Crunchyroll to Add the English Dub of the Food Wars! The Fourth Plate Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it is adding the English dub of the Food Wars! The Fourth Plate anime to its service on February 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PST. The dub will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The story of Food Wars! is described as:

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?

Source: Crunchyroll

English Cast Announced for Food Wars!: The Fourth Plate Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Food Wars!: The Fourth Plate anime:

  • Blake Shepard is Soma Yukihira
  • Jad Saxton is Megumi Tadokoro
  • Stephanie Wittels is Erina Nakiri
  • Ian Sinclair is Azami Nakiri
  • Michael Wronski is Tosuke Megishima
  • Morgan Berry is Rindo Kobayashi
  • Alejandro Saab is Terunori Kuga
  • Kregg Daily is Akira Hayama
  • Christina Kelly is Alice Nakiri
  • Rob Mungle is Subaru Mimasaka
  • Scott Gibbs is Satoshi Isshiki
  • Kelley Peters is Ryoko Sakaki
  • Courtland Johnson is Somaei Saito
  • Bryson Baugus is Takumi Aldini
  • Clint Bickham is Isami Aldini
  • Nathan Wilson is Eishi Tsukasa
  • Luci Christian is Yuki Yoshino
  • Heidi Hinkel is Nene Kinokuni
  • John Swasey is Senzaemon
  • Alan Brincks is Soe Nakiri
  • Jennifer Gilbert is Urara
  • Andrew Love is Aoki
  • Corey Hartzog is Sato
  • Elissa Cuellar is Decora
  • Natalie Rial is Corage, Bucchi
  • Greg Ayres is Zenji Marui
  • Houston Hayes is Shun Ibusaki
  • Benjamin McLaughlin is Kojiro Shinomiya
  • Ty Mahany is Gin Dojima
  • Anthony Hunter is Etsuya Eizan
  • Brittney Karbowski is Hisako Arato
  • Leraldo Anzaldua is Ryo Kurokiba
  • Cat Thomas is Anne
  • Blake Jackson is Charme
  • Holly Segarra is Momo Akanegakubo
  • James Belcher is Narrator

Kyle Colby Jones is directing the dub.

Food Wars!: The Fourth Plate premiered in October 2019 and has 12 episodes. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: ANN

Section23 Films Announces February 2021 Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its February 2021 slate of releases.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming February 2021

Title: TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 85 min.
Street Date: 2/2/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Yakuza bosses are supposed to be tough, ruthless, and treat their men like cogs in a callous criminal machine. When former cop and ex-con Chikara Doumeki accepts his latest bodyguard assignment, however, he realizes that there’s something different about his new boss, Yashiro. Because while Yashiro may seem as emotionally distant as his counterparts, he’s also a closet masochist who enjoys receiving pain as much as his job involves bringing it. Yashiro’s feelings for a least a few of his men also extends far beyond what’s normally extended to other members of the same crime family… a group that now includes Chikara. Of course, Chikara’s got his own issues, and nobody can beat an ex-cop when it comes to putting the lockdown on a relationship. Except, possibly, a true King of Pain in Twittering Birds Never Fly ~ The Clouds Gather.

Title: MAJESTIC PRINCE: GENETIC AWAKENING
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 105 min.
Street Date: 2/9/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: The alien Wulgaru’s last assault against humanity was foiled by the heroic actions of the genetically enhanced humans known as the Evolved Children in their advanced AHSMB battle armor, but now a new attack has been launched against Earth under an even deadlier champion, Diorna, created from the fusion of DNA from two Wulgaru Royals. Unfortunately, Izuru Hitachi, the leader of Team Rabbits who defeated the Wulgaru Royal Jiart, is still out of action and recovering, so the task of marshalling the Majestic Princes and stopping Diorna falls upon the unready shoulders of Toshikazu Asagi. Together with the remaining members of Team Rabbits and the recently created Team Fawn, it’s up to Asagi to hold the line against the most ruthless adversary yet in Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening.

Title: GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/16/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Although Ryo Machiko is still only in middle school, both of her parents work overseas and her beloved grandmother recently passed away, so she lives in a big apartment all by herself. To keep herself occupied in that big empty space, Ryo practices her cooking, something that she thought she excelled at… but nothing ever seems quite right anymore. There’s something missing, but what could it be? The answer unexpectedly arrives with her runaway cousin Kirin, who’s looking for a place to stay while she attends cram school. Much to Ryo’s surprise, her cooking seems to improve when they eat together. Food, it turns out, always seems tastier when it’s made for and shared with people you care about, and things only get more appetizing when Ryo’s friend Shiina joins in the culinary adventures in Gourmet Girl Graffiti.

Title: MOTTO TO LOVE RU SEASON 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/16/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Did Riko Yuki’s life go to hell in a handbasket when a naked alien princess from the planet Deviluke suddenly appeared in his bathtub and he found himself betrothed into the universe’s most dysfunctional romantic relationship? No, but only because he never got a damned handbasket. Even if the luscious Princess Lala is finally starting to admit her real feelings for her earthling scum significant other, there are so many other things constantly going wrong that Riko’s doing well just to survive. Whether it’s due to bounty hunters, a defective transporter, body switches, alien skunks, mighty morphing power bathrooms, a sleepover that goes horribly, horribly wrong, or, that worst galactic scourge of all, Valentine’s Day, each day seems determined to prove why you should never, ever, marry a monster from outer space in the continuing conjugal cataclysm that is Motto To Love Ru.

Title: FOOD WARS SEASON 4
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: The ultimate Regimental Food War continues as the culinary rebels led by Soma and the members of Kyokusei square off against epicurean elitist Azami and the Totsuki Ten. At stake – the future of dining across Japan. Because if the rebels fail, Azami intends to impose his own tastes and techniques on the entire restaurant industry. But the fine dining control freak has made a serious mistake in threatening the futures of Soma’s friends and family, as while the rebels may seem less experienced overall, this is ultimately a clash of skill, dedication, and, most of all, taste. That may be a recipe for disaster for the seasoned veterans. There are truffled times ahead, and it’s anyone’s guess as to whose goose will ultimately be cooked in the mind-roasting season long battle that is Food Wars! The Fourth Plate.

Title: VENUS WARS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 105 min.
Street Date: 2/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: When an ice comet slammed into the planet Venus, terraforming its toxic atmosphere into one capable of sustaining human life, mankind’s dream of colonizing other worlds became a reality. Unfortunately for the colonists, Venus isn’t the paradise they’d dreamed of. As crops fail and competition for resources intensifies, hostilities grow until the two inhabited continents stand on the brink of war. Reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capital of Aphrodia just as Ishtar attacks and only the intervention of Hiro Seno and his Battle Bike team saves her from certain death… but now Aphrodia is under Ishtar’s control and Sue, Hiro, and his teammates find themselves on the run. However, their unique skill at Battle Bike, which combines motorcycle racing with roller derby, may just prove to be the secret weapon Aphrodia needs to win the Venus Wars.

Netflix Is Now Streaming the Second Season of the Food Wars! Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix is now streaming Food Wars! The Second Plate, which is the second season for the Food Wars! anime. Language tracks are in English and Japanese, and subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Yoshitomo Yonetani directed this season, based on scripts by Shogo Yasukawa. Tomoyuki Shitaya designed the characters, and JC Staff handled the animation production.

Source: The Fandom Post

HBO Max Adds the Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Food Wars!, and Tower of God Anime

The HBO Max streaming service added the Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate, and Tower of God anime in June 2020.

The service added all 37 episodes of Death Note on June 16, 2020, the first 99 episodes of the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime on June 23, 2020, and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate (the fourth season of Food Wars!) on June 30, 2020. The service added the Tower of God anime on June 19, 2020, and it is adding episodes on a delayed schedule after they premiere on Crunchyroll.

HBO Max launched on May 27, 2020. Crunchyroll offered 17 anime series at launch, and it will offer more anime for HBO Max every quarter. The service had previously revealed that the Hunter x Hunter and Death Note anime would be available on the service within one year after its launch.

Source: ANN

Food Wars! Anime to Resume on July 3, 2020

The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate<, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, has announced that the anime will resume on July 3, 2020. The website reported earlier in May 2020 that future new episodes would be delayed further “until July or later” due to the effects of COVID-19.

Food Wars! was first delayed in mid-April 2020. The anime premiered on April 10, 2020, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series as it airs.

Source: ANN

Food Wars! Anime Will Not Resume Until July 2020 or Later Due to COVID-19

The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, has announced that Episode 3 and later episodes will be delayed further “until July or later” due to the effects of COVID-19. Unlike the Japanese version of the announcement, the English version simply states, “til July 2020.” Japanese broadcasters will continue their reruns of episodes from Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate.

Food Wars! was first delayed in mid-April 2020. The series premiered on April 10, 2020, and Crunchyroll was simulcasting it as it aired.

Source: ANN

Food Wars! Anime Delays New Episodes Due to COVID-19

The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, has announced that episode 3 and later episodes have been delayed due to the effects of COVID-19.

Tokyo MX and BS11 will run the following episodes over the next three weeks:

  • April 24, 2020: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate Episode 1
  • May 1, 2020: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate Episode 2
  • May 8, 2020: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate Episode 3

The anime’s website and Twitter account will announce future television broadcast and streaming schedules when they have been decided.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces More Simulcasts for Spring 2020 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Season 2 and The House Spirit Tatami-chan anime as part of the Spring 2020 season in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The site will begin simulcasting Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Season 2, Sunrise’s latest Gundam Build project, on April 9, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Crunchyroll will begin simulcasting Rensuke Oshikiri’s mini anime project The House Spirit Tatami-chan (Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan) on April 10, 2020 at 7:15 a.m. EDT.

The company also revealed that the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate anime will begin simulcasting on April 10, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EDT and the Woodpecker Detective’s Office anime will begin streaming on April 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Simulcast the Fifth Season of the Food Wars! Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime during the Spring 2020 season. The series will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The fifth season of Food Wars! is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 11, 2020.

Source: ANN