December 11, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Food Wars! Vol. 10 (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma #10) by Yuto Tsukuda
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*Published February 2, 2016*
This…this was an interesting volume. It kind of gave me the shivers while reading it while making me want to continue reading it all at the same time. How’s that for good writing?
It’s the last quarterfinal match of the Fall Classic. Takumi Aldini, looking for another chance to challenge Soma, faces off against the smug-looking Subaru Mimasaka. What’s making him so confident? The truth—and the dish he prepares—sends the entire auditorium into an uproar! Let the shokugeki begin!
This being the last quarterfinal match of the Fall Classic, we can see where the major drama for the anime comes into effect. Granted, the drama has been there this entire time, but it was in this particular volume where I truly felt it ramp up. All because of Subaru Mimasaka. He is absolutely terrifying, and the way he gets others to move into a shokugeki to take their prized instrument is even more so. So, when we see him go up against Takumi Aldini, a hothead who just wants to battle against Soma again, we see how devastating his mimic and improve technique truly is.
I think this is where Yuto Tsukuda does amazing is ramping up the heebie jeebies of a character to where it was hard for me to read what was happening on the page. When an author can do that, make me want to stop reading because of a character, but I continue to read anyway because. I. Need. To. Know. What. HAPPENS! then that’s when I know that I have found a series and an author that knows what they are doing. And whoever wins this quarterfinal will be going up against Soma (most likely) in the semifinals. So, it’ll be one of the more interesting battles to see, both here and in the semis.
What turns you off from a character? Do you continue to read, or do you have to stop reading the book? Comment below and let me know!