In today’s issue of Shonen Jump, it’s been revealed that the sequel anime to Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, titled The Second Plate, will be airing its first episode on July 2nd. The new visual that displays this announcement runs in the magazine as shown below.
With the airing of the second series, we’ll meet a new character who’s intimidating in both his physique and methods as a chef. Voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto, otherwise known as Chad in Bleach, Subaru Mimasaka was given his character design previews as we reported yesterday (June 2nd).
Based on the manga written by Yuto Tsukada and illustrated by Shun Saeki, the new season 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 staff served up the latest 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.
Update: The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate also revealed the show’s second key visual free of text today: