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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
I shall come back to you again
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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.
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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.
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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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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).
 
Oct 25, 12:49 AM

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Thanks for all these years Tsukuda, the ending is garbage

won't follow any of this shit and the author's work anymore

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in short:

Soma thinks: "I actually love that girl!"
Erina thinks: "I actually love that guy!"

Soma says: "Yo, wazup?"
Erina says: "whatcha makin'?"

THE END

(final chapter of le dessert):


and not to mention the author was focusing in erina and her family
more than souma , erina and villian (asahi half brother) has more screen time than souma, so basically instead of (shokugeki no souma) we should call it (shokugeki no erina), blue arc and le dessert was all about erinas mother,father,half brother, grandfather and we only got little (short) story about soumas mom.

the only thing was interesting in (le dessert) was story of souma's mom.

and what really piss me of was:

1. the author in his interview “Soma has all these cute girls around him,
and all he cares about is cooking—why can’t he act more like
Asahi !!?” is Tsukuda seriously trying to justify Asahi's existence as
something that Soma should be??

2. in the fanbook he explain in the final epilogue of Le Dessert,
Tsukuda wanted Soma and Erina to get married.

(1) (However he couldn't fit it into the storyboard??)
you said u want them to endup together in the blue arc but u failed
and u got another chance to make it up in (le dessert: 3 chapters
of almost 30 pages) but u were too busy focusing on nakiri family
drama and asahi??,and you find it kinda cliche if u let them (marry,
hug and holding hands or saying word like : i love him , i like him
or even a delicious at least) and in the blue arc the chainsaw,
weapons and superpower make alot of sense !?.

(2) (so in the end he's decided that it's still too early for them to take
that stage!?).
you skipped almost 8 YEARS and they're 25 years old and you're
saying too early to get hitched ?? what about hayama the one who
got married ?

But he's well aware that after 315 chapters and three extra epilogues,

(3) if Soma x Erina's relationship never progressed the readers would
get mad and saying something like ("Geez, Soma doesn't have
guts!" "Come on, just realize your feeling and do something about
your love life!")
you want us to blame souma !? really , you let souma lose and travel for almost 8 years after the graduation and left erina and not spending time with her, you could make it better like (when souma returns from travelling and graduate from totsuki he spend his time with her by competing with her tasting his dishes at the same time realizing their feeling toward each other and (finally souma found someone who can cook for), after 2 or 4 years they got married and (finally erina knew the taste of love (ch 52.5) ). or don't skip time because it will make more sense if they just realize their feeling when they're still in 3rd year but you skipped 8 years and they just realize their feeling it doesn't make any sense at all.


(4) So Tsukuda did some romantic progress by making Soma realized
his feeling and made an oath to Erina in his heart??
you call this progress!? by using inner monologue (MIND) instead
of verbally (SPEAKING) and not even using some kind chemistry
like: holding hand , hug or kiss or even a word like: love , like or
even delicious, oh i forgot u find it cliche and superpower make
sense.
when you said (so i did some romantic progress) i feel like
you weren't even intended to make them progress but for sake of
the fans you added some romantic progress (which i don't even
call it romantic progress) if some fans think thats a romance well i
feel bad for them because they're blind and delusional.

(5) he confirmed their relationship (in the fanbook) and they'll endup
together (in the future) but using (words instead of visually)
confirmed without any sign of panel or dialogue or at least
something WTF !?

3. the villain (asahi) has better ending with more screen time than
souma.

4. why the author did timeskip if nothing changes?

fans: finally souma x erina realize and confess their feeling and you can see the hints ?

HINTS , u mean using inner monologue (MIND) instead of verbally (SPEAKING) and not even using some kind chemistry like: holding hand , hug or kiss or even a word like: love , like or even delicious, not to mention( almost 5 years of hints (real life) or if not more or from the beginning of the series) the author keep giving us the hints that they will endup together , in the final chapter almost 8 years of timeskip (manga) AGAIN he keep giving us hints ?? WHAT'S THE POINT OF HINTING instead of ending up together like (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Dragon Ball, Naruto and even Bleach) though i prefer 2 or 3 years to realized their feeling and after another 4 years of time skip they ended up together not 8 YEARS to realize their feelings that's a lot and even if souma keep travelling
for almost 8 years still it doesn't make any sense

fans: so They can become chefs!
U DON'T SAY

author : i always wanted to ended up soma x erina together (blue arc) , but i changed my mind (le dessert).

what about the chapter 52.5 about erina (she still doesn't know the taste of love) in end does she or not or again she will taste it in the future (imagination)??

the author was stubborn and refuses to make it happen maybe because of the mess he done in blue or the fans.

promises promises in end nothing.

so in the end leave it to your imagination

what most of the fans want was:

1. Soma beats erina in the tournament (but he lost which is pretty
disappointed )
2. Soma challenges Erina into a shokugeki and win (in the final chapter
of le dessert)
3. Erina (says) delicious (in front) of soma (more like she admitted it
was delicious)
4. Finally end up together (officially canon NOT HINTING).
5. souma beats his father not through defeating asahi (new villain).


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the other fans find it perfect !? in the final chapter hints:

1. as along as erina happy and blushing we're fine (TEAM ERINA , ERINA FANS)
2. erinas hair look like soumas mom (tamako)
3. they look like couple
4. when erina says ojisan to soumas grandfather (which most of the anime when they saw
an old guy they called them ojisan but not just grandfather also even in real life
situation we called them the same.
5. at least they just realize and confess their feeling (which was in their MIND rather than
SPEAKING and not to mention mention 8 YEARS OF TIMESKIP)
but it doesn't matter we blame souma for keep travelling not spending time with her??
6. as long as they're showing us some (hints) like they eventually endup togerther thats
perfect !?
almost 5 years of hints (real life) or if not more or from the beginning of the
series) the author keep giving us the hints that they will endup together ,
in the final chapter almost 8 years of timeskip (manga) AGAIN he keep giving us hints ??
WHAT'S THE POINT OF HINTING instead of ending up together like
(Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Dragon Ball, Naruto and even Bleach)


the funny thing about the part when erina called soumas (ojisan) most of them think they're already together and couple !!??
this is one of the stupidest thing i ever heard they don't know most of them anime when they saw an old guy they called them ojisan even in real life situation we call him the same.

how can u call them couple or canon when souma keep travelling for almost 8 years
and left erina alone?? and when both of them just realize their feeling in the final chapter,
not even sign of a chemistry between them like (holding hand , hug , ) or even a word like (love , miss , like , dear , honey or even delicious) and u call it couple , canon , love ??? what kind of romance is that. i feel so sorry for some fans they keep imagining things.
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i will make you say delicious?

i will run the restaurant after the graduation ?
keep travelling instead of running the restaurant

taste the love (CH 52.5)?
she still didn't taste it

i will surpass my father?
but through asahi of course

 
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