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"Osomatsu!". 'Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma' TV anime series has officially ended after 5 successful years
September 26, 2020 at 12:11 AM PHT (GMT +8)
"Osomatsu!". TV anime series" Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Souma)" took their final bow after the final episode of the fifth and final season of the series titled "Food Wars!: The Fifth Plate" was aired on Friday, September 25. Following the broadcast, a Twitter post from the official account of Shokugeki no Souma consisting of a special visual to commemorate the series' completion. This marked the end of the 5-year successful run of the series.
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©Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki/ Shueisha,Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Committee
Series director Yoshitomo Yonetani expressed his gratitude for everyone and a message for the series itself. "The final episode of the anime 'Shokugeki no Souma: Go no Sara' is specially cooked in space-time. May the academy life of Souma and the others continue forever. Please enjoy the future plate of Shokugeki no Soma that you envision.", the director's statement included in the post.
A fifth and final season was aired starting April 11 but just a week of broadcasting, on April 17, 2020, it was announced that after the second episode and the remaining episodes of season would be delayed until further notice due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In late May 2020, it was announced that weekly new episodes will resume on July 17 after Japanese TV stations do reruns of the first two episodes on July 3 and July 10.
The first season of the TV anime adaptation by J.C.Staff aired between April and September 2015. A second season, titled 'Food Wars! The Second Plate' aired between July and September 2016. The first cour of the third season, titled 'Food Wars! The Third Plate', aired between October and December 2017, and the second half aired between April and June 2018. A fourth season, titled Food Wars! The Fourth Plate, was aired between October and December 2019.
The series was based on the Japanese manga series written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki. Yuki Morisaki also works as a Contributor, providing the recipes for the series. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from November 2012 to June 2019. Its chapters were compiled in 36 tankōbon volumes published by Shueisha.
An spin-off series, titled Shokugeki no Soma: L'étoile, ran in the Shōnen Jump+ website and app from February 20, 2015, to June 21, 2019. A crossover story, titled Shokugeki no Sanji, was developed as a tribute to One Piece and published in Weekly Shōnen Jump on July 23, 2018.