Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Yuko Kaida will join the cast of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate. Kaida will voice Sōma Yukihira’s mom Tamako Yukihira. In addition, The Japanese publication also affirmed that Maaya Sakamoto voices the character Mana Nakiri, in spite of the fact that the character has just shown up in the show.
Tamako was the daughter of a diner chef who was a horrendous cook who was infamous among patrons of her family’s restaurant for her “Chef’s Special” in spite of that. While originally somewhat of a delinquent in her youth, Tamako mellowed out following high school. Tamako met her future husband named Jōichirō Saiba when the latter first came to the restaurant. The two did not see eye to eye at first: Jōichirō was revolted by her cooking, while Tamako was annoyed by Jōichirō’s increasing presence at the restaurant. However, the two grew closer: Tamako accepted Jōichirō after acknowledging his talent, while Jōichirō found his passion for cooking rekindled by Tamako’s warmth and genuine care for her customers. Eventually, they married, becoming parents to a son they named Sōma Yukihira. At Jōichirō’s request, Tamako kept her husband’s past and work overseas a secret from their son
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, the series 5th season premiered in April 2020. The staff had to stop production on show due to the spread of the coronavirus. The season late restarted its broadcast from episode 1 on July 3.
J.C.Staff aired the anime show first season between April 3, 2015, and September 25, 2015. A second season aired between July 2, 2016, and September 24, 2016. The anime series third season premiered on October 3rd. The second half of the series third season aired between April 9, 2018, and June 25, 2018. Food War! Shokugeki no Soma anime series season 4 premiered in October 2019.
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Shokugeki no Sōma, lit. “Sōma of the Shokugeki”) is a shōnen manga series written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki and Yuki Morisaki who helped with the recipes for the anime series. The manga individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since 2012, with tankōbon volumes being released by Shueisha. The series received a light novel titled “Shokugeki no Sōma: à la carte” written by Michiko Itō and illustrated by Shun Saeki. The novel was published in Jump j-Books on February 4, 2014. A spin-off manga titled “Shokugeki no Sōma – L’étoile” by Michiko Itō and illustrator Taiki Asatoki was launched in Shounen Jump + on March 3, 2015. Both spinoff series is still ongoing. It was revealed in June that the manga series has only 3 chapters remaining.