Minase Inori did have a great performance but for me Nanjou Yoshino is the true standout performance. Despite her being in Love Live I had absolutely no idea how awesome she could sound. Maze and Reincarnation got me hooked. And her duet with Minase Inori (Give Me!) is absolutely brilliant.
I don't visit Shokugeki no Soma threads here but I believe people have some problems with Erina. I mean sure I get that her arrogant and rich girl appeal + tsundereness doesn't lure everyone into liking her character and I am rather indifferent to her as a whole, but she doesn't really deserve a lot of character hate and there's plenty of living people with worse personality than Erina.
I hear somewhere that she may improve as a character but some manga fans doesn't, it feels pretty confusing to me. I would really like Erina better if she gradually grows as a person, I'm usually not a fan of such character archetype but I really want to be interested in her so long as she do not grow despicable over episodes. Do she support Soma soon thereafter?
The anime won't have Kumiko/Shuuichi set in stone, but it will end the scene that basically confirms them as a couple when Kumiko is frustrated Shuuchi has been avoiding her and just being with him calms him down and there is some super-cheesy narration before Asuka cockblocks them because their turn in the contest is next. Can't wait for the tears. You can charge me after I guarantee.