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Jul 24, 2017 10:57 PM

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I just picked up this series tonight. So glad I did.

No surprise the elf is vegan, Tenshu fixed her a nice dish though.
 
Jul 24, 2017 11:22 PM

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I've read so much doujin that I can't take the 2nd half seriously..
she's very similar to her mom, and her father is quite young too.. incest intensifies

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chill episode as always
 
Jul 25, 2017 1:10 AM

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Impressively, they managed to find a way to make this even more boring as usual in the first half (crappy lizard-man documentary/porno, seriously?) while the second half was a bit better but not very interesting either. Also, what was with the random shot of breastfeeding just before the ED began? It felt very random and out of place.
 
 
Jul 25, 2017 1:43 AM

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When I saw the preview of the last episode I was kind of expecting the girl to be vegetarian and thought that she would be eating the omuraisu (didn't know omuraisu contains chicken). And I was actually expecting the lizardmen to eat something more meaty.

This second half of this episode is the only thing that made this show worthwhile for me, the Elf was really pretty and "vegan" was really unexpected coming from a Japanese series. The tofu didn't look all that appetizing to me though.
 
Jul 25, 2017 2:34 AM

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I don't even like tofu that much but that tofu steak looked absolutely delicious!

Indeed the first part seemed weird until I realized they were doing it like those National Geographic documentary lol..

Yoko Hikasa as elf is just so seductively beautiful.
 
Jul 25, 2017 3:19 AM

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Most boring episode yet, what was this, a Lizard Men documentary?
 
Jul 25, 2017 3:27 AM
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I liked the lizardman scene a lot. It reminded me of an ethnographic documentary, like from National Geographic, especially at first. I like the way it was presented.

The elves are vegan. (or at least this particular elf) So....why is she carrying a bow? It's definitely not for hunting. She seems to get along quite well with the forest creatures, so it doesn't look like it's for protection either.

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Where exactly was the fan service? Are you into lizardmen?

Those cloacae really make me hot lol.


I would think protection, maybe from bandits and such, and sides, mushrooms can be quiet deadly when wounded, you better come prepared!! ahem :>
 
Jul 25, 2017 4:40 AM

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Those omelettes descriptions sounded delicious!
And vegan elfs! Cannot say it was unexpected
What it was unexpected was the breast feeding final, what was that about?that doesn't have anything to do with cooking!
And she left home completely empty handed! No wonder her father was so worried XD
 
Jul 25, 2017 4:55 AM

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Tbh I really hate the anime with narrator like the first half of the episode and I still think the side story about each customer wasn't really necessary (except if they'll appear again or something like that). But the food that they present is really good and it's worth to watch.
Fine episode.
 
 
Jul 25, 2017 5:03 AM

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That tofu Steak and Omurice has me all drooling now....
The lizardman's story was nice in showing how all different species have different lifespans in this world. Being the "Hero" of his tribe for the last 30 some years seems to have a lotta perks, eh?

As for elf girl, going by her story and the way her father wanted to hand her that letter, I get the feeling that her mother may have been a previous frequenter of the restaurant before.

Loving the chill aspect of this show to be honest. It all feels so great just watching everyone eat their favorite foods..... well for the eyes anyway (less so for my stomach XD)

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Jul 25, 2017 7:02 AM

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AAAA why does this anime is such a godtier level?! Can't get enough of the soothing atmosphere.
And of all the episodes they had to make this one more detailed about about the food *Q*

It's actually surprising those lizardmen didn't raid that restaurant lol. And was the food enough for all of them? XD

the Elven girl was sure cute. Hope I get to see her more later on.
 
Jul 25, 2017 7:05 AM

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Milk is not okay, but breastmilk is okay? Strange standards...
 
 
Jul 25, 2017 7:07 AM
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Just going to leave this here
 
Jul 25, 2017 7:26 AM

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well elf girl this time ..the way they explain the dishes sometimes are so alluring
 
Jul 25, 2017 7:43 AM

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eating my own omurice while watching discovery channel of lizardmen eating omurice
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Jul 25, 2017 8:18 AM
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We got a vegan elf....
I hate vegans but this elf was just so cute....

This show has so much potential and yet the people who are making it don't seem to realize that, they're sticking to a formulaic plot and eventhough the characters are colourful, the story isn't making it very interesting...
 
Jul 25, 2017 8:58 AM

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The first half with the lizard people felt like a documentary and I loved it. I want the omurice and tofu steak they looked amazing.
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Jul 25, 2017 9:49 AM

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Lizardbro bathing and then eats at the restaurant, can't forget the takeout :)
Chef easily satisfies the vegan elf.
 
Jul 25, 2017 11:31 AM

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the beginning with the lizardman was very strange....the whole bathing process and all

vegan elves huh? i guess that's fitting since elves like to live among animals and nature
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Jul 25, 2017 11:43 AM
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idk why but the breast feeding scene is so satisfying ._.

the first half makes me wanna drop the anime tho...
 
Jul 25, 2017 11:56 AM

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Discovery Channel hype! More of Lizardmen documentary please. I smiled like an idiot cause that was pretty awesome.

The elf was great, loved the ending shots of her, very sincere as always making me teary-eyed.

The formula just works like a charm, watching this weekly is the greatest experience for this type of anime, i feel like a lot of the charm gets lost when binging.

This is absolutely the best show of the season and i have it at 9/10 at this point.

100% agree. Only thing to add is that the rabbit was lol.
 
Jul 25, 2017 12:04 PM

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Unexpected fan service...


Where exactly was the fan service? Are you into lizardmen?

I think ubic might be turned on by breastfeeding.
 
 
Jul 25, 2017 1:16 PM

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Am I supposed to be attracted to lizardmen after watching the intro scene? Cause I'm totally into lizardmen now.
Gonna go watch Space Pirate Sara again..
 
Jul 25, 2017 2:46 PM

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Good epsiode.

Against my expectations this show manages to stay fresh with it's concept. The different approaches each time are well done. This time we got a lizard man who brings food home and and an ambitious elf.
One Piece episode 914 & 915 were a mistake.

 
Jul 25, 2017 3:29 PM

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I find it rather cool that the lizardfolk and sylvan elves stick mostly to the old paper and pencil RPG canon. I'm not sure who created the first game version, possibly Gary Gygax back in the mid-70's. I didn't know that the sylvan elves are vegan, but I do recall that green was a popular color, inhabit forests, and prefer bows.

It looks like adorable elf girl will be joining the restaurant staff shortly.
 
Jul 25, 2017 3:38 PM

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Inugirlz said:


Where exactly was the fan service? Are you into lizardmen?

I think ubic might be turned on by breastfeeding.


And you see, that's why I made that comment, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Breastfeeding isn't fan service and shouldn't be looked at sexually but having this argument on a forum like this is probably not gonna go anywhere -.-
 
Jul 25, 2017 3:49 PM
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lol I was so confused as to why she had a bow but healed the deer til I found out she was vegan (leading to the realization that it was for self defense)

I'm vegan myself so it was reallllllly nice to have some vegfood porn, although now I'm cooking tofu for myself so maaybe it wasn't such a great thing jajajaj


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Milk is not okay, but breastmilk is okay? Strange standards...


I have no desire to debate about the ethics surrounding dairy, but I figured I'd clarify why that is: Cows/goats/ect only produce milk when they need to nurse their children so to get their milk you have to breed them and take away their baby without their consent (obviously since they don't speak English) while human mothers make the choice to feed their child breast milk so there's no reason to consider it unethical.
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Jul 25, 2017 6:08 PM

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lol I was so confused as to why she had a bow but healed the deer til I found out she was vegan (leading to the realization that it was for self defense)

I'm vegan myself so it was reallllllly nice to have some vegfood porn, although now I'm cooking tofu for myself so maaybe it wasn't such a great thing jajajaj


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Milk is not okay, but breastmilk is okay? Strange standards...


I have no desire to debate about the ethics surrounding dairy, but I figured I'd clarify why that is: Cows/goats/ect only produce milk when they need to nurse their children so to get their milk you have to breed them and take away their baby without their consent (obviously since they don't speak English) while human mothers make the choice to feed their child breast milk so there's no reason to consider it unethical.


Hello, fellow vegan. The breast milk comment was hilarious. And people think vegans are weird... 😑
    have a berry

    good day lol
 
Jul 25, 2017 7:09 PM

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Oh God thank you x'D
The first lizard part was kind a boring, but the second part was good at the food. The story of the elves was very poor I think 🤔
 
Jul 25, 2017 8:07 PM

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Lol thought the lizard half of the episode was kind of strange. Watching him slowly bathe and dry himself wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Overall it was still an enjoyable episode though- it was nice to see the chef get a bit of a challenge to make vegan food.
 
Jul 25, 2017 8:16 PM
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Vegan elf story was quite bad. No meat, fish, milk or eggs in human cuisine? That's like one third of human cuisine, are you kidding? Or in that world there is some kind of death penalty for not eating ingredients of animal origin in every dish? OMFG.

To be fair, pepsin (an enzyme critical in the processing of proteins) stops being produced by the stomach if you go vegetarian for a long period of time, it's why people going back to meat have to ease into it with small portions (otherwise they suffer severe stomach and intestinal discomfort); if elves don't produce that enzyme at all, then naturally they wouldn't be able to consume most human cuisines, and given it's a fantasy world they wouldn't even know why humans are able to eat things that are literally inedible to elves.

That being said, there's the scene where the elf was clearly breastfed as a baby, so either elf breast milk doesn't have protein or elves do produce pepsin in their stomachs as infants, but lose that ability as they grow older; the latter is completely believable, because a similar phenomenon happens in the real world with Chinese people: a majority (around 90% of adults) have some degree of lactose malabsorption (or outright intolerance) because our ability to produce lactase (the enzyme required to break down the lactose in milk) decreases as we grow older (only around 30% of infants are lactase deficient). If this were a fantasy world, Chinese people would probably look at Europeans drinking milk the same way this elf looks at humans eating meat (setting aside the fact that China imports a massive amount of milk because we've developed a taste for it despite the whole enzyme deficiency thing, we're weird that way).

tl;dr: there might actually be a biological reason why she's a vegan. Refusing to eat most human dishes shouldn't be that weird for, y'know, someone who isn't human.
 
 
Jul 25, 2017 9:44 PM
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Since I work in the industry, We chefs have to constantly cater to the needs of guests that have a certain type of dietary restriction. This episode really hits home because I deal with these types of customers on a semi-daily basis (in regards to the second half of the episode). Brilliant and fun episode, still gives me a reason to continue cooking as well as enjoying the profession.
 
Jul 25, 2017 10:03 PM

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What was up with all the shots of the lizardman's muscles? Some weird type of fanservice going on in the first half.
 
Jul 25, 2017 10:04 PM

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Oh cool, my Lizard Man documentary came with a free anime and a omurice. Such wonderful, fascinating... and pretty smokin creatures... Other half was fine but nothing to write home about, enjoyed the other characters more.
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Jul 25, 2017 10:36 PM

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Inugirlz said:
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I think ubic might be turned on by breastfeeding.


And you see, that's why I made that comment, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Breastfeeding isn't fan service and shouldn't be looked at sexually but having this argument on a forum like this is probably not gonna go anywhere -.-


Indeed. Breastfeeding should be viewed a as way to power up.
 
Jul 25, 2017 11:04 PM

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The lizard part was weird. Not only that but it was really boring too. The second part was better.
 
Jul 25, 2017 11:46 PM
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Since I work in the industry, We chefs have to constantly cater to the needs of guests that have a certain type of dietary restriction. This episode really hits home because I deal with these types of customers on a semi-daily basis (in regards to the second half of the episode). Brilliant and fun episode, still gives me a reason to continue cooking as well as enjoying the profession.

I imagine that's true. If you only had to reproduce the items on the menu en masse, it would be a totally boring job. If I were a chef or cook, I would welcome the challenge of diners with particular needs as much for myself as for my customers.
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Jul 25, 2017 11:55 PM

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The first part had a bit too much narration.
Second was...okay.
 
Jul 26, 2017 5:02 AM

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The thing that got to me more about the Lizardman story was how he only brought back three omurice for an entire town full of huge lizardfolk when he himself ate two full orders.

So couldn't they appoint another hero or two and have a few lizards go in and bring back a feast? It sure look like they have enough gold and silver to pay for it. XD

 
Jul 26, 2017 6:54 AM

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Omurice and Tofu steak... need to try Tofu steak now...
don't know why i laugh so hard when Lizardman hunt crocodile.. lol

that one way to say "I'm vegetarian" lol
the elf is cute though
 
 
Jul 26, 2017 8:12 AM

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Inugirlz said:


And you see, that's why I made that comment, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Breastfeeding isn't fan service and shouldn't be looked at sexually but having this argument on a forum like this is probably not gonna go anywhere -.-


Indeed. Breastfeeding should be viewed a as way to power up.


I dropped that disgusting anime.
 
Jul 26, 2017 8:17 AM

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i kinda liked the first half
 
Jul 26, 2017 4:21 PM

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Those lizards really enjoyed various types of Omurice!
That elf Faldania also enjoyed a meal without milk, meat, fish or eggs! And it is Tofu!! a protein meal!
4/5.


 
Jul 26, 2017 5:57 PM

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Inugirlz said:
Anime_Dog said:

I think ubic might be turned on by breastfeeding.


And you see, that's why I made that comment, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Breastfeeding isn't fan service and shouldn't be looked at sexually but having this argument on a forum like this is probably not gonna go anywhere -.-

I apologize for not noticing the subtle sarcasm. I agree totally with your points.
 
Jul 26, 2017 9:23 PM

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don't know why i laugh so hard when Lizardman hunt crocodile.. lol


You were not the only one xD I bursted out laughing when that happened... it was so unexpected haha poor crocodile, it did not see that coming.
 
Jul 26, 2017 9:54 PM

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Well, another ok episode for me. I still find most of the characters kinda dull... To be honest, I'm more interested in knowing about what is aletta doing the rest of the week while she is not at the restaurant... I wonder if she could found a job in her world, a place to stay during nights or if she will meet the dragon lady in some near future... but oh well.

The first half was kinda weird because of that narration perspective they chose and for that unexpected lizardmen fanservice, why would I be interested in watching a huge lizard taking a bath?... The rest wast just meh (except for the food and how well it was animated).

And the second part was slightly better but still nothing memorable. Just a cute elf girl eating tofu and forgetting to take some food for her father.

P.S.: Is it just me or the girls in this show are all way to cute? I find their designs really nice.
 
Jul 27, 2017 3:15 AM

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Please tell me this is some sort of weird prolong character introduction before they, as proper dungeons&dragons story, form a party in pub(nekoyama restorant in this case) before going on epic adventure to save the world. Or will this anime really be only food porn all the way?

PS: To be honest I had to turn it off in half of this episode.
PSS: Is it just me or that lizardman is reall douchebag, like he alone get two full omellets and then bring three for whole rest of tribe where I see 30 probably more "people"
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Jul 28, 2017 6:37 AM

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Wasn't really a good episode imo (especially the Lizardman part kinds of bores me). But It's fine nonetheless and turns my mood up when 2nd part shows up...

And funny I actually ate some tofu for dinner before I saw that Tofu Steak scene.
 
Jul 28, 2017 8:30 PM

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The omelet rice dishes just looked really fluffy
Someday I want a giant omelet, not just pizza/burger can have a giant one

Food report : The animation
xD

The last scene, "Delicious dish"
Showed us elf's boob.. I guess that's delicious? xD

Don and pudding are next
Looking forward for the pudding!
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Jul 29, 2017 12:26 AM

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I'm so happy for Gaganpo and all the lizards that they get to eat the delicious omurice while I'm here salivating like a pathetic baby. ;-; And holy crap that Elf is so pretty.

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You become hero just to order food from another world restaurant. best story ever!

Ikr? Isn't it adorable? Haha.
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