Get ready, folks. The foodgasms return this fall!
The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (Issue 30) reports that the Food Wars! anime will return to Japanese TV this fall. The issue also includes a visual for the season, which you can check out below:
Six cast members were unveiled for the project:
- Eishi Tsukasa: Akira Ishida
- Rindō Kobayashi: Shizuka Ito
- Momo Akanegakubo: Rie Kugimiya
- Terunori Kuga: Yuuki Kaji
- Nene Kinokuni: Kana Hanazawa
- Erina Nakiri: Hisako Kanemoto
Hisako Kanemoto is replacing Risa Taneda, who went on hiatus to focus on medical treatment for an unspecified illness.
Food Wars!‘ 25th collected manga volume will hit stores on July 4. A limited edition will be offered, which includes a all-themed OVA, titled Tōtsuki’s Elite Ten.
The Food Wars! anime 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.
Two seasons were produced to date. The first season, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, aired in the Spring and Summer broadcast seasons last year. The season spanned 24 episodes. The second season, Food Wars! The Second Plate, aired in the Summer 2016 season, and spanned 13 episodes.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to the series, which they describe as:
Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father’s culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Souma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot? less
Sentai will release the first season of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 15th. The company will also ship a limited edition, which includes an art book, art cards, chopsticks, an apron, and metal pins.
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