I disagree with calling this a Draw. All three judges decided that Shino's was the better dish. Now, yes, Doujima convinced Shino that Megumi's dish was good enough that her expulsion was unfair. But that still doesn't make the match a draw.
Heck, effectively the result was a win for Soma -- neither he or Megumi was expelled. A loss would have been both expelled, while a draw would have been a reversion to the status quo ante: Megumi expelled but Soma not.
[Grrr, I can't get the dang login to work] 188.8.131.52 07:07, May 28, 2016 (UTC)
- Hello, Thank you for your input. To put my two-cents on this subject, I'm quite frankly tired of this debate due to it being constantly repeat here and the manga/anime sites I go to. It is nothing against you, but this disclaimer will contribute as to why I'm not going to write a wall of text like I usually do. It's a draw or tie because the author intended the outcome of the match to be that way, as stated on Shokugeki no Soma Chapter 27 Page 07. As a Wikia, we take what the manga said - Dojima and Hinako announced the match is a draw, it is a draw. Personally, I don't like that result because it shows how the writing bends to Soma and Megumi, thus creating plot armor. As far as my own personal opinion, there is that. Regardless of how you see the semantics of the original stipulation, the author broke his own rules and conveniently created a situation to keep both of them in. Dojima, Hinako and Shinomiya were allowed to vote, even though they weren't supposed to because plot convenience. (Jwjchsr (talk) 11:11, May 28, 2016 (UTC))
- I agree, in the end, Officially-Unofficially, Dojima declared the duel a draw, thus we run with that, regardless of the oddities of the result of the duel originally being in favor of Shinomiya. Nevertheless, we do notate that originally they lost the duel, but thanks to Dojima rigging the result a bit, it became a draw in the end..—Nauibotics (talk) 07:34, May 29, 2016 (UTC)