The last arcs of the storyline of the Japanese shōnen manga series ‘Food Wars‘ are coming nearer which are supposed to be depicted in the upcoming season 5. It is the high time when the viewers can be expected to raise curiosity whether if the intense desire of Soma to beat his father i.e. Joichiro in a cooking duel would finally be accomplished or not? (check: Stranger Things Season 4.)
Predictions about the upcoming Food Wars season 5
We could get to see that in the initial phase of this season i.e. the first episode, one of the many things that are known to work like a source of inspiration for the young Yukihira could be the ‘shokugeki’ between Joichiro and Soma.
Moreover, Joichiro had been beaten by his son Soma’ dishes when he began visiting Totsuki which made him appear to be even more deserving to inherit the operations and responsibilities of Yukihira Diner. Sadly, the storybase of the plot of ‘Food Wars’ is still not gonna conclude in the upcoming season 5.
When it comes to source of inspiration for this anime series i.e. the manga, it is very obvious that its readers are likely to consider the Asahi’s introduction as the turn where the circumstances began changing for the passion of Soma that eve the fans shared with him.
If we take a look into the manga, Asahi made his first appearance when the grim shokugeki between him and Joichiro took place. Joichiro easily won the duel contest with a final score of 5-0. Eventually, the fans did understand that the latter event is surely gonna influence the ambitions of Soma.
The readers of the manga were looking forward for the storyline to restore its flow and the moment arrives when Joichiro is finally beaten by his son Soma. It is certain that the latter’s storyline does not go in this expected manner. Joichiro and Soma would not even get a chance to compete with each other in a proper shokugeki duel.
Eventually, we would come to know that Asahi was beaten by Soma in the further rounds of the ‘BLUE Competition’. All these facts point towards the direction that the fifth season of ‘Food Wars’ is gonna conclude with loose ends for now which further implies that the original ending from the manga is not gonna take place in the anime adaptation and we would probably not know about Soma’s fate for now.
Food Wars Season 5 Release Date and Speculations
We were informed by the makers about the production of the fifth season of ‘Food Wars’ very soon after the release of the finale episode from the fourth season which happened near the end of 2019.
There are verified reports about the fifth season getting premiered in the month of April this year. As the release date of the fifth season is approaching near, it sounds like it is very difficult for the original ending from the manga to make itself into the anime adaptation. Joichiro shall be undefeated by Soma in the latter anime.
If we consider the fact that the storybase of the fifth season could be derived from the plot of the manga, then it would not be wrong to consider the fifth installment of ‘Food Wars’ to be the last one in the anime series. Since the count of chapters from the manga which were left unadapted is about twelve, therefore, the same number could be true for the episodes of the anime adaptation as well.