Uploaded recently on its official website, a PV for Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma has been released for the upcoming anime adaptation of the fairly popular manga of the same name. While it’s short, it’s effective, with a symphony of tantalizing kitchen sights and sounds from the initial starting of a stove flame to the ecstatic crackling of the deep-fryer.
A J.C. Staff production, Yoshitomo Yonetani (Gaogaigar) is directing, Shogo Yasukawa (Terra Formars) is handling the script, and Yomotuki Shitaya (Bakuman) will be creating character designs. In the sound department, Jin Aketagawa is the sound director, and Tatsuya Katou (Free!) will be the soundtrack composer.
Only a few of the cast has been announced, namely Risa Taneda (Is the Order a Rabbit, Kiniro Mosaic) who will play the elite snob Erina Nakiri (Sega Hard Girls) as the meek classmate Megumi Tadokoro, and Shizuka Ishigami () as Kumi Mito, the “Meat Queen”, and last not but not least, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (No Game No Life) plays the lead character Soma Yukihara.
Having reviewed Food Wars Volume 1 with more to come, I’ve enjoyed what I read and looking forward to see this shounen-paced over-the-top cooking in glorious, steamy color. Hopefully J.C. Staff will do an admirable job at translating the manga to life — get your A-team on this J.C.!