Officially announced in the latest issue of Weekly Shounen Jump (released yesterday), the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga will be ending its serialisation in three more chapters.
What’s the series about?
The food-based Shounen series with story by Yuto Tsukuda and art by Shun Saeki is reaching its end after 6 years. For those unfamiliar with the series, it was first published in 2012, and follows the adventures of Soma, who undergoes culinary battles in Japan’s most prestigious culinary school on his road to becoming a great chef.
While the school itself is fictional and some of the recipes seem out of this world, it’s been proven (by a couple of YouTube channels) that these recipes can indeed be replicated. Though the series can be a tad fanservice-y at times, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma is ultimately an interesting series with stunning art, and serves to be a cooking anime that’s entertaining and informative, yet innovative.
Is the series just ending like that?
If you’re a fan of the series, don’t fret just yet. It’s also been announced that the final physical manga volume of the series will only be published in October later this year.
Plus, with a fourth season of the anime adaptation in the works, fans who only watch the anime can quickly catch up with the manga (or the past three seasons, available on Netflix) before the anime wraps up as well. What’s more, apparently a “super important announcement” will take place with the publication of the manga’s final chapter!
Perhaps it’ll be a cookbook containing all the recipes of the foods featured throughout the series, or an announcement for a sequel, prequel or the like. Whatever it is, fans should definitely keep an eye out!