As we are now into a brand new season of anime, expect to hear a lot more from North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks over the coming weeks about their simulcast plans for Summer 2016. One of the publishers newest additions is Food Wars! The Second Plate, also known in Japan as Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (食戟のソーマ 弍ノ皿). This serves as a second season in the Shokugeki no Souma anime series, and will begin streaming through official video-on-demand services soon.
This thirteen episode series picks up where the first season left off on the cusp of the contested Fall Selection. Eight of the most talented first-year students of the elite Tohtsuki Academy wage a culinary battle to advance to the next round of the Fall Selection, a kitchen-based showdown that will decide who will rise in the ranks and who will end up on the chopping block. Underdog Soma Yukihira’s cooking may leave his customers begging for another bite, but are his skills enough to face off with opponents as equally talented (and merciless) when it comes to the palate as him?
Featuring a creative team similar to the first season, it features Yoshitomo Yonetani as director, series composition by Shogo Tasukawa, character designs by Tomoyuki Shitaya and music by Tatsuya Katou. Being behind other recent releases including Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Flying Witch, this season features animation by J.C. Staff.
John Ledford | CEO of Sentai Filmworks
Food Wars! has proven to be one of the most distinctive franchises in recent history. We are extremely proud of its unmatched originality and fantastic blend of action and comedy which has inspired such a passionate fan following. We are thrilled to launch Food Wars! The Second Plate and look forward to making it available wherever fans choose to enjoy it.