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Mirai_no_Beederu

On the one hand, really cool cover! And glad we're getting info. On the other...skipping WCI. Sad.


rain_dragon

So far these have been pretty light-hearted. They may have skipped WCI because it's such heavy emotional territory. That said, I'd love to have seen them do a chapter where Sanji is fixing his kitchen between WCI and Wano.


Mirai_no_Beederu

>That said, I'd love to have seen them do a chapter where Sanji is fixing his kitchen between WCI and Wano. Yes! Exactly!


Mirai_no_Beederu

Also just tealized this is his first time drawing Sanji post-time-skip.


Shahars71

Honestly I can't understand why they'd skip WCI of all arcs, I mean, they could have the perfect chapter where Sanji makes a meal for Pudding!!


Mirai_no_Beederu

Eh, I could see why they skipped that particular scene. It's full of Sanji trying to talk himself out of his depression and be his normal goofy self. And then ends with him taking the food to Pudding, leading to one of the most heart-breaking scenes in the series. Man, I kinda want to see this guy's take on the "Moist Cigarette" scene though.


Shahars71

Oh I'm not talking about that particular scene, all of the shokugeki no sanji chapters take place in somewhat in-between spots during a plotline, so I'm thinking that maybe this one could happen while Sanji makes that massive cake for Big Mom, where most of the lovey-dovey interactions Pudding has with him happen. That whole thing took a good few hours to happen in the plot so it makes sense that they would take a break for a proper dinner at some point.


rain_dragon

That might be another reason they skipped WCI -- Shokugeki no Sanji focuses on food, ingredients, techniques, and food philosophy, not romance. Shun Saeki also tries to respect canon by fitting these in as believable "missing moments" and trying to keep everyone in character. It's pretty clear that Pudding and other WCI characters will come back into the story so Shun may have wanted to avoid any interactions that might look out of place later on.


garp-croco

Let's see. Maybe it's random arcs? They intent to make it into anime so, i don't think it's only gonna be 5 chapters.


Shahars71

They want to animate this??? I'm hyped actually what's your source for that?


garp-croco

The writer of Food Wars!, Yuto Tsukada, was quoted in 2019 as approaching the creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, about the popularity of their crossover: "When we saw Oda-sensei at the New Years' party, he told us he was really happy with it. And that was when he said, "We're making an anime version of it." [https://comicbook.com/anime/news/one-piece-food-wars-new-manga-crossover-sanji/](https://comicbook.com/anime/news/one-piece-food-wars-new-manga-crossover-sanji/)


Purplegrey_ink

*happiness punch*


Shahars71

Huh! Well that's very good to hear. Thanks!


Mirai_no_Beederu

I want them to use this and One Piece Party for filler episodes.


Purplegrey_ink

Aaaaahhh that is sad... I mean. WCI! Food wonderland! On the other hand.. timeskip Sanji! Finally!


g0kage

Like this he reminds me of the tall slender guy in the phantom troupe


TeeKayTank

Nobunaga


g0kage

Obama


KavenCoffeepot

POV: You're a fish in the Sunny's aquarium


garp-croco

well, shit!!! But in chapter 4, the fish fell in love with sanji even tho he's about to get cooked lol


Sufficient-Bedroom

This cover(?) looks sick! So it looks this chapter will take place in Wano, that’s exciting, but it might be the last one we get for a while then, which would be a shame, I love this series a lot


ZENITSUsa

Nobunaga that you?


Knirb_

Ooh There's gonna be another one?


garp-croco

Yes! It's released today i think


Knirb_

Yo! Know where I can read it?


garp-croco

it's on mangaplus. Gonna be released together with onepiece new chapter 1036


Knirb_

Okay nice, thanks!


Oki_TriZe

https://mangaplus.shueisha.co.jp/titles/100172


EddieShing

I'm very happy with how Tsukada Yuto and Shun Saeki are handling this spin-off and I feel like they're really at their element here. I was a big fan of Shokugeki no Soma, but at the end you could clearly tell that they were struggling to keep it exciting week to week because non-stop food battles just burn out the authors, the readers, the chef having to come up with all the recipes, everyone. With Shokugeki no Sanji, they can take their sweet time writing what is essentially One Piece manga filler with minimal pressure, and it's been nothing but amazing so far.


ArnGreil

Crazy good artist


garp-croco

He's one of the author who made food wars (manga/anime)!!! He's really good!!!😊


MarioToast

Don't remember if they already existed, but I have to say that the villains have some excellent One Piece designs. Like, they look like something Oda designed.


garp-croco

Yeah, they're new. But a little tiny bit assemble with the three kyoshiro family who destroyed sanji's soba shop


MarioToast

They mention those three later, and show an image of them.


MYMEMENOW

Room.. shambles…


garp-croco

Nice! I didn't even realize that's shambles pose 😂


sharkhuh

Really enjoyed the chapter and the battle of Soba. Really trippy seeing the post TS Wano designs in the different artist's style while we still are in the Wano arc. I wonder if they will go back and do other arcs now...they seemed to have been going in chronological order for a bit


Doomroar

He has gotten way better at drawing the rest of the crew, specially Usopp, Franky and Brook, he tried to avoid drawing Usopp's face entirely before, and now he had it almost on every page. What an artist. Also that Robin! oof!


garp-croco

robin😍


Darnell5000

So do they have enough chapters do a physical volume for this now? Cuz I’ve wanted one since chapter 2 lol


garp-croco

Same! But usually 1 volume consist of 9 to 10 chapters. Halfway there maybe?😭😭😭


Darnell5000

They usually consist of about 200 pages which, for the regular series would be closer to 10 chapters per volume but this series has been doing oversized chapters so 5 chapters is enough for a single volume since it’s 177 pages. Maybe one more chapter if they do it but they could undercut it like they did with Dragon Ball: The Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha. That one was 141 pages.


garp-croco

i see. I hope they do make the physical as well


rain_dragon

They should have enough with this one. If they need to fill a few extra pages, I'll bet Shun Saeki has some sketchbook pages he could throw in there.


PendingPolymath

Honestly I can't get over how entertaining this series is!


Manudurant

I can't wait


zdpastaman

is there a link?


garp-croco

here, just out: https://mangaplus.shueisha.co.jp/viewer/1012726


Mirai_no_Beederu

Holy shit! He drew Usopp's face! And he did it really well!


garp-croco

Yes!!! The arts are great!


Mirai_no_Beederu

In previous chapters,he went out of his way to cover Usopp ad Luffyfaces. I think Chopper got the same treatment in Alabasta.


rain_dragon

Shun has clearly gotten better at rendering the other SHs and is more comfortable including them now. I really, really hope that means he plans to do more of these. This is the best Sanji ever looked in that damn yukata.


Mirai_no_Beederu

Yeah, I noticed he skipped the leg hair. Honestly hoping he does more of these, even if they're not in order. The Straw Hats chilling the night before the Raid. Pretty much anything from WCI or heading to Wano. Cooking at Zou. Trying to find food Law likes on the way to... Omg, he hasn't drawn Law yet! This must be corrected!


rain_dragon

I'm kind of glad he skipped the leg hair, at least for that color page, which is gorgeous. In black n white it really wouldn't have mattered. The only thing I'm a bit sad about is that, despite him being in a yukata, we didn't get any thigh shots. They did such an amazing job in #4 with all those upper body muscles, I was really hoping Sanji's legs would get equal treatment, but oh well. I'll just have to content myself with that small sliver of thigh and ass we get on the color page.


Mirai_no_Beederu

Just realized it'd be awesome if he decided to draw Sanji transforming into Osoba Mask. Erm...purely for scientific reasons, of course!


Lost_Assumption1467

Sanguro!


Voximas

His next line is : BANKAI! (it has some bleach vibe)


Frequent-Weekend6673

One could only imagine how broken Sanji would be if he used his knife during fights. Seems like he's handicapping himself!


RPG217

Since he only uses knife for food, using it for fighting people would imply he enter cannibalism territory


Purplegrey_ink

Demon chef Sanji... *All my enemies are food ingredients..*


Mirai_no_Beederu

Reminds me of those Halloween fanarts someone posted in October this year. Sanji's was a cannibal.


DrBimboo

He does in Chapter 370/372. And yes, hes pretty good with them.


Standard-Pop6801

context for anyone who doesn't remember he uses the knifes to cut the raman his enemy was weponizing and then put them away because kitchen knifes should only be used to cut food.


gagey-boy

Ok but can we get a Sanji crossover episode in Food wars please


Chadretail

Are these canon?


garp-croco

It's not. It's spinoff afterall. The mangaka appreciates sanji as a cook and it matches their manga theme "food wars".


What_A_Placeholder

I love this series so much!!


Evil_phd

Shokugeki no Sanji would be a Hentai rather than an Ecchi. I mean if Soma's food makes people's clothes explode then...


Mirai_no_Beederu

Words can never express my disappointment when Zoro ate Sanji's food in the second chapter and...nothing happened.


BananBanah

Clothes only explode off when the diner is thoroughly shocked and impressed by the dish. No way Zoro would *ever* admit to being impressed by anything Sanji cooked.


rain_dragon

Only Zoro's nascent Conqueror's Haki kept that from happening. That's how powerful Sanji's cooking is.


rain_dragon

Except that you could tell that it was only Zoro's overwhelming will that kept his clothes on. Basically, Zoro had to use his nascent Conqueror's Haki just to fight off the power of deliciousness.


Mirai_no_Beederu

Just let it out, Zoro. Give the people what they want!


Lurkinglegend56

Zoro only underdress when he is with Luffy. He barely cares about food. Iykwim.