Ranked #1988
Mister Ajikko

Mister Ajikko

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Born to Cook
Japanese: ミスター味っ子


Type: TV
Episodes: 99
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1987 to Sep 28, 1989
Producers: Sunrise, TV Tokyo
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.361 (scored by 267 users)
Ranked: #19882
Popularity: #5359
Members: 1,103
Favorites: 3
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

No tags found


Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who manages the eating house together with his mother. One day, Murata Genjiro appears in the eating house and is surprised at the delicious taste and delicate culinary skills of the katsu-don prepared by Youichi. Subsequently, Youichi is being invited to the Aji-oh Building in which he is involved in a spaghetti match with the in-house Italian chef, Marui. Youichi's novel culinary ideas, coupled with his enthusiasm of serving the best for his guests, allow him to defeat Marui in the match. From then on, Youichi begins to compete with other rivals in the race for the best tastes and dishes.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mister Ajikko
Side story: Mister Ajikko Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Ajiyoshi, Youichi
Ajiyoshi, Youichi
Takayama, Minami
Takayama, Minami
Genjirou, Murata
Genjirou, Murata
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Nakae, Heita
Sasaki, Nozomu
Sasaki, Nozomu


Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Kawase, Toshifumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Episode Director
Toriumi, Jinzou

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Feb 7, 2014
If you like cooking anime such as Cooking Master Boy, Yakitate Japan and the likes; this anime is definitely a must-watch. Mister Ajikko is THE FIRST cooking anime; is even said to be the origin of the cooking show Iron Chef.

Story: Youichi - a young boy who is an exceptional as well as self-confident cook and takes pride in his cooking - encounters chefs and cooking personalities and competes with them.
The plot in its basic lines is not so different from other well known examples of its genre. Like Mao in Chuuka Ichiban, the protagonist is young and very talented (Also there read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful


They are both about cooking... and also the peoples reaction after eating thier food are kinda the same....
Mr. Ajikko is the founding father of all cooking-themed anime (in my personal opinion). It has a similar main character’s personality traits. A boy who never gives up.

Opening Theme

"Renaissance jounetsu" by Wataru Kuniyasu

Ending Theme

"Kokoro no Photograph" by Wataru Kuniyasu

Recent News

No posts for this board were found

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Mister Ajikko Episode 2 Discussion
0 replies by Shaduge »»
07-10-13, 4:38 PM

Related Clubs

Old School Anime Club, Cooking Club, Hero tv Anime club!, OMG, It`s So BIG!!!, ☮ Food World Club(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ☂, Food File, Animes sin subtítulos

See All | My FriendsRecently Watched By

Advertising     FAQ     About     Contact     Terms     Privacy