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Shokugeki no Soma


Alt Names: alt ยอดนักปรุงโซมะalt 食戟のソーマalt 食戟之灵alt Food Warsalt 식극의 소마alt La Batalla Gourmet de Soumaalt Shokugeki no Souma
Author: Tsukuda Yuuto
Artist: Saeki Shun
Genres: Comedy ComedyCooking CookingDrama DramaEcchi EcchiHarem HaremSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in America. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Ch.107: Ideals and Distance
Casanova KidCongo 17 hours ago
Ch.106: A Busy Restaurant with Many Problems
Casanova KidCongo A week ago
Ch.106: Un restaurante muy concurrido con muchos problemas
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 3 days ago
Ch.105: Stagiaire
Casanova KidCongo 2 weeks ago
Ch.105: Stagiaire
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san A week ago [A]
Ch.104: New "Jewel"
Casanova KidCongo 3 weeks ago
Ch.104: Nueva "Joya"
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 2 weeks ago
Ch.103: Specialty
Casanova KidCongo 4 weeks ago
Ch.103: Especialidad
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 3 weeks ago
Ch.102: Souma's Strength
Casanova vadoff 21 January 2015 - 05:26 AM
Ch.102: La fuerza de Souma
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 3 weeks ago
Ch.101: A Fine Tempered Sword
Casanova KidCongo 05 January 2015 - 01:49 PM
Ch.101: Una espada bien templada
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 13 January 2015 - 12:17 AM
Ch.100: A Sharp Blade
Casanova wilcoxii 30 December 2014 - 04:19 AM
Ch.100: Una espada afilada
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 05 January 2015 - 05:22 PM
Ch.99: The Fangs That Cut Through The Battlefield
Casanova wilcoxii 27 December 2014 - 12:48 AM
Ch.99: Des crocs acérés pour attaquer
Japan-shin SethShin 21 December 2014 - 02:10 PM
Ch.99: Los colmillos que desgarran el campo de batalla
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 05 January 2015 - 05:19 PM [A]
Ch.98 (full color): The "Things" They've Accumulated
Casanova wilcoxii 25 December 2014 - 05:53 AM
Ch.98: The "Things" They've Accumulated
Casanova wilcoxii 15 December 2014 - 08:05 AM
Ch.98: Accumulation
Japan-shin SethShin 12 December 2014 - 02:18 PM
Ch.98: Las "cosas" que acumularon
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 20 December 2014 - 02:50 AM
Ch.97 (full color): Moonlight Memories
Casanova wilcoxii 25 December 2014 - 05:52 AM
Ch.97: Moonlight Memories
Casanova wilcoxii 09 December 2014 - 02:09 AM
Ch.97: Souvenirs au clair de lune
Japan-shin SethShin 30 November 2014 - 08:20 PM
Ch.97: Recuerdos de luz de Luna
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 12 December 2014 - 11:45 PM
Ch.96 (full color): The Answer He Reached
Casanova wilcoxii 25 December 2014 - 05:50 AM
Ch.96: The Answer He Reached
Casanova vadoff 28 November 2014 - 06:30 AM
Ch.96: La réponse trouvée
Japan-shin SethShin 27 November 2014 - 08:00 PM
Ch.96: La respuesta a la que él llegó
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 04 December 2014 - 05:15 PM
Ch.95 (full color): A Battle Surrounding the "Season"
Casanova wilcoxii 25 December 2014 - 05:48 AM
Ch.95: A Battle Surrounding the "Season"
Casanova KidCongo 22 November 2014 - 03:50 PM
Ch.95: Bataille de saison
Japan-shin SethShin 20 November 2014 - 09:21 PM
Ch.95: Batalla por la temporada
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 03 December 2014 - 05:12 PM
Ch.94: Seizing the Season
Casanova KidCongo 13 November 2014 - 08:11 AM
Ch.94: Aprovechando la temporada
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 18 November 2014 - 03:13 AM
Ch.93: The "Sword" That Announces Autumn
Casanova vadoff 05 November 2014 - 05:29 AM
Ch.93: La espada que anuncia el otoño.
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 10 November 2014 - 05:04 AM
Ch.92: Firestarter
Casanova KidCongo 27 October 2014 - 07:19 AM
Ch.92: Igniciador
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 29 October 2014 - 04:36 AM
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Ch.2: ลิ้นเทพเจ้า
Paiking Gokinggo 08 December 2012 - 02:50 PM
Ch.1: The Endless Wilderness
Casanova Finestyle 30 November 2012 - 05:33 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Endlose Wildnis
Shinseiscans SoraTheSkyGod 22 January 2015 - 07:48 PM
Ch.1: Bezkresna Dzicz
ZlyAnon ZlyAnon 10 February 2013 - 12:56 AM [A]
Ch.1 Read Online
Rulate Project kentus 17 September 2013 - 08:08 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: El interminable desierto
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 06 July 2013 - 01:25 AM [A]
Ch.0: [Oneshot]
Utopia Nx-Kun~ 16 July 2013 - 07:31 AM
Ch.0: Oneshot
Rulate Project kentus 17 September 2013 - 08:04 AM
Ch.0: Onsehot
Tomoeda Scans Lui-san 30 November 2014 - 08:34 PM [A]
Ch.0: One-shot
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If what everyone's saying is true, it means that much like the cities hosting the Olympics, any restaurant that hosts Tootsuki students is gonna crash and burn soon after they're gone.

 

The real lesson is not how to be a good cook - They're plenty good, and they can get real world experience anywhere. It's how to teach their skills to the chef in the short time they have. What happens after they leave, I think that's the criteria for success.

If we're going to compare this to real life, take a moment to appreciate the fact that

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Beating a kitchen into submission is NOT going to leave permanent result. Restaurants with problems do not change with a bully ordering people around.

This seems a bit unfair to Gordon Ramsay. Without him, I'm almost certain that 100% of those businesses would have closed anyway since the reason he was there in the first place is because they were already in big trouble. Also, those shows are pretty scripted and the owners knew what they were getting into since they applied to get on the show.

If we're going to compare this to real life, take a moment to appreciate the fact that

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Beating a kitchen into submission is NOT going to leave permanent result. Restaurants with problems do not change with a bully ordering people around.

While I don't think that Souma and Hisako are doing it right either, I think what Erina is doing is clearly wrong. Let's see how the author plays this out. Apparently Souma noticed their problem with leaving a lasting result. Maybe finding a way for the restaurant to be more like it was a generation ago, less fast food, more family'n'friends? I dunno.

I've remembered a great word to describe Erina. Hubris.

I'm calling it now: Erina isn't doing it right because she's Manning the place "better," but rather because she's making it "hers." As another poster has pointed out, the restaurant Erina is helping is going to burn down after she leaves. This is functionally similar to Souma's situation, despite the overt differences. Both restaurants are headed for the gutter after the students leave. However, Erina has made the choice to change the existing system into something recognizably different to the customer. Souma and Hishoko are only streamlining an existing process. This is why we're hinted that Hishoko's desire to "help" the restaurant is the wrong answer. Souma, Hishoko, and Megumi need to have the strength of will and personality to lead the ship.
Interesting. While some other comment section filled with critiques and hate toward the MC and author (#iykwim), here is filled with comparison between manga and real life....xD
 
That's what make comment section more interesting than the manga itself..xD
 
Put aside my comment above, It's rude of me for not comment for this chapter :
 
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Except she is not a newbie....And she did not come from unknown place(not some cooking classes at school) + She is a genius + she has experience.

 

On the other side....Tadokoro got lucky to be paired with Erina. At least now she has chances to leave something and not stick with washing dishes.

 

Imagine situation when you are 30 years old guy who has successfully founded several organizations and worked for several world-known companies.

And you come to a some company (decide to leave previous work) on the street for appropriate position and they said that "you are newbie so you only have to bring only papers. we know how to rule the company better".

 

P.S. by the way I think Souma would not like the chief's attitude  either

 

What has Erina ever done? And why would the example from your analogy be in school interning? In real life those types drop out of school and work on their companies. Like Mark Zuckerburg and Bill Gates. They also do a lot of charity work and don't act arrogant to people in public.

 

Can you imagine Erina serving food at a homeless shelter? Just the very idea makes me laugh.

 

I mean I get you like the character. And you're probably between 14-20 or so years old, have never been out on your own and worked a real job or anything like that. But you simply don't have the life and work experience to make adequate analogies and support your preference for the character, because really, what it boils down to, is the character is a bitchy dominant blonde and insecure and inexperienced young men are usually excited by that, and don't have any of the experience for why that doesn't work in real life.

Meh, I was kinda hoping Erina would get put in her place a bit. First, looking down on Megumi-chan is bad. Second, I wanted to see Erina doing things like washing dishes and cleaning. Cooking is good, but nothing gives off a waifu look like cleaning dishes :P

 

Erina really isn't waifu material. She's one of those 35 year old single "career women" that will go on and on about how her career and intelligence "intimidates men" and wind up having a breakdown by 40 then living with cats alone. Meanwhile Megumi is the type to be married and have two kids and a loving husband, doing family activities and stuff.

 

It's actually pretty darn funny. But this is a manga so Erina will be waifu probably. No repercussions for dumb behavior in the manga world of course. I wonder what happens to Megumi though. This manga makes more sense to me if Erina is the main antagonist, and Megumi is the woman Souma needs to beat Erina and realize his true potential.

Even Gordon Ramsay started out doing dishes.

I hope twintails helps chill blondie's assholishness down 

maybe she will tell her to stop it since when they leave the place will be ruined since they only have the old cooks again and cant deliver the new flavour.

why tell her to stop?, the restaurant won't be ruined when the chefs are being trained by someone as skilled as erina. She is aiming to leave visible results, mainly the skills of the chefs improving.

 

The head chef treats newbies as nothing and thinks too highly of himself(so does the owner) having erina take them down was a good move. The other chefs now have more enthusiasm and they can actually ask questions without the head chef looking at them like a bear ready to attack(assumption). 

 

The only thing I have in mind megumi. I want to believe the author did not put her there just to be compared with erina. Don't like rumors spreading that she only passed Stagiaire because she was with her. More importantly I want to put in erina's mind that megumi can be something too like souma.(unexpected surprises)

And not just that, in the real world fighting your boss when you are just newbe mostly will bring you bad than good. but hey this is shounen manga not THE REAL WORLD

Except she is not a newbie....And she did not come from unknown place(not some cooking classes at school) + She is a genius + she has experience.

 

On the other side....Tadokoro got lucky to be paired with Erina. At least now she has chances to leave something and not stick with washing dishes.

 

Imagine situation when you are 30 years old guy who has successfully founded several organizations and worked for several world-known companies.

And you come to a some company (decide to leave previous work) on the street for appropriate position and they said that "you are newbie so you only have to bring only papers. we know how to rule the company better".

 

P.S. by the way I think Souma would not like the chief's attitude  either

Okay, here's my take on the Erina & Tadokoro scene:

 

Seeing as the objective of the task appears to be "leaving visible (and, I would say, positive) results", what Erina is doing (improving the dishes) could be seen as a valid approach, yes, but only so long as she's there. Once her 'stagiare' week ends, what is left? A broken chef who'll most likely quit his job shortly after, his ego unable to deal with such level of humiliation.

 

What to do? Hmm... Oh, I see! Tadokoro-chan to the rescue!

 

She'll lift the head chef's spirit with her words and kind demeanor, talking about how 'one of her friends never lets their failures get the better of them - on the contrary, he uses them to improve his skills'. With newfound humility and willingness to learn, the "God Cook (Erina), Good Cook (Tadokoro)" routine is completed.

Actually folks, if you know much about the culinary world, Erina is doing something that will literally destroy a kitchen. Chiefs are notoriously egotistical, and by challenging, and then easily beating down the head chief, she has destroyed his position as the respected leader of the kitchen. Still a dick move if you're a new young chief coming up in the ranks, but at least there, the younger chief probably plans to stay there in the long term. However, Erina is merely there as a student with no plans of staying on, so in the short term, she may look good, but in the long term, she's pretty much destroyed that restaurant for the foreseeable future. Not sure if the author will go with that, but the arrogance is coming off of her in heavy waves, so I'm hoping she's being set up for a fall. Either that, or the series will fall a bit in my esteem, seeing an asshole being rewarded for being as asshole is never fun.  

And not just that, in the real world fighting your boss when you are just newbe mostly will bring you bad than good. but hey this is shounen manga not THE REAL WORLD

 

 

When did this comment section become so serious

well interesting opinion is good, so why not

Damn, your concept of Arrogance is quite different from mine...

 

Arrogance:

Having superior abilities while not recognizing others;

 

This one here is another word entirely, where I live:

"making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud"

 

I heard that the easiest way to check if someone has arrogance in them is to see whether they are able to accept criticism or not. Erina definitely can't take criticism. Whether justified or not, she thinks some things are beneath her, and only accepts things that she feels suits her superior ability and status.

Anybody wondering about the lack of foodgasms lately?

come on people, settle down. it's a manga, real life rules don't apply.

 

in real life nobody would like a tsundere, yandere, kuudere, or whatever-dere. but in mangas and animes they are a must.

 

what Erina does is nothing more than a cuisine version of "dojo yaburi" (dojo breaking: an outsider challenges the masterto a fight)

 

you can't fight the master right away, you have to work your way up. she defeated the restaurant owner when the customer praised the food.

 

she defeated all the line cooks coz she can take their skills to the next level. at the end, the chef admitted his defeat by bowing. she took over castle.

 

i know that analogy doesn't really work coz the chef is an employee of the restaurant owner, but you get the picture i'm trying to paint with my oversized brush.

 

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And Erina continues to be a spoiled arrogant pampered mary sue. Actually do your work properly and what is expected of you? Not Erina! But then again, seeing how she gets away with absolutely everything like failing Souma for no other reason than spite clearly shows that she's a rotten beyond salvage person.

 

Suddenly becoming humbler if she gets humiliated at any point doesn't make up for her being an atrocious person all this time. 

I'm a bit disappointed, I thought Erina's arrogance was going to cause her downfall and knock her down a peg. Well there is still hope, maybe she'll actually learn something.

 

Too much plot armor, and this writer isn't even going to try to make anything look realistic. Anybody with life experience and social skills, as well as any type of work experience, would just roll their eyes at what is being portrayed here. This is why reading these types of manga gets harder and harder the more life experience you get, and why it's aimed at young boys who don't know any better. Yeah it's fiction and technically the writer never claims to be showing accurate characters or settings or anything like that, but the setting is still cooking and human interactions so it's going to have these drawbacks.

 

I think you're supposed to just get your dick in your hand and jack off to Erina. Although quite honestly, that's not something I would have even done a decade ago. But that's how the writer is writing this. "Don't think, look Erina is sexy okay?"

Head chief really lacks balls. *sigh*

 

More like Erina had the head chef lick her balls. If that makes any sense.

Arrogance is neither an overabundance of confidence nor misplaced confidence; it is a prideful perversion of confidence.

 

Nakiri possesses a justified confidence in her abilities. (Abilities, I should note, which go well beyond her sense of taste despite what many people are saying here in the comments section.) However, she is arrogant. This arrogance is shown not in that she helped the restaurant improve (which could be good) but in the way she went about it.

 

Confidence

: a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something

: a feeling or belief that someone or something is good or has the ability to succeed at something

: the feeling of being certain that something will happen or that something is true

 

Arrogance

: an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people

: offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.

: making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud

: characterized by or proceeding from arrogance, or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement

Damn, your concept of Arrogance is quite different from mine...

 

Arrogance:

Having superior abilities while not recognizing others;

 

This one here is another word entirely, where I live:

"making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud"

Nakiri has improved the french restaurant's quality without direct intervention, making it improve in a way that wouldn't go down even if she were to leave.

 

Once Souma and Hishoko leave, the restaraunt's problems regarding their inability to serve fast enough will come back and it will be even worse since people would already gotten higher expectations thanks to the previous good service during the stagiaire stay. What souma and hishoko are doing right now is just being extra hands and Souma has noticed it.

^ This.

Souma has real restaurant experience, so he can notice that what theya re doing isnt going to help in the long term.

The "visible results" part most likely is related to change the restaurant´s flavour, service or menu, or to solve its  problems, so that it can move forward even once you are gone. "Leave a mark", so to speak.

 

Souma and Hishoko arent doing this, and thats why souma isnt satisfied.

Even Megumi is afraid.

oooh wall of texts.

Guys, please place your walls of text in spoilers if it exceeds 10 lines. Thanks.

 

Also DrGynaecologist, that just seems to be assuming the worst in people. They might as easily go beyond their pride and live up to the expectations after all the experience. Not as good as with Erina's instructions (was she even cooking?) but I like to think people do learn and improve especially in a series that emphasizes removing the "lid on your heart." Erina's wrong in how she went about it but these people were content about receiving 1 star which is silly in the context of the manga.

 

I bet Megumi's there to handle the relationship aspect and dependence on Erina that might rise up anyway. They're 2 extremes paired up together, add them and you get a balance. Erina handles the goal, Megumi handles the method.


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