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SCREEN mode, nano.RIPE Perform 2nd Food Wars! Anime Season's Themes

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Shokugeki no Sōma: Ni no Sara premieres in July with returning cast, staff

This year's 25th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the theme song performers for the second season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime series on Monday. SCREEN mode will perform the opening theme song "Rough Diamonds," and nano.RIPE will perform the ending theme, which has yet to be titled.

The anime's second season, titled Shokugeki no Sōma: Ni no Sara (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate), will premiere in July. The main cast and staff from the first season will reprise their roles in the sequel.

The second season's cast so far includes:

Yoshitomo Yonetani (Gaogaigar, Betterman) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Shogo Yasukawa (Terra Formars, 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.

An original anime DVD will be bundled with the manga's 19th volume on July 4. The 25-minute anime will feature an original story about Sōma and his friends during a short summer vacation before the Autumn Elections.

The television anime series adapts Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga. The first anime season aired for 24 episodes from April to September. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime adaptation as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America.

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.

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