Risa Taneda, Shizuka Ishigami, Minami Takahashi Join Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Anime's Cast
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is revealing three new cast members for the upcoming television anime adaptation Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's comedy manga Shokugeki no Sōma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) on Monday.
Risa Taneda (Strike the Blood, Your Lie in April) will play Erina Nakiri, Shizuka Ishigami (Daimidaler the Sound Robot, Tribe Cool Crew) will play Ikumi Mito, and Minami Takahashi (Hi-sCool! Seha Girls, Aikatsu) will play Megumi Tadokoro.
The actresses will be joining Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Sōma.
Yoshitomo Yonetani (GaoGaiGar, Betterman) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Shogo Yasukawa (Terraformars, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) is in charge of the series scripts, and Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., BlazBlue Alter Memory, Hatsukoi Limited) is designing the characters. Jin Aketagawa is the sound director, and Tatsuya Katou (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Medaka Box) is composing the soundtrack.
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.