Season 1 – The First Plate
Episode 1: The Vast Wasteland
Erina Nakiri appears in the closing scene of the Food Wars! premiere episode. The scene actually occurs past the ending credits.
* Every Food Wars! episode would follow with a post-credit scene.
The first glimpse of Erina Nakiri occurs under a waterfall where she’s seen in a mediative like-state. There’s a rainforest surrounding the secluded, secret-looking area. The moment appears to take place off the Tōtsuki Culinary Academy campus.
Erina is clearly deep in thought, having some type of introspective reflection…
Until a classical 1950s all-American style jukebox is dropped seemingly from the heavens.
The jukebox finds a landing spot right on-top of Erina’s head, sending her back into grim reality. Erina is awakened viciously by the second-rate cuisine she’s received by a student chef of Tōtsuki Culinary Academy.
It’s the first time Erina yells her trademark quote, “Disgusting!” as review for a dish. But certainly not the last.
Erina’s previous graceful, lithe presentation turns to blistering fury as it’s revealed she was actually conducting a taste test for student dishes. Her words cut through the students’ confidence like a knife does butter. Slicing and dicing their self esteem into three-day old takeaway.
“That broth is horrendous! It like tricks you into thinking you’re enjoying yourself and then a jukebox drops on your face!” The student chef would be both visibly and verbally confused by the implication of a jukebox.
He begged for forgiveness, only to have his entire dish shoved in his face. “Please, forgive my embarrassing oversight Miss Erina!” The student chef flew backward as his peers cowered in fear before their taste titan.
“Honestly, I am not amused. Not amused one bit.”
Erina Nakiri Debut Time: 23:45
Watch Food Wars! Episode 1:
|wdt_ID||Episode #||Episode Title||Season||Dub Air Date||Appears|
|1||The Vast Wasteland||The First Plate (#1)||July 6, 2019||Yes|
* Episode list is in-progress, Erina Nakiri appears in all five seasons of Food Wars!
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Regarding Food Wars! Art / Show Screenshots: The Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Anime was originally made by J.C.Staff and licensed by Sentai Filmworks in the U.S. The Food Wars! The Anime is based on the words illustrated in the manga by Shun Saeki and written by Yūto Tsukuda. Published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media stateside.