In this month’s issue of Shueisha’s Comics News magazine it was announced that a TV 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:
- Makoto Furukawa (Kamito Kazehaya in Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance) voicing as Souma Yukihira
- Sora Amamiya (Akame from Akame ga Kill!) will voice Erina Nakiri
- Kana Hanazawa (Akane Tsunemori in Psycho-Pass) 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: Takashi Watanabe (Freezing, Shakugan no Shana)
- Series Composer: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
- Animation Studio: Studio Arms (Elfen Lied, Genshiken)
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 2014 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 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?
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?