Food Wars is a manga series written by Yuto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki. Yuki Morisaki also works as a contributor, providing the recipes for the series. An anime adaptation by J.C Staff aired between April and September 2015, and the last season, season 5 was premiered between April and September 2020. Ever since then, fans have been wondering if they will get Food Wars Season 6.
The anime series remained popular for so many years, with the scoring of 4.7/5.
Food Wars: A Quick Recap
Ever since he was a child, fifteen year old Souma Yukihira has helped his father by working as the sous chef in the restaurant his father runs and owns. Throughout the years, Souma developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his creative, skilled, and daring culinary creations. His dream is to someday own his family’s restaurant as its head chef.
Yet when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant to test his cooking abilities in restaurants around the world, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. The institution is famous for its “Shokugeki” or “food wars,” where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.
As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test.
Food Wars Season 6: Will It Ever Happen?
Food Wars Season 6 Release Date
As much as we would love to see Food Wars Season 6, it seems unlikely for the anime series to return. Shortly after season 4 ended, Food Wars Season 5 came. However, season 5 will also be the final season for the series.
Food Wars Season 5 ended on 25th September 2020 and left the fans emotional. However, fans should not lose hope because there’s still other ways for the anime to return in the form of OVAs, a prequel series, or even a movie.
J.C Staff have aired 5 OVA episodes between 2016 to 2018. But, as of today, there are still no official confirmation about the future OVA or movie yet, but, who knows? We’ll keep you updated!
Food Wars Characters and Cast
|Erina Nakiri||Hisako Kanemoto|
|Megumi Tadokoro||Minami Takahashi|
|Takumi Aldini||Natsuki Hanae|
|Soma Yukihira||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka|
|Ryoko Sakaki||Ai Kayano|
|Senzaemon Nakiri||Banjou Ginga|
Food Wars Plot
Teenager Soma Yukihira aspires to become a full-time chef in his father Joichiro’s family restaurant, “Restaurant Yukihira”, and to surpass his father’s culinary skills. However, Joichiro gets a new job that requires him to travel around the world and close his shop. Joichiro has enrolled Soma in Tōtsuki Culinary Academy, an elite culinary school where students engage in cooking competitions called shokugeki. Soma secures himself a spot at the school, despite the objections of Erina Nakiri, the talented granddaughter of the school’s dean. Soma is assigned to Polaris Dormitory where he meets other aspiring chefs, including Megumi Tadokoro. The story follows his adventures as he interacts with his peers and challenges Tōtsuki’s students as well as others in shokugeki competitions. Learning that his father was not only a student of Totsuki, but also the second seat in the Council of Ten, Soma plans on becoming the best at the academy.
Soma and the other first-year students participate in a cooking camp judged by the school’s alumni who expels about a third of the entering class. He enters the Fall Classic, a competition that takes the top 60 first-year students and pares them down to eight students who then compete in a single elimination tournament, The Autumn Elections. The first-years then participate in week-long stagiaire internships at local restaurants, as well as a large-scale school-wide Moon Festival. During the Moon Festival, Erina’s father Azami takes over the school, and Soma and Erina form a rebel faction to challenge the establishment. The disgruntled members of the Council join the Rebel Faction and with support from Joichiro and Gin, the Rebels confront Azami’s organization “Central” in a Regiment De Cuisine (Team Shokugeki). Eventually the Rebels emerge victorious and oust Azami with Erina as the new Headmaster.
Afterwards, Soma and the others enter into their second year. Several of the members in the Fall Classic have been promoted into the council, replacing the graduating third year batch. Their first assignment concerns about the existence of “dark chefs”, those who work with criminal organizations and other VIPs. A particular organization, the “Les Cuisiniers Noirs”, is led by Joichiro’s former protege Asahi Saiba who defeated the former. Asahi infiltrates Totsuki, and abducts Erina from the Academy, with the intention to marry her. To recover Erina, the trio of Soma, Megumi and Takumi participate in an invitation-only cooking competition called BLUE, organized by the World Gourmet Organization under its Headmaster Mana Nakiri, Erina’s mother. The trio encounter and fight against the Dark Chefs, with Soma eventually defeating Asahi. The manga ends with Soma and Erina facing each other in the final match of BLUE. Erina acknowledges Soma’s cooking but insists on calling it “disgusting”.
In the events of the epilogue Le dessert, after the events of BLUE, Soma took an indefinite leave before taking the third year exams. During this time Erina and Hisako ask Joichiro about his past with Tamako, whereas Mana and Azami discover that Asahi is Azami’s biological son and Erina’s half-brother, leading the former to request him to join the Nakiri family. Many years after all Jewel Generation students graduation from Totsuki, Soma tells Erina that he’s returning home and offers another challenge for her to which she gladly accepts, certain that he will make Erina finally say “delicious”.