Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma to Have 'Important Announcement' at Jump Festa Event on December 22

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The third 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the Jump Festa '20 event will have an "important announcement" for the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma franchise on December 22.

There will be a presentation at the Jump booth at the event on December 22 starting at 11:40 a.m. JST. Voice actors Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Hisako Kanemoto, Minami Takahashi will attend the event as well as manga creator Yūto Tsukuda. A special livestream for the franchise will then follow at 3:00 p.m. JST, which will stream on YouTube and Periscope. The livestream will feature the same guests, in addition to voice actor Natsuki Hanae.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate (Shokugeki no Sōma: Shin no Sara), the fourth anime season based on Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's manga, premiered on October 11. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. Yoshitomo Yonetani is returning to direct the anime at J.C. Staff. Shogo Yasukawa is returning to oversee the series scripts, and Tomoyuki Shitaya is returning as character designer.

The manga previously inspired three television anime series. The first anime season aired for 24 episodes from April to September 2015. Food Wars! The Second Plate, the second anime season, aired for 13-episodes starting in July. The third season, Food Wars! The Third Plate, premiered in October 2017, and the second half of the third season premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll streamed all three series as they aired, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed all three series.

Tsukuda and Saeki launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012, and ended the series after a three-chapter epilogue in August. Chef Yuki Morisaki is credited for cooperation for the manga. Viz Media released chapters of the manga weekly in English on its app and website, and also releases the manga's compiled book volumes in English. Shueisha also publishes the manga digitally in English on its MANGA Plus service.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 3

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