Food Wars! Original Anime DVD Casts More Council of Ten Members
This year’s 16th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday additional cast members for the new Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma original anime DVD (OAD).
The new cast members include:
- Shizuka Itou as Rindō Kobayashi, the council’s second seat
- Rie Kugimiya as Momo Akangakubo, the council’s fourth seat
- Kana Hanazawa as Nene Kinokuni, the council’s sixth seat
- Yuuki Kaji as Terunori Kuga, the council’s eighth seat
Akira Ishida will play the council’s first seat member Eishi Tsukasa (seen in key image on right).
Hisako Kanemoto is again replacing Risa Taneda as Erina Nakiri. Taneda played Erina in both television anime series, but her agency announced in August that she was going on hiatus from voice acting to focus on medical treatment for an unspecified illness. Kanemoto also played Erina for the Jump Special Anime Festa event anime that premiered in November.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Minami Takahashi are reprising their roles as Sōma Yukihira and Megumi Tadokoro, respectively.
The anime’s official website began streaming a promotional video in December that introduces the members of the Council of Ten.
The DVD will ship in a special edition bundle with Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki‘s 25th Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga volume on July 4. The main staff is returning from the television anime series.
The 24th volume of Tsukuda and Saeki’s manga is also bundling an anime on DVD. The anime on this earlier DVD debuted at the Jump Special Anime Festa event in November, and will ship on May 2. The DVD will also feature the bonus short video “Nakama Ryō-ban Shokugeki no Sōma: Ukiyo wa Mazui yo.”
Tsukuda and Saeki’s manga previously inspired two television anime series. The first anime season aired for 24 episodes from May to September 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime adaptation as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America. Sentai Filmworks also licensed Food Wars! The Second Plate, the second anime season. The 13-episode series aired in July-September, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.