Food Wars! The Third Plate Anime Casts Sho Hayami as Azami Nakiri
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Food Wars! The Third Plate, the third season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime has cast Sho Hayami (Assassination Classroom's Gakuhō Asano, Bleach's Sōsuke Aizen, Gintama's Umibōzu) as the character Azami Nakiri (pictured upper right in image at right). Azami is the father of Erina Nakiri, and is an alumunus of Tōtsuki. The character will make his debut appearance in the show in the fifth episode on October 31.
The following cast members return for the third season:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Sōma Yukihira
- Hisako Kanemoto as Erina Nakiri (returning from the original video anime and event anime, as original voice actress Risa Taneda is still on hiatus for her health)
- Akira Ishida as Eishi Tsukasa
- Shizuka Itou as Rindō Kobayashi
- Rie Kugimiya as Momo Akanegakubo
- Kana Hanazawa as Nene Kinokuni
- Yuuki Kaji as Terunori Kuga
Yoshitomo Yonetani returns to direct the anime at J.C. Staff. Shogo Yasukawa returns to oversee the series scripts, and Tomoyuki Shitaya returns as the character designer. Tatsuya Katou returns to compose the music.
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.
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