Production I.G and NAS recently unveiled a new key visual and PV of the TV anime of Etsushi Ogawa’s Shin Chūka Ichiban! (真・中華一番！)
The staff revealed a visual and a character design visual for Meili, Mao, and Shirou (from left to right in the image below).
Another visual showcases the character design visual for Leon, Xi Er and Fei (from left to right in the image below).
Itsuro Kawasaki, who directed “Magical Girl Ore” and “Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION”, is directing the anime and overseeing the series scripts, and Saki Hasegawa, the animation director for “Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya”, is designing the characters. Although the release date has not yet confirmed, the TV anime sequel receives high expectation considering that the last one is released in 1997.
▍About Shin Chūka Ichiban!
Shin Chūka Ichiban! is a sequel of TV anime Chūka Ichiban! and follows the story that set during a fictitious 19th century China, where chefs from all over China competed in culinary tests of ability and being a master chef granted one respect and authority.
It centers on Liu Mao Xing, a young chef from Sichuan province who learns cooking from his mother. After saving his mother’s restaurant, Mao goes on a journey to become a Super Chef, battling other chefs with other cooking styles along the way, and contending with the conspiracies of the Dark Cooking Society.
Although the release date has not yet confirmed, the TV anime sequel receives high expectation considering that the original anime Chūka Ichiban! is released from 1997-1999.