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Cooking Masters Unite: Food Wars!, Chūka Ichiban! Announce Food Collab Menu

posted on by Kim Morrissy

Two great shonen cooking-themed anime are set to collide next month. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma will collaborate with Shin Chūka Ichiban! with a joint menu at the Cookpad Studio in Osaka from October 7 to 31. Cookpad Studio is producing the Shin Chūka Ichiban!-themed dishes, while Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma culinary supervisor Yuki Morisaki is supervising the Food Wars!-themed collab dishes.

The menu is shown below:

From Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Soma's plate is roast pork and menchi-katsu, and Megumi's dish is dorayaki with apple white bean paste. From Shin Chūka Ichiban!, Mao and Sanche's dish is pepper steak and golden fried rice. Annin tofu and strawberry mooncake is the dessert item.

Purchasing food items will earn you a complementary coaster or clear file while stocks last. Original goods will also be sold at the venue. Reservations are booked through Cookpad Studio's website.

Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga previously inspired three television anime series. The fourth anime season will premiere on October 11. Viz Media releases the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!

Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!

The television anime of Etsushi Ogawa's Shin Chūka Ichiban! sequel manga series will also premiere on October 11. The manga is set during a fictitious 19th century China, where chefs from all over China competed in culinary tests of ability, and being a master chef granted one respect and authority. The story centers on Liu Mao Xing, a young chef from Szechuan province who learns cooking from his mother. After saving his mother's restaurant, Mao goes on a journey to become a Super Chef, battling other chefs with other cooking styles along the way, and contending with the conspiracies of the Dark Cooking Society.

The original Chūka Ichiban! manga ran in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine for five volumes from 1995 to 1997, and the Shin Chūka Ichiban! sequel manga ran for 12 volumes from 1997 to 1999. The manga inspired a 52-episode television anime in 1997-1998. A Chinese live-action drama adaptation aired in 2005.

Source: Comic Natalie


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