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Anime Spotlight - Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

by Anthony Foronda,

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

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Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Yoshitomo Yonetani
(Brigadoon, Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up )
Series Composition: Shogo Yasukawa
(Terra Formars, Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?)
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya
(Bakuman., Night Wizard The Animation)


The banquet of “taste”ful culinary battles never experienced before begins!


At “Yukihira”, a downtown diner, father Joichiro and son Soma are holding a cooking contest yet again today–. Soma was planning on honing his cooking skills at his home diner after graduating from junior high, with hopes of someday surpassing his father.

However, the diner suddenly closes its doors, and by his father's suggestion, he ends up having to take the transfer exams to enter one of the most prestigious cooking schools in Japan, “Totsuki Academy of Tea, Boarding, and Culinary Arts”. It was a super-elite school that only grooms the best of the best chefs, and had a graduation rate of less than 10%......


Soma Yukihira
VA:Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

1st year student at Totsuki Academy of Tea, Boarding, and Culinary Arts' upper division. Had been working hard to be a better chef than his father at their home diner “Yukihira”, but ends up transferring into Totsuki Academy, one of the top culinary schools. With his cooking skills that have been nurtured in the kitchen since age three and his undaunted attitude, he creates a new storm within the academy!

Erina Nakiri
VA:Risa Taneda

1st year student at Totsuki Academy of Tea, Boarding, and Culinary Arts' upper division. Top seat of those advancing from Totsuki's middle division, and is one of the “Totsuki Top Ten” which is the delegation that decides the supreme will of the academy. Granddaughter of Senzaemon Nakiri, the head of Totsuki Academy. Possesses the Tongue of God, an unparalleled sense of taste, and has been the taste-tester for famous restaurants all over Japan from a young age.

Megumi Tadokoro
VA:Minami Takahashi

1st year student at Totsuki Academy of Tea, Boarding, and Culinary Arts' upper division. A girl that came out to Tokyo from the Tohoku region to attend Totsuki Academy. She advanced from the middle division, but her advancement exam score was dead last, and she is out on a limb as she will be expelled if she receives a fail or Grade E on a project one more time. A very kind, gentle-natured girl, and the food she cooks also is very heartwarming. It would be great if she didn't get too nervous during class to show her full capabilities…!?

Ikumi Mito
VA:Shizuka Ishigami

1st year student at Totsuki Academy of Tea, Boarding, and Culinary Arts' upper division. A specialist of meat dishes, who has never gotten any grade other than an A on projects involving meat dishes. Contrary to her sexy appearance and her masculine comments and actions, how she handles her meat dishes is extremely delicate. She is worried about her nickname “Nikumi (Meat-mi)”, and gets very angry when someone other than Soma calls her by that name.


Soma Yukihira
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Erina Nakiri
Risa Taneda
Megumi Tadokoro
Minami Takahashi
Ikumi Mito
Shizuka Ishigami
Takumi Aldini
Natsuki Hanae
Isami Aldini
Yūki Ono
Satoshi Isshiki
Takahiro Sakurai
Ryoko Sakaki
Ai Kayano
Yuki Yoshino
Maaya Uchida
Shun Ibusaki
Taishi Murata
Zenji Marui
Yūsuke Kobayashi
Hisako Arato
Saori Ōnishi


Original Story
Yuto Tsukuda
Shun Saeki (serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, Shueisha)
Original Story Assiatance
Yuki Morisaki
Yoshitomo Yonetani
Series Composition
Shogo Yasukawa
Character Design
Tomoyuki Shitaya
Sound Director
Jin Aketagawa
Tatsuya Katō
Animation Production

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