a shame if someone were to singlehandedly ruin it forever.
I thought Akame Ga Kill ended.
>>179245096>erina and souma get isekai'd?Honestly, that would be an improvement. Bonus if it runs on this logic
>BLUE is an international competition.>STILL IN JAPANFuck this. Since you involved Takumi on this might as well make it on Italy or something.
>>179245194With how it's rushing right now, I seriously doubt that Tsukada is gonna spend more than 2 chapters on any of these clowns. I mean, ffs, Tsukada went from random slice of life to jumping straight into BLUE. There was no build-up at all, just 3 chapters and we're basically at the ultimate tournament.
>>179244890>literally Morpheus in the back What the fuck? did they're just run out of design now.
>>179245305No. The designs are ridiculous and it’s obvious they will all job. It’s the E10 all over, just worse designs and even less fleshed out personalities.
>>179244890And these aren't even the final bosses, just jobber fodder throaway designs Tsukuda had in his drawer.
>>179245459Extra sad, because those "slice of life" chapters are what made this manga worth reading in the first place. I want my Tootsuki back.
>>179244890>>179245493So wait. Is Soma, Megumi and Takumi seriously going to take out all these characters?
>Soma will beat the guy who beat his dad before he beats his dadMaking Jou job is the second worst mistake in the long, sad history of mistakes this manga's made.
>>179245493Who will get Esdeath
>Taking a Japanese comic about cooking this serious.This board never fails to amuse me
>>179244890DO they actually do anything really illegal?I thought they just cook for underworld guys, and for whatever reason, that is supposed to be more risky
Did the rest of the Elite 10 get invited or not? Because it makes no sense that Megumi, the lowest ranked, would get invited but not the rest.
>>179245707They fucking kidnaped someone two chapters ago.
>>179245731They also had a bunch of drugs in their den.
>>179245727No. The others and specially the retarded trio got BTFO as it should be.
>triofags SEETHING on other sitesmy sides. thats what you get for caring about characters not even tsukuda gives a fuck about.
>>179245707There was drugs and signs of torture in saiba's lair
>>179244890I thought this tournament was for people 35 and younger so why the fuck is there an old fart participating ?
>>179245876dog, pajeet, and alice
>>179244890>O MY WILD HUNTReally, Tsukuda?
>>179245833>THEY WERE STRONGER LIKE 200 CHAPTERS AGO, THEY DESERVE THIS!!!They are the more JUST'D fags. I love it.
>>179245890But outside of alice for the occasional foodgasm spread. no one gives a fuck about any those.
>>179244890what's Azami doing here ?I'm sure that's him at the front
>>179245882the years have not been kind
>>179246002Fedora dude looks more like Azami if anything.
>>179245882>pure white beardSanta does as Santa pleases
>>179245882Drugs take a toll on a man.
>>179245493>wasted character designsa shame
If they're going dumb then they might as well go full Yakitate i.e. the main villain is literally a bread/food-human hybrid.
>>179245975the jobber trio were so focused on battling each other for a higher seat that they didnt even notice the umis becoming better chefs. i also thought tsukuda made them get low seats, especially in takumis case, just so they could eventually climb their way up.
This is not Mezzaluna, r-right?What the fuck Tsukuda
So wait why did the first seat at the most prestigious cooking school on earth get put in the lowest tier? 7th and 10th ending up in the lower rungs makes sense but why is Souma there.This Mini-Arc could've been Megumi and Takumi playing catchup with the upper members of the E10 like Souma, Curry, Ryo, and Alice on the Second Gate with Asahi on Third as a pseudo final boss.
>>179245323What if instead of wanting to eat Erinas food he just wanted to eat her?
>>179246408>Curry, Ryo, and AliceFuck off with these losers already.
>>179245882I think it'll be like>since the noir world never had a chance to participate before, some never got the chance while young, but they have to be allowed even old since they couldn't before
So who will the Leader of the WGO turn out to be?
>>179246408>playing catchupno need to spend a mini-arc showing this. we will just get it in a flashback. megumi was traveling, takumi we have no idea what he was going while jobber trio were fighting amongst themselves for a higher seat.
>>179245786>>179245856drugs where ? I cant see them
>>179246538Senzaemon or Azami
>>179246538Takumi's (evil) grandpa or Megumi's (evil) dad or maybe Souma's (evil) uncle.
>>179246563Looking at pictures is hard anon, go rest your little head
>>179245322They're evil in the way that they sadistically crush the pride of cooks so hard they have to close their shops.Or some retarded shit like that.
>>179244890It would be hilarious if this arc ended with the police arresting every Noir on site, including El Hermano. This was all just a trap to lure them in.
>>179246786>>179245493>>179244890I can’t tell if the author just doesn’t care or if he thinks this is good
>evil group has a clown guy>durr wild huntIs it going to always be like this in the future?
>>179244995I want Tosh being in charge of the script.
>>179247212>Extremely outlandish and almost comically tryhard designSeems like Wildhunt to me.
>>179247212Blame the author for making such crappy and wacky designs. They're fucking cooks.
>>179247173probably doesnt care. rankings have been shit. sales have been shit. the only thing saving the series at this point is the art, which isnt even as good as it use to be. theres no way he actually thinks NTR bait, kidnapping, and MUH EVIL CHEFS are things fans will like.
>>179247315Isn't it just that they want to drop it but the editors said no?
>>179245882The old man is actually a robot with a cute girl inside who cooks with super advanced machines she made herself.
>>179247363drop what? the series? maybe. sales has taken quite a dip, but shit like gintama sold less and ran for years upon years.
>>179247446Soma doesn't have rivals in Jump so the editors likely want to keep it.
>>179247173Pretty clearly doesn't care. I'm tempted to believe before Azami. The editor gave some shitty instructions about more drama or a real antagonist. The result was neither the writer nor artist caring anymore.
>>179244890man, Tosh really ran out of ideas after the stagiaire arc
>>179247479what the editors want dont overrule what the higher ups want. if sales keep getting worse than i can definitely see an axe in the future. after 3 whole weeks, the latest volume only sold 265k in total. the next volume might even worse since thats when the NTR shit and dark chefs get the proper reveal.
>>179247767>toshhes only the artist. tsukuda is the writer.
>>179244890Tsukuda's been smoking shabu using all the money he's gotten from this manga, and now it's reflecting in his work.
>>179247767Tosh is the only one doing a good job, the series doesn't deserve his art.
>>179247917>Tosh is the only one doing a good jobart isnt as good as it use to be.
>>179244890Is the mangastream version missing pages? If not, what the fuck happened to everyone else. It’s one thing to not bring them, it’s another to completely skip over who is invited and who isn’t.
>>179247917At this point the only way to save this crashing franchise would be moving it to jump square and letting tosh go to love ru darkness with it. It seems pretty obvious even he doesn't care right now. When was the last time we got something as good as that China dress spread.
>>179247951Because even he doesn't have enough motivation to continue this shit
>>179247951It's a goddamn weekly series, it's more than normal for the art to not be his very best. Still very impressive quality for this release rate.
>>179248013>what the fuck happened to everyone elseNot important enough.
>>179244890lmao we just skip over to Blue without any kind of preparations or hypethe absolute state of this manga I swear
>>179244890If Kuga and Isshiki don't get invited, this some horseshit. Who cares about the lab trio, not inviting the 3rd years is a joke.
>>179244890Honestly I kind of like the biker with the Wok on his back. The rest are pretty meh.
>>179248013>what the fuck happened to everyone elsethey need to git gud to hang with the cool kids.
>>179247813>>179247917ah, thanks for the correctionman, Tsukada really ran out of ideas after the stagiaire arc
>>179248125>It's a goddamn weekly seriesand? its always been a weekly thing, but there was much more detail in the past. maybe his style simply changed. not every artist can be a murata and stay perfect all the way through.
>>179248162They probably did get invites, but are in a higher level. There's no reason to show EVERY character this chapter.
>>179247879What kind of drug actually makes you as unimaginatively, uninspiringly and uncreatively ridiculous as Tsukuda?
>>179248202It's called burning out. Weekly artists normally ends up decreasing the amount of details to make their life a bit less hellish. Murata have more freedom of his time which likely helps a lot, and even then he's still top tier, you can't realistically ask mangaka to be a super machine that produces top tier art of 18 pages per week, even most of the best.
>>179248202Murata doesn't have a deadline to catch up though
>>179248308>Kuga in a higher tier than Souma>s-seats aren't powerlevelsIsshiki is understandable but if you even dare to imply that Kuga wouldn't try to challenge Souma for the 1st seat in 4 months, I'd be fucking damned.
>>179248326This your first shonen or something? A lot of them turn to shit after a certain point.
>>179248454This is extremely shit, though. Like Bleach levels of shit
>>179248510>Like Bleach levels of shit120 million copies sold worldwide baby.
>>179248454The fact it's not the first time doesn't make it any more ok.
>>179245111Right after the entire thing with Rindou being a traitor happened iirc>>179245108If Tsukuda has self awareness he'd know he's run his brainchild into the ground and he'll end in about 30ish chapters. If he feels like the readers are the reason the manga went to shit he might turn into Komi and vindictively keep the story going for another 150 chapters arbitrarily.
>>179248627hxh peaked with yorknew
>>179248579Fairy Tail's final arc was some next level of bullshit but still gets an anime adaptation.
>>179244890Oh jesus, I thought this manga got axed already?
How has it not been adressed at all that Erina was kidnapped, like they didn't even mention her. Not to mention we're supposed to believe that 3 high schoolers are suddenly on the same level as the best chefs in the world under 35
>>179248510Oh please. Bleach wasn't as bad as all the shitposters said it was.
>>179248681cause tsukuda finally realized the kidnapping shit was a legit terrible idea and shouldnt waste anymore time on it
>>179248656HA no, current arc is on par with Yorknew nostalgiafag.
>>179248308Among the current e10, only Isshiki deserves to be on a higher tier. Speaking of which, Tsukasa and Rindou would more than likely appear later on as well.
>>179248579zing>>179248682Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha no, please stop because hahahahahaha
>>179248669I couldn't stop groaning throughout the entire subplot of Erza's mom. It was physically painful to read that garbage of a plot.
At least I can take comfort in knowing that the lame Soma x Erina romance will be badly-written and happen when the manga has turned to absolute dogshit. Heh.
>>179248744yeah but he fucking introduced it, you can't just have characters ignoring that shit happened, but with all the shit being put on the page the last couple of years, I'm not surprised
>>179248454>A lot of them turn to shit after a certain pointDoes that mean I'm not allowed to state the shittiness of Tsukuda's writing somehow?
>>179248681What did you expect? Erina to call the police and have them all arrested for kidnapping, forgery, and drug possession?
Who is the bookmaster, Joichiro or Senzaemon?It feels like it has to be one or the other
>>179248875No, but she should've told the others, obviously. Some reaction, any reaction at all would have been better then this
>>179248882100% Senz, after all he was the one who wanted Soma to be enrolled in the schoolE U G E N I C S
>>179248861>>179248602I don't think what Tsukuda is doing is ok nor am I trying to defend him, but once you've read enough shonen, the inevitable quality drop doesn't bother you. At least that's the way it is with me. It's not as if the quality drop was something that just started this very arc, it's been bad since Azami was introduced into the story. The last time this story was good was the Stagiaire Arc which was volumes ago.
>>179248961It's going to backfire terribly when they're a married couple running yukihara's with no connections to the school or nakiri klan.
hisako exists to revolve around erinahas she noticed that shes missing or did she fuck up her maid role too?
>>179248645How did you come up with that dumbass conclusion when not one fan told him to rip-off one of the shittiest and edgiest manga in existence?
>>179248681>>179248744>>179248875You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.Tsukuda either legit doesn't care anymore and is writing the worst possible story so that shokugeki can tank and get axed and he can move on, or he's just a hack and it's finally showing.
>>179249178She would've noticed it if Tsukuda thought she was relevant enough to show up.
>>179249186>when not one fan told him to rip-off one of the shittiest and edgiest manga in existence?Who said anything about the fans telling him to do things?If he feels like the fans are the reason why Shokugeki is failing commercially, he might cosplay Komi is what I'm saying.Komi was upset that double sword or whatever he was writing at the same time as Nisekoi was bombing and as payback against the fans he ran Nisekoi straight into the ground and kept it going for hundreds of chapters vindictively.
WHAT WAS THE FUCKING POINT OF KIDNAPPING ERINAHE LITERALLY JUST LET HER GO RIGHT AFTER
>>179249363>Komi was upset that double sword or whatever he was writing at the same time as Nisekoi was bombing and as payback against the fans he ran Nisekoi straight into the ground and kept it going for hundreds of chapters vindictively.You got an actual source for this, or is this just one of the fan headcanons? If anything it seems like Komi made sure to make as much money as possible off his only series that took off hence why he kept it going for so long.
>>179249440The character who got 2nd place in the last popularity poll.
>>179249363>fans voted for double art girl in nisekoi pollsOut of all the people he could blame I think the fans are the wrong ones.
>>179249472BASED TSUKUDA NOT LISTENING TO WAIFUFAGS
>>179244890Mark my words, this is going to end the same way Yakitate Japan did.
>>179249418He said in multiple interviews that he wanted fans to go read his other manga and that that's what he really wanted to work on, but Nisekoi readers didn't really read it and so it got axed.Right after it got axed Nisekoi's story became asinine and it just kept going and going and going.
>>179244890>risking arrestThey definitely have some sort of immunity while they're participating, calling it.
>>179249058No, I actually suspected Tsukuda's writing wasn't good since the endless Megoomi in the first few arcs, and obtained my concrete evidence in the fucking """3-ways final""" bullshit. The Stagiare arc with Shinomiya was actually enjoyable, and the follow-up with Kuga was kinda fun, so the beginning of Azami's shitfest right after that was way more disappointing than what it should've been.And then of course 3 years later we get this ridiculous shit >>179244890. And Tsukuda isn't even able to make it so bad it's actually entertaining like e.g. fucking Bleach or Naruto were, I mean like, he's even bad at how to make his bad shit bad.
>>179249585>since the endless Megoomi in the first few arcsShe's the third MC. What did you expect?
>>179249513Yakitate Japan was good while it lasted, until the end of the Monaco Cup. You can't really say the same with SnS which had its few moments of brilliance here and there but nothing more.
>>179244890OH HOLY FUCKING SHIT, I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING! OH GOD.This image just gets more ridiculous the more I look at it.
Is Erina going to participate in BLUE? Is she going to job to El Hermano so Souma can save her? Is it me or are these chapters totally rushed and barely comprehensible?
>>179249560>it just kept going and going and going.But sales were good and he got two anime seasons. He can't be too mad since I'm sure he made a nice chunk of money, and if being a mangaka is his only profession then good for him for making as much with Nisekoi since the one-shot that came after it just hammered down that he really is a shit writer, and will most likely never get to a write another long series again.
>>179249732if erina cant beat el hermano then why and how could souma? shes the better chef......
>>179249633I expected this
why does every cooking show always ended up with cooking masterboy route
AZAMI-SAMA PLEASE COME BACK, GOMENASAI
>>179249801Because he is the protagonist.
>>179244890>School janitor>Fat clown>Some plague doctor Gandalf looking motherfucker>the Stig>reddit>X6-88>token crazy girl with rabbit motif>Brit scene kidWhat are those character designs?
>>179249871J U M P E D T H E S H A R K
>>179249805Maid role goes to an irrelevant character aka Hisako.
>>179249871They want to end the series but jump won't let them so they're crashing it down.
>>179249871>the stig>reddit>plague doctor my fucking sides are in orbit
Ummm... what the fuck happened to the exam arc?
I miss Giganigga.
>>179250329The E10 cleared it with ease.
>>179250386oh yea. i forgot about him.
>>179250329>exam arc?Skipped it, and went straight to showing us their victory.
>>179250386>>179250587I miss the lad too. How did he lose his E10 seat?
Did I slip into a coma and miss a couple chapters or something? How are they already at BLUE? What happened to.. everything else?
>>179250715Jobbed to lab trio.
>>179244890>Bunny ear girl>clown motherfuckerWe Akame Ga Kill now
>>179248510I'd rather have Bleach then this shit manga
>>179250776>How are they already at BLUE?They got invitations. Keep up.
>>179251276Hard to keep up when the story suddenly takes off at Sanic pace and skips to shit that was supposed to happen in their 3rd year,
>>179247917art from chapter 83 vs chapter 277enough said
New comedy, light-hearted arc when.
>>179252095her new hair is so ugly. there is too much going on.
>>179252095it's almost likeTosh's not having fun drawing Shitshow no Soma anymore.
>>179244890Out of all of those the clown still makes me laugh the most, who does he serve food to? The Joker? But man everything is so over the top and ridiculous at this point, and if it's come to this might as well hurry up, ditch all cooking get to see that ErinaxSoma stuff and bring it to an end. Surely he won't subject us to another years long tournament arc given the current pace.
>criminals working in a kitchen blows the mindReally? Most people I knew who worked in kitchens were ex-cons or illegals
My prediction100 chapters of battle5 chapters of resolution3 chapters of soma mom flashback2 chapters of Erina saying delicious 1 chapter epilogue End
It's actually kind of interesting. The big bump in sales corresponds to the end of the first season of the anime, so it looks like season 1 did it's job promoting the manga. After that, it's a steady decline, with seasons 2 and 3 not really doing much. There's no huge drop off though (ch 31 data is just one week so it looks like a drop off) and instead the manga has just slowly and steadily been reverting to it's pre-anime sales levels.I wonder if this means they won't do a 1 cour season 4 and finish the rdc.
>Set up BLUE as a tournament between battle-hardened motherfuckers from all over the world>The best chef in the series cracked from the pressure of going there since it was that nuts, it's also presented as a big thing for Saiba to represent the school>Soma, Takumi, Megumi and Erina all receive invitations on their 2nd damn year>Not even a tournament to pick who goes>It's also a fucking test, same as everything in school, not even an actual tournament against people cooking shit they don't even know aboutJust kick me in the balls and end it Tsukuda jesus christ
>>179252945Yeah, but I bet none of the were gourmet chefs, they were just minimum wage burger flippers.
>>179252945Well duh, it's not ex-convict chefs. It's literal DARK chefs.I feel embarrased just typing that out.
>>179253063this is obviously rushed as fuck and Tsukuda doesn't give two shit about it.I like Megumi and Aldini but srsly? No Isshiki? No Eizan? They would blow both out of the water easily.Not to mention the Noir look like fucking fortnite skins.
I haven't read since the end of the autumn festival. These look like awful villains, but did anyone really not expect actual villains with stakes involved?
>>179253181Even if we believe that Anne herself recommended the Umis based on the RdC, Isshiki not being there makes no sense.
>>179253344Why would Anne recommend the Umi's but not Isshiki who she was immensely impressed with during the RDC? Makes no sense.
>trying to make sense of a manga where a teenage become chairman of the most important cooking schoolUmis got in because they are main characters. That's it, there's honestly worse things.
>>179253344remember that Megumi had zero (0) win in the RdC and was only given a pity vote from Anne. And she's not even that big since there are 2 busty judges together with Azami afterward. It's confusing really. If anything, the series is ending the Tsukuda said fuck it, here's the trio in Blue.
>>179244890Am I having a stroke? I thought the blue was a ways away? Does Tsukuda only know how to write tournament shit?
I highly doubt Soma, Megumi, and Takumi are the only students from the academy invited to BLUE. You're all just jumping to conclusions the same way you did when you thought the NTR bait was a legit thing, and that Asahi was actually a blood-related brother.
>>179253181>>179253344>>179253414Did Tsukasa and Rindou participate in Blue again? The previous arc was so shit I only managed to speedread it every once in a while.
Even the concept of making this happen on their second year is fucking stupid, if the series is ending (which it likely is) then just skip to their third year instead.
>>179253532Either Tsukuda doesn't know how to write or he's trying to pull as much bullshit as possible to get it axed.
>>179253222I was expecting rival cooking schools full of stuck-up elitist assholes that look down on Japan or something. And surely there are ways of setting up stakes other than "if El Hermano wins, he'll force Erina to marry him and rape her".
>>179244890The series was always dumb and retarded with over the top characters, so it's nowhere to be anymore dumber, and to begin with, what does criminals have anything to do with cooking? or why does Erina needs to follow Souma's twin proposal in the first place, there's zero reason why she can't just refuse his conditions, and you worrying something as autistic as why criminals would to reveal themselves.
>>179253584I mean, Erina aside, who gets to be at a further gate then? Even though Souma shouldn't even be there, he's the first seat. If he's back here with the Umis, should I believe the lab coat trio actually got seeded at the second gate?
>>179253667Erina is still kidnapped lol
>>179253667>lab coat trioStop bringing these shitters, if anyone else it's there it's either Isshiki or Kuga.
>>179253532No, Asahi said it was during the summer, and that exam was their last exam before summer break.>>179253592I'm sure they'll be invited so Souma can finally get a win against Tsukasa.
I hope to god that some former E10 members show up. I don't want to be stuck with Soma + the Umi's taking down everyone.
>>179253667I'm not talking about the lab trio. They're irrelevant, get that through your head already. I'm talking about the likes of Isshiki and previous E10 members such as Rindou, Tsukusa etc. Soma gets a pass because he's the MC while Megumi and Takumi get a pass because of Anne.
>>179253704No, Asahi did that for laughs apparently. He let her go afterwards. In this chapter, Souma knows who "Suzuki-sensei" really is, so Erina must have talked about it.
>>179253704>>179253811LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOW EMBARRASSING
>>179253792Rindou and Tsukasa are working adults now. They don't count as people from Tootsuki. They graduated. But I'm sure they will be here. I hope Isshiki got invited, for what it's worth.
>>179253811>In this chapter, Souma knows who "Suzuki-sensei" really isJoe told him about it.>>179253792>tfw Souma got to the last stage just to see Shinomiya jobbing to El Hermano
>>179253811didn't you read the last chapter nimrod? Jo told him and not Erina, the others still dunno or dun give a fuck where Erina is.
>>179253584Yeah remember when Saiba and all his friends went to BLUE and he definetly didn't crack under the pressure of being the sole representative of the school since getting invited was such a huge deal that 50 people challenged him for the invite? Anyone should get invited, makes sense in-world.
>>179253882There's a lot wrong with the series, but a lot of people are jumping the gun thinking only three students from Totsuki were invited. I'm calling it now, that we'll see other students, current and former, in the future. We just have to wait. BLUE hasn't even started.
My guess is that Tsukasa, Rindo, Isshiki and maybe Megishima will show up. All people Soma has either fought against and loss or hasn't battled at all (Rindo)
>>179247446>shit like gintama sold less and ran for years upon yearsIt got axed. Soma is next.
>>179254050It got moved to JUMP giga.
>>179254050>he doesn't know.
>>179245649>this boardIt's just how anime or rather any "nerd" fandom is, they take everything seriously and never even bother to think for a second about what they are actually talking about.Like how all these fags complaining dumb shit and lack of logic in a goddamn CARTOON/COMIC books for literal kids and teenagers.What are you people expecting? you should just realize that this whole thing is dumb and is made to be like this.
>>179244890I can't stop giggling at these character designs.
>>179253667>lab coat triostop bringing them up.how many times does tsukuda have to nerf them for you to understand that he doesnt give a single fuck about them? remember how ryo/souma/hayama were gonna be something but tsukuda forget about the trio literally the next chapter? remember how he took away ryos rival title? remember how alice was introduced as a genius? now shes treated like the discount nakiri who shows up for a few panels to lighten the mood or for fanservice. hayama is the only one out of that trio that got anything aka that long-ass fight against souma that was received poorly and it was in that fight that his character arc was done with which is why hes irrelevant now. they are never going to be important UNLESS they are revealed later in this arc and i doubt it since they have lower seats than souma. >inb4 b-but the umisumis got a pass because of anne and tsukuda ultimately thinks theyre important enough.
>>179248454OP hasn't. GOAT shonen for a reason.
>>179254374Tsukuda could have given the Umis higher seats than the lab coat trio then, even moreso after they actually participated in the RdC. It's not exactly hard to write it in a way that makes sense, Tsukuda just didn't do it.
>>179254463>implying OP didn't peak with robins arc
>>179254496>Tsukuda could have given the Umis higher seatshe gave them low seat so they can climb their way up. fools.
>>179254080>>179254101Moving to another magazine doesn't mean it didn't get axed. Even Beezlebub had extra chapters.
>>179254496So? We already know the ranking doesn't mean shit. We also saw the Umis actually doing elite job stuff instead of fooling around in shokugeis with each others.
>>179254568>Using the biggest tournament in the universe for character development for 2 people that have no reason to have been invited in the first placeNice writing, man.
>>179254533No. OP is still at the top since Marineford.
>>179254618>We also saw the Umis actually doing elite job stuff instead of fooling around in shokugeis with each others.This. The jobber trio have just been fighting amongst themselves for a higher seat while Megumi was traveling all over the world. Not sure what Takumi was doing, but I don't think it was mentioned.
>>179254635You found out the writing is not good after like 150 chapters, congratulations.
>>179254635>for character development for 2 peopleumis arent going to be the only ones getting more development. souma is the focus first and foremost.
>>179254732The writing has been shit and continues to be shit, people will complain about it, if you don't want to read that you're free to stop.
>>179244890Did the author run out of ideas and is now lifting from cooking master boy?
>>179254533Who actually thinks Enis Lobby is peak One Piece? It's not bad but it lacks the adventure of other arcs.
>>179254618As Rindou said, your shokugeki record is the most important component of your seat ranking. So, maybe consider "fooling around" with more shokugekis.
>>179254797But I'm not complaining? I already know it doesn't make sense and just read it for character that I like
>>179254772The entire concept of using the biggest tournament in the series that even Saiba cracked under the pressure of going for character development instead of showing their development thorought their entire journey in Tootsuki is stupid as fuck, Umis or not. The Umis having no reason to be invited is a separate matter.
>>179254843And that's why they are high, yeah. Which means the ranking really means shit.
Since we're going to be wrapping things up here, obviously Takumi will finally beat Souma here and get Mezzaluna back. Sorry, Souma.
>>179254805>>179254646robins "i want to live" line > the entirety of OP so far.
>>179254946I don't really care about the trio, but no, that's exactly why the ranking generally does work. Especially after Souma made it so people don't turn down shokugekis. They test themselves against each other and we see who actually is better.
>MUH ALICE, MUH PAJEET, MUH DOGReminds me the threads when they got fucking expelled.
>>179254962>get Mezzaluna back.He might of gotten it back already. The case he's holding this chapter looks very familiar.
>>179254899>complain about the writing of the series>"you're fools it's for character development">using something like this for character development is stupid>"you just read it for character that I like"Nice argument quality, anon. You're definetly not a complete idiot.
>>179252995I forget, which volume featured Azami's first appearance?
>People point out that Megumi and Takumi have nothing to do at BLUE since it's supposed to be elite as fuck when they aren't even better ranked than the lab coat trio>LMAO stop asking for the lab coat trio idiots xDThis board is infested with idiots.
>>179255043I'm not the anon to said that though.
>>179254996t. Hasn't read OP after EL
>Main characters: relevant>not main characters: irrelevantWhat's so hard to understand? It's literally the same formula of the other arcs.
>>179255123Everyone on this board is well aware that Megumi and Takumi most likely got invited to BLUE due to the nepotism of Anne. Does it make sense that they're there? No, but the same thing could be said for Soma since we all know he doesn't deserve the first seat, but people let that pass because he's the MC. If you can accept that he got in due to being the MC then why is it so hard to accept that Megumi got in because she's the third MC and Takumi got in due to Tsukuda deeming him relevant enough?
>>179255382They're idiots. The trio getting BTFO during the last arc while Megumi and Takumi passed due to Rindou going all "hehe haha" should have been enough to let them know Tsukuda doesn't deem the trio important characters. Hayama is basically done with as a character while Alice and Ryo haven't gotten proper focus in forever.
>>179255400Soma, for better or worse, ended up being the first seat, makes sense for an exclusive tournament that only invited a single person back in Saiba's days to invite the first seat, same with Erina really considering that she's the headmaster at her age. If Megumi and Takumi were going to be there it could make sense, making it a longer timeskip to show more growth on their part, ranking them higher and in general just being shown that they're stronger than they used to be would have been enough, but in this rushed mess after a 3 month timeskip? It doesn't make a single shred of sense for them to be in there.It's not that it's shocking, it's not shocking for MCs to be in stuff, it's that it's stupid as fuck and that wouldn't be fixed by inviting the lab coat trio since they don't deserve to be invited either.
>>179253639same wassince the beginning of the series I was imagining that there would be an international cooking tournament arc where Soma and co would represent Japan and go to an island where other elite school from other countries will all battlebut instead we get this
Man, this manga jumped a fucking megalodon.
>>179255815>It doesn't make a single shred of sense for them to be in there.And I already acknowledged that, but at the end of the day, if you aren't deemed relevant enough by the mangaka then you're fucked since we all know Tsukuda favoring Megumi and Takumi is the real reason they got invited BLUE. Jobber trio simply aren't relevant enough in his eyes.
>>179256025You could have read the last sentence where I said that the lab coat trio shouldn't be in there either, you know?
Where's Erina? Is she still kidnapped?
>>179254374who are the umis ?
>>179256482in the trash where she belongs
>>179249871Shokugeki no Akame
This series went from the MC trying to make a cute but stubborn girl say his cooking is good to evil black market chefs trying to take over the world.
>>179256578TakUmi and MegUmi. NikUmi does not count.
>>179244890chucko from batman beyondcatholic priestdr collossus from the simpsonspower rangerpikachu cosplayergiovanni some punk from yugi-ohwhat is Tsukada thinking ?
>>179244890OH NO NO NO NO, Don't let hunter chads see this.
>>179257024fwiw, there's no indication they want world conquest. Even Asahi is just here to proclaim himself the best young cook in the world and take a wife.
>Les cuisiniers noirs>the black cooks (literal translation)THEY ARE FUCKING COOKS !STOP FUCKING TRYING TO MAKE GAY ASS FAGGOT COOKS LOOK LIKE BADASS ASSASSINS YOU FUCKING ASSHOLEGreat chapter though and well drawn as always.
>>179257455>Great chapter though and well drawn as always.
By the way, it's totally azami right ?
I love Tsukasa
>>179256025We all know Megumi and Takumi get special treatment. Tsukada didn't even bother providing a proper asspull this time, such as Rindou sparing them for no reason in the exams. This was just something else, just awful on another level. "H-hey it looks like I was invited too!!"
>>179244890Does this shit even sell well? I hope it gets axed
>>179258941Die mad about it.
>>179245833>Thinking anyone still cares about this
>>179244890I have been losing interest in this manga when by the time there was a SECOND tournament for no fucking reason.I opened this chapter and it said>Global Young Chef's Championship Tournament THE BLUE>Opening DayDone.Fuck this manga, I hope others won't tolerate this anymore, either.
>>179244890>>179245450>>179255834>internationalIt's in Japan, just like the greatest school on the planet (who is headmastered by a 17-year-old)>>179245882>>179246522>>179257092>>179263833>youngGEE, I WONDER IF THAT NEWLY PLACED ADJECTIVE MEANS ANYTHING FOR THIS MANGA
>>179264004They're holding it in Japan. The competition is international.
>>179264241I wonder if that means everyone will be speaking Japanese, be cooking Japanese dishes, or when forced by the editor to be cooking a dish that's un-ignorably customary or cultural for the nation they hail from, it will be touted as some extraordinarily foreign dish called "chicken noodle soup."I liked the manga when I knew there was going to be a dish drawn nicely and on the next page was an erotic spread of a teen girl orgasming at the flavor. That's not this manga anymore.
>>179264489>everyone will be speaking JapaneseThis is a narrative necessity in most Manga though. Characters need to understand each other without any interpreters.
I really enjoyed the first season of the anime, and I'm probably 3~4 episodes into the second season (they're on a train atm). Am I in for a big disappointment if I catch up? Does it jump the shark or dramatically change in quality or tone?
>>179266361The train would be the third season.
>>179266460Oh shit really? Well that's where I'm at. Question still stands.
>>179257711What's your fucking problem ?
>>179245560Not really, I love the autumn election.
Book master is Megumi dad.
>>179248765Harem time: The most desired fruits
First time I just stopped reading the chapter midway through. But since I know I can't let go, this just makes things more depressing.
>>179244890We MÄR now