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Aug 29, 6:31 PM

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whyyyy broooo all i wanted was a conclusive ending to their relationship, why an open ending, ffs, cant get a good read nowadays with these mainstream manga that everyone loves, if youre gonna do a 10 year timeskip you might as well show them confessing or getting married or SOMETHING THAT IS CONCLUSIVE. this shit happens to too many manga that go on for too long or longer than expected, the axe, and a shitty blunt one too.
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Aug 29, 10:38 PM
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What was the point of these 3 chapter.
I dont give a damn about ships n all but atleast they could have shown Soma beating Erina, It would have ended with a inspirational way how a boy from diner defeated the Erina Nakiri.What was the point of title Shokugeki no Soma when most of arc is about the Nakiri family.
 
Aug 30, 3:49 AM
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Nehza said:
whyyyy broooo all i wanted was a conclusive ending to their relationship, why an open ending, ffs, cant get a good read nowadays with these mainstream manga that everyone loves, if youre gonna do a 10 year timeskip you might as well show them confessing or getting married or SOMETHING THAT IS CONCLUSIVE. this shit happens to too many manga that go on for too long or longer than expected, the axe, and a shitty blunt one too.

I'll say Soma found his special someone maybe a confession could have been a better thing for us shipper but it's bitter sweet
Remembering his initial reason in challenging his father was to make better food for his mother, leading to his desire to become a better chef. After his mother's death, Sōma unknowingly wanted to find that special someone who would make him a better chef and began to believe that special someone is Erina. As such, Sōma is certain that he will make Erina finally say "delicious.

For years I waited to see Erina x Soma to happen. Even thou it was clearly hinted at le~dessert chap 3 that both Erina and Soma have feelings for each other but ofc they didn't yet confess.
 
Aug 30, 5:06 AM
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Are Japs really this much indecisive? Or just don't have any guts?
 
Aug 30, 6:02 AM

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He could have just given what a vast majority wanted, instead he opted for the shitty open ending. Even Bleach did not fail on that matter
 
Aug 30, 11:12 AM

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i found a very good reposted image, credit to the owner, that summarizes the manga's unfortunate pitfalls: https://twitter.com/Kouhai180/status/1166908729905811457/photo/1

but here are my two cents no one asked for. first off, the premise of the story from the beginning was very clear: for him to become number one and beat his father and find someone he will cook for. these three points were achieved in that order. except for the last two which some would argue were less clear.

this whole is father thing could be extrapolated that because he beated his brother?? brother in law??? asahi saiba that he had surpassed his father. but that isn't good enough. i def felt like the central arc was wack, honestly, we could have had asahi + azami team up with the motive to make a pure/true gourmet meal for his wife/nakiri's mother or whatever. the blue contest was...ehh. the concept could have been incorporated differently.

my main issue was unfleshed out character aspect of it all. like the whole ending between nakiri abd souma like come on, you have nothing to lose of making them canon. also, we had 300 chapters of nakiri and her development was minuscule lmao, she became a damsel in distress, a pawn for his development, or the object of his reason to cook or whatever. her comment to say delicious to souma's food would have given her some development but that also didnt happen :/ salty like what was the point lmao. the open ending wasn't really necessary imo, it could have been an easy fix with a battle between saiba senior and souma, a contest between nakiri and souma, nakiri saying delicious, popped locked pokka dotted, but wax philosophically i guess...

the other characters got like no screentime in the blue arc but then somehow made their appearance in the epilogue like...are they a joke to tsukuda lmaooo

i def agree that the manga lost itself as it went along. i still think making nakiri headmaster and all that shit was too soon for the plot. hayama got swept to the curb. and let's return to the whole asahi saiba being erina's brother plot twist OOOF that got me. the one thing that we didn't need to be wrapped up neatly in a bow and handed to us on a silver platter, but it made it like lmao. and my fave alice and ryo had barely any screentime :( we just cant have nice things huh

but because i love this series 8/10. no hard feelings, just kinda disappointed is all. maybe i will re-rate it as 7/10 later, but for now, i dont hate it that much to give it a low rating.
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Though we have parted
Should I hear the sounds
Of your pines on Mount Inaba
Where the pine trees grow
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Aug 30, 12:57 PM

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i enjoyed the tour of all our characters and it brought a lot of warm feelings and nostalgia, but damn am i disappointed about not getting a concrete souma and erina moment. ah well, it was fun for most of the ride.

time to say goodbye to all these characters :(
 
Aug 30, 2:29 PM

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imBones said:
why does MAL still have it as ongoing??
Mal is just backlogged with database updates for a while now, it'll be listed properly in like a week or so, Gintama also took a while after it ended to finally see it completed.

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Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
Aug 30, 4:44 PM
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I don't understand why he gave us another open ending, as if the one in the actual manga wasn't enough.

Like adding a slide with Erina saying "delicious" would've been at the very least satisfactory.

Considering he never really surpassed Erina in cooking also leaves a bad taste in my mouth sigh.

Not to mention, he spent the half the epilogue chapters talking about Asahi and Soma's mother which he could've done in the manga, not in the most important chapters, the ending.

I don't mean to hate on the author, but it could've been done so much better
 
Aug 30, 4:58 PM

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of the worst endings I've read.
 
Aug 30, 5:12 PM

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i found a very good repostded image, credit to the owner, that summarizes the manga's unfortunate pit falls: https://twitter.com/Kouhai180/status/1166908729905811457/photo/1


The Twitter nail it. I completely agree especially with the NTR part. When I saw Asahi princess carry Erina, I know this manga has turn shit more than what I thought. I hate it when other males besides the male that is supposedly to be ship with the female touch the female. Any manga that need to rely on NTR to hype the villain is just a terrible writing. Then it turn out to be incest. Well, I guess if it's sibling that does the princess carry it's not really NTR then. The plot twist Asahi turn out to be Erina's half sister is probably because the author receive backlash from shippers to undone the NTR. End of my Shokugeki NTR rant.

My other favorite manhua, My Wife is a Demon Queen has princess carry NTR scene too which really piss me off.
 
Aug 30, 6:05 PM

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Gorochu said:
gekkouka said:
i found a very good repostded image, credit to the owner, that summarizes the manga's unfortunate pit falls: https://twitter.com/Kouhai180/status/1166908729905811457/photo/1


The Twitter nail it. I completely agree especially with the NTR part. When I saw Asahi princess carry Erina, I know this manga has turn shit more than what I thought. I hate it when other males besides the male that is supposedly to be ship with the female touch the female. Any manga that need to rely on NTR to hype the villain is just a terrible writing. Then it turn out to be incest. Well, I guess if it's sibling that does the princess carry it's not really NTR then. The plot twist Asahi turn out to be Erina's half sister is probably because the author receive backlash from shippers to undone the NTR. End of my Shokugeki NTR rant.

My other favorite manhua, My Wife is a Demon Queen has princess carry NTR scene too which really piss me off.


yeah, the twitter post really summarized everything. not really sure why tsukuda decided to yeet the NTR-esque part into the plot when it felt like the central arc built up the soueri relationship decently. we took one step forward and two steps back. and the desert chapter felt like we were back into chapter 1 lmao. i get the "circle" type of ending tsukuda was going for but...this aint what ppl were looking for


Though we have parted
Should I hear the sounds
Of your pines on Mount Inaba
Where the pine trees grow
I shall come back to you again
—No.16 (小倉百人一首) ©
 
Aug 30, 6:48 PM
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JizzyHitler said:
imBones said:
why does MAL still have it as ongoing??
Mal is just backlogged with database updates for a while now, it'll be listed properly in like a week or so, Gintama also took a while after it ended to finally see it completed.
ooh ok, thanks. yeah i noticed this has happened before but never knew why
 
Aug 30, 11:02 PM

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of the worst endings I've read.



It's a typical bad ending of WSJ's mangas. Like Bleach, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Beelzebub or To Love-Ru.

I know it's hard to give a great ending to a famous and big series but.... look Gintama, Bakuman, Ruroni Kenshin or Kuroko no Basuke could do it. I don't know what's wrong whit nowadays' authors.

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Aug 31, 4:55 AM

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LOL! Just realize majority of people voted this 1 out of 5.
 
Sep 1, 4:21 AM

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Nope, there wasn't even a bit of redemption on the last chapter, except for the time skip and Souma coming back. You had to give us an open ending, in spite of all the shit that has happened so far? Wow, that's what i call pure generosity. It's one of my favorite anime, i came into the manga after i watched the anime, and yet, i am utterly disappointed, to the point i have to say good riddance.
 
Sep 1, 7:16 AM

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Why even make this 3 extra chapters if you're gonna end on a vague note that aren't that different from the original ending? Gosh, the only revelations worth noted here is just souma's mother
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Sep 1, 1:28 PM

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The story came well, fumbled in the last arc and left a blank of some characters, these last three chapters are more as bonuses.
 
Sep 3, 1:51 PM
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Open ending, clap. What was the purpose of these 3 chapters again?


This. I don't get it. It's baffling, why even bother? Same repetitive stuff. Nakuri getting an older brother now? Absurd

At least we got to see Souma's mums story and Alice with long hair and no surprises, she looks hawt.
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Sep 4, 7:15 AM

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This was pretty pointless... Excepting the flashback chapter though, which was ok. There was no point in the time skip thou, as it basically ended with no clear conclusion. Knowing what job and shit got the others isn't very relevant for the readers as they did over the top shit like we would be expected, so could have been left to the imagination, and not waste half of the chapter with their exposition. A final duel between Souma and Erina where Souma finally wins and make her say it was delicious and eventually ask her to marry him or something, would have been a billion times better. Is what we wanted. It feels like the author tried to fit so much information about everyone, that he remained without space for what it really matters, the two protagonists... This open ending is shit... like, sure, they realized they have a feeling for each other in a way - but if you think about it, they are 26yo now, so it's been like 7 years since they graduated, and they are barely are at the realization step? At this point, they could reach 50's before a confession happens. Open endings for dense characters simply don't work.

It's sad how this amazing manga dropped to this level, there was so much potential for getting the story in better directions and continuing to have success for another 200 chapters. What's annoying is that this manga has a writer. Someone who doesn't need to spend 80 hours a week drawing, and could actually spend his time writing and developing a good story, unlike another mangaka. He did that very well for 200 chapters, and good for another 50-70. But then it collapsed. The Blue Arc shouldn't have happened. He should have made Erina the 1st seat instead of the principal (which was ridiculous) and Souma the 2nd seat so that it could have continued their story as students and have conflict. Making Erina a principal and Souma the 1st seat, basically made them ultimate bosses, and there was no way to continue the conflict in the school. The answer of the author for that issue was Blue. He was an idiot, he had many other options. A competition between culinary schools in Japan (because at the beginning of the story, Totsuki was presented as one of the top culinary schools in Japan, not the only one) would have been great, or an international competition, maybe an overseas temporary transfer arc.... o simply end it after the Azami arc, but with a better fitting ending.

I don't know why so many mangakas accept to finish their stories with inconclusive endings. Do those peoples have twitter? Do they ever read online opinions and reviews? Why do they do this, when is universally hated by the readers?
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Sep 5, 1:41 PM

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asolutely ruined
 
Sep 8, 9:55 AM
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They did Ryo dirty. Like he's a freaking Butler? Really?
 
Sep 8, 10:04 AM
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This was dumb as hell. The author could've just put Soma and her together since we know they like each other. What's up with Japan and dodging romance in anime/manga? It's like these guys don't like putting characters together or something
 
Sep 15, 5:11 AM

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man im mad af like wtf this epilogue for? we didnt even know anymore of their story because of the time skip and asahi unnecessary development.

ALL I WANT IS JUST ERINA AND SOUMA GET MORE DEVELOPMENT AND MARRIED FFS

EVEN TILL THE END ERINA DIDNT SAY "DELICIOUS" TO SOUMA'S COOKING LIKE WTF DUDE

seriously after regiment de cuisine arc, this manga dropped its story to the fullest. i cant say anything
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Sep 17, 12:27 PM

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Well that was lame. I mean, I do enjoy seeing timeskips and "where are they after all these years" type endings, but other than that concept being present in this chapter, it was pretty unsatisfying. I would have liked to see some of these people end up together, like the obvious Souma-Erina pairing (I don't even care about ships and stuff, but that one was so obvious that I assumed we'd see it at the end). Would have been nice to also see Ryo with Alice instead of just being their family butler. And even after all this time, even down to the final panel in the final chapter, we couldnt even get the satisfaction of seeing Erina call Souma's cooking delicious. Smh.

It's amazing just how much this manga's quality dropped after Azami got introduced. From there, it was like a steady decline, getting worse and worse especially during the Regiment de Cuisine (particularly during the part that the upcoming anime season is about to cover, where the outcomes were super predictable from a mile away). But then Asahi was introduced and it went from a steady, gradual decline to just outright bad. The quality plummeted. Sigh, this was such a good, fun, and likable story in the beginning. Too bad that changed. Anyone out there who wants to write their own story, make sure to take notes on the latter half of this one to know what NOT to do, that way you story will actually be good lol.
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Sep 17, 1:50 PM

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Absolutely abysmal. Such a pathetic, lacklusture, and uninteresting ending that does not answer any of our hard-pressed questions. For such an amazing manga this is an extreme shame.
 
Sep 19, 1:29 AM

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Maybe the anime will swoop in his own thing at the end and at least that will give us closure?
One can only hope :')
 
Sep 23, 5:07 PM

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Fuck this manga :)
 
Sep 24, 6:19 PM
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Shit ending...

It was good tho until rebel arc..
 
Sep 28, 6:13 AM

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That was just a fucking joke.
Don't believe the hype.
 
Sep 28, 10:46 PM

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i really wish the anime can redeem this manga but i dont see it happening.. the Author isnt smart like AOT's was.
 
Oct 5, 11:23 PM

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This author is talentless!! Art wasn't even done by him (the only good part).
 
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