Just announced via a tweet by Sentai Filmworks and on Toonami’s Facebook page, it has been announced that the hit anime series Food Wars, also known as Shokugeki no Soma, will be making its debut on Anime Expo weekend, June 6 at 1:00 am Eastern. This will be Sentai’s third licensed franchise that has aired on the better cartoon show, and the first since Parasyte completed its run on April 9, 2016.
The show will be replacing The Promised Neverland on the lineup as the later will be going into its off-season airing the final episode of Season 1 this weekend. Food Wars will be making its debut alongside Gundam: The Origin, which will debut later in the night at 3:00 am.
What's better than late-night snacks and anime? Food Wars! on #Toonami!
Catch Food Wars! starting July 6 @ 1:00am Eastern and Pacific pic.twitter.com/PTLSGzi1kb
— Sentai 🌈 Filmworks (@SentaiFilmworks) June 27, 2019
The addition of Food Wars and Gundam: The Origin will come with a schedule change, as Toonami will return to airing from 11 pm – 4 am Eastern/Pacific time. The full schedule can be seen below. Do note that another schedule change will also likely be on the horizon on July 20 as SAO will be going into its off-season after completing the first half of Project Alicization on July 13.
11:00PM – Dragon Ball Super
11:30PM – Attack on Titan
12:00AM – Sword Art Online: Alicization
12:30AM – Lupin the 3rd Part V
1:00AM – Food Wars
1:30AM – Black Clover
2:00AM – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
2:30AM – Naruto: Shippuden
3:00AM – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
3:30AM – My Hero Academia
Based on the hit Shonen Jump manga series by Tsukuda Yuto and Saeki Shun, Food Wars has grown to become a hit manga and anime series with 315 published chapters. The anime has 3 seasons with a 4th incoming and the series was well requested by fans for Toonami to consider as the block has also begun welcoming in non-action anime to its lineup.
Anime News Network’s summary of the show is as follows:
Soma Yukihira is a son of a restaurant owner. He’s talented at cooking and can make new dishes, mostly weird and epic combinations (squid and peanut butter) but this wide imagination of his also led him to create wonderful and unique foods. However, two to three years from now, the restaurant is on the verge of closing since his father will be working together with his friend. Before the time comes, Soma began studying in Engetsu Teahouse Culinary Academy, Japan’s top culinary academy. For him to continue their restaurant business, he must learn and improve his cooking skills in this prestigious academy.
The anime first made its debut in 2015 with 24 episodes and has received two additional seasons, titled The Second Plate in 2016 with 12 episodes and The Third Plate in 2017 with 24 episodes. The first two seasons have been dubbed by Sentai as of now. A fourth season is presently in the works and scheduled to premiere in Japanese shores and on Crunchyroll this October.
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