“All the fixins... and dessert!”
- Format : DVD & Blu-ray
- Anime Studio : J.C. Staff
- Anime Licensor : Sentai Filmworks
- Release Date : August 22, 2017
- Price : $199.98
- Language : English, Japanese with English Subtitles
- Genre : Ecchi, School, Shounen
- # of Discs : 3 Blu-ray, 5 DVDs
- Bonus Content : Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation, Hardcover Booklet, Chopsticks, Metal Pin Set, Isshiki's Apron, Art Cards
- Official Website : https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/
About Food Wars! Season 1 Limited Edition Box Set
Soma Yukihira’s wanted nothing more than to beat his dad in a cooking contest and take over the family diner. Until his dad suddenly shuts the restaurant down to go work abroad and tells Soma he’s enrolling him in a cooking school. While Soma can’t believe what’s happening and is visibly upset with his father’s decision, Tootsuki Academy is no ordinary culinary school. It’s a prestigious institution where culinary giants study, refine their talents, and go on to be successful chefs... or get expelled. Erina “God Tongue” Nakiri, is one of the students, and the creme de la creme. Which is why she tries all in her power to prevent Soma from even entering the school. However, Soma will not be underestimated and will put all he has learned through his life from his father and on his own to the test. When Soma learns that only a handful of students graduate every year, he feels more motivated to reach the very top of Tootsuki! Can Soma dish it out?
Sentai Filmworks did what they do best this summer and presented us with a limited edition box set as prestigious as Totsuki Academy itself, which contains not only all 24 episodes of the first season of Food Wars!, but also a bundle of goodies all wrapped up in a deluxe chipboard bento box!
Food Wars Season 1 Trailer
On the Outside
The bento box-inspired chipboard box unfolds open to reveal most of the goodies neatly arranged in compartments. But where are the discs? Why, they’re in a small hidden compartment which opens when you tug at a small ribbon placed in the front of the box. In that compartment, you’ll find the DVD box, Blu-ray box, and a collector’s booklet.
The Blu-ray box has our favorite aspiring chef, Soma, on the cover; and the Blu-ray box is decorated with the beautiful food snob Erina and her assistant, Hisako; while the collector’s booklet showcases Soma and Akira Hayama, one of Yukihira’s new rivals.
On the Inside
This is where things get even more fun! Sentai Filmworks has built up a reputation for coming up with some of the most drool-worthy premium box sets which include some pretty exclusive and exciting extras, and this Food Wars! Set is no exception! Let’s start from the top, shall we?
Whether you love Soma or Erina, both or just the idea of attending Tootsuki, Sentai Filmworks has you covered with cute little Erina and Soma chibi pins, and a Tootsuki Academy crest pin!
Also included is a set of reusable wooden chopsticks, decorated with Yukihira’s diner’s banner, a chibi Soma, and the anime’s logo; all in Yukihira blue.
One of our favorite goodies of the box, and reason enough to buy this set! Sexy naked chef, Isshiki’s apron, complete with “Kuma Bear” design is everything we could have wanted and more. You can use it in the kitchen, to cosplay, or to decorate your abode!
This high-quality little hard-cover booklet includes episode descriptions, character introductions with design sketches, and even background scene design.
Just when you think those were all the goodies in the box, you open the Blu-ray box and there you find a collection of six glossy, high-quality art cards which immortalize some of Food Wars! best foodgasm scenes!
Digitally, we are also gifted with clean opening and closing songs!
Honey's Final Verdict
The holidays are right around the corner and if you have a Food Wars! Fan on your shopping list who you’d like to Wow, this is the gift you should get. Sentai Filmworks outdid themselves again by giving fans things we didn’t even know we wanted from our favorite anime.
The amount and quality of goodies in this box make it a wonderful collectible which was thought out very carefully for fans. And it’s the first one or more, so you can start your Food Wars! collection now. Don’t forget to visit Sentai Filmworks for this and other amazing box sets!
Have you purchased or received one of these as a gift? Did you buy two so you could save one and actually use all the goodies from the second one? Tell us about it in the comments below!