Hiroki Yasumoto, otherwise known as Yasutora “Chad” Sado in Bleach, has joined the cast of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate as the intimidating chef Subaru Mimasaka. In the second series he’ll be peeking on others to pick up their cooking styles, but for now we can get a closer look at him, as his character designs have been revealed.
This next series based on the manga written by Yuto Tsukada and illustrated by Shun Saeki picks up where the first left off, following the returning cast of Soma and friends as they enjoy a short holiday before the Autumn Election. The first episode will air on July 4th, and the staff served up a promo video back in March.
Yoshitomo Yonetani of Gaogaigar is directing the series at J.C.Staff, with Shogo Yasukawa of Hyperdimension Neptunia on scripts, and Tomoyuki Shitaya of Bakuman designing the characters. Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club’s Tatsuya Katou is composing music, and Jin Aketagawa joins as sound director.