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Advancement Exam is the fiftieth episode of the Shokugeki no Soma anime. It is also the thirteenth and first episode of the second half of the third season's Totsuki Train Arc.

Plot Summary Edit

Set after Sōma Yukihira's loss to Eishi Tsukasa, and the revelation about Soma's father, Eishi announces that the Promotion Exams will be coming up. Eishi says that those who follow Central will not be expelled, whilst those who do will. Hearing this the Polar Star Dormitory frantically pens letters home, knowing they will be expelled for opposing Central. At a crossroad to decide who to follow- Central or the Rebels, Erina Nakiri tells Soma how she met Jōichirō Yukihira. When she was young, one of her clients cancelled a tasting, so Erina was lonely. Suddenly, he saw his grandfather, Senzaemon Nakiri, being served by a man, Joichiro Saiba. As she was hungry, Joihiro made a dish for Erina, and tasting she thought "it was fun". However, six months from that day, her father, Azami Nakiri, started his "training". After hearing this, Soma made an Chicken Egg Tempura Don, hoping to make her join the Rebels side. Despite using eggs that were cheap and low-quality, Erina realised that cooking was what she always wanted to do, and promptly finished the dish. The next day, she announced to all the Rebels she would be training them.

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Manga and Anime Differences Edit

  • In the scene where Erina has a food-gasm after eating Soma's Tempura Don, there are little Soma-chicks tickling Erina in the anime. However, the Soma-chicks are not present in the manga. 

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