Funny: Shokugeki no Soma

  • Right after Soma defeated the land sharks who targeted his restaurant and Soma is telling himself that he will defend his business at all costs... Jouichirou appears from nowhere announcing that he's closing the restaurant and sending him to a Boarding School.
    • It doesn't end there. Just as a dissapointed Soma is heading to the school, thinking that it's going to be just boring cooking classes with an old teacher, it turns out to be The Cooking School, with a graduating rate so low that only 10% of the students manage to survive, as he could see many depressed students just got expelled.
  • Soma's reaction when Erina rejects his dish during their first meeting, claiming it's disgusting despite having an intense Orgasmically Delicious moment. In the anime, the music and scene is played up as if she's won over by his cooking, but she's also put off by how lowbrow and condescending he is, in reaction to her elitism and snobbiness. Fortunately her grandfather overrules her rejection of his application after personally tasting the dish he made.
  • Soma's first day at the Polaris Dorm:
  • Tadokoro unsure of what to make of the sight of Soma shaking hands with a teary-eyed, almost-naked Isshiki.
  • Takumi's introduction. Just as he introduced himself by stepping on Soma's shoe, Takumi challenges Soma to a cooking contest during the assignment, requesting Hinako to act as a judge, only for her to flat out reject it and ruining Takumi's mojo. To make things more embarrassing for poor Takumi, Isami openly mocks him (which also earns shocked reactions from Soma and Megumi when they discover that Isami, being big and fat, is Takumi's younger twin brother).
  • After a competition between Soma and Takumi ends in a draw, Takumi pulls a "We Will Meet Again". Moments later, they're sitting next to each other on the bus.
    Soma: Hey, we meet again.
    Takumi: (visibly blushing) Shut up! Don't talk to me!
  • Soma heads to the bathrooms thinking he will have the place all for himself... Until he sees a naked Gin Doujima stretching his muscular body at the pool. His surprise doesn't last long, since seconds later, both are chatting cassually.
  • After the Breakfast Buffet Trial is announced, Takumi starts to boast about what he is going to do.
    Takumi: You will see, Yukihira. I'll deliver up the ultimate breakfast of a traditional Italian egg dish that's been arranged using the Aldini's expertise.
    Soma: Whoah! And what's a traditional Italian egg dish?
    Takumi: Heh.
    Isami: You see, you use cheese, vegetables with eggs and...
    Takumi: Don't spill the beans, Isami!!!
    (Gets dragged away by Isami while yelling at Soma)
  • During the Surprise Egg challenge, one of the judges (Kyuusaku) tries Tadokoro's dish. At first he looks angry, then he asks this.
    Kyuusaku: Would you marry my grandson?
    Tadokoro: WHAT? No! Well... WHAT?
  • During the Kaarage arc, Soma asks Nikumi and his former classmate Mayu over to help investigate the rival kaarage stand. When the two girls meet, their mental monologues are definitely less than pleased at not getting to spend time with Soma alone. Soma's mental monologue... well, he gets that the situation is awkward but not exactly why.
  • The first half of Chapter 39 has the Polar Star students playing table tennis. During the match, a narrator box would occasionally pop up to remind readers "Shokugeki no Soma is a cooking manga".
  • When Soma and Megumi both first meet Shiomi, the woman immediately begins apologizing profusely for not having anything ready to offer her guests. This just makes Megumi start apologizing for barging in, creating an infinite loop of the two just apologizing to each other while Soma watches on.
  • After the Summer Vacation, Takumi once again started to boast and challenge Soma... Only to be interrupted by Soma asking who is behind him. Takumi plainly answers that the tall, handsome, thin guy is Isami, to Soma and Megumi's shock. The conversation deviates so much that, once again, Takumi's badass mood is gone.
  • The Don RS head cheering on Nikumi like he's her dad.
  • Kurase admitting she kind of likes Soma's bad dishes. And considering what those make her feel like...
  • The guys from Polar Star decide to do a party to celebrate the end of the first round of the Fall Classic, and they also invite the Aldini brothers and Ikumi. Obviously the three of them are wondering if they shouldn't be disturbed by Isshiki going around in a Naked Apron (not helped by the fact that the others are very used to this).
    • And to close the night, Isshiki appears also wearing a speedo.
    • The next morning, Soma and Megumi's reaction to Isshiki suited-up is priceless.
  • Chapter 62 opens with images of the 8 Fall Classic participants, with shots taken of each character looking badass during the preliminaries... except for Soma, whose picture is of when he dozed off in the middle of cooking.
  • Chapter 71: The sudden Jojo's Bizarre Adventure parody.
  • Soma goes to see Erina Nakiri for an opinion on his stew. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Erina has no basic skills for the most mundane things, like buying manga. Just getting her favorite manga is for as worth as lots of money.
  • When the Second Round starts in Chapter 85, Megumi notices how Hinako stares directly at her all the way across the stadium and notes to herself how cute Megumi is, continuing the dosis of Les Yay predatory approach from her.
    Hinako: (Thinking) Megumi-chan, you're looking as cute as always.
    Megumi: (Noticing her stares from across the hall) Eh... Our gazes are meeting...? From this distance?
  • Subaru Mimasaka stalking people. It's both creepy and hilarious.
  • Chapter 86: Soma nearly drowned himself when he was just washing his face, but he was to tired to do it.
    • Mimasaka hiding under Mitsuru's desk the whole time.
  • Chapter 93: After the announcement of the Finale of the Fall Classic results on a three-way between Hayama, Kurokiba and Soma, Ryou is seen angrily yelling at both Soma and Akira, until Alice removes his bandana and he suddenly becomes mellow once again. The funny part is Akira and Soma's reactions to the change.
  • Chapter 96: Soma suddenly approaches a blushing Ikumi, who wonders what's the important thing he has to ask her... only for Soma to ask her to teach him how to curate meat. Her dissapointment is noticeable.
    • Also all people in the audience's reaction when Soma awkwardly gets his fish out of the cooler, in contrast to how Badass Hayama and Kurokiba looked.
  • Chapter 97 continues what happened at the end of the previous chapter, incuding Soma grinning like a doofus and everyone's incredulous looks, including Hayama and Kurokiba's confused faces.
    • Kurokiba, still in his calm mode, even outright states how he would've reacted to this if his bandana were on:
      Kurokiba: If I were in berserk mode right now, I would have punched you.
    • Ikumi, Ryoko and Shun are worried about Soma's mystery technique used on his fish, and the three of them hope internally he didn't do any of his horrible experiments on it.
    • Then we finally meet Alice's mom, who at first looks tall, beautiful and stunning, only to introduce herself with very bad japanese. Some guys in the audience even comment that only she can make it sound charming.
  • Chapter 98:
    • Soma noticing that Kurokiba and Hayama are actually curious about his fish, right after both of them dismissed him. They can actually feel like Soma is an imp taunting them with fish.
    • The whole audience is impressed by how Doujima can sit so tranquil next to all the Nakiri's at the table.
    • In the Flashback, after meeting Ryou for the first time, Alice rushed to her mom requesting to have him as his assistant because Erina had one her age and she doesn't.
      • This is also crowned with a picture of Alice asking her mom to keep a stray dog on a box. Ryou is not amused by this.
  • In Chapter 103, there's a flashback from when Jun gave Akira his own room, which she decorated with Baby magazines as reference for an 8 year old boy.
  • Chapter 105 has many of them
    • Ikumi having formed a friendship with the Polaris girls.
      • Kanachi looks at Ikumi like a father sending his kid to her playmates' house.
      • The boys expecting them to do girly things while cooking, only to cut to Ikumi and Yuuki having a fierce and frenetic cook-off.
    • Soma visiting frequently Akira and Ryou.
      • Akira's place unwillingly becomes the gathering place.
      • Soma and Ryou still being Sore Losers days after the tournament was done.
      • Akira saying Jun should serve them the cheap snacks, with Ryou giving him an "I'm Standing Right Here".
      • Jun remembering being The Klutz during her student days. Soma actually guessed it right.
    • Hisako's reaction when Soma is revealed to be his coworker during the Stagiarie Week.
      • Also her depressed reaction with only hearing Erina's name.
  • In Chapter 109, Doujima trolls Shinomiya by proxy. Shinomiya is not amused.
  • In Chapter 114, after closing the restaurant and Koujirou let Soma participate in the design contest, Hinako almost blabbers in front of Professor Chapelle that they did an unnoficial Shokugeki at the Training Camp. While Fuyumi (giving Hinako a backhanded punch), Sekimori and Donato denied it repeatedly to their teacher, Koujirou also started to grab Hinako by the head, while the other three agreed to blame it on Doujima if they got busted.
  • Near the end of the Internships, Ryou's shows that he had to serve at a restaurant overrun by Japanese Delinquents. Turns out that his food and brash personality actually reformed the gang members, also to the point of them wanting to call him their "big brother".
  • When the rest of the Polaris members return in Chapter 117, we have a Brick Joke of Isshiki thinking Marui's only remains would be his broken glasses... Marui is fine (only more scrawny), and his glasses broke because they slipped from his skinny face and he stepped on them.
    • Soma defeating 3 challengers in a row and their exhausted faces.
    • Senzaemon presenting the board his new design for the Maple Leaf Hunt event... which has the same cute chibis from the Training Camp flyer. The others are quick to note that it's too friendly for the event.
  • Chapter 118 gives us the Top 9 of the 1st Years having to socialize with the rest of the Council of Ten Masters. Hilarity Ensues:
    • Megumi starts to panic for a lot of reasons:
      • First at the prospect of meeting the members of the Council, since she is still intimidated by the idea of talking to the best students of the school. The fear increments when she guesses that Soma will challenge any of them and get them in trouble.
      • Then when she realizes that, before meeting the sempais, her group don't get along well: Erina still hates Soma, Alice keeps teasing Hisako, Akira and Ryou are still vitriolic, there's still friction between Takumi and Subaru, who kept teasing Takumi about their match and Takumi is still obsessed with challenging Soma.
      • That soon is replaced by more fear when she realizes that the 2nd year members of the Council of Ten Masters are even worse than them, as the first interactions between them is to curse each other with more heavy insults.
      • Also the panic increases even more when Soma suddenly challenges all of them, earning shocked looks from everyone. That was promptly declined with a flat 'No' from the Council of Ten Masters second-years, as they are busy trying to beat the ones above them.
    • The first meetings after one month of not seeing each other:
      • Ryou and Akira still challenging each other verbally.
      • Takumi's first reaction is to criticize Soma's lack of care of his hair and also, being Takumi, wanting once more to challenge Soma after hearing that he was Shinomiya's intern.
      • Hisako telling Erina to thank Soma for the mangas. At first Erina gets bratty and refuses to thank him at all. Then Erina gets shocked when she realizes that Soma and Hisako had become friends.
  • Chapter 119 shows us the different sides of the Council of Ten Masters:
    • Kuga coolly taunts the first years that he will accept a Shokugeki from one of them if they can beat him in even one of the cooking aspects. Nene is quick to point his height.
      Kuga: I said 'related to cooking', you hag!!
    • Tsukasa's Shrinking Violet status, unexpected for the Council of Ten Masters's First Seat.
    • Council of Ten Masters's intimidation only fueled most of the first years' desires to overthrow them. Except Megumi, who's clearly terrified.
  • Episode 9 ends with Soma and Erina humming the ending theme (with Soma humming it completely off key), and the two eventually bumping into each other in the bathhouse.
  • In episode 11, Hinako being tied up repeatedly during the unofficial shokugeki, and somehow escaping each and every time. Despite not being a judge, she ends up tasting some of Koujirou's cooking anyway.
  • Chapter 121. We find out that Soma set up a boot right next to Kuga and gives himself an epic speech about how he's gonna win. And then Erina shows up and tells him that if his booth ends up in deficit, he'll be expelled. He proceeds to give her an epic Oh Crap! face.
  • Chapter 122. After Soma just finds out that he will be expelled if his stand doesn't gain any money, Kanachi explains that it would be impossible to go broke at the Festival... Unless he did something stupid like getting a stand next to an Council of Ten Masters member.
    • Alice, somehow managed to get Jun's approval to be part of the Shiomi Seminar's booth and declare herself as the leader of the booth. Akira is not amused and Ryou just gave up and went along.
  • By Chapter 124, we have some moments:
    • Soma and Megumi ran into Takumi and Isami. Because they can't compete with each other because of their locations, Takumi ends the conversation by promising a better match against him now that they all Took a Level in Badass... and then gets dragged away by Isami while his fangirls are still there.
    • Alice had been bossing Akira and Ryou around and took many liberties with the menu at whim. Also we discover how Alice managed to convince Jun to sign her up, because she basically used as main argument that she wanted to have good memories of the festival by working side by side with Akira. Jun immediately got excited and teary at the idea that Akira finally had friends his age, like any mother would react. At the day of the festival, both Erina and Soma wonder how much Alice made Ryou and Akira work, judging by their exhausted looks.
    • Soma discovers that Tootsuki has a School Anthem and everyone else is singing it.
  • Chapter 126, Soma, Megumi, Alice, Ryou, and Akira are in the red. As in, five of the top first-years. Naturally, Erina is not pleased.
    • Even thought Erina, Ikumi and Takumi gathered all of them to scold them, Soma and Alice's care-free attitude towards the whole situation is enough to piss them off. When Soma appears completely cool and the others are quick to nag at him, he keeps offering them the leftover buns. Alice is the first one who takes it. In the end, everyone is seen eating the buns, except for Erina, who kept rejecting them every time Soma offered her one.
    • As Akira gets increasingly frustrated by Alice being completely oblivious that she is the problem, it doesn't help that Ryou is not voicing his opinion to save the situation and just lets Alice whine and do as she wants. The cherry on top is that Ryou reminds Akira that it's going to be the same the next day, prompting Akira to have an Oh Crap! reaction.
      • Ikumi and Takumi even look at them while thinking that their teamwork is awful.
    • Also this bit while Soma is looking at the rankings.
      Alice: (munching on a bun) You're on the bottom.
      Akira: Yeah. With us.
    • As seen in Erina's anger, it's implied that she also wants Soma to defeat Kuga, even if she herself doesn't want to admit it.
  • Chapter 127, Soma and Nao meet. A caption reads "The meeting of two people who shouldn't have ever met."
    • The best part of the above is that Soma and Nao are bonding over disgusting food, while Megumi is a bit offput by the fact that they have good chemistry on the topic.
  • As Chapter 129, we finally find out that Soma's Sixth Ranger is Subaru, as he is the only person who can copy Somma's new dish in the exact same quality for the increasing customers they are grabbing from Kuga's line. To further his research, Soma gave Subaru the keys of the restaurant so he could get in character there, to Mayumi's shock. Crowned with a shot of Subaru copying Soma's exact same pose and words when he boasted to Kuga his 10-years-experience in the previous chapter.
    Subaru: I have ten more years of experience than you, Senpai.
    Soma: Ok, enough of that. Get to work.
  • Pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment the following chapter along with Ikumi, the Aldini brothers appear to give Soma extra hands.
    Takumi: I wouldn't mind helping you out if you insist, you know?
    Isami: Ah, Can I borrow this stove? Leave boiling the noodles to me.
    Soma: That would be awesome!
    Takumi: Hey, Wait, Isami!!
  • Episode 19 introduces some of the chosen students for the Autumn Election with a title card. Takumi's reads as "The Vaguely Uninteresting Takumi Aldini."
  • After finding out that Kuga placed Second on the fourth day, Rindou rushed to his stall... Only to mock him.
    • Watching her teasing Kuga and him getting flustered makes Megumi think that their interactions are like two siblings.
    • For the rest of the fifth day, Rindou spent all that time having lunch at their booths, annoying Kuga and getting to know Soma's strategy. She flat out says that his plan was optimistic and very unrealistic.
  • From Chapter 132:
    • Rindou treats both Soma and Megumi to Eishi Tsukasa's booth, where they find out that he is the only one cooking, looking calm and collected in the center... only for him to start worrying about every little detail once he finishes a dish.
    • When he arrives to their table, he starts asking them a lot if there's something bothering them, to which Rindou replies that they are uncomfortable because of him asking them about everything, which sends him into depression when Megumi admits that he is being awkward.
    • After their dinner, Soma and Megumi decide to go home because they don't have Pine tickets to try anything else, but then Soma suggest visiting Erina despite not having money or reservations, thinking that Erina owes him a favor after he gave her some buns. Megumi clarifies that Soma actually forced her to take them.
  • In Chapter 135, Soma finally has his first direct talk to Senzaemon Nakiri. Just as Soma is reaching his room, he finds the old man waiting in his room shirtless and flexing his muscles there for no good reason. His rather low key reaction at this is lampshaded because he already saw Gin totally naked doing the exact same thing.
    • Then in Chapter 136, Senzaemon and Soma continue their conversation by asking Soma to tag-along for his night-jogging... with the old man running along with him and doing arm hang excercises with ease while showing off his muscles. Soma is quite impressed.
    • When Senzaemon asked Soma about his opinion of Erina as a person, he says that Erina is very difficult to talk to and gets annoyed very easily... completely unaware that most of the time it was him who pressed her buttons.
  • After Erina runs away from her home with Alice, Ryou and Hisako, they deliberate where she can stay. Alice says that Erina is too naive to live on her own in a motel. Erina gets offended by the statement, but it's not far from being true.
    • Where did Alice got the idea of being a runaway? From documentaries and TV dramas.
  • In Chapter 142, in the midst of all the dramatics surrounding Azami's takeover and reforming of Totsuki Academy, Soma goes off to challenge Eizan to a Shokugeki in order to save the Polar Star Dorm, where the judges will undoubtedly be rigged to vote for Eizan regardless. How does Soma inform his friends? He leaves a note that almost sounds like the kind your mother would leave when she's not gonna be home for dinner.
    Note: I've gone to challenge Eizan-senpai to a Shokugeki. I left some curry in the fridge, please heat it up and enjoy. Cheers, Yukihira Soma.

Betsubara (or Omakes or Print Bonus)

  • Takumi hiding in a corner deciding if step on Soma's foot.
  • Betsubara 1 has a section where Soma, Takumi and others discuss their casual clothes:
    • Soma wears a Hanten (equivalent of going around in pijamas during daytime) in his free time. Fumio and Megumi picture him as a middle-age guy needing a cup of sake. Fumio then points out Jouichirou used to do the same while Gin lectured him about keeping a good image as an Council of Ten Masters member.
    • Takumi shows he is a fashionista himself and gets annoyed when he sees Soma's "lack of fashion sense", emphasizing how much of a Generation Xerox those two are to Gin and Jouichirou.
    • Ikumi shows up in a biker jacket saying Kanachi made her use it. Once Soma compliments the look on her, Ikumi says she's going to wear it more often.
    • Takumi and Soma's reaction when they see Isshiki's abbility to quickly switch from his regular clothes to his fundoshi with just walking behind a tree. Megumi, however, is used to this and treats it like an everyday normal quirk from him.
  • The one-shot cross over cor the Shounen Jump manga also has quite a few moments:
  • Betsubara 3 brings us few takes on how the students had lunch. Hilarity Ensues:
    • Ikumi goes to the Polaris Dorms with a bento she made for Soma, intending to say that she made too much in her class practice... Only to see that the dorm already has too much food from each of them.
    • Two of Takumi's fangirls approach both Takumi and Isami and invite them for lunch. Isami then suggests they taste each other's plates. The girls end up depressed because the Aldinis cook much better than them.
      • If you notice their expressions, Takumi has no clue at all, while Isami has a mischievous expression when he suggests the exchange.
    • Hisako making a body check to Alice and Ryou before they can approach Erina, like they would carry weapons.
      • The Death Glares between Hisako and Ryou.
      • Erina is too full because she had to sample a lot of dishes from her job.
    • Then we have a scene from the past, as two girls begged Jouichirou for more of him.
      • Turns out that they were begging him for his failures.
      • Gin flat out rejects Jouichirou's invitation.
  • In an extra, while Doujima and Hitoshi are supervising the Breakfast Trials, the other alumni were having their sleepovers.
    • Koujirou, being this group's Marui, has his room invaded by his friends, with Hinako insisting on playing games, Donato bringing wine and Fuyumi making the snacks.
    • Erina gets dissapointed when she finds out that the alumni borrowed the Othello before her.
  • Before Koujirou orders to open a wine bottle for themselves, Wei reminds him that they have a tight budget. Koujirou frenetically starts calculating before approving.
    • Wei points out that they still shouldn't if he's going to make the calculations so frenetically.
    • Soma looks amused at how hard is to lead a business like that.
    • Hinako and Lucie complain about being tied again.