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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: 6.941 (scored by 659659 users)
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Ranked: #43642
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Popularity: #8825
Members: 3,953
Favorites: 22


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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, Color Setting, Production Manager
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)


Aug 26, 2021
Preliminary (25/136 eps)
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 ...
Sep 28, 2022
Preliminary (21/136 eps)
As I've gone along with this show, I started off merely just enjoying it as an old school anime with some pretty good art and a mildly interesting story. As it's gone on, I've become more invested in the story and really enjoying the overarching quest of Shiro to prove that he is a better gourmet than his father, the arrogant and ill-tempered Kaibara. Perhaps one of the earliest examples of anime that paved the way for culinary focused shows like Food Wars. My only complaint really is that there are only about 40 episodes that have English subtitles and no English dub whatsoever, so ...

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May 29, 2:08 AM
Wrong Episodes Count ?
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