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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Anime Delays New Episodes Due to COVID-19

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Season 4 reairs for next 3 weeks

The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, announced on Friday that episode 3 and later episodes have been delayed due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Tokyo MX and BS11 will run the following episodes over the next three weeks.

The anime's website and Twitter account will announce future television broadcast and streaming schedules when they have been decided.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Thursday that the national government is expanding the state of emergency for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nationwide until May 6. Abe already declared a state of emergency for seven prefectures on April 7, after discussing the matter with an advisory panel of experts.

The anime premiered on April 10 at 24:30 (effectively April 11 at 12:30 a.m.). Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

With his father's recommendation, he decides to enroll into “Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute”, a school for the most elites of the culinary world.

During his time there, he has grown so much as a chef through studying hard with friends and competing against rivals in shokugeki battles.

Soma has now moved up a grade and he has finally grasped what he has always hoped for; the first seat at the Totsuki Ten Masters Council.

In the meantime, an invitation to a world-class cooking competition known as “BLUE” arrives to Totsuki. “BLUE” is one of the most authentic gastronomic tournaments for young chefs seeking fame.

However, there's been a change to this year's system and themes are all out of ordinary!

There's spark in the air as the new rivals appears from the shadow!

Where will the “BLUE” lead them!?

The shokugeki to determine the new bearers of culinary world is about to begin!

nano.RIPE (ending themes for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime's second through fourth seasons) is performing the opening theme song "Last Chapter," and voice actress and singer Mai Fuchigami (Planet With, Outbreak Company) is performing the ending theme song "Crossing Road."

The fifth season is titled Shokugeki no Sōma: Gō no Sara (Strong Plate, a pun on "Go" meaning "five").

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate (Shokugeki no Sōma: Shin no Sara), the fourth anime season based on Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's manga, premiered on October 11, and had 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Yoshitomo Yonetani returned to direct the anime at J.C. Staff. Shogo Yasukawa also returned to oversee the series scripts, and Tomoyuki Shitaya returned as character designer.

Source: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate anime's official website via Yaraon!

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