Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Japanese: 食戟のソーマ, Hepburn: Shokugeki no Sōma, lit. "Sōma of the Shokugeki") is a Japanese anime television series adapted from the manga of the same title by Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki. Produced by J.C.Staff and directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani, the series was first announced in October 2014 by Shueisha. The series was broadcast in Japan on TBS from April 3 to September 25, 2015 with additional broadcasts on MBS, CBC, BS-TBS, and Animax. The video streaming service Crunchyroll simulcast the series with English subtitles to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Europe (excluding French speaking territories and Italian speaking territories), the Middle East, and North Africa. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for digital and home video distribution in North America. A second season named Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma The Second Plate aired from July 2 to September 24, 2016. The first cour of the third season, titled Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Third Plate, aired was broadcast from October 4 to December 20, 2017. The second half aired from April 9 to June 25, 2018. A fourth season entitled Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate is set to premiere in October 2019.