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Depends on how it plays out, but the tone doesn't feel too different from how that arc started. And the "villains" being almost about as edgy (what with being the mafia and all)
We cut away to Takumi having a chase scene on a boat. This isn't remotely edgy.
Edit: Azami was introduced by Erina's reaction to him: cold and terrifying. There's been nothing remotely like that with these mafia cooks. They're making threats and talking about "darkness" and whatnot, but it's all portrayed as very silly.
Edited by Clarste on Jul 8th 2018 at 1:41:12 AM
We just literally had a guy threatened at gun point about two chapters ago...
But did it ever feel bone-chilling and terrifying? And it was resolved almost immediately by Megumi showing him the true meaning of hospitality. At no point was he portrayed as a real threat, and all the rest of them were beaten offscreen and turned into jokes about the various Elite 10 members.
Frankly if you think this is the same tone as the start of the Azami arc I can only conclude that you're tonally illiterate.
You're doing an extremely poor job of getting your point across by insulting me you know :
Regardless, Central never came off as legitimate threats either because they were dealt with almost as easily. Do you not remember half of the jokes here on how tryhard they were when they first showed up? So I don't get how they somehow came off as more threatening when they were just as simply disposed off and made jokes of like you just described for these guys.
Edited by BlackYakuzu94 on Jul 8th 2018 at 7:25:01 AM
Azami was a threat to Erina. He was intimidating and brought back memories of child abuse that felt a bit too real for the previously comedic tone of the story. That's how the arc started: when Azami marched into Erina's school festival restaurant and intimidated her. Yes, the members of Central eventually turned out to be a joke, but Azami was never treated as a joke until much later, when his seriousness which had been built up for half the series was intentionally contrasted by putting him in absurd situations. And even then he was still portrayed as scary.
Comparing that to some random fodder guy hyping up the "darkness of the underworld chefs" for one chapter before being immediately beaten to show how much Megumi has grown is absurd to me.
The introduction to this arc lacks anything remotely equivalent to Azami.
Edited by Clarste on Jul 8th 2018 at 4:35:56 AM
Fine, I still don't like it and think it's fucking stupid. How about that.
Sure, you can feel however you want. And it's certainly possible this arc will turn out to be awful.
Honestly, stuff like this is probably just a natural consequence of running out of school stuff to challenge Soma and the others with. Which is shame, because I don't think the series has really built its way up to things like "Dark Chefs" properly, but it is what it is.
Reservations aside for a second, it could still be fun.
So, the spoilers are out early this week, and, uh, maybe we should just pretend that the series ended with the RDC. The mystery guy is Saiba Asahi, Jouichiro's secret evil older son who is way stronger than his father.
Edited by IniuriaTalis on Jul 11th 2018 at 3:07:31 PM
That's fucking hilarious, assuming it's true.
Edited by LSBK on Jul 11th 2018 at 2:43:07 PM
I actually did an audible "What the fuck?" when I read that spoiler at 4am. It was just too ridiculous to be true.
Edited by BlackYakuzu94 on Jul 11th 2018 at 5:47:59 AM
And here I was hoping for some promising first years who would challenge the new elite10. But nah, that would’ve made too much sense
I think I've seen a fanfic like this once...
It's just like one of my Spanish telenovas.
This reveal along with the Academia spoilers makes for one hell of a coincidence.
It's not a true soap opera until someone gets pregnant, sorry.
Well, this is certainly the least interesting option for the reveal.
What if it was Souma's evil twin that goes by the name Saiba?
That's exactly what it is lol. Inu posted an abridged version of the spoilers, but basically.
Soma calls Jou for answers and he reveals that the other Saiba is "Asahi Saiba" and is apparently Jou's other son. Jou hangs up on Soma because he's in the middle of a Shokugeki with Asahi at the very moment and loses 5-0. Asahi then claims he's going to Japan to meet his brother.
Edited by BlackYakuzu94 on Jul 11th 2018 at 5:18:01 AM
Good God this is like a fan-fic.
Why the flying squirral would you not tell your kid he has a sibling?
Because the sibling is EEEEEEEEEVIL!, obviously.
I wonder if this means that Rindou was a deliberate Red Herring for this.
It kind of depresses me that this series is devolving into the same shit that has befallen so many other Shonen, because damn, I really liked it starting out. Now its...almost Bleach and Naruto tier and that's sad.
Huh. This might actually ruin the series.
How high's the chance that the leaker is just trolling?
I Ts from the same source that has always posted spoilers and they have not been wrong before.
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