Food Wars! The Fourth Plate - Crunchyroll Fall 2019 Spotlight

Culinary contests are back on the menu this October!


One of the big returning series for Crunchyroll's Fall 2019 Simulcast Lineup is Food Wars! The Fourth Plate! The culinary showdowns continue in the anime adaptation's fourth season, and we have a plate full of info for you to chow down on in the meantime. 


Food Wars! The Fourth Plate





Launch Info

Launch Time: October 11 at 9:30am PT

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East

Show Page


Official Trailers




Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father’s culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Soma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?


Characters and Cast


Soma Yukihira

VA: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Bell in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) 



Erina Nakiri

VA: Hisako Kanemoto (Sailor Mercury in Sailor Moon Crystal)

Megumi Tadokoro

VA: Minami Takahashi (Sora in Aikatsu!)





Yoshitomo Yonetani (Brigadoon, Food Wars! seasons 1-3)

Series Composition

Shogo Yasukawa (Mitsuboshi Colors)



Tatsuya Katō (Dr. STONE)

Character Design

Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman.)

Art Director

Kōichirō Bizen (DATE A LIVE III)

Sound Director

Jin Aketagawa (Golden Kamuy)

Director of Photography

Yutaka Kurosawa (Hayate the Combat Butler!)


Assistant Director

Youhei Suzuki 

Color design

Yukiko Itou


Yūji Kondō

OP Theme Performer



ED Theme Performer



Additional Info


The cooking battle manga started its serialization in the magazine’s 52nd issue of 2012, and its 35th tankobon volume was released in Japan on June 4. The series’ total print run reached 15 million copies by July 2018. Its TV anime adaptation produced by J.C.STAFF was aired for three seasons in Japan from 2015 to 2018, with the fourth kicking off in October of 2019.


1st and 35th volume covers of the Japanese tankobon releases:



Viz Media publishes the manga in North America.  


Official website





Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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