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Put your minds at ease, world who were v me in gift disappointed that the fried chicken arc had been skipped – it"s simply been rearranged, and next week will bring us the story, i m sorry frankly provides me feel better about the remainder of the show. And if you think around it, that does make feeling to move it to after Joichiro"s visit to Soma, given his last words, which are the very same in the manga.

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This week is just one of the more low-key episodes the Food Wars has actually had, despite the fact that the covers a cook-off in between Soma and also his dad. Maybe this is due to the fact that Soma has actually nothing at stake here – he"s been food preparation with his father every his life and competing versus him since he was in the sixth grade. This certainly explains why Soma is so competitive in his day-to-day life, but likewise why the various shokugeki haven"t yes, really phased him. His dad, as we learned last week, was the second Seat during his time in high school, and therefore one of the peak chefs to come the end of Totsuki. If Soma"s supplied to cooking against him, why need to anyone else bother him? also though Soma wasn"t conscious of Joichiro"s status, the can certainly recognize the difference in skill between his father and the other human being he"s food preparation against, add to his father has been running a an extremely successful restaurant for every one of Soma"s life, while many of the people who an obstacle Soma (or whom he challenges) space still students v no practical, real-life experience. All of sudden his perspective makes a lot more sense. (At the very least to his dorm buddies, who have actually a new understanding the him.)

The challenge Soma"s dad proposes is to do breakfast, and also this is further expanded by the dorm head come an vitality meal an ideal for who who"s to be up all night. Both Soma and also Joichiro instantly begin preparations, yet what"s most interesting is how easy castle are around it all. There"s no tension whatsoever – it"s really clear the this is other the 2 of them carry out all the time. Seeing this camaraderie is not just a nice change of speed in the show, but also just pleasant to watch. They"re cooking separately, however also clearly sharing space. It simply feels an ext natural than most of the cooking we"ve seen. In maintaining with the slower pace of the episode, even the foodgasms room toned down, return Tadokoro"s “prince” is just one of the creepier looking males I"ve seen in anime, and also certainly increase there through the wonder cabbage girls for memorability.

On the whole, this episode functions as the sort of respite we don"t frequently have in Food Wars. It"s sort of calm, no filled through anything as well extravagant, and it provides us some understanding into Soma without explicitly telling us concrete facts. Together an added bonus, it allows us check out that Joichiro really does care about his son, regardless of his unceremonious leave-taking back in episode one and subsequent absence from his life. Due to the fact that we understand the next big cooking event is swiftly approaching, that seems likely that Joichiro pertained to not just examine on Soma, but likewise to offer him a boost for that. ~ all, he didn"t simply prepare his dish, he defined how and why he did things, for this reason indirectly giving Soma a lesson; the same have the right to be said for last week when he had actually his boy be his sous-chef. It"s a nice small detail that as soon as again is not flat out stated, structure both characters in a ethereal way. Maintaining the cast of characters small this episode additionally helped to store things tight and unusually polite for this show. Ns can"t deny that it was a treat no to have world fussing, freaking out, and crowing around their superiority throughout the episode.

Speaking of self-assumed superiority, the idea that Erina either has a like on Joichiro or idolizes him (or both) is really driven house this week with two separate scenes of she blushing at his snapshot or suspect presence. Backbiting of the character show up to be able to look front to her acquiring some sort of come-uppance when she learns that he is; I"m simply hoping it"ll take it her under a peg or two. In any type of event, we"ll have to wait a little bit for that, because next week...fried chicken!

Rating: B

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Rebecca Silverman is ANN"s senior manga critic.


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