Today's episode was about noodles. They tried to sabotage them by taking away the noodles. The kids can't go out to buy noodles due to snow storm. How did they win the day? They found potatoes and make noodles out of them.
I didn't really pay attention after the work. I was working on tagging images.
I have to rewatch. I was multitasking while the kids watched. All I got was they were talking on how to cook bear meat. For some reason, I thought it was illegal to ear bear in Japan. Akira went to the dark side. He had transformed into an even more handsome chef.
The Elite Ten pretty much destroy everyone in Soma's class except for Soma, Megumi, and Aldini. The red haired girl went easy so she got punished by Erina's father.
Speaking of father, Erina's father agrees to team Shokugeki in exchange should Soma win, they save their classmates, should they lose, Erina's father will get to have Soma's father as a servant. I expected it when Soma's dad show up.
Finally, get to see Soma's dad and what he can dish out
The practice trial is done. Fan service in this show is a bit odd. I didn't expect a panty shot. The latter half is just a set up for the team Shokugeki fight. Erina got herself back and get control from her father. She's the queen. Soma, being the attention seeker, protests Erina's claim to the throne.
Okay episode - I wish they at least show more of the other unknown seats. I guess we find out more about them in the team match up.
Erina's father gave me the wrong impressions. I think it was basically a misunderstanding. I thought Sojiro (Soma's father) was "broken" by the academy. No, from this episode through Sojiro and Dojima (Dojima explains to Megumi and Aldini while Soma gets a father talk) 0 it was basically pressure to make something new. Sojiro got burned out and lost track. He was no longer having fun.
It was a missed opportunity for me, I was sad they didn't get to show the mom. I think she's dead or she doesn't have much impact. How does Soma really save his father? I didn't understand that.
The Soba queen would have won if it was one on one and in a clean environment. She was so orthodox and straight compared to Soma who is very flexible. It's like comparing them to Jin and Mugen of Samurai Champloo.
Reason is Soba is very sensitive if that's the right word. It absorbs aroma from the environment. Soma used the coarse brown flour and fried it to force aroma into it while Soba Queen made a traditional soba with the white, soft flour
They skipped or glossed over the last round. Soma's team won all 3 rounds.
Hard for me to review the whole season. It was pretty much about Soma and Erina's group rebelling against her father who is controlling the whole school. The anime soley focuses on Soma and Erina but not much the others. Some episodes were dedicated to few characters who were in a Shokugeki. That was it.
(Confirmed) The “Shokugeki no Soma” major announcement is a 4th anime season that will begin in October 2019. The manga series will continue in Jump GIGA for 3 more chapters and is titled, “Shokugeki no Soma ~Le dessert~.“
Crunchyroll announced on Friday that the Crunchyroll Expo event will host Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga creators Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki at the event. The convention will also host Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime producer Noriko Dohi.
If you are heading to Crunchyroll Expo, the mangaka of Food Wars
I wished I had time to refresh and rewatch because there are anime series with huge gaps in production. Plus side, you won't have animation issues and down side, it's hard to remember stuff if you watch a lot of anime every season.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT