• The BLUE grand finale marks the conclusion of the anime series
  • Soma is up against Erina in the finals
  • "Food Wars!" Season 5, Episode 13 finale is airing Friday

The time has finally come to crown the BLUE Grand Champion. The last cooking battle sees Soma and Erina up against each other.

As BLUE nears its climax, Mana Nakiri is set to choose the grand champion of the prestigious BLUE tournament. The official synopsis for "Food Wars!" Season 5, Episode 13 finale teases Soma preparing a delicious dish for his opponent, Erina.

Erina is worried about saving her mother's, Mana, prestige. She vows to win the competition for Mana.

The penultimate episode of "Food Wars!" Season 5 starts with Soma's dish impressing Mana's God Tongue. The flavors from his dish are refreshing and stand true to the Five Grand Cuisines.

Elsewhere, Saiba is shocked to see Soma surpass his Crossed Knives. Mana notes that Asahi's dish is exquisite and she could taste the techniques of countless chefs woven together in his pie.

However, after breaking the crust, it is empty as Mana could not find Asahi's signature flavor. She adds that Asahi steals other people's techniques and tools, but fails to discover his style.

Talking about Soma's dish, Mana notes Soma made sure his flavors were a result of what he learned from everyone he met in his lifetime. Later, the bookmen declare Soma as the winner of the semifinal round. Now, he faces Erina in the finals of the BLUE tournament. With two of the finest Totsuki Academy pupils in the finals, it remains to be seen who will be declared as the BLUE Grand Champion.

The cast of "Food Wars!" Season 5 anime includes Hisako Kanemoto as Erina Nakiri, Natsuki Hanae as Takumi Aldini, Minami Takahashi as Megumi Tadokoro, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Soma Yukihira, Shiori Izawa as Bunny Hair, Kengo Kawanishi as Shouji Satou, Rie Kugimiya as Momo Akanegakubo, Aimi Tanaka as Bertha, Asuka Nishi as Sonoka Kikuchi, Sayaka Senbongi as Cilla, Yuuki Ono as Isami Aldini and Yūsuke Kobayashi as Zenji Marui.

"Food Wars!" Season 5, Episode 13 finale will be broadcasted Friday. Viewers can watch the live streaming on Crunchyroll.

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