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User Info: PK_Spam

PK_Spam
3 weeks ago#1
What were they THINKING giving us an Erina ending and not Megumi.

Who the hell wanted Erina to win when she’s basically just a goalpost to reach for the entire first part of the series?
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User Info: red255

red255
3 weeks ago#2
There where more important questions raised by the ending than that.

It got extremely terrible around the time ntr dad shows up as a villain and half the school agrees with him so they can have a battle.

Are you going to explain why you are siding with the bad guy?

No. Don't you feel like that can't just get glossed over?
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PK_Spam
3 weeks ago#3
Why did half of Americans side with the obvious bad guy? Most people are very dumb
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
3 weeks ago#4
Megumi is too pure and perfect.

red255 posted...
There where more important questions raised by the ending than that.
It got extremely terrible around the time ntr dad shows up as a villain and half the school agrees with him so they can have a battle.
Yeah, I dropped the series not long after that. "I want to get rid of all restaurants and replace them with expensive McDonalds!" -> A plethora of chefs that *should* be overprotective of their personal menus: "Yeah, sure. Sounds great. Can't think of anything wrong with that idea. Sign me up!".

I tried to roll with it just as an over-the-top Saturday morning cartoon villain thing hoping that at least the cooking segments would remain good but then you had arcs like a contest being completely rigged again Souma yet he manages to win with a potato he found behind the fridge and some berries he foraged or some such. No. You can't make a gourmet meal with that. Just, no.
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User Info: Nintendoomed89

Nintendoomed89
3 weeks ago#5
Why so many of the students sided with Azami was never the issue. They sided with him because he promised them that by giving up on their individual interests to follow the teachings of Central they would never have the threat of expulsion hang over them again. This is a school where that one kid got expelled because he used a citrus shampoo and they constantly have tests and events where if they didn't pass a certain threshold they would be expelled. Not to mention the prevailing sense of apathy felt by so many of the students who simply gave up and decided that they would never be as good as the top chefs. Central gave them the hope to reach that status with no effort or sacrifice on their part. The students who joined Azami and Central did so with the understanding that they would be trading their individuality for security, both in school and afterwards as they were guaranteed to be chefs trained to cook undeniably good dishes at restaurants owned by Central. The basic theme of the vast majority of the story, individuality vs. security, was never a bad one.

The problem was the absolute piss poor execution. To this day I am convinced that the shift after the Fall Classic arc was due to a change in editors, although I don't know if it's because the new editor pushed them in a new direction or if they deferred too much to the author wanting to go into a new direction. The goals, methods and characterization of Azami and Central were wildly inconsistent, plot points were continuously dropped and picked up seemingly at random and a legitimate explanation of the Central philosophy wasn't given to the readers until well after 100 chapters into the arc.
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SilentCaay
3 weeks ago#6
Nintendoomed89 posted...
they were guaranteed to be chefs trained to cook undeniably good dishes at restaurants
That would make them cooks, not chefs. Which is the point. If you think this makes sense, you don't understand chefs. It's like asking an artist to put down their brush and start operating a copy machine.
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Nintendoomed89
3 weeks ago#7
I think that you're overly focusing on semantics. The point is that they're indeed sacrificing their individuality for security.
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Final_Revenger
3 weeks ago#8
Now sure the ending might imply that he gets together with Erina, but who is to say that's the end? His Dad told Soma that he will improve his cooking by finding someone to cook for. But Soma is destined to become the GOAT so he will surpass everyone by finding not just one woman to cook for, but several. Harem ending, baby.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
3 weeks ago#9
The difference between an artist and not-an-artist is not semantics. That's a huge deal. They're all going to a very prestigious school to chase their dreams of being chefs and one guy pops in out of nowhere and is like "Yeah, I want you all to give up on your dreams" and they're all just like "Sure, no biggie.".
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Mahjong Soul - Forever Greedy - https://youtu.be/FsbnY7_Criw

User Info: Nintendoomed89

Nintendoomed89
3 weeks ago#10
SilentCaay posted...
The difference between an artist and not-an-artist is not semantics. That's a huge deal. They're all going to a very prestigious school to chase their dreams of being chefs and one guy pops in out of nowhere and is like "Yeah, I want you all to give up on your dreams" and they're all just like "Sure, no biggie.".
Yes, that's exactly what happened. Because there was security in doing so. You're making this more complicated than it actually is.
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