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New Food Wars! Season 3 Visual Shows Up In Shonen Jump


The knives are coming out for this last visual!

The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump features a new visual for the upcoming Food Wars: The Third Place (Food Wars: San no Sara). The image features Soma, Megumi, and Erina standing before three of the new characters:

Food Wars! The Third Plate hits Japanese TV on October 3. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • Tokyo MX: 10/3/2017 at 24:30 (10/4/2017 at 12:30AM)
  • BS11: 10/4/2017 at 24:00 (10/5/2017 at midnight)
  • Animax: 10/20/2017 at 24:00 (10/21/2017 at midnight)

Crunchyroll will stream the new season as part of their Fall 2017 simulcast lineup.

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.

The confirmed voice cast for the new season includes:

  • Sōma Yukihira: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Eishi Tsukasa: Akira Ishida
  • Rindō Kobayashi: Shizuka Ito
  • Momo Akanegakubo: Rie Kugimiya
  • Terunori Kuga: Yuuki Kaji
  • Nene Kinokuni: Kana Hanazawa
  • Erina Nakiri: Hisako Kanemoto

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

Source: Twitter (YonkouProd)

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