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Momo Akanegakubo

Momo Akanegakubo (茜ヶ久保 もも(あかねがくぼ もも), Akanegakubo Momo?) is a 90th Generation Tōtsuki Academy Alumnus, and the former 3rd seat of the Elite Ten Council. [3]

AppearanceEdit

Momo is a petite girl and is the shortest member of the Elite Ten Council, with her head stopping just below Satoshi Isshiki's chest.[4] She has short purple hair with fringed hime-styled bangs and part of her hair is tied up to resemble cat ears. She also has green eyes.

She wears a standard Tōtsuki uniform and is always carrying around a large stuffed cat doll with a purple and pink color scheme named Bucchi (ブッチ).[5] Bucchi's hands are often ripped off whenever she cooks as his hands serve as her oven mitts.[6] Her normal cooking attire is a standard white chefs uniform with a chef cravat.[7][8]

PersonalityEdit

Momo and Bucchi are annoyed by Sōma

Momo and Bucchi display their irritation for Sōma

Momo is stubborn and taciturn, usually refusing to interact with new people that she meets. According to Mea Yanai, it takes at least a month before Momo will acknowledge someone new, let alone make eye contact when talking.[9] Momo seems to be antisocial, as she doesn't like talking to new people, or people she deems as low/unworthy. She also is seemingly competitive, especially whenever someone implies they want to challenge her. Like most of the Elite Ten members, she has cocky tendencies, hardly considering her underclassmen a threat to her, even using her past accomplishments as a means of establishing their inability to defeat her.[10] She mainly displays this manner by assigning nicknames to her peers which masks her condescending demeanor underneath a trait deemed "cute".[11] Whenever Momo becomes angry or annoyed, Bucchi reflects her feelings by displaying a cruciform popping veins on its face.[12][9][13] She is also scared of riding airplanes.[14]

When referring to herself, she often speaks in third person in attempt to make herself sound cuter.

HistoryEdit

In her early childhood, whenever Momo went toy shopping with her mother, she had the odd habit of selecting toys that appeared unappealing. However, those toys would later become trendy items, which caught the eyes of her parents. As a result, similar to Erina Nakiri, Momo gained the reputation of a renowned consultant, providing designing advice to various companies on products such as books, toys, clothing, and sweets.[15]

Momo enrolled into Tōtsuki Culinary Academy as part of the 90th Generation and would later attain the 4th seat of the Elite Ten Council by her third year. As a third year student, Momo completed the Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training Camp and Stagiaire events in her first year and all subsequent events afterwards.

Before her debut, she alongside other members of the Elite Ten gathered and selected the participants of the 43rd Annual Tōtsuki Autumn Election.[16][17]

PlotEdit

Moon Banquet FestivalEdit

Main article: Moon Banquet Festival Arc

Elite Ten Council members

Momo arriving at the Autumn Leaf viewing ceremony

As a member of the Elite Ten, Momo and the other Elite Ten Members attended the Autumn Leaf Viewing ceremony, so the first year students who participated in the 43rd Annual Autumn Election Main Tournament could formally meet them.[4] Throughout the event, Momo did not say anything and decided to play with her cat doll, as she watched the event unfold.[18][3] After the conclusion of the ceremony, Momo left the premise and prepare for the last fall event: The Moon Banquet Festival.[19]

Momo cooks for her customers during the festival

Momo during the festival's fourth day

After two weeks of preparation, Momo, alongside other Elite Ten members, appeared during the Moon Banquet Festival's opening ceremony, where she seen throwing her cat doll in the air.[20] On the first day, Momo was ranked first place on the Uptown Area, and continued this stride for the duration of the Moon Banquet Festival.[21][22][23]

CentralEdit

Main article: Central Arc

After the conclusion of the Festival, Tōtsuki received a shift in leadership as Senzaemon Nakiri was replaced by Azami Nakiri. Momo was one of the six Elite Ten members to vote in favor of Azami[22][24], and joined in his organization Central.

After Central was formed, she stated that she hates what Satoshi Isshiki did regarding the Shokugeki rules. She then prepares herself to have a Shokugeki with The Chocolate RS head, which she wins with ease.

Promotion Exams & Régiment de CuisineEdit

Main article: Promotion Exams Arc

Momo, along with the rest of Central's members, was brought to Hōkkaido to deal with the last of the rebels. Due to her fear of flying, Momo had to be literally dragged onto the plane by fellow Elite Ten member Sōmei.

Post-graduationEdit

In the four months following Central's disbandment, Momo graduated from Tōtsuki.

Cooking StyleEdit

Confectionery - Momo specializes in confectionery, particularly in creating western sweets and cakes. She is the school's top pâtissiere and despite her specialty laying in sweets, her skill allowed her to be the 3rd seat of the Elite Ten Council.[25]

DishesEdit

  • Autumn Leaf Viewing Entremet - Momo's dish for the Autumn Leaf Viewing event for the first-years. A red compacted entremet garnished with leaning piles of caramel shard, a maple leaf and matcha green tea. The entremet is layered with a cheese mousse, apple, blue cheese and a sponge cake made with crushed walnuts. As one would expect, this sweet evokes strong impressions of autumn through the use of seasonal ingredients. Fitting to its original purpose, this dish demonstrates the degree of skill that not only Momo possesses, but also that of the Elite Ten Council.
  • Chocolate Covered Checkerboard Cake -
    Chocolate Checkerboard Cake

    Chocolate Covered Checkerboard Cake

    Momo's dish for her shokugeki against Chocolate RS during the Survivors' purge. A chocolate cake covered in ganache and stylized with a chocolate rose. Each slice of cake has the appearance of a checkerboard on its cross-section, hence the name. The elaborate preparation of this dessert easily defeated the head of the Chocolate RS.
  • Queen's Apple Tart - Momo's dish for her match against Megumi Tadokoro during the 3rd Card of the 3rd Bout of the Rebels Vs. Central Régiment de Cuisine. A series of apple tarts shaped like actual roses and carried in a basket, Momo delivers the aroma of the damask rose from the rose syrup, creating a blissfully sweet dish that who ever eats it will transform into the denizen of the land of fairytale dreams. In fact, the basket she carries her apple tarts in is made of bread and completely edible as well.
    Momo's roll cake castle

    Japanese Roll Cake Castle

  • Japanese Roll Cake Castle - Momo's dish for her match against Erina Nakiri during the 1st Card of the 4th Bout of the Rebels Vs. Central Régiment de Cuisine. A series of sponge roll cakes made with muscovado sugar and multiple food colorings made of strawberry purée, matcha powder, cocoa powder and black sesame paste. The garnishes include amezaiku (which is a type of pulled candy) and two types of berries which are strawberries and blueberries. With all these flavors combined it like an unavoidable barrage of cuteness. Momo was able to produce patterns on each roll and assemble them into a giant castle within a time limit, which not only demonstrates cute aesthetics, but also an extreme speed and dexterity.

ClubsEdit

  • Elite Ten Council (formerly) - Momo is the former 3rd seat of the Elite Ten Council.

Cooking Duel RecordsEdit

Official Shokugeki Edit

Rivals Culinary
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Dish Stipulations Results Record
(W-L-D)


Rebels Vs Central Régiment de Cuisine Edit

Round Rival Culinary
Theme
Dish Results


Misc. Cooking Duels Edit

Rival Culinary
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Dish Stipulation Results


TriviaEdit

  • Akanegakubo (茜ヶ久保) contains the kanji for "madder" (茜 Akane), "long time" (久 Ku), and "protect" (保 Bo). Momo is a common female name but it can also mean "peach" if written in kanji (桃).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shokugeki no Soma volume 27 extras
  2. Food Wars! Original Anime DVD Casts More Council of Ten Members
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shokugeki no Soma chapter 119, page 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shokugeki no Soma chapter 118, pages 8-9
  5. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 152, page 19
  6. 6.0 6.1 Shokugeki no Soma chapter 153, page 7
  7. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 134, page 5
  8. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 153, page 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 Shokugeki no Soma chapter 155, pages 2-3
  10. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 151, page 16
  11. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 229, page 11
  12. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 153, page 6
  13. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 157, page 2
  14. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 172, page 16
  15. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 245, page 14-16
  16. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 37, page 19
  17. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 40, pages 1-3
  18. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 118, page 16
  19. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 119, pages 13 & 18
  20. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 124, pages 14 & 16
  21. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 126, pages 2 & 9-10
  22. 22.0 22.1 Shokugeki no Soma chapter 128, page 11
  23. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 134, page 2
  24. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 134, pages 15-17
  25. Shokugeki no Soma chapter 135, page 8

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