Food Wars Anime Casts Nobuhiko Okamoto, Chinatsu Akasaki
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Nobuhiko Okamoto (Haikyu!!'s Yū Nishinoya, Blue Exorcist's Rin Okumura) and Chinatsu Akasaki (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!'s Shinka Nibutani, Senki Zesshō Symphogear's Yumi Itaba) will join the cast of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma television anime series. Okamoto will play Ryō Kurokiba, and Akasaki will play Alice Nakiri. The two will debut in the 13th episode, which will air on June 27 in Japan.
Additionally, the issue is revealing that Nagoya rock band Misokkasu will perform the show's second opening theme song, and Seiko Oomori will perform the second ending theme song.
J.C. Staff is animating the series, which adapts Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma comedy manga. The story follows 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 show premiered on April 3, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for home video.