9 Utterly Bizarre Japanese Cartoons About Cooking And Food
Tofu glistens like a billion suns, and a chef discovers he has demonic ancestry. Just another day in anime cooking school.
1. Chuuka Ichiban!
A "cooking war" rages in 19th Century China. Expert chefs duel each other by vomiting up the perfect golden fried rice, finding legendary cooking knives, and making dumplings the size of tables. Tofu glistens like a billion suns. There's also a underground society of 108 evil chefs who want to control all of China.
4. Drops of God
Kanzaki Shizuku has never tasted wine before, but when his estranged father dies, he discovers that his dad was a world-class wine critic, and he must compete with master sommeliers from across the world to identify 13 bottles of wine called "The Twelve Apostles" and "Drops of God" to inherit his estate.
This comic was so acclaimed in Asia that it boosted wine imports in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
5. Akikan (Empty Can)
Toriko roams the earth battling, cooking, and eating rare monsters. He fights against an evil Gourmet Corp in the race to find GOD, a cooking ingredient so powerful that it could end wars for hundreds of years.
7. Shirokuma Cafe
8. Addicted to Curry
A schoolgirl feeds a streetside punk a life-changing dollop of curry rice. They work together to revive her father's failing restaurant, and cook heavenly, face-melting curry, trouncing all their evil curry-rivals in cooking battles. He turns out to be a huge pervert.
9. Kuitan (Gluttonous Detective)
Detective Seiya Takano solves high-level cases by compulsively swallowing all the food at the scene of the crime, and finding clues with his gourmet tastebuds.