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Voice Actress Risa Taneda Will Not Return for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Season 3

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hisako Kanemoto, who replaced Taneda in event anime & OVA, will play Erina in season 3

The official website for the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime announced on Monday that Risa Taneda will not reprise the role of Erina Nakiri for the anime's third season. Hisako Kanemoto will instead voice the character.

The online announcement noted that Taneda's agency Office Ozawa and the anime's production committee discussed the issue, and came to their decision in consideration of Taneda's health. They added that the extended recording sessions of a television series may affect her recovery.

Taneda voiced the Erina character in the anime's first and second season. Kanemoto has already voiced the character for last year's Jump Special Anime Festa event anime, as well as the Shokugeki no Soma: Tōtsuki Jūkketsu original video anime. In both cases, Taneda was still on hiatus for medical treatment. She was on hiatus for a year, starting in August 2016. She announced her recovery last Friday, saying that she will "gradually" return to voice acting.

The new season is titled Shokugeki no Sōma: San no Sara (Food Wars! The Third Plate). The season will premiere this fall, and will follow the battle against the Council of Ten.

The following cast members will return for the third season:

Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's manga previously inspired two television anime series. The first anime season aired for 24 episodes from April to September 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime adaptation as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America. Sentai Filmworks also licensed Food Wars! The Second Plate, the second anime season. The 13-episode series aired in July-September 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

The 24th manga volume bundled the Jump Special Anime Festa event anime on DVD when it shipped on May 2. The 25th manga volume shipped on July 4, and it bundled the Shokugeki no Soma: Tōtsuki Jūkketsu original anime DVD (OAD). The OAD features some of the members of the Council of Ten for the first time in the anime.

[Via Yaraon!]

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