Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (aka Sōma of the Shokugeki) is an anime adaptation of the manga created by Yūto Tsukuda. The anime series, which was first announced in 2014, was broadcast on many popular platforms such as Netflix and Hulu TV. Also, Food Wars has been licensed by Crunchyroll since season three. The anime was created by the famous Japanese animation studio J.C. Staff, which releases many successful anime every year. The successful studio has also prepared the final season of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K and One Punch Man, which are beloved series in recent years. The anime adaptation of “Food Wars!”, directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani, began airing on April 4, 2015, and a total of 85 episodes were broadcast so far. After the end of Food Wars: Season 5, known as The Fifth Plate, fans are wondering about the sixth season. So will there be a sixth plate of Food Wars?
What is Food Wars! plotline?
Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef at his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s skills. But after Yukihira graduated from middle school, her father closed the restaurant to cook in Europe. Souma’s fighting spirit was revived by a challenge from Jouichiro, who graduated from an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students could graduate. Let’s see if Souma can achieve it.
Food Wars: Shokugeki seasons review
The series actually started with a great first season. Undoubtedly, everyone thought the show was enormous. However, Food Wars could not meet this expectation in the following seasons and started to decline. What made the anime beautiful was the pleasant relationship between the characters and the comedy. The beginning of season 2 focused entirely on shokugeki and moved away from his style. But the end of the season surprisingly ended well with the ‘restaurant rescue’ test. The first two seasons are the most popular seasons of the series.
Season 3 begins with a magnificent introduction of “elite 10”. But after a very short time, it is understood that the elite ten is human like everyone else. Season 3 focused on foodgasm and shokugekiden. The series, which reduced the dose of comedy in Season 3 and 4, was expected to be the final in Season 4. The story was completed, but the producers decided to continue it for another season.
Although there are generally fluctuations in itself, anime is an above-average quality. We are harsh in our criticism because it failed to maintain its potential in the last seasons. The anime changed many viewers’ viewpoints about cuisine and food and enabled them to gain knowledge in international cuisine.
Will there be a sixth season of ‘Food Wars!’?
The fifth and most recently aired season of the long-running anime aired from April 11, 2020, to September 26, 2020. So, will there be a sixth season of ‘Food Wars!’? Unfortunately, as of September 4, 2022, at the time of writing, J.C.Staff, licensees, or any anime-related company has not renewed the series for a sixth season.
The followers of the Food Wars! anime were quite lucky compared to other anime. Because animes usually have long production and renewal periods, you may have to wait for years between two seasons. However, Food Wars has had a new season every year since it started airing in 2015 and completed its 5-season broadcast adventure on September 26, 2020.
The last season of the anime aired was announced at Jump Festa ’20 on December 21, 2019, and unfortunately, it was served as the final season. Almost all anime are adapted from a light novel or a manga series, also popular products. The main reason why the Food Wars! series has made its finale is that its manga series has now been completely adapted into anime.
Will there be source material in the future for a new season?
The manga series written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki stated to be published in Shōnen Jump + magazine in 2012. The manga series, which sold more than 20 million copies during its publication, is on the bestseller list. The manga’s 36th and final volume was released on October 4, 2019. It was adapted from volume 32 to volume 36 in the fifth season of the anime series. The anime series, which is very faithful to the manga series, does not have a continuation story to be adapted. The manga series ended, and a sequel manga is currently not in the plan.
When is the sixth season of the anime, is it possible?
‘Food Wars!’ is a really popular anime series. We can see this from the broadcast life that lasts for five seasons. Few anime can have so many seasons in the anime world. Food Wars is ranked 53rd on Myanimelist based on popularity. If the source material were enough, we were sure we would see a new season of the anime.
Although the anime has not succeeded in disc sales, it is very popular on online streaming platforms. It is still being discovered by new audiences worldwide. When we look at Google searches, the anime is searched at least as much as popular anime like Arifureta or Plunderer. Also, the anime is followed by around 100k people on Twitter, which is not bad for an anime series. We see that animes with a similar number of followers are also popular series.
If the creators decide to release a sequel manga series in the future, there may be new season hope for the anime series. However, this is a very, very rare situation in the anime and manga industry. The last season of the anime served as the finale, and it is almost impossible to see a new season in the future. However, we will inform you if there are developments to the contrary.
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