The newest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed that a second season of the anime adaptation of Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) manga has been green lit.
The latest issue of the magazine also marked the 3rd anniversary of Shokugeki no Souma. The newest chapter of the series includes special coloured pages to celebrate the anniversary. In addition, the issue also revealed that an OVA of the series that was shown at an event, focusing on the Aldini brothers, will be bundled with the manga’s 18th volume. Volume 18 of Shokugeki no Souma will release in Japan on May 2nd.
The Blu-ray and DVD volumes of the anime adaptation of the series are still currently being released. The next volume will be Vol. 6, containing episodes 16, 17 and 18 of Shokugeki no Souma. The volume will be out in Japan on December 23.
The official website of the anime revealed the bonuses for ordering all the Blu-ray volumes. Various outlets are offering different bonuses, which range from posters to tapestries. If you are ordering early, 10 different outlets have bonuses for fans.
The main cast of the Shokugeki no Souma anime includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (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
- Shizuka Ishigami (Namu Mayu from Kenzen Robo Daimidaler) as Ikumi Mito
The main members of the anime’s production crew 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)
- Anime Character Designer: Tomoyuki Shitaya (Kiss×sis, Bakuman)
- Art Director: Jin Aketagawa (Aldnoah.Zero, AnoHana)
- Music Composer: Tatsuya Katou (Mirai Nikki, Free!)
- Animation Studio: J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)
Here is the latest promotional video:
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 10 compiled volumes released, with the 11th volume releasing in Japan on March 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?
A second season of the Shokugeki no Souma anime is currently in production. Further details about the new season will be revealed in the upcoming months. The next Blu-ray release of the anime, volume 6, is out on December 23.
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