Crunchyroll announced Food Wars! The Fifth Plate (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) will be joining its Spring 2020 simulcast slate.
J.C. Staff is returning as the animation production company with director Yoshitomo Yonetani, and series composer Shogo Yasukawa. The fourth season, Fourth Plate!, recent aired this past October 2019.
The TV anime adaption is based on a popular Weekly Shonen Jump title written Yuto Tsukuda and illustrations by Shun Saeki.
Crunchyroll describes the upcoming season as:
Soma Yukihira has been helping out his family diner, honing his skills.
With his father’s recommendation, he decides to enroll into “Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute”, a school for the most elites of the culinary world.
During his time there, he has grown so much as a chef through studying hard with friends and competing against rivals in shokugeki battles.
Soma has now moved up a grade and he has finally grasped what he has always hoped for; the first seat at the Totsuki Ten Masters Council.
In the meantime, an invitation to a world-class cooking competition known as “BLUE” arrives to Totsuki. “BLUE” is one of the most authentic gastronomic tournaments for young chefs seeking fame.
However, there’s been a change to this year’s system and themes are all out of ordinary!
There’s spark in the air as the new rivals appears from the shadow!
Where will the “BLUE” lead them!?
The shokugeki to determine the new bearers of culinary world is about to begin!
Food Wars! The Fifth Plate joins Crunchyroll’s current Spring 2020 lineup:
Tower of God (Crunchyroll Original)
The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2
IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!
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