We conclude 2 matches. Megumi's match took 2 episodes while Aldini took half of an episode. Megumi lost which was a surprise. I didn't know judges take presentation into consideration. Though, the core ingredient is apple. You can make anything as long as apple is a big theme. We are not making sweets. I wasn't really convinced.
For Aldini, it was a mind game. The opponent made artichokes to sabotage or manipulate the judges' taste buds. Artichokes's Cyanaride or something makes the tongue's sweet receptors dull so it will magnify anything sweet. Aldini counter it with the tartness dressing. He had divided the pizza into two: the beef side sweet while the 4 types of cheese side really salty.
Is it me or the pizza look off in these shots?
I don't think Soma would lose in the next episode.
Sure enough, Soma wins against the samurai guy in the butter match. We get backstory on the samurai guy and a recap on Soma's declaration of war in season 1.
I need to recap the matches against Central. I don't remember much. What else to say? Also, getting a list of criteria that the judges make on tasting the food will help out. Megumi's round was weird from last episode about presentation.
Rindou gave me a Toriko vibe with her rare ingredients of beasts. I thought it was a sandwich she made. It's actually a potato salad from Peru. Her dish defeated Aldini's dish.
Oh yeah, the changes of judge. I think they did to increase the fan service ecchi factor. The two ladies advertise lingerie.
2nd half didn't conclude the match but build upon Cloud and his relationship with Kinokuni. He was brought up in a strict environment. No praise for his accomplishments. He wouldn't kept on cooking if it wasn't for her.
Cloud's dish had quite the aesthetics: it was a clear soup with rabbit meat. In the rabbit meat, it was miso which change the clear broth yellow.
HungryWorld: Came back from my vacation. Took a present with me: sickness
Jan 7, 2020 13:49:59 GMT
Taka: Sorry to hear that Hungryworld. Dream Been mostly PC. I did use MAC a lot because that one school class had MAC. Not sure what DIO is. I have to say PC since that is I'm mainly using. I'll be present in the weekends.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:05 GMT
Taka: My hometown is affected by MLK fever. We celebrate him every Sunday of this month. That's why I'm absent. I wished I get time.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:42 GMT
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
Jan 18, 2020 18:37:22 GMT
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT