The joint anime programming block Toonami, headed by Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, announced last Wednesday that the late night block will be premiering the dub for Food Wars! The Third plate, which is the third season of the hit Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Soma) anime series. The series will premiere on February 27th at 1:00 am EST. The block will then go on to air all subsequent episodes of the 24-episode season each Saturday at the same time.
The full line-up for February 27th includes the following:
12:00AM – Dragon Ball Super
12:30AM – Attack on Titan
1:00AM – Food Wars! The Third Plate
1:30AM – Fire Force
2:00AM – Black Clover
2:30AM – SSSS.Gridman
3:00AM – Naruto Shippūden
3:30AM – Demon Slayer
Food Wars! The Third Plate originally premiered in October 2017, with the second half of the third season premiering in April 2018.
The series’ latest release was its newest season Food Wars! The Fifth Plate, which premiered last April. The fifth season of the series had to be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as further production of the series was unsafe. The season returned to broadcast and simulcast on Crunchyroll last July. The new broadcast also started from the first episode, effectively giving the series two premieres.
The first season of the Food Wars! franchise aired for a 24-episode run from April to September of 2015. The second season, The Second Plate, had a reduced episode series of 13 episodes, premiering in July 2016. The fourth anime season premiered in October 2019 and had 12 episodes. All the seasons of the series were streamed on Crunchyroll simulcast as they aired. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for distribution.
The manga originally launched in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2012 from Tsukuda and Saeki. The series ran all the way to August 2019, ending on a three-chapter epilogue. The real-world chef Yuki Morisaki is cited as the main inspiration and helped in writing the manga. Viz Media released chapters of the manga weekly in English territories on its app and website. It also releases the manga’s ongoing compiled book volumes in English. Shueisha also publishes the manga digitally in English on its own MANGA Plus service.
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