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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Anime's TV Spot Has Narration by Erina

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Risa Taneda plays character in April 'cooking battle' anime

Warner Brothers began streaming the second TV spot for the Shokugeki no Soma television anime on Sunday. The video features rock band Ultratower's opening theme song, "Kibō no Uta" (Song of Hope,) and also has narration by voice actress Risa Taneda as her character Erina.

Erina: At this academy, cooking decides everything. A cooking battle never seen before (a pun on "taste test cooking battle). Shokugeki no Soma. Broadcasts start in April 2015.
Erina: Try and make my stomach growl!

The series will premiere in April on the "Animeism" block on MBS, TBS, CBC, and BS-TBS.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will play the titular character Sōma Yukihira. The other previously announced cast members include:

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

Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's original Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma comedy 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.

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.

The rock band Tokyo Karan Koron will perform the ending theme song, while Ultratower will perform the opening theme, "Kibō no Uta" (Song of Hope.)

Saeki and Tsukuda launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in November 2012, and Shueisha published the 10th compiled volume on November 4. Yuki Morisaki, a cosplay chef and model, also contributes to the manga, and each volume of the manga features recipes. Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America.

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