The first season of Food Wars was picked up by Kaze France back at the end of 2015 and they had originally set plans for a spring 2017 release for the show since it’s a two-cour series with a lot to work through. They’ve now begun soliciting it on Amazon.de and it looks like things are going a bit better than they originally planned. The show will be getting separate DVD and Blu-ray editions on:
- v1 w/slipcase: November 25, 2016
- v2: February 24, 2017
- v3: April 28, 2017
- v4: June 30, 2017
There are no details on extras or language options at this point for the show.
Sentai Filmworks has already picked up the North America release rights for the series on home video.
Directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani, the series was animated at JC Staff with Shogko Yasukawa handling the scripts and Tomoyuki Shitaya on the character design adaptations. It stars 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 seventeen 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?!
[Source: Food Wars]