The manga may have finished, but there is still more anime to go! Shokugeki no Soma: Shin no Sara, the fourth season of the Food Wars anime, was announced in this week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
They teased a big announcement for this series a few weeks ago, when they revealed that the manga was ending this month. I speculated that the big announcement could potentially be a new season of the anime, and I was right! (To be fair, I speculated a few other things as well.) Shin no Sara (The Plate of God) premieres this October, but no further details have been given. We’ve no idea how many episodes the season will contain, though it stands to reason they will finish the Regiment de Cuisine arc as a way to give the series a conclusive ending.
I think it would make sense to end the series with the Regiment de Cuisine. Considering how that arc ends, it’s a more fitting conclusion than the one we actually got for the end of the manga. And given the unpopularity of the current arc, I can’t imagine they’d want to animate it. It’s possible we may get an anime-only ending.
A preview video for the fourth season has been released, although it is simply a brief recap of the series up to this point.
Also, it turns out that when they said there were only three more chapters of Shokugeki no Soma, they were including the one that had just published. I feel like that’s unfair. Anyway, the final chapter of the manga published this week and it’s a pretty decent chapter but a fairly lackluster ending after everything that’s happened. However, it was also announced that a three-chapter epilogue – titled Shokugeki no Soma: Le Dessert – will publish in Jump Giga, with the first chapter coming out June 27. This will hopefully give the series a more concrete and satisfactory ending (by remembering that there were, at one point, side characters in this thing).
The 36th and final volume of the manga will ship October 4 in Japan.
Have you read the final chapter of Shokugeki no Soma? What do think of the anime news?
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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