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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Anime's 1st Visual Unveiled

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Adaptation of Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's comedy manga is scheduled to premiere next year

This year's 49th issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is revealing the first anime visual for the recently-announced anime adaptation of Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's comedy manga Shokugeki no Sōma (Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Sōma) on Monday.

The magazine also announces that Shokugeki no Sōma will have a stage event at this year's Jump Festa in Japan. The announcement lists that creator Yūto Tsukuda will attend the event, along with other planned guests.

Saeki and Tsukuda launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in November 2012, and Shueisha will publish the 10th compiled volume on November 4. Yuki Mirosaki, a cosplay chef and model, also contributes to the manga, and each volume of the manga features recipes.

North American publisher Viz Media announced plans to release the manga in November 2013, and published the second compiled manga volume in North America on October 7. The company initially decided not to add the manga to its digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology because the series is "a little racy," but then announced on Monday that the manga will join the anthology's lineup next week.

The manga centers on Sōma, who works with his dad at his family's restaurant. His dad is a culinary master, and he often hosts cooking battles with his father. His father then enrolls him in an elite culinary school that is very difficult to enter, and the graduation rate is only about 10 percent.

The main Gofuku branch of the Yajimaya bookstore chain briefly reported on Twitter on Tuesday that a television anime adaptation had been green-lit for next year. The post has since been removed.

French publisher TONKAM mentioned an "amine" of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Sōma manga in June, but later notified ANN that no anime was planned and changed its post.

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