The first 2016 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed on Monday that the next issue will feature an “important announcement” about Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) manga. The second 2016 issue of the magazine will ship in Japan on December 14.

Weekly Shonen Jump Shokugeki No Souma Special Announcement on December 14

The announcement will mark the third anniversary of the manga’s launch. The series’ upcoming chapter will feature color pages to celebrate the announcement.

In addition to this, the bonus illustrations that purchasers will receive for ordering the blu-ray volumes of Shokugeki no Souma have been revealed.

A total of 7 outlets will be offering special illustrations, which may come as an acrylic board, box cover or special sleeve. In order to receive the bonus illustrations, you will have to order all 8 volumes of the Blu-ray from the respective outlets. They include:

  • Animate, storage box illustrationShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus animate
  • Gamers, A3 posterShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus Gamers
  • Toranoana, storage box illustrationShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus Toranoana
  • Sofmap, storage box illustrationShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus Sofmap
  • Tsutaya, sleeve caseShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus Tsutaya
  • HMV, storage box illustrationShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus HMV
  • Animaru, hug pillow coverShokugeki no Souma Blu-ray anime Bonus Animaru

Amazon Japan will also be offering clear bookmarks with each volume purchase.

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A B5 portrait  will also be offered with the first purchase of volume 1.

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The first volume, releasing on July 29 will contain episodes 1 – 3, a mousepad (Blu-ray version only), a booklet, Textless OP/ED, and audio commentary for episode 1.

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The Blu-ray version will cost ¥8,000 ($64.70 USD) and the DVD will cost ¥6,800 ($55.00 USD) without tax.

The second volume, releasing on August 26 will contain episodes 4 – 6, a mousepad (Blu-ray version only), a booklet, Textless OP/ED, a drama CD, and audio commentary for one episode.

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The Blu-ray version will cost ¥8,000 ($64.70 USD) and the DVD will cost ¥6,800 ($55.00 USD) without tax.

If you purchase volume 1 – 4, you will receive a B2 sized tapestry:

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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 Haruhichan:

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?

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://shokugekinosoma.com/
And follow their Twitter: @shokugeki_anime

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