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The judges for the Escargot battle are:
- J-Pop record producer Yasushi Akimoto (秋元康)
- Actress Keiko Saitō (斉藤慶子)
- Singer, actor Jun Inoue (井上順)
- Food critic Asako Kishi (岸朝子)
The winner is determined by the number of judges who rule in favor of a chef. If there is a split vote, it comes down to total points. If points are also tied, the match ends in a draw.