Ranked #1319

Oishii Kankei (Manga)

Oishii Kankei

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tasty Affinity, A Delicious Relationship
Japanese: おいしい関係


Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 71
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 8, 1993 to Nov 8, 1999
Genres: Drama, Romance, Josei
Authors: Makimura, Satoru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young You


Score: 7.841 (scored by 682 users)
Ranked: #13192
Popularity: #3361
Members: 1,613
Favorites: 23
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Fujiwara Momoe is the daughter of a rich family. She has never had any worries, had an easy and luxurious life. She loves good cooking. Her carefree life ends when her father dies from a heart attack. She now has to take care for herself and her mother and this involves also cooking the meals. Unfortunately, she never had to cook, so her cooking is awful. She starts working at a French restaurant where she becomes a cook under the chef. She falls in love with the chef, but he only considers her as an apprentice.

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In 1999, Oishii Kankei was republished into a 10-volume bunko format.

The series was adapted by Fuji TV into a 10-episode drama series in 1996. A Taiwanese drama version, titled Uma-sekigatari ~Sweet Relation~ was released in 2007. All 32 episodes of the series were also transmitted in Japan under the name Bimi Kankei ~Oishii Kankei~.


Fujiwara, Momoe
Fujiwara, Momoe
Oda, Keiji
Oda, Keiji
Fujiwara, Haruhiko
Fujiwara, Haruhiko

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Dec 18, 2014
One of the major reasons I love reading this series over and over again is for its refreshing concept and provocative (at the time it was published) message that girls can be major players in the food industry.Our main character, Momoe is very much like a shounen hero-she overcomes trials that will either make or break her, and befriends damaged individuals most would give up on.
However, being a young and beautiful woman presents a unique challenge; because of her appearances, can she overcome sexism and be treated as a chef, before being treated as a woman? This tackles a very real, but rarely spoken read more
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Sep 3, 2010
This is actually one of the best josei I've read so far. The main heroine has a sensitive side as well as a funny personality. The storyline is pretty realistic and entertaining at the same time. Although the art gets on my nerves at times because it has a very cartoon-like way of showing funny expressions, it is very suitable to the more serious scenes of the story. It is definetelly worth reading.
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Apr 16, 2011
Oishii Kankei a wonderful storyline?! you live with the main character momoe her ups and downs in cooking, love well all of her life to growing from a rich spoiled daughter to an independent pretty chef!? you will cry and laugh?!

You could feel some essence of real-life in the story!? she does not get what she wants from the start but works hard for it and gets it in the end?!

There are a mixed personalities however all are lovable and will become dear to you?! everytime i read it the recipes they make are soo delicious you just want to enter the story and read more
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Nov 21, 2011
This manga focuses on Momoe whose father has recently died. She and her father always loved eating together, but her father's gusto has left the formerly rich family with very little money. Momoe is inspired to become a cook, especially after eating at a particular little restaurant, and remembering the comforting taste from her childhood. She figures she can kill two birds with one stone, she can earn money to support herself and her mother, while at the same time fulfilling her dream.
Unfortunately Momoe sucks at cooking. Besides which, the cooks she wants to hire her is grumpy and anti-social. Her only talents seems to read more
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