A new 15-second commercial posted by Warner Bros. Japan previews the opening theme for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate. The song, titled ‘ROUGH DIAMONDS’, was announced last month as being performed by SCREEN mode, a duo comprising  voice actor Yu Hayashi and music producer Matsumo Ota.

With the airing of the second series, starting July 2nd, 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 earlier this month.

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 a longer story 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.

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