Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The 5th Plate is one of the most anticipated anime coming into 2020. And now, the staff have finally revealed when it will hit the airwaves in Japan! According to issue #14 of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the fifth season premieres on 11th April at 12:30 am (listed at 10th April at 24:30 pm).

The anime’s staff and cast were supposed to appear during a stage event and announce more details about the anime during AnimeJapan 2020. Unfortunately, the big Coronavirus outbreak in Japan forced organisers to cancel the event outright.

Previously, the staff announced that nano.RIPE is performing the OP song once again. This new song’s title is “Last Chapter”, and they will be releasing it as their 22nd single on 22nd April. They previously performed the ED theme songs for the anime’s 2nd-4th seasons. Meanwhile, seiyuu Mai Fuchigami will be performing the ED song, “Crossing Road”, and it will serve as her fifth single. She will release the song on 29th April 2020.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue #14