Discussion Soma's family history

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  1. iamzea

    iamzea

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    So I've been re-reading the series from the start and I was reminded of when Joichirou said he didn't graduate (ongoing discussion here in OJ), his time at Totsuki, and how he said Soma didn't know his own grandmother (during bento battle vs Alice).

    Makes me think, just where is the rest of Soma/Joichirou's family? :unsure:

    Firstly, everyone thinks that Soma's mother is (somewhat) special in Joichirou's cooking. His advice was finding a woman to cook for (or something along the lines of that), clearly making a reference to his waifu.[:3] There hasn't been any mention of her either (I think), but she will probably play a major role in the plot.

    Secondly, is Jo from a rich/famous family from the food industry? Not many people from a 'plebeian' background gets into Totsuki. Well maybe they do (most Polar Star Dorm members aren't like rich rich and some of the other students are pretty normal), but there probably wasn't as much during their time.

    Thirdly, why did Jo change from Saiba to Yukihira. It could be as simple as wanting to step out of the spotlight from being "Saiba Joichirou the wandering chef" but it somehow feels more than that. If he was rich, did he get disowned from the Saiba family when he didn't graduate from Totsuki? Or for any another reason?

    Lastly, where are both sides of the family? I mean it's only Soma and his dad. Usually there is at least one side of the family, like a grandparent or an uncle/aunt, but neither sides are present at all. Does Soma know or met any of them at all?

    I just wonder what everyone thinks about it :>
     
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    These are some wonderful questions that I really hope the authors answer. Especially detailing somas mom. Honestly I can't wait to find out more about her!
     
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    I believe the author has already stated that Soma's mother died before the start of the series.
     
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    As for the name change, it could be possible that he took his wife's family name. That happens sometimes.
     
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    @Celestial D. Dragon
    This is what we were talking about last week, about Joichiro not graduating from the academy.
     
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    are you sure any credible link
     
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    So the author said it. I don't remember it being said at the manga at all, and I've re-read it a few times
     
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    Yeah, it was never mentioned in the manga. That is why most people are in the dark about the whole situation. Maybe she will be brought up in conversation once in a while, but she is indeed dead.
     
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    We damn sure were! :D These are questions we need answers to damn it! :rage:
     
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    All we know is Joichiro is a badass, and somethings shouldn't be told, plus you get the feeling that Souma's mum died the moment you see the photograph, plus his quote gives off most of the things you need to know about her...
     
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    Now that you mention it, it was never a topic. That does give off a feeling that she's not alive.
    Makes you think though when she died. Like if Soma spent time with her.

    Speaking of mothers, Erina's mom also haven't shown up. We've had a little glance of her though during Erina flashbacks (when she was a baby)
     
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    Almost no one's mum is shown, except Alice and Megumi! Well in terms clearly, not just flash back...
     
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    moms of both nakiri sisters should hold some importance in future and we have not met nakiri alice dad yet
     
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    Well you haven't
     
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    do you think her dad is either yukihara's dad r someone else like dojima
     
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    Nope nope, just read the manga
     
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    I like the idea you stated about how Jo was part of a rich family and he went to Totsuki and decided after either Soma's mom was expelled or left that he didn't want to be there anymore and he wanted to cook for her so he left not graduating and was kicked out of the Saiba family. Hopefully we will meet the other family members later, and I would love to see a Grandparent that kinda likes Soma cause he needs more family in the story especially since he hasn't had anybody to talk to except Jo and maybe his mom when he was real young. We shall see can't wait.
     
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    i think that his mother was orpan or small family and her parents dead after /before soma born
     
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