Update: We had misleading information regarding the anime’s cast and staff. It has been fixed now.
The recent issue of Shueisha’s Comics News magazine has announced that an anime adaptation of Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s manga Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) will be receiving an anime adaptation. The series itself has been scheduled to air next year. In addition to the reveal, the first members of the cast and crew have been revealed alongside the anime’s first visual.
The magazine has revealed the first cast members of the upcoming anime. The main cast will include:
- Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (Kirito in Sword Art Online) voicing as Souma Yukihira
- Risa Taneda (Mirai Kuriyama in Kyoukai no Kanata) will voice Erina Nakiri
- Minami Takahashi (Mew from Pri Para) as Megumi Tadokoro
The first staff members of the production crew that will be producing the anime have also been revealed and are as follows:
- Director: Yonetani Yoshitomo (Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning, Hoshi no Umi no Amuri)
- Series Composer: Shogo Yasukawa (Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?, Terra Formars)
- Animation Studio: J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)
The first visual of the anime was released in this week’s issue of Shueisha’s Shonen Jump. The issue also announces that an event will be held at Jump Festa 2015 where series creator Yuuto Tsukuda will be in attendance.
Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) is a comedy, ecchi cooking manga written by Yuuto Tsukuda, illustrated by Shun Saeki with Chef Yuki Mirosaki adding recipes to the manga. The series began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in late 2012 and to date has a total of 9 compiled volumes released, with the 10th volume releasing in Japan on November 4th. A light novel adaptation of the manga began in February this year in Shueisha’s Jump j-Books, written by Michiko Itou and illustrated by Saeki himself. The manga itself has sold over 2 million copies to date.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?
The Shokugeki no Souma anime will be airing sometime during 2015. The anime’s official website and Twitter account have not launched as of this post. More information will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
Are you excited for the anime? Does the manga deserve one and do you think it can do it justice?
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