Is Food Wars Season 4 Final?

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma’s return for season 4 is confirmed. Food Wars ends season 3 on a cliffhanger. Therefore, fans await season 4 to finally know what will follow. Season 3 closes with Soma and chefs in the rebel alliance taking on the skilled Elite Ten – representatives of Central. Despite the awkward ending, it does serve as fodder for excitement.

You read that right, Food Wars fans! Given the ending of season 3 and the wait, you deserve some good news.


Food Wars! is set to release in the Fall season of this year. That is October 11, 2019.  The confirmation for season 4 was announced in June through an announcement teaser. Although, the teaser did not provide any new content for fans to feast on. Yet, it traces the journey of Soma and the fellow chefs in their fight against Central. Season 4 returns to adapt the rest of the Central arc.

The title for season 4 is “Shokugeki no Soma: Shin no Sara” which translates to “Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate“.  Here’s a look at the announcement teaser!

The tweet mentions the decision to broadcast from October 2019 and the release of the new poster. It features the trailer for season 4.

Along with the announcement teaser, the website made a release of season 4’s official poster with Soma and Erina on it.

Official poster for season 4

Key visuals put up by Shokugeki no Soma’s official Twitter made the rounds. Here’s a look at it!

First Key Visual for Season 4 released in 2017.
Latest Key Visual released on September 1st, 2019 in the Crunchyroll Expo at US.

The opening theme is titled “Chronosby Stereo Dive Foundation. And, the ending theme song is “Emblem” by Nano Ripe.


The manga officially wraps its story at the end of the Central arc. The final chapter made its release in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump on June 17, 2019. The total count of chapters amounts to 316 within 36 volumes. Season 3 covers until chapter 217. So, it is likely that season 4 is the final season.

Firstly, the possibility remains that season 4 will release in two cours with a short hiatus in between. Secondly, Season 3 managed to cover almost 100 chapters within its production. Therefore, it is possible for season 4 to do the same. However, no official statement has confirmed the finality of it. Considering the shaky adaptation of the manga – one can’t put past the tiny possibility of season 5. While keeping these facts in mind, fans should gear up to say goodbye to the show.


Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma follows Soma Yukihira who runs a small family restaurant along with his father in the dodgy part of town. Thus, Soma’s passion for culinary pushes him to hone his skills everyday in hopes of surpassing his father. Although, one day, his father decides to enroll him in a highly competitive culinary school. It is up to Soma to survive and pursue his passion for culinary especially with an intimidating heiress at his neck.

  • Genre: Action, comedy, a slice of life with slight ecchi.
  • Demographic: Shounen.  (Refer to this blog to understand demographics)


Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma is created by Yūto Tsukuda with illustrations made by Shun Saeki for Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga made its first publication in 2012. The anime adaptation of the manga by J.C staff first aired on April 3rd, 2015. The anime currently has three seasons with the fourth one on its way. Viz Media licenses the anime for its English translation or dub. In addition, Five OVAs made its release over the course of 2 years from 2016 to 2018.

October 11 is almost upon us – gear up for the Central arc, fans. The comment section is open to hearing what you have to say about this!

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