The ultimate battle of umami is about to begin anew!

Yesterday, the official Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime website updated with a pair of new promotional videos. The first teaser promotes the upcoming second season, titled Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Ni no Sara (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate). The 90-second teaser confirms that the main cast and crew from the show’s first season will return to the project, as well as the season’s July première.

The second teaser is a 60-second preview for a new OVA, which will ship with the 19th collected volume of the Food Wars! manga. The 25-minute OVA will be bundled with the book when it hits stores on July 4.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma adapts Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s manga of the same name. The series kicked off in April 2015, and ran for 24 episodes. Yoshitomo Yonetani (Nurse Witch Komugi, Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-) directed the series at J.C. Staff, while Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman, Kiss×sis) provided character designs. Scripts were provided by Shinichi Inotsume and Shogo Yasukawa.

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Yonetani will return to the director’s chair for season 2, with Tomoyuki Shitaya back on character design duties. Shogo Yasukawa (Terra Formars, Hyperdimension Neptunia) will step in to write the new season’s scripts. Jin Aketagawa will serve as sound director on the project, while Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club composer Tatsuya Katou scores the soundtrack.

The confirmed cast includes:

  • Sōma Yukihira: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Erina Nakiri: Risa Taneda
  • Megumi Tadokoro: Minami Takahashi
  • Akira Hayama: Junichi Suwabe
  • Ryō Kurokiba: Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Takumi Aldini: Natsuki Hanae
  • Hisako Arato: Saori Ōnishi
  • Alice Nakiri: Chinatsu Akasaki

A 2-minute teaser was released to promote the new season last December, which you can check out below.

Source: Twitter (shokugeki_anime)