Katsuyuki Konishi Joins Food Wars! The Third Plate Anime as Sōmei Saitō
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann's Kamina, The Seven Deadly Sins' Dreyfus) is joining the Food Wars! The Third Plate anime as character Sōmei Saitō. Sōmei is the Elite Ten Council's fourth seat. The character will appear in the 15th episode airing on April 22.
Food Wars! The Third Plate is the third season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime. The show's second cour premiered on April 8. The second cour focuses on the "Tōtsuki Ressha" (Tōtsuki Train) arc of Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's original manga. Crunchyroll is exclusively streaming the anime worldwide outside of Asia.
The first cour of the third season premiered on October 3.
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. Luck Life (Bungo Stray Dogs, Cheer Boys!!) is performing the new opening theme song "Symbol," while Fo'xTails (Dimension W, Handa-kun) is performing the new ending theme song.
The 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.