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First Japanese ‘Food Wars!’ Anime DVD/BD Packaging Revealed

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Food Wars HeaderWarner Bros. Japan is handling the home video release for Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma on DVD and Blu-ray for its home territory and the series is getting a pretty solid release. With the first release due out in about a month, the first look at the packaging for it and the overall design has been revealed. The twenty-four episode series is getting spread across eight discs when it begins its release on July 29th, 2015. Both formats are listed as limited editions for their first runs with the Blu-ray’s priced at 8,000 yen each and the DVDs at 6,800 yen each. Check out the details in the chart below for individual dates and known extras. We’ll be updating that as new cover art pieces come in.

Sentai Filmworks has already picked up the North America release rights for the series on home video.

Directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani, the series is being animated at JC Staff with Shogko Yasukawa handling the scripts and Tomoyuki Shitaya working on the character design adaptations. It’ll star Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Soma Yukihira, Risa Taneda as Erina Nakir, Minami Takahashi as Megumi Tadokoro, Ikumi Mito as Shizuka Ishigami, Maaya Uchida as Yūki Yoshino, Ai Kayano as Ryōko Sakaki, Taishi Murata as Shun Ibusaki, Yūsuke Kobayashi as Zenji Marui, Ai Kakuma as Mayumi Kurase, Rina Hidaka as Urara Kawashima, Banjo Ginga as Senzaemon Nakiri and Rikiya Koyama as Joichiro Yukihira.

The series is currently running in Weekly Shonen Jump by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki with ten volumes to its name so far. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America digitally and in print form.

Plot concept: Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!

Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!

Volume Date Extras
1 07/29/15 Original Soundtrack 1, Clean opening, Clean Closing, Audio Commentary
2 08/26/15
3 09/30/15
4 10/28/15
5 11/25/2015
6 12/23/15
7 01/27/16
8 02/24/16
Food Wars Japanese Volume 1 Packaging
Food Wars Japanese Volume 1 Packaging (click for larger)

[Source: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma]

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