We’re only months away from the conclusion of the fan-favorite anime. ‘Food Wars Season 5’ is set to premiere this year, and it might be the last installment of the anime. The source material of the adaptation wrapped up its story back in mid-2019. However, fans didn’t like the way it ended. Will producers change the finale of Shokugeki no Soma Season 5?
Ever since it debuted in 2015, Food Wars has become one of the most popular animes of all. Millions of fans came in to watch the first season, and the number has so far increased by the fourth installment. Hence, studio J.C. Staff took no time to renew the series for a final run. As of now, Shokugeki no Soma Season 5 is still under production.
Food Wars Season 5: Renewal & Production Details
The fourth installment of the hit cooking anime began in October 2019 and ended by December of the same year. Luckily, right before the season finale, studio J.C. Staff finally waved a green for Food Wars Season 5. The studio announced the big news at a stage show at Jump Festa 2020 on December 22, 2019.
On the other hand, they also released a new key visual as a tease for fans. The picture features the main cast under the cherry blossom trees of Japanese spring. The productions for Shokugeki no Soma Season 5 began soon after and may take a few months to conclude.
Is This The Last Season?
When writer Yūto Tsukuda wrapped up the globally-famous manga series, fans were worried if this would bring the end of the anime show as well. The manga ends with a total of 36 volumes consisting of 315 chapters. Although Tsukada also published a three-chapter epilogue called Food Wars: Le Dessert bringing the total number of chapters to 318.
The fourth season of the cooking anime ends according to the plot of Volume 30. Hence, J.C. Staff now has around six manga volumes consisting of 56 chapters to create Food Wars Season 5. Well, six manga volumes can hardly generate one full installment. Hence, it’s likely that the anime will end with Shokugeki no Soma Season 5.
Will They Change The Plot Of ‘Food Wars Season 5?’
The finale of the Food Wars manga series ended up disappointing a large number of followers altogether. Fans believe that the climax ruins the taste of the entire story. Shokugeki no Soma follows the story of Soma Yukihira, who aspires to be a world-class chef. The core of the plot is mostly about his journey as he refines his culinary skills.
However, by the fourth installment, the attention of the series to Erina Nakiri. In fact, in the finale of the story, Soma’s character arc did not complete as he lost to Erina in the ultimate shokugeki (food war) of the series. Fans complained that this ending spoils the central core of the plot and leaves Soma’s story incomplete.
Hence, viewers expect the anime creators to change the finale of Food Wars Season 5. Fans have been demanding an original ending to the anime series. However, we’re barely a few months away from the premiere of Shokugeki no Soma Season 5. Hence, developing an entirely new conclusion will be a difficult task for the studio.
Although, it’s important to notice that the creators, to a certain degree, developed an original ending for Season 4. In a behind-the-scenes Crunchyroll documentary, fans got to know that the studio changed the finale of the fourth season from the manga series. Hence, chances suggest that they might do it again if needed. However, this is only possible if the demand for an original ending increases.
When Will ‘Shokugeki no Soma Season 5’ Release?
J.C. Staff has finally declared the official release window of ‘Food Wars Season 5.’ The final installment is set to return in April 2020. We will update this section as soon as the exact date arrives. The studio may release the official trailer in a couple of months.
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