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Synonyms: The Gourmet
Japanese: 美味しんぼ


Type: TV
Episodes: 136
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 1988 to Mar 17, 1992
Premiered: Fall 1988
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.791 (scored by 522522 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8836
Members: 2,920
Favorites: 17

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Oishinbo is a drama about newspaper reporters. The main character is a cynical food critic named Yamaoka. Oishinbo is a popular mainstream comic for adults in Japan. It is even mentioned in an episode of "Iron Chef."

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takeuchi, Yoshio
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Production Manager, Color Setting
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "You (Where Are You?)" by Megumi Yuuki (結城めぐみ) (eps 1-23)
2: "Dang Dang Ki ni Naru! (Dang Dang 気になる!)" by Yuma Nakamura (eps 24-136)

Ending Theme

1: "Two of Us" by Megumi Yuuki (結城めぐみ) (eps 1-23)
2: "Line" by Yuma Nakamura (eps 24-136)

Sep 21, 2021
GodOfThisFWorld (All reviews)
It was ... One of the best anime I have ever watched. It was beautiful. I didn't waste any second on this anime. The perfect series. It has a great vibe. The characters are wonderfully written. The music is atmospheric and fits perfectly with the entire anime. The line is very pretty. I fell in love with this anime from the very first episode. I have nothing to complain about. It is very underrated and not very popular. More people should see about it because it's great. I recommend everyone to watch this read more
Aug 26, 2021
boyoungsi (All reviews)
Art 10
Overall art of this Food anime is crystal clear, beautiful, classic. You can't expect more from the studio that making top box office movies: Stand By Me. No fan service, oppai, and panty shot
Character and Story 10
Yamaoka and Kurita like befriend everybody, which's making this anime become episodic-slice of life similar to Natsume Yuujinchou, Dr. Ramune, Kobato, etc. Yamaoka is like a gastronimical Saitama of One Punch Man and Gourmet's or F&B Professor: as a reporter, he is unremarkable and often outright lazy. Several scenes feature him picking his nose while working. However with food, he is 'impossible,' doing CT Scan for sushi's read more
Apr 16, 2022
shootermcshoot (All reviews)
I'm very early into Oishinbo, so I'm only just starting to get to know the characters. For whatever reason, I'm attracted to the art style of this period, but the sound is sometimes hard on the ear, particularly when the characters shout. So far, I'm enjoying this series, though. The descriptions and depictions of great food, maybe one of the earliest examples in anime, really shine.

For a series that debuted the year that I was born, it doesn't give me a sense that it's dated in the same way that another, even older series, that I loved (Lupin III Part 2) did. It's a good read more


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